Articles posted November 7, 2006

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Forward Progress

Forward Progress

By Ray Paulick - After a rocky year of changes that touched both the board of directors and the organization's top executives, stakeholders in the Breeders' Cup should feel good about its new direction.

Worldly Feel

By Dan Liebman - Despite the fact they added "world" to the name of the event several years ago, most people still simply call it the Breeders' Cup. But the 23rd edition, run Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs for a record sixth time, had a worldly feel to it.

Trainer Bruno Bellucci Dead

Bruno Bellucci, 70, a longtime leader among local trainers at Penn National Race Course, died Nov. 5 in Harrisburg, Pa.

TVG Sets Breeders' Cup Day Handle Record

TVG processed a record-setting $6,708,450 in wagers, including $4,815,799 in wagering on the eight Breeders' Cup World Championships events, Nov. 4 from Churchill Downs.

Major English Stallion Efisio Dead

Leading English sire Efisio, whose champions include Cartier Award winners Attraction and Hever Golf Rose, was euthanized Oct. 31 at Highclere Stud in Berkshire County in England because of laminitis.

Eltish to Saratoga Glen

Eltish, a Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up, will stand the 2007 breeding season at Dan and Kathy Barraclough's Saratoga Glen Farm near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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