The coronation was nearly complete. The crowd of 75,132 prepared to give Bernardini a thunderous ovation worthy of the greatness they were witnessing.
Joseph P. Dorignac III, a longtime Louisiana-based horseman and a member of a prominent New Orleans family, died Nov. 6 after a brief illness.
Classic sire Mull of Kintyre, who stood at Coolmore Stud in Ireland, will relocate to the outfit's North American base, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky.
Fantastic Light, an Eclipse and Cartier Awards winner, will stand in 2007 at Darley Japan Stallion Complex on the island of Hokkaido.
Almutawakel, the surprise winner of the 1999 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), has been pensioned from stallion duty at Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare, Ireland.
Grade II winner Lil's Lad has been relocated to Joe and Sharon Kerby's Key Ranch near Salado, Texas.
- By Ray Paulick
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.
- By Dan Liebman
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.
Final U.S. national household television ratings confirmed a severe dip in the number of Americans tuned to the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year.
Bruno Bellucci, 70, a longtime leader among local trainers at Penn National Race Course, died Nov. 5 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Though Breeders' Cup officials believe Churchill Downs is a premier host site for the World Championships, the rebuilt clubhouse at the Kentucky racetrack has created a problem providing quality seating for guests of Breeders' Cup.
A pair of weanlings--a filly and a colt--stole the show Nov. 7 during the second session of the 14-day Keeneland November breeding stock sale, with both establishing record-price marks.
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.
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.
Fair Grounds Race Course announced Monday the appointment of Ed Fenasci as assistant general manager.
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.
Delta Blues and Pop Rock journeyed from Japan to etch themselves and crew into Australian folklore with a titanic finish in the Nov. 7 Melbourne Cup (Aust-I).
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