Three horses sell for seven-figure prices during January sale's second session.
Alan Porter discusses the short yearlings and carried foals that have the top-rated TrueNicks ratings and are entered in the third day of the Keeneland January sale.
More Smoke, a multiple stakes-winning son of Smoke Glacken, has arrived at Dr. William J. Soloman's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa. The 6-year-old, who won seven times from 15 starts, will stand for $3,500.
- By Ryan Conley
An attorney representing Stonestreet Stables, the majority owner of leading Horse of the Year candidate Curlin, emphasized Jan. 8 that a foreclosure motion being considered in a Kentucky state court involves only the minority interest in the star colt.
Dogwood Stable's Blackberry Road may be the 7-2 morning line choice for the $100,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), but he'll face two unbeaten runners, a graded stakes winner, and an impressive 9 1/4 length victor when a field of nine heads to the post at the Fair Grounds Jan. 12.
Gwen's Song breaks the seven-figure mark Tuesday afternoon at Keeneland.
- By Jack Shinar
The California Horse Racing Board, meeting in a brief emergency session by teleconference Jan. 8 following Santa Anita's canceled weekend Jan. 5-7, cleared the way for the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of the 2008 winter/spring racing dates to Hollywood Park.
Multiple stakes winner Private Lap has been retired from racing and will stand at Atalanta Acres near Shannondale, Ind.
The first reported foal by grade II winner Rockport Harbor was born at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
The United States Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is considering a change to its regulations concerning the humane transport of horses being shipped to slaughter.
The University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program is creating a scholarship in the name of the late Joseph F. Joyce Jr., a longtime horse racing executive and founder of the Arlington Million, the world's first $1-million Thoroughbred race.
Susan O'Hara, founder of the Groom Elite horsemen's education training program, has stepped down as the organization's first and only president and has been replaced by Tommy Azopardi, who had previously served as the secretary-treasurer.
- By Tom LaMarra
Jokes aside, there could be progress on the pari-mutuel pricing front if comments by industry officials are any indication.
Palais Versailles' $625,000 price kicks off Keeneland January sale's second session.
Stormello, by Alan Porter
Spellbinder, by Alan Porter
Shakespeare, by Alan Porter
Scat Daddy, by Alan Porter
Stevie Wonderboy, by Avalyn Hunter
Songster, by Avalyn Hunter
Seeking the Best, by Avalyn Hunter
Any Given Saturday Analysis by Avalyn Hunter
A group of New York jockeys is asking all parties in the ongoing negotiations for the New York racing franchise to come up with creative solutions to the problems facing the industry.
Palace Music, whose son Cigar became the world's richest racehorse, was euthanized Jan. 7 at Rangal Park Stud in the Australian state of Victoria.
More than 400 people want to cash in on Curlin in a move that could put partial ownership of the leading Horse of the Year candidate on the sheriff's auction block.
The 2007 Florida-bred champions have been determined by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners Association "Chase to the Championship."
Edouard de Rothschild has been re-elected as president of France Galop for a second term.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission and the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Advisory Committee has named M Y Stable's Basin Banannie as its Horse of the Year and leading 3-year-old filly.
By Dan Liebman - During dinner with colleagues the night of Dec. 29, a member of the party returned to the table and mentioned how the New York Giants were leading the New England Patriots in the fourth quarter. A television in an adjacent room was showing the game on CBS.
By Ed Martin - Sometimes it's good that racing does not command the front page of USA Today's sports section as often as it should.
The multiple graded winner Spellbinder begins his stud career at Stonewall Farm. In this interview, farm manager Clark Shepherd thinks the physical similarities of Spellbinder to his sire Tale of the Cat and being a half-brother to Whywhywhy will make him an attractive stallion prospect.Stud Fee: $5,000 Sire: Tale of the Cat Dam: Thorough Fair
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