Tattersalls staged the highest-grossing day ever seen at a European bloodstock auction Tuesday when the second breeding stock session at the December Sale resulted in gross sales of 21,060,500 guineas.
The Kentucky Equine Education Project announced Nov. 29 that it has provided funding to 147 equine programs around the state in the past 10 months. To date, $100,343 has been reinvested in Kentucky's horse economy in 67 counties.
Tony Cissell has been named manager of WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., replacing Gary Bush, who recently resigned.
HorseRacing TV™ announced Monday expanded carriage on Comcast cable systems throughout the Maryland-Virginia area.
The Louisiana State Racing Commission, after a Nov. 28 tour of Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino, gave the Vinton facility the go-ahead to reopen for live Thoroughbred racing Jan. 18.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - Japanese horse racing has had something of a coming-out party in 2005. Earlier this year, Cesario invaded American shores from her Japanese homeland and overpowered a top-class field of fillies and mares in Hollywood Park's American Oaks (gr. IT). Reigning Japanese Horse of the Year Zenno Rob Roy was sent to England, where he was nailed on the finish line to narrowly lose the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I) to Electrocutionist.
By Tom Gallo - I just finished reading The Blood-Horse's article on ReRun's brilliant initiative to save retired horses from slaughter and reunite them with their original breeders. According to the article, ReRun has created stickers for use on The Jockey Club foal certificate to provide contact information for a subsequent owner who is unable or unwilling to provide a retirement home for a Thoroughbred.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Badge of Silver, who ran unplaced in the Nov. 26 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I), will remain in training.
Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, who hasn't raced since his victory in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in June, was one of more than 100 horses that shipped into Gulfstream Park in South Florida the morning of Nov. 28.
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