The latest edition of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale has more momentum than a charging rhino.
Santa Anita Park posted gains across the board during the recently concluded 24-day fall meet, led by an 8.7% jump in all-sources handle when compared to the corresponding days in 2009.
Buck Woodson's War Front weanling brought $190,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 9, establishing a record auction price for a West Virginia-bred weanling.
Grade I winner Victor's Cry and grade II victor Wilburn have both been retired from racing and purchased by B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm.
Following an attempt earlier this year by the Indiana legislature to reduce the amount of funds from slots at racetracks that are allotted to the horse racing industry, the Indiana inspector general made the same suggestion.
Track's stakes schedule offers purse money of about $2.6 million. Seven stakes races are offering increases of $25,000, fueled partially by contributions from the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.
Bernardini, who heads the second-crop sires' list by progeny earnings this year, will stand in 2012 at Darley's Jonabell Farm near Lexington for $150,000, double his 2011 fee of $75,000.
Jockey Mario Pino tied for 13th on the all-time win list with Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye with a victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park Nov. 10.
Grade I winner First Dude will enter stud at Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.
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Craig Fravel, who just oversaw his first World Championships in the position of president and Chief Executive Officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd., will be the next guest on Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse.
All-source wagering dipped by more than 10% during the Belmont Park fall meet, according to the New York Racing Association, although on-track attendance improved during the 35-day stand.
A report on Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeding industry and related state programs that support it financially shows continued strength in quality despite decreases in funding and competition from gaming states.
Jason, Evan and Ed DeRosa from TwinSpires.com handicap the Mrs Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs this week. watch video
Business at Monmouth Park this year expectedly dropped after what appears to be a one-time "Elite Meet" last year, but average daily figures were still much higher than those recorded for the comparable 2009 meet.
High Cotton, Florida's leading first-crop sire by progeny earnings with more than $500,000, will stand in 2012 for $5,000, double his 2011 fee.
On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
Racetrack casino operators in New York are lobbying hard to protect their interests in anticipation of a potential gambling expansion and tighter licensing procedures in 2012
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