Articles posted February 9, 2009

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Funny Cide Arrives at the Horse Park

Funny Cide Arrives at the Horse Park

2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on December 5, 2008. Includes comments from Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga. Read Story about his arrival. Funny Cide Slide Show Purchase Funny Cide Photos

Minor Files Suit Over Hialeah

Minor Files Suit Over Hialeah

Technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor on Feb. 9 filed a civil suit that maintains John Brunetti, by not holding racing at Hialeah Park since 2001, is in default on agreements under which he purchased the historic race track.

Industry Veteran Belvoir Dead

Longtime Thoroughbred industry member Clarence A. Belvoir, 67, died Feb. 8 at Auburn Medical Hospital in Auburn, Wash.

Calder Begins Project to Cool Barns

Calder Race Course said Feb. 9 it has begun application of a new elastomeric coating to 60 barn roofs in the track's stable area, a project that will help reduce stable temperatures normally hiked by the South Florida sun.

General Nediym Filly Shines in Australia

Eight horses sold for Aust$100,000 (approximately $67,512 in U.S. funds) or more Feb. 9 during the second session of William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale in Australia. Through the first two sessions, the gross revenue is Aust$7,153,500 ($4,829,471) for the 250 horses sold. The average price, Aust$28,614 ($19,318), is down only 10% from a year ago. The median price is Aust$20,000 ($13,502).

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