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Attorney Contends Velazquez is Scapegoat

Attorney Contends Velazquez is Scapegoat

The attorney for jockey John Velazquez said her client is a scapegoat in connection with the events surrounding last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I) in which Life At Ten was eased during the course of the race.

Moss to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

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Racing enthusiasts are invited to join leading Thoroughbred owner Maggi Moss for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," sponsored by AIRshod.

Cort's P.B. Upsets Fair Grounds' Thanksgiving 'Cap

Cort's P.B., with Jamie Theriot aboard, sped to the early lead and then held off a late charge by Smalltown Slew for a one-length win in the $75,000 Thanksgiving Handicap Thursday before a record crowd at Fair Grounds Race Course.

Prairie Meadows May Add Games if Bill Signed

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Prairie Meadows could add table games and video poker this fall if Gov. Tom Vilsack signs a gambling bill approved by the Iowa legislature. The track's board of directors voted 12-0 April 21 to seek the games should the bill become law.

Prairie Meadows Handle Plummets Nearly 15%

Track officials and horsemen at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa are considering shortening the race-week from five days to four in the future to help solidify handle figures.

Former Prairie Chairman Turns in Owner's License

Former Prairie Meadows chairman Jim Rasmussen turned in his horse owner's license and his River Ridge Ranch stable was legally dissolved May 20. The move looms as a preemptive strike to avert a June hearing at which the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission would have considered action against Rasmussen for making illegal football bets with alleged bookmaker Robert Derryberry.

Chairman of Prairie Meadows Board Steps Down

Jim Rasmussen stepped down as chairman of the Prairie Meadows board of
directors May 9 in the midst of health concerns and charges he had bet
with a bookmaker on football games.

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