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World Thoroughbred Championships Results

Date: 10/26/02

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The NTRA and Breeders' Cup Ltd. today formally requested the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to investigate unusual circumstances relating to the winning Pick Six wagers made Saturday at the Catskill Region OTB (New York) in connection with Saturday's 19th running of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park. The request was made Monday morning by letter from NTRA Commissioner Tim Smith and Breeders' Cup President D.G. Van Clief to New York State Racing and Wagering Board Chairman Michael Hoblock. According to information provided the NTRA, each of the winning tickets involved single picks for the first four Pick Six races followed by "all" selections for the final two races. The unusual nature of the winning wagers prompted the Breeders' Cup's request for a thorough review. "Our obligation in this case clearly is to protect the customer and the integrity of the process," said Breeders' Cup President D.G. Van Clief. "We are simply asking for a complete and rapid investigation by the proper authorities to determine the facts and to maintain confidence in all aspects of our competition." Breeders' Cup officials noted that their concerns related to possible electronic manipulation of wagering data and not to the racing competition itself. Breeders' Cup and Arlington Park have withheld payment to Catskill Region OTB pending the results of the investigation.

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