Articles posted November 7, 2007

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Keeneland November Continues Upward

Keeneland November Continues Upward

On a day when the U.S. stock market plunged 360 points, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated strong enough figures during its third session to keep the auction's cumulative gross up 13.8% and the average price up 9.9% from a year ago.

Plan May Split Control of NY Tracks

Two days after a top lawmaker said he believes Gov. Eliot Spitzer has moved away from the idea of awarding the entire Thoroughbred racing franchise to the New York Racing Association, a plan is kicking around in Albany to split the three tracks among different entities.

IRG a Hot Topic During Youbet Call

IRG a Hot Topic During Youbet Call

Youbet.com reported a decline in overall handle and increase in total revenue for the third quarter of 2007, but a related earnings conference call with analysts Nov. 7 was punctuated by discussion of the federal investigation involving the company's off-shore entity, International Racing Group.

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 3 Wrap

Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 3 Wrap

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

Veteran Sires Lead Way at Keeneland

Veteran Sires Lead Way at Keeneland

Veteran stallions A.P. Indy, Kingmambo, and Smart Strike -- all of whom stand at Lane's End Farm -- top the list of covering sires by average during the first two sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Bit of Whimsy Headlines Mrs. Revere

Bit of Whimsy Headlines Mrs. Revere

Bit of Whimsy, upset winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Oct. 13 at Keeneland, will carry her highest weight ever and take on a field of 13 other 3-year-old fillies, including two previously beaten competitors, in the $150,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Herpes Quarantine Lifted

Churchill Herpes Quarantine Lifted

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released 19 horses trained by David Carroll from a 13-day quarantine for equine herpes virus in Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, the Louisville, Ky. race track announced Nov. 7.

Florida Million Fields Are Set

Florida Million Fields Are Set

Nine-year-old gelding Revved Up will be looking for his third consecutive victory on Florida Million day, as Calder Race Course celebrates the Sunshine State's Thoroughbred breeding industry by offering eight stakes worth $1.2 million for registered Florida-breds Nov. 10.

Lois Duffey Dead

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Lois Duffey Dead

Lois Duffey, who won the 1990 Seagram Grand National Steeplechase in England with Mr. Frisk, died Oct. 6 in Chestertown, Md.

Simon Pure Retired

 Simon Pure Retired

Simon Pure, a grade II stakes-placed son of Silver Deputy, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.

Silent Name to Adena Springs

Silent Name to Adena Springs

Multiple grade II winner Silent Name will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris after starting in the Nov. 23 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

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