Articles posted November 11, 2009

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Haskin's Breeders' Cup Wrap: Final Thoughts

Haskin's Breeders' Cup Wrap: Final Thoughts

All the comments made about Quality Road being a rogue or crazy are way off base. Dr. Larry Bramlage called him a juvenile delinquent following his meltdown prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic. A juvenile, yes, in many ways, but being scared out of your wits does not make you a delinquent.

Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 11

Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 11

Ron Mitchell reports on Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Sales DirectorPresented by Spendthrift Farm

NYRA Launches Community Relations Blog

The New York Racing Association has launched a new community relations blog to underscore its commitment to working with organizations in the areas surrounding Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

Churchill to Celebrate Ladies Weekend Nov. 14

Churchill Downs will celebrate "Ladies' Weekend" on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 with a ladies-only handicapping seminar, boutique bazaar and warehouse sale, and the second annual celebration of "Horses and Hope" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

Summer Raven Soars to $1.7 Million

Summer Raven Soars to $1.7 Million

Summer Raven, winner of the 2004 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) and in foal to Unbridled's Song, became the first horse to bring seven figures Nov. 11 during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. Offered around noon (EST), she sold for $1.7 million to Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell.

Mary Delaney Kicks Off Overbrook Dispersal

Mary Delaney Kicks Off Overbrook Dispersal

Mary Delaney, winner of the 2007 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, kicked off the Overbrook Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington by selling for $850,000. She was the second horse in the sale ring during the auction's second session Nov. 11. Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell purchased her from Eaton Sales' consignment.

Another Financial Hit Looms for KY Breeders

The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.

Traumatized Quality Road Will Van Home

Traumatized Quality Road Will Van Home

Quality Road not only suffered several injuries from his traumatic incident at the starting gate prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), he suffered mentally as well and now will have to van home to Belmont Park from California after refusing to get on the plane.

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