Kona Gold has been invited to live the rest of his life at the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, according to a release from his co-owners Andrew and Irvin Molasky.
The Nov. 27 opener of the Tattersalls December foal sale was topped by a Clodovil colt out of Inching, by Inchinor, bought for 60,000 guineas (about $130,000) by pinhooker Jimmy Murphy of Redpender Stud.
Two horses owned by Dogwood Stable have validated their status as early candidates for the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, the partnership announced Nov. 26.
- By Ryan Conley
The financially troubled Jockeys' Guild has slightly more assets than liabilities, but projects a working monthly deficit of nearly $120,000, according to documents filed Nov. 26 in compliance with the group's bankruptcy protection action.
Jockeys Roberto Gonzalez, Aaron Gryder, Randall Meier, Richard Migliore, and Mario Pino have been nominated to receive the 2008 Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, the winner of which will be announced in February of 2008.
Goffs/Doncaster Bloodstock Sales in Ireland will extend blood testing for banned drugs to include anabolic steroids beginning Jan. 1, 2008.
Stakes winners Ocean Terrace and Wild Tale, plus 7-year-old Ra Ra Superstar, will stand at Dr. Warren Center's Mighty Acres near Pryor, Okla.
Awesome Cat, a son of Storm Cat, will stand at Paddock Farms near Piedmont, Okla.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Breeders' Cup board of directors will discuss international participation in the World Championships, new races, and potential host sites for 2009 during its Dec. 7 meeting.
One of the last "Moneigh" paintings done by the late John Henry is up for bids in an eBay auction held by ReRun, the ex-racehorse adoption program.
Real Quiet, who is the midst of his best year yet as a stallion, will relocate to Penn Ridge Farm, a new operation near Middletown, Pa.
Trainer Michael Dickinson received the Sir Peter O'Sullevan Award during a Nov. 27 luncheon in London, England.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will address rebates, computer-assisted wagering, equine drug testing, immigration, and other issues during its winter convention scheduled for Jan. 24-28, 2008, in New Orleans.
Miss Andretti is widely regarded as the best sprinter on the planet. She leads the Global Sprint Challenge, is now in Hong Kong readying herself for the $2.5-million Cathay Pacific International Sprint (HK-I), and on Nov. 26 in Australia she was crowned Australian Racehorse of the Year.
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