Calder Race Course concluded its 112-day Calder Meet on Sunday, Oct. 15, with gains in average daily inter-track, intrastate, and combined mutuel handle. On-track attendance and average daily on-track wagering on Calder's live racing program were down slightly from last year.
Cloverleaf Farms II announced that grade II winner High Limit has arrived at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., where he will enter stud in 2007.
The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday in Lexington after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry.
Prominent horsemen in a civil lawsuit involving alleged horse auction fraud are apparently taking initial steps toward an out-of-court settlement, according to documents recently filed in a Texas federal court.
More Than Ready, a leading third-crop sire, will stand in 2007 for $40,000 at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.
Ronald J. Worswick, co-breeder of European champion Indian Skimmer, died Oct. 13 of pancreatic cancer at his home in the Orlando, Fla., community of Casselberry.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - For Thoroughbred trainers driven to succeed, it's all about numbers. That's the way it's been in the Hall of Fame career of D. Wayne Lukas, who virtually rewrote the record books in the 1980s, and that's how it is for his former assistant, Todd Pletcher, who Oct. 14 broke the single-season mark of 92 stakes victories established by Lukas in 1987.
By Michael Gobb - Despite Keeneland's importance to the global equine industry, its allure to tourists, and its numerous charitable contributions, many in Central Kentucky may not fully realize the value of having Keeneland as a neighbor and community partner. Blue Grass Airport experienced Keeneland's generosity firsthand Aug. 27.
Officer, who ranks second on the first-crop sires list by progeny earnings and third on the overall 2-year-old sires list, will stand for a $40,000 fee at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.
Funny Cide headlines the New York Showcase Fall Festival, a two-day fest at Belmont Park designed to celebrate the Empire State with top New York-bred racing and an array of products and services native to the state. It will take place Oct. 21-22.
The stars will be shining down on Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 4, but many of the brightest ones will not even show up until the middle of Breeders' Cup week. As a result, several New York-based journalists, and one Jerseyite, have changed plans and will inhabit the Big Apple until the big guns complete their serious training.
The Daddy, winner of the last year's Super Derby (gr. II), has been retired from racing.
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