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  • Curlin co-owner William Gallion.

    Curlin Foreclosure Motion Continued

    A Kentucky judge delayed ruling on the latest motion asking to foreclose on the company that owns a minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin Feb. 19, leaving in place, at least temporarily, the colt's clouded ownership structure.

  • Owner Gary Zwerling has challenged the outcome of a stewards' inquiry that upheld Green Girl's victory in the Feb. 3 Suwannee River Handicap.

    'Suwannee' Outcome Appealed Again

    The owner of La Dolce Vita has formally appealed the decision of Gulfstream Park stewards not to change the outcome of the Feb. 3 Suwannee River Handicap (gr. III), saying the decision challenges the integrity of horse racing.

  • TVG: Handle up, revenue down in 2007.

    TVG: Wagers Up, Revenues Down

    The parent company of TVG Network reported the horse racing television channel realized a 10% increase in wagers processed for 2007, but saw overall revenues decline slightly for the year.

  • NASDAQ: MEC Not in Compliance

    Share of Magna Entertainment Corp. have traded under $1 for more than 30 straight days, prompting NASDAQ to notify the racing and gaming company it was out of compliance with marketplace rules and faces delisting.

  • Youbet to Close IRG

    Youbet.com will close its troubled off-shore telephone wagering entity International Racing Group, according to a Feb. 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • CDI: Multi-Year Proposal for 'Cup

    Churchill Downs Inc. says it is sincerely interested in hosting the Breeders' Cup World Championships, so much so that it offered what it considered an "innovative" multi-year plan for regularly staging the annual event at its signature namesake track starting in 2009.

  • TOC: Partial Signal Consent Given

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California has given limited consent to New York's off-track betting corporations to accept wagers on California races, but is holding firm on its stance against allowing wagers from the companies'out-of-state account deposit wagering customers.

  • Guild Bankruptcy Stays in Kentucky

    A federal judge presiding over the Jockeys' Guild bankruptcy proceedings denied a request to move the case to California Jan. 29, saying Kentucky was the right place for the group to reorganize its operations.

  • Youbet Set for Illinois Wagering

    Youbet.com has reached an exclusive agreement with four Illinois racetracks to offer advance deposit wagering access to residents of the state, a deal that is being called the first of its kind because of its revenue sharing program.

  • Florida Sets Limit on Auction Rules

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services claims it doesn't have the power to regulate certain aspects of horse sales in the state, but is prepared to publish proposed rules it says are intended to prevent unfair or deceptive trade practices.

  • Earle I. Mack

    Mack Backs TOC Call for Reform

    Earle I. Mack, who led the push for pending auction reform legislation in Florida, has come out in support of a strong policy statement recently released by the Thoroughbred Owners of California regarding horse sales.

  • Curlin Foreclosure Motion Denied

    The current but clouded ownership of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin remained unchanged following a hearing in a Kentucky state court Jan. 22, with a judge overruling a motion for foreclosure on the minority interest owned by jailed attorneys Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion.

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    Indian Blessing: 2-Year-Old Filly

    Indian Blessing was rewarded for an impressive 2007 campaign that included three victories in as many starts by winning the Eclipse Award for 2-Year-Old Filly Jan. 21 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • CDI Wants Trust for Guild Payments

    Churchill Downs Inc. has asked a federal bankruptcy court to ensure funds its member tracks contribute to the Jockeys' Guild be used for their intended purposes and not for other needs the financially-troubled organization may choose.

  • CDI Venture: Derby/Oaks Packages

    Following the lead of other premier sporting events such as the Super Bowl, Churchill Downs Inc. has partnered up with a full-service travel agent to offer event packages for its two biggest days of racing, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) Presented by Yum! Brands and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Scientific Games Shares Tumble

    Shares of Scientific Games Corp. tumbled to its lowest point in more than three years Jan. 16 as the lottery services supplier reeled from the loss of its third online contract within a month.

  • Wagering Down, Purses Up in 2007

    Overall wagering declined slightly in the United States in 2007 while purses increased, according to "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators" data released Jan. 15.

  • Kenny McPeek will be the trainer of Star Plus.

    Mack Buys Group I Winner Star Plus

    Earle I. Mack has purchased recent Argentina group-I winner Star Plus, and has announced plans to race the 4-year-old colt in the United States under the direction of trainer Kenny McPeek.

  • Jess Jackson's 80% of Curlin is unaffected by a foreclosure motion being considered in a Kentucky state court.

    Jackson: Curlin Interest Protected

    An attorney representing Stonestreet Stables, the majority owner of leading Horse of the Year candidate Curlin, emphasized Jan. 8 that a foreclosure motion being considered in a Kentucky state court involves only the minority interest in the star colt.

  • Youbet Shut Out From Gulfstream

    A contentious standoff over Gulfstream Park's racing signal has brought a chilling end to any warm fuzzies felt from the recent broad distribution deals emerging out of California, New Jersey, and New York.

  • Don Rice

    Don Rice Injured in Horse Mishap

    Eight-time Tampa Bay Downs leading trainer Don Rice was hospitalized in critical condition after he was apparently kicked in the head by a horse at his Central Florida farm.

  • IRG: Some Customers Being Paid

    A spokesman affiliated with Youbet.com says certain customers of subsidiary International Racing Group have received funds owed by the off-shore rebate shop, which is part of an investigation being conducted by the federal government.

  • Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables now controls 80% of Curlin.

    Stonestreet Controls 80% of Curlin

    Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables now has an 80% ownership interest in Curlin after completing a deal to acquire former partner George Bolton's percentage of the 2007 leading Horse of the Year candidate.

  • Jess Jackson, co-founder of HOPA

    HOPA Reorganizes Board, Focus

    The Horse Owners' Protective Association, an industry advocacy group that was formed in part by activist owner Jess Jackson, has announced a reorganization of its board and an expanded focus of its mission.

  • Florida OKs Quarter Horse Permit

    There may be more opportunities for Thoroughbreds to race in Florida in the coming years as at least one proposed Quarter Horse track has received a permit from the state, with a second such facility under consideration for similar licensing.

  • CDI Lawsuit: Midnight Cry Earnings

    Churchill Downs has filed a lawsuit against Midnight Cry Stable's co-owners, saying it wants a court to decide who should get purse money earned by their runners.

  • TVG Deal Opens NJSEA to TrackNet

    A deal struck between TVG and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority extends the network's previous agreement for rights to signals from Monmouth Park and Meadowlands, but allows the NJSEA to separately negotiate with entities affiliated with TrackNet Media Group.

  • The Meadows Changes Hands

    The parent company of the The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Pennsylvania, which is operated in part by former owner Magna Entertainment Corp., has been sold for $1.75 billion to an Australian entity, it was announced Dec. 12.

  • Damages Awarded in Stallion Trial

    A Las Vegas federal jury has awarded nearly $1.9 million in damages to a New York horsewoman and her partners in a case involving the undisclosed sale of shares and seasons of prominent Thoroughbred stallions.

  • Chuck Champion

    Champion Resigns Youbet Posts

    Chuck Champion has resigned his executive positions with Youbet.com, ending a five-year tenure that featured bouts of growth and turmoil for the advance deposit wagering entity.

  • Chris Dragone

    Dragone Ready for MJC Challenge

    Chris Dragone knows he is wading into some fiery situations as the new head of the Maryland Jockey Club, but said he is more than willing to take whatever heat necessary to right a rocky ship.

  • The slots parlor at Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Park Cuts Slots

    Magna Entertainment Corp. has overhauled the ailing slots operation at its Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino complex by reducing the amount of machines it offers and expanding its simulcasting area.

  • Jockeys' Guild Operating in Deficit

    The financially troubled Jockeys' Guild has slightly more assets than liabilities, but projects a working monthly deficit of nearly $120,000, according to documents filed Nov. 26 in compliance with the group's bankruptcy protection action.

  • TVG's third quarter handle accounted for over a 33% wagered through the Oregon hubs.

    Record Wagering Through Oregon Hubs

    Fueled by a record total from TVG, wagers handled through Oregon hubs jumped 19.7% for the third quarter of 2007, according to data released by the state's racing commission.

  • Canterbury Park Sees Gain in Income

    Canterbury Park's parent company reported increased income during the third quarter of 2007 despite experiencing a 5% decline in total handle since the beginning of the year.

  • Kenny McPeek

    McPeek Lawsuit Targets Curlin Sale

    Trainer Kenny McPeek has filed a lawsuit in Kentucky against a company involving two jailed attorneys who are part owners of leading Horse of the Year candidate Curlin, alleging he is owed money from the previous sale of the horse.

  • International Racing Group is contesting a decision by the Oregon Racing Commission to suspend its state operating license.

    IRG Contests Oregon Suspension

    International Racing Group has contested a decision by the Oregon Racing Commission to suspend its state operating license, and will continue to conduct business through its hub pending an administrative law hearing.

  • Numbers up for Keeneland Session

    Buyers at the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kept things rolling Nov. 12, pushing the gross, average, and median towards positive gains in a session-to-session comparison over 2006.

  • Legislators OK Task Force Rules

    Legislators embraced recommendations of self-regulation for Kentucky horse auctions during a committee session Nov. 9, and applauded the effort of the Sales Integrity Task Force that formulated them.

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    CDI Keeping an Eye on the Future

    Churchill Downs Inc. reported a 7.1% increase in net revenue for the third quarter of 2007, but realized a 62.9% decline in net earnings, as the company's chief executive voiced hope for the future on a variety of fronts during a Nov. 8 conference call.

  • IRG a Hot Topic During Youbet Call

    Youbet.com reported a decline in overall handle and increase in total revenue for the third quarter of 2007, but a related earnings conference call with analysts Nov. 7 was punctuated by discussion of the federal investigation involving the company's off-shore entity, International Racing Group.

  • Curlin

    Padua's Interest in Curlin Acquired

    Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton have acquired Padua Stables' interest in likely Horse of the Year Curlin, whose ownership structure has been under a cloud due to legal actions involving the principals of another part-owner, Midnight Cry Stable.

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    Midnight Cry's Interest in Curlin Intact, Attorney Claims

    An attorney representing a limited liability company that includes embattled attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. claims his client's ownership interests in likely Horse of the Year Curlin is still intact, and is not in the hands of 400-plus plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit settlement.

  • Interim Magna CEO and Chairman Frank Stronach has put $20 million into the company recently.

    MEC Officials Promise to Keep Chipping Away at Debt

    Magna Entertainment blamed the weak performance of its slots operation at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino as a key to another in a series of poor financial quarters, as the company announced a $49.8 million net loss ending Sept. 30.