The Illinois Racing Board awarded 2007 racing dates Sept. 19, and the schedule is similar to that of this year.
The market showed no sign of slowing Tuesday during the eighth session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale, with across the board increases in the key statistical categories.
A bay son from the only crop sired by grade I winner Booklet brought the top price of $500,000 Tuesday at the Keeneland September yearling auction in Lexington. John Brocklebank, agent, purchased the colt from Vinery.
Correction to Sept. 11 story reporting on investors lawsuit against ClassicStar.
Taylor's Special, who won the 1984 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and earned more than $1 million, was euthanized Sept. 19 at Old Friends near Midway, Ky.
Cherokee's Boy, a graded stakes winner and millionaire who has won or placed in 28 stakes, will enter stud at Maryland Stallion Station near Glyndon, Md.
Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack has named Youbet.com as the presenting sponsor of the track's marquee race - Super Derby XXVII - to be held Sept. 23.
Leading Michigan breeder/owner/trainer Robert Miller, who died this summer, will be remembered by the local racing community during a memorial service Sept. 23 at Great Lakes Downs in western Michigan.
Before Barbaro and Bernardini began monopolizing the headlines with their heroics on and off the racetrack, Lawyer Ron was one of the dominant forces on the Kentucky Derby trail. On Saturday, he attempts to return to prominence in the 3-year-old division in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II).
A life-size bronze sculpture of retired Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning jockey Pat Day is on schedule for a formal unveiling and dedication at Churchill Downs during the opening week of its Oct. 29-Nov. 25 fall meet. Day is the all-time leading rider at Churchill Downs and a member of Thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame.
Dr. Alexander John "Alex" Alexander V, who grew up on historic Woodburn Farm near Midway, Ky., died Sept. 17, his 65th birthday,
Graded stakes winner Smart Guy was represented by his first winner when his son, Secretintelligence, won Sept. 12 at Delaware Park.
- By Esther Marr
Charles Town Races & Slots in West Virginia fired three placing judges who called the wrong order of finish for the second race Sept. 9, according to head state steward Danny Wright.
Kissin Kris, a grade I winner and millionaire, will stand in 2007 at Tom and Debbie Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.
Lost in the Fog, last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter, was euthanized Sept. 17, three weeks after doctors found three cancerous tumors in his spleen and along his back.
A referendum to allow video lottery terminals at seven racetracks and two stand-alone casinos in Ohio will be on the November ballot because supporters of the measure have obtained the required number of certified signatures.
- By Tom Precious
New York's top fiscal officer has warned a state agency that its delay in approving a video lottery terminal casino contract for Aqueduct is costing the state needed revenue and risking bankruptcy for the New York Racing Association.
The New Jersey chapter of ReRun will host its fifth All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, N.J.
Ron Geary, who is expected to close on his purchase of Ellis Park in late September, will discuss his vision for the western Kentucky racetrack at an Oct. 2 meeting of the Louisville Thoroughbred Club.
Texas horseman Billy Hanna died Sept. 15 after a long battle with cancer.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - Increased distribution along with the convenience of telephone or Internet betting resulted in double-digit increases of advance deposit wagering handle in 2003-2005. Del Mar reported a 24% increase one year ago, which makes this year's 7% drop all the more puzzling -- and alarming.
- By Dan Liebman
By Dan Liebman - Many famous bidding wars have taken place at Keeneland, but never has the competition been as fierce as that between the ruler of Dubai, and the master of Ireland-based Coolmore Stud.
Unbridled Energy, a multiple graded winner by Unbridled's Song, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington for a fee of $10,000.
Several runners with their eyes on upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championship prep races around the country lit up the Southern California work tab Sept. 18, led by Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) winner Point Ashley, who logged six furlongs in 1:11 4/5, breezing, on the fast main track at Santa Anita Park.
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