Articles posted October 18, 2006

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Fog's Cancer Extensive, Necropsy Reveals

The deceased champion sprinter Lost in the Fog's cancer was much more extensive than originally believed and most likely had been growing for many months. Results of the necropsy, released Oct. 18, showed a gigantic tumor that compromised several of his internal organs.

My Lucky Free Looks for Third Straight Stakes Victory

A full field of 14 3-year-old fillies, most of which are stakes winners, have been entered in the Oct. 21 Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The fiercest competitor in the $300,000 contest appears to be My Lucky Free, who has been perfect in her last three starts.

Sharp Lisa in Fasig-Tipton Mixed Sale

Major winner Sharp Lisa has been entered in the Nov. 5 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale and will be offered following her scheduled start in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I)at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4.

El Gran Senor Euthanized

Central Kentucky stallion El Gran Senor was euthanized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

Lava Man Ships Early, Settles in at Keeneland

After shipping into Kentucky Oct. 10, the California-based Lava Man is adjusting well to his new surroundings at Keeneland Race Course as he preps for the $5- million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. According to trainer Doug O'Neill, the 5-year-old gelding settled in without a problem and is galloping daily over Keeneland's new Polytrack synthetic surface.

2007 Charity Night at the Tables to Benefit Eight Non-profits

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The Scripps Howard Foundation has signed on to help sponsor "Charity Night at the Tables, a Celebration of Community Giving," allowing the annual Northern Kentucky gala to benefit eight local charities in 2007, up from six in recent years. Selection of the eight charities was announced by Ruth Eger, vice president of the Northern Kentucky Leadership Foundation of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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