Four runners in Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be donating a portion of their earnings to Lexington-based The Race For Education, a national scholarship program that helps young people in the horse industry afford a college education.
Fasig-Tipton announced two late additions to its November mixed sale Nov. 5 in Lexington, the day after the Breeders' Cup World Championships.
Robert S. McMillin, who bred and raised horses in partnership with family members in the name McMillin Brothers, died Oct. 13 in Lexington.
Breeders' Cup and some of the top racetracks in the country have repackaged major stakes for 2007 in the hope of promoting the World Championships. The scheme includes guaranteed berths in the Breeders' Cup for horses that win stakes on six big-event days in the summer and early fall.
Darley Stable's 4-year-old filly Dubai Escapade will not be entered in Saturday's $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs after the filly was found to have some inflammation in her front ankle Tuesday.
The Breeders' Cup board of directors has made no decision on limiting the racetracks that could be considered as future host sites for the World Championships, but during an Oct. 31 luncheon in Louisville, Ky., officials couldn't say enough about having the event at Churchill Downs.
Racing Commissioner Christine C. White today signed orders authorizing the 2007 live and simulcast horse racing calendar for Michigan's six pari-mutuel racetracks.
HorseRacing, a subsidiary of Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Tuesday, Oct. 31, that it has entered into an agreement with Insight Communications for carriage of HRTV on Insight systems beginning in time for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this Saturday.
- By Claire Novak
Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey and trainer Dale Romans, one of Kentucky's leading racing combinations, have separated after a partnership that lasted approximately five years.
Things were quiet at Barn 17 on the Churchill Downs backstretch the morning of Oct. 31. But Norman Casse knows that is about to change. And, he's glad.
Holy Ground, a stakes-winning half-brother to Barbaro, has been retired from racing by breeder/owners Roy and Gretchen Jackson.
Stakes winner Sort It Out, whose second dam is a full sister to Forty Niner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Vince Tucciarone's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - It's too late to change anything for 2007, but California racing will be better served by a serious reduction of racing in 2008 and beyond. It's up to the CHRB to convince the industry it's the right thing to do.
By Evan I. Hammonds - We're pretty sure there are no guarantees in Thoroughbred racing. However, let's step out for Breeders' Cup XXIII at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. There are a few "automatics." I guarantee it.
Bernardini had his final workout at Belmont Park Oct. 31 and is ready for his start in the biggest race of the year.
The Barretts October mixed sale posted increases in its average and median prices during the opening session Monday at Fairplex Park in Southern California.
Rev. Ed Donally is standing outside Barn 36 with an armful of new halters, watching as Lava Man cools out from his morning gallop. Donally, with the Race Track Chaplaincy of America, is in from California to coordinate the White Horse Award Luncheon.
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