The auction formerly was conducted at Calder Casino & Race Course.
The Nelson Jones Training Center in Central Florida has been acquired by a company with Thoroughbred racing ties that has plans to enhance the prominent complex.
A proposal to use 80 acres from the soon-to-be-shuttered Fort Monmouth property in Oceanport, N.J., for a training and winter stabling facility has been made by Dennis Drazin, president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, to borough officials.
Magna Entertainment Corp. said June 7 it has agreed to sell its San Luis Rey Downs training facility in Southern California to a subsidiary of MI Developments, its parent company, for $24 million.
It has been almost 10 years since live racing was held at Bandera Downs, but the racetrack has acquired new owners.
- By Jack Shinar
Magna Entertainment Corp. hopes to build a Thoroughbred training facility for up to 2,000 horses on 326 acres in California's Ventura County, in the heart of perhaps the leading strawberry-producing region of the country.
- By Scott Davis
Magna Entertainment's Palm Meadows, a Thoroughbred training center designed to relieve the stall shortage in South Florida, will be ready for equine residents this winter but dormitories for employees may not be ready.
Gulfstream Park chairman Doug Donn visited Palm Meadows, the training facility being constructed by the track's parent company, Magna Entertainment Corp., on Feb. 22 and said he was pleased with its progress. The site is located 55 miles north of Gulfstream in Boynton Beach, Fla.
Cardinal Training Center, a Thoroughbred training facility that has been a fixture in northwest Ocala for nearly 20 years, has been listed for sale for $3.5 million.
A draft master plan for changes at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that includes a provision for an off-site horse training facility will get its first public hearing early in 2002.
Magna Entertainment Corp. will break ground Oct. 30 on Palm Meadows, a major training facility to be located in west of Boynton Beach, Fla., about 47 miles from the company's Gulfstream Park.
Current regulations in Palm Beach County could threaten Magna Entertainment's plans for a large South Florida training center because of the inclusion of housing for up to 500 grooms, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post.
Larry Richardson and Jim Phelps have closed on their purchase of Xalapa Training Center in Bourbon County, Ky. The two men, who paid $2,805,920 for the 539.6-acre property formerly owned by descendants of Lillie Webb, renamed their land Stony Oak Farm and Training Center.
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