Articles posted November 30, 2009

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Median Rises as Tattersalls Mare Sale Opens

Lahaleeb, winner of the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) in October, topped the opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale, bringing 1- million guineas ($1,727,247 in U.S. funds) Nov. 30 in England. The session posted an increase of 13.4% in its median price from a year ago, but the gross revenue and average price fell 4.9% and 7.6%, respectively.

Equine Veterinarian Phil McCarthy Dead at 58

Dr. Phil McCarthy, a veterinarian who specialized in reproductive issues and the owner of Watercress Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 29 of cancer at his home in Lexington. He was 58.

Kentucky Bear Tops CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

Kentucky Bear Tops CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year's venue. One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000.

Kodiak Kowboy Retired to Vinery

Kodiak Kowboy Retired to Vinery

Kodiak Kowboy, whose victory in the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct was one of three grade I triumphs this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010.

Churchill Downs Unveils 2010 Music Festival

Churchill Downs Unveils 2010 Music Festival

Churchill Downs Entertainment Group announced Nov. 30 that Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville will host a three-day summer 2010 music festival that will showcase more than 65 bands, including Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, and the Dave Matthews Band.

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