Keyword: Nat Wess

  • Record Nominations for Claiming Crown

    The 2007 Old National Bank Claiming Crown, which will be held at Ellis Park for the first time Aug. 4, has received a record number of nominations.

  • Connections of Lord of the Game Seek Claiming Crown Jewel

    In an NTRA teleconference call with members of the national turf media Tuesday, Bill Slevin, owner of Lord of the Game, and Tom Tomillo, trainer of the 4-year-old Saint Ballado colt, discussed the fortuitous $10,000 December claim that so far has spawned six wins--including a grade II--and earnings of more than $300,000.

  • Claiming Crown Gains More Support From NTRA

    As organizers of the Claiming Crown gear up for the sixth edition of the event in 2004, the focus will be on obtaining sponsorships and getting the races into more wagering outlets around the country. Meanwhile, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has signed on as a sponsor of the event.

  • 'Comeback Kid' Canterbury Draws Lots of Interest

    Canterbury Park, the Minnesota racetrack that hit rock-bottom in the early 1990s, could have its best meet since its "second coming." Officials report heightened interest in the Shakopee track's racing program, which this year will offer $120,000 per day in purses.

  • Claiming Crown Hopes to Build on Foundation

    Some changes have been made to this year's Claiming Crown, scheduled for Aug. 4 at Canterbury Park. There will be one less race, but the same amount of purse money, and a new eligibility requirement organizers hope will generate more nominations for the event.