Articles posted November 6, 2007

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Beshear Is New Kentucky Governor

Beshear Is New Kentucky Governor

Democrat Steve Beshear, who supports a referendum on casino gambling and made it part of his campaign, easily won the race for governor of Kentucky in the Nov. 6 election.

Keeneland Sale 'Unbelievable'

With cumulative increases of 19.3% and 7.3% in gross sales and average price, respectively, during the first two days of the marathon Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the mood within the Lexington sales pavilion was almost euphoric Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 2 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 2 Wrap

As the Keeneland November sale continued on a strong note Tuesday, Ron Mitchell discusses the market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

Fleet Indian Sells Privately

Fleet Indian Sells Privately

Multiple grade I winner Fleet Indian was sold privately to Frank and Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm after failing to meet her reserve during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 5.

Padua's Interest in Curlin Acquired

Padua's Interest in Curlin Acquired

Jess Jackson's Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton have acquired Padua Stables' interest in likely Horse of the Year Curlin, whose ownership structure has been under a cloud due to legal actions involving the principals of another part-owner, Midnight Cry Stable.

Padua Sells Interest in Curlin

Curlin, the favorite for Horse of the Year after winning the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), is now down to three owners.

CHRB's Ingrid Fermin Resigns

CHRB's Ingrid Fermin Resigns

Ingrid Fermin, executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, has submitted her resignation effective Jan. 7, 2008, the date of her third-year anniversary as chief executive for the agency that regulates horse racing in the state.

Commentary: Cloud Cover

By - Dan Liebman - "Trainer of record" is important, but in many ways, it is a meaningless term.

Commentary: It's About Health

By - John Velazquez - Recently, the Jockeys' Guild has taken two critical actions we believe will strengthen the organization for the long term. In addition, the state of California has enacted legislation vital to jockeys and the Guild.

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