Kerrin McEvoy will be hospitalized for several days with bruising to the brain after a two-horse fall in the opening race at Flemington on Oaks day Nov 9.
Marc Keller's Grand Couturier, a 3-year-old who was only beaten 2 ¼ lengths in Longchamp's Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I), is one to watch in the overflow field entered for Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf course.
Jockey Russell Baze won five races Thursday at Bay Meadows and needs just 23 more to reach the all-time record for riding victories of 9,530 held by Laffit Pincay Jr.
Revved Up, Weigelia and American Miss are back to defend their titles in the $1.2 million Florida Million, eight races for Florida-bred horses to be contested at Calder Race Course Saturday.
Hawthorne's leading rider Chris Emigh has been named to pilot the morning-line favorite in all six $100,000 Illinois stakes for Saturday's Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing card Saturday.
The $2 million New Mexico Cup Day offers the richest day of racing ever at Zia Park with the best New Mexico-bred horses chasing the record purses in 11 stakes races on Sunday afternoon.
On the day it was announced Mr. Greeley's stud fee was jumping to $75,000, a 3-year-old filly by the son of Gone West topped the action at the fourth session of the Keeneland November sale Nov. 9.
It looks like 2005 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Summerly, recently sold for $3.3 million, will get to run one more time over her favorite track in the $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 23.
Miss Finland is set to campaign in the Northern Hemisphere after landing her third major win of 2006 in the Victoria Oaks (Aust-I).
Grade III winner Heavenly Ransom, a 4-year-old filly who nearly died this summer with an illness, could be ready to rejoin trainer Ray Bell's stable at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 1.
Trainer Richard Mandella plans to start the venerable gelding The Tin Man in the Citation Handicap (gr. IT) Nov. 24, trying to match his feat in 2003 when the Hall of Fame conditioner saddled 8-year-old Redattore to victory in the same race at Hollywood Park.
Because of track conditions, Thursday's live race card at Aqueduct was canceled.
Ruth Funkhouser, who played a major role in the founding of the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Nov. 2 in a Ranson, W.Va., hospital.
Bruce Lunsford has nearly completed a deal with John Sikura of Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington to buy back a half-interest in Madcap Escapade and the Pulpit foal she is carrying.
As predicted, all-source wagering exceeded $140 million for the Breeders' Cup World Championships held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, according to official figures released Nov. 9.
- By Steve Haskin
Fair Grounds is set to open Thanksgiving Day, marking the return of live racing to the New Orleans track following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The meet is scheduled to run Nov.23-March 25, with 81 days of racing. The main reconstruction of the facility has been completed.
Laura D'Angelo, a leading equine attorney and partner at the Kentucky law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, will be teaching Equine Law in the 2007Spring semester at the University of Kentucky College of law. The two credit course, offered to upper-class law students, is the only one of its kind at UK.
MI Developments reported a steeper third-quarter loss Nov. 9, despite a 31% jump in revenue, hampered partly by weakness in its horse racing and gambling unit, Magna Entertainment.
The Lexington Foundation hosted its second annual Fall Wine Celebration Oct. 13. Held at the Red Mile's Floral Hall in Lexington, the black tie event began with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. It raised more than $700,000 for cancer research, education, and care.
Godolpin's Librettist, a multiple French group I winner this year, has been retired to stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.
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