Due to overwhelming demand from both buyers and sellers, the date for the 2010 Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training has been changed.
Summer Bird, the leading contender for champion 3-year-old male, will run in the 1 1/8-mile Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) at Hanshin.
The first shipment of slot machines arrived at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 9. Track officials and state regulators were at the casino loading dock to check in 242 slot machines as several local media outlets captured the event on video.
Dynaformer, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will stand in 2010 for $150,000.
Ghostzapper, who began his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $200,000, will stand in 2010 for $50,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.
- By Tom LaMarra
Zenyatta reclaimed the top spot in the final National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll of 2009.
The 2010 stud fee for grade I winner Nobiz Like Shobiz has been reduced from $7,500 to $2,500.
Governor Pat Quinn Nov. 9 announced the appointment of Allan Monat to serve as a commissioner of the Illinois Racing Board.
The first shipment of slot machines arrived at Calder Casino & Race Course in Florida Nov. 9 in anticipation of a January 2010 opening of the track's gaming floor.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort said it will pay for physical exams for jockeys.
The Keeneland November breeding stock sale was hammered last year by the global financial crisis, suffering alarming downturns of 45.5% in gross, 39% in average price, and 42.9% in median price after a record-setting run in 2007. This year, consignors and sale company officials are hoping that, at the very least, the declines will slow down, but the odds are against a rebound during the auction's 13-day run, Nov. 10-22, in Lexington.
Three participants in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships â€" Diamondrella, Lethal Heat, and Magical Fantasy -- were scheduled to be offered at the Nov. 10 Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington as of Nov. 9. Grade I winner Diamondrella finished 11th in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint; grade II winner Lethal Heat was seventh in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I); and grade I winner Magical Fantasy finished fifth in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).
Coverage of the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup cards from Santa Anita Park on ABC/ESPN continued to attract just modest viewership, dipping slightly from disappointing ratings a year ago.
While the plunging economy was pounding other mixed sales late in 2008, the Fasig-Tipton November select auction generated spectacular results. The gross revenue rose 35.1% from the previous year while the average price and median prices increased 58.8% and 38.9%, respectively.
In a little more than a year, 225 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have found new homes via their free listings on TheHorse.com's adoption service.
Environmental conditions during collection and storage of equine fecal samples impact the resulting fecal egg counts (FECs), report parasitologists from both Denmark and the United States.
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