The New York Racing Association is close to naming a new president, and sources say Charles Hayward, the former chief executive officer of the Daily Racing Form, is in line to take over at a crucial time in the racing entity's history.
Three weanlings by Yes It's True each received top bids of $85,000 Tuesday, helping boost a resurgent Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Fall Mixed Sale.
The opening weekend of Keeneland's fall meet, dubbed the "Fallstars Weekend" by the Lexington, Ky. track, posted huge gains in attendance and handle over the corresponding weekend last year.
Provided he is healthy, probable John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Kitten's Joy will race again next year, and one of his targets will be the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I).
John Velazquez will be aboard Kitten's Joy in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park even though the colt's regular rider, Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey, will be back in action after suffering a broken wrist in September.
There were two six-figure transactions Tuesday during the second day of Tattersalls October yearling sale (Part 2) in Newmarket, England.
Buckram Oak Farm's homebred Eurosilver will return to the track after a seven-month layoff in Thursday's $100,000 Perryville Stakes--Presented by Budweiser at Keeneland for 3-year-olds. The colt will join nine others going seven furlongs and 184 feet.
Lear Fan, one of the nation's leading turf sires, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.
Sand Ridge, a multiple stakes winner who earned $708,149, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.
Taylor Made Sales Agency, founded 26 years ago, could reach the $1-billion mark in public auction sales with its consignment to this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale.
Grade I winner Stroll, one of the most successful middle distance turf runners the past two years, will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky. His fee is $7,500 live foal.
A filly by Autocracy brought $50,000 to top the Oct. 4 Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana's yearling and mixed sale held at Louisiana Downs.
Juddmonte Farms' Sightseek goes out on top with a win in the Beldame, the seventh grade I victory of her stellar career. Meanwhile, Proud Accolade drew raves for his Champagne victory and Darley has another top filly in Balletto.
Bago, the winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) who was expected to be one of the top European representatives in this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, will miss the Oct. 30 races at Lone Star Park.
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