Captain Squire, who won the Ancient Title (gr. I) two starts back, heads a small field entered for Saturday's Vernon O. Underwood Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.
Tattersalls finished its Thursday last night with 185 million guineas turnover as its December sale concluded.
Grade I winner and millionaire Taste of Paradise, who came close to winning the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington.
Racetrack officials met with the new leadership of the Jockeys' Guild Dec. 1 to discuss "issues of mutual concern," according to a Guild release.
Voting is under way at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Web site (www.ntra.com) for the seventh "NTRA Moment of the Year" contest.
Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, winner of this year's Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), has been retired.
- By Tom LaMarra
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, during a Dec. 1 meeting, approved a revised operating and licensing agreement with Breeders' Cup that will last at least one year, and received a report on what could be the first step toward formation of the long-awaited national Office of Wagering Integrity.
Devious Course, a New York grade I winner, has been purchased by Pam Mudra of Ardum Farm for stallion duty at Dr. Michael Wiley's Equi-Center Vet Clinic near Norman, Okla.
Stakes winner Alyzig and grade II stakes-placed Eugene's Third Son will stand in 2006 at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.
Alkaased, who won the Nov. 27 Japan Cup (Jpn-I) in world-record time, has been retired to stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Japan following Darley's purchase of the 5-year-old son of Kingmambo.
Calder Race Course's Grand Slam I program Saturday offers four stakes worth $100,000 each, with the My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares featuring two grade I winners.
Graded stakes winner Smart Guy will stand in 2006 at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.
In a further attempt to cut ties with former Jockeys' Guild president Dr. Wayne Gertmenian and his consulting firm Matrix Capital Associates, the Guild, under its new management, moved offices this week.
CHRIMS and InCompass Solutions announced a partnership to offer enhanced simulcast settlement services to racetracks.
Youbet.com, which earlier this year purchased an offshore wagering company, has entered into an agreement to purchase United Tote for $49 million, the company announced Dec. 1. United Tote supplies tote services to more than 90 pari-mutuel facilities in North America.
Japan Cup (Jpn-I) winner Alkaased won't compete in the HK$14-million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase after all.
The equine breeding industry has evolved dramatically with the introduction of artificial insemination programs and advanced assisted reproductive techniques. While live cover breeding pro-grams are still a mainstay for specific breeds, many breed associations now accept foals conceived through the use of cooled and frozen semen, embryo transfer, and adva...
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