In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the introduction of safety reins in Ontario horse racing, a six month pilot program has been announced by the Ontario Racing Commission.
Ready's Image, a triple stakes winner by More Than Ready who won the Tremont and Sanford (gr. II) at 2, will stand at Walmac Farm in 2009.
The Illinois Equine Humane Center will be holding its first fundraising event on Nov. 1 at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, IL, from 1 to 5 p.m.
A lively trade at Tattersalls' Autumn Horses In Training Sale continued in Newmarket Oct. 29 when Great Voltigeur Stakes (Eng-II) runner-up Top Lock (GB) (Nayef) sold for 410,000 guineas to Saudi agent Saad Al Kahtani.
Frank Calabrese's Casey's On Call puts his undefeated record on the line Nov. 1 when he faces seven juveniles in the $100,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Multiple grade II stakes winner and multiple track record-holder Lewis Michael has been retired and is available for inspection at Three Chimneys Farm, it was announced Oct. 29.
Chaplain Ed Donnally, director of development for the Race Track Chaplaincy of America since 2001, has announced his resignation from the organization.
Charles Cono's Stardom Bound, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will be offered as planned at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale Nov. 2, said her trainer, Christoper Paasch Oct. 29.
Multiple stakes winner Littleexpectations will stand in 2009 at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia, La.
There will be one under tack show prior to the Barretts' 2009 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training instead of two as in the past.
Two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator could end his successful racing season at Churchill Downs with a bid for the 134th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) Nov. 28.
Henrythenavigator, an expert miler who finished second in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Ro Para's Millennium Farms announced Oct. 29 that Littleexpectations is relocating from the Lexington operation to Louisiana to stand the 2009 breeding season at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia.
One of the most popular victories in this year's Breeders' Cup was the dramatic score by Richie Migliore, aboard Desert Code, in the inaugural Turf sprint. It was Migliore's first Breeders' Cup or Classic win after so many years of frustration.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2009 February select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been rescheduled for Feb. 17 in Central Florida, and the Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training has been added to the 2009 lineup and is scheduled for March 16.
John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms, located near Lexington, has announced that Stormy Atlantic's 2009 stud fee will remain the same at $45,000.
Graded stakes winners Into Mischief, Tiz Wonderful, Notional will enter stud in 2009 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.
Street Boss, one of the year's leading sprinters, has been retired for stallion duty in 2009 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.
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