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MEC Racetrack Sales Moving Along Slowly

MEC Racetrack Sales Moving Along Slowly

The Chickasaw Nation appears well on its way to purchasing Remington Park in Oklahoma from Magna Entertainment Corp., but the fate of other MEC racetrack holdings is fuzzy at best.

Oklahoma Sale Has 113 Yearlings Cataloged

The Oklahoma City yearling sale, scheduled for Aug. 24 in Oklahoma, has 113 horses in its catalog, including a close relative to the $2.8-million Storm Cat – Onaga colt that topped the recent Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction. The yearling, by Storm Cat's grandson Lion Heart, is out of a full sister to Onaga, according to the auction's sales manager, Terri Carter.

MEC Parent Asks to Sell Remington for $80M

MEC Parent Asks to Sell Remington for $80M

MI Developments, parent company of Magna Entertainment Corp., said Aug. 12 debtors filed a motion seeking court approval to sell MEC-owned Remington Park Racing & Casino in Oklahoma to a third party for $80.25 million pending "higher and better offers."

Remington Park: Purses Up, Handle Down

Remington Park: Purses Up, Handle Down

Remington Park in Oklahoma recently completed its 20th season of Thoroughbred racing with a record purse disbursement and increased attendance, but followed national trends with a decline in most wagering statistics.

Strategic Partner Dead

Strategic Partner Dead

Strategic Partner, whose first foals are 2-year-olds, was euthanized Feb. 4 after breaking a leg in a paddock accident at Charlton Ranch near Washington, Okla.

Preachinatthebar to JEH

Preachinatthebar to JEH

Preachinatthebar, a multiple graded stakes winner by Silver Charm, has been acquired for stallion duty in 2008 at Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station--Oklahoma Division near Wynnewood.

Oklahoma Champions Announced

The divisional champions for Oklahoma were presented at the 22nd Annual Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association Awards Presentation July 28.

Harlan's Holiday Filly Tops Oklahoma Sale

The first Oklahoma City summer Thoroughbred yearling sale began in spectacular fashion Aug. 18 with an Oklahoma-bred filly consigned by Celestial Acres topping the sale for $50,000.

TRRN to Sponsor Oklahoma Classic

The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network will be the sponsor of the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Classic race for 2007.

Longtime Southwest Trainer Elmer Carter Dead

Elmer Carter, a World War II veteran who trained Thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses in Texas and Oklahoma for several decades, died July 14 at the age of 80.

Fasig-Tipton Texas Sale Kicks Off Two-Day Run Monday

Like most yearling sales thus far this year, the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale will be bigger than last year, and sale company officials are also hoping it will continue on an upward pattern. There are 545 horses catalogued for the auction, an increase of 33.9% over last year's figure of 407. The sale is conducted Monday and Tuesday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie.

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