A new group of buyers, both local and foreign, were active Sept. 21 at the 11th session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, driving substantial gains and a high clearance rate. A dark bay son of champion sprinter Orientate brought $235,000 to top the session and close the sixth catalog of the 15-day auction.
Thewayyouare came from off the pace to capture the listed Criterium de Lyon-Prix Gan Eurocourtage at Lyon-Parilly Sept. 21.
A Barathea filly fetched the top price of 250,000 euros ($352,264) on Sept. 21, the first day of SGA Selected Yearling Sale in Milan, Italy.
Darley has decided to send one of the world's truly great stallions, Elusive Quality, to the New South Wales Hunter Valley's purple zone. The farm decided Sept. 21 which stallions to send home and which will remain in Australia to cover mares for the remainder of the crippled NSW breeding season.
Canadian Derby (Can-III) winner Footprint puts his three-race winning streak on the line against a field that looks significantly tougher in the $200,000 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Park Sept. 23.
The last remaining horse slaughter plant in the country was effectively shut down Sept. 21 when a three-judge panel on the U.S.. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled an Illinois law banning horse slaughter for human consumption is constitutional.
Juvenile racing in New York treated us to Tale of Ekati and Proud Spell, a pair of 2-year-old stakes winners Sept. 15, with intriguing, and somewhat linked, pedigrees.
Live racing at Bay Meadows Race Course would end with the conclusion of the San Mateo County Fair race meet Aug. 18, 2008, under a dates plan given preliminary approval by the California Horse Racing Board's strategic planning committee Sept. 20.
One of these days, 9-year-old gelding Revved Up will have had enough. But based on recent performances, that time is nowhere in the near future. The Live Oak Plantation homebred is the favorite in the $300,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 23, a 1 3/8-mile test on the Woodbine turf that will include 11 challengers, seven of them geldings.
Santa Anita racetrack will unveil racing over the Cushion Track surface Sept. 26 when the Oak Tree Racing Association begins its 39th season.
Gulfstream Park will offer off-season simulcasts from Calder Race Course and other racetracks beginning Sept. 22, track officials said.
Australia's champion jockey, Darren Beadman, is returning to Hong Kong to serve as the retained rider for top trainer John Moore.
Los Alamitos Race Course and Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thoroughbred simulcast productions were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award, presented Sept. 18 by Post Time Technologies 18 at the International Simulcast Conference in Kansas City, MO.
The Oregon Racing Commission has approved the 2007-08 Portland Meadows race meet application submitted by MEC Oregon Racing.
Horse farm owners are being asked to participate in the 2007 Census of Agriculture, which will help determine the size and economic impact of the horse industry in the United States.
An increase in field size and familiarity with the product has led to some growth in business at Presque Isle Downs, which began its inaugural meet Sept. 1.
Jockey Enrique Jurado suffered shoulder and knee injuries the evening of Sept. 20 when Risk Assessment, a 3-year-old filly he was riding in the fourth race at Presque Isle Downs, broke down after crossing the finish line.