The owners of grade I winners Riboletta and Tiznow have decided to ante up the funds necessary to supplement the horses to the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup championship day races.
Hugo Reynolds' River Keen, who hit the peak of his form by winning the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park in consecutive starts in the fall of 1999, has been retired from racing.
Impeachment, who ran third in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) for Dogwood Stable, will enter stud for a fee of $5,000 live foal at Barbara LaCroix' Meadowbrook of Ocala Jockey Club near Ocala, Fla.
The annual statistical report for 1998 issued this month by the Association of Racing Commissioners International shows that simulcasting accounted for 80% of total horse racing handle.
Jack Mandato's homebred Bella Chiarra has been retired because of a broken splint bone.
ESPN's coverage of the Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) draws more eyes and a higher television rating.
Jayeff B Stable principal Richard Santulli is reportedly on the short list of Berkshire Hathaway executives who could become the company's chief executive officer should anything ever happen to company founder Warren Buffett.
Darley Stud Management announced the retirement of English champion Fly to the Stars to Haras du Logis in France.
Irish group winner Monashee Mountain, who was sold for $1 million at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports reported that the Japan Bloodstock Breeders' Association has purchased dual classic winner Tabasco Cat for stallion duty for $7 million and will stand the 9-year-old son of Storm Cat at the organization's Shizunai Stallion Station.
The average and median prices increased as did the buyback rate during Tuesday's second day of the consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.
Ronald McKee's graded stakes winner Roza Robata has been retired from racing after suffering a slab fracture of her left knee during the Oct. 14 Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
As expected, Garden State Park didn't request a Thoroughbred meet for 2001, but it did ask for live harness racing.
Nominees to the five Fall Meet stakes races scheduled for Breeders' Cup Week at Churchill Downs feature top American runners, plus a strong representation of European-based horses. A total of 245 horses were nominated to the five races in the opening six days of the Fall Meet, Oct. 29-Nov. 25.
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Jockey Tracy Hebert, who was removed from his mounts at Keeneland Oct. 11 and hasn't ridden since, will be permitted to ride at the Lexington track effective Wednesday.
A proposed change in post times at Turfway Park generated the most interest during a Kentucky Racing Commission dates committee meeting Tuesday morning.
Darley Stud Management is retiring grade II winners Worldly Manner and Comeonmom from racing and standing them at Sean and Barbara Kelly's Wycombe House Stud near Reddick, Fla.
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European horsemen tend to favor cold weather sites for the Breeders' Cup, and particularly Churchill Downs with its long stretch.
Josephine Abercrombie's Pin Oak Stud announced its stallion fees for 2001, and Sky Classic leads the way.
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The Aga Khan's Kalanisi defeated Montjeu and 13 others to upset the Dubai Champion Stakes at Newmarket, England.
Caulfield Guineas Day promised great racing associated with one of the best on the Australian calendar. But in the end, rain dissolved many hopes.
Fusao Sekiguchi's Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus returned to Churchill Downs Monday afternoon to continue his preparation for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (GI) on Nov. 4.
A horse with a long, thick coat of winter hair can walk around outdoors in total comfort even in sub-zero weather, if he has been properly fed.
Canker is an anaerobic infection in the superficial epithelium of the hoof (the horn-producing tissue of the foot).
By Dr. Curtis L. Barrett -- The NTRA and AQHA have endorsed an Employee and Patron Responsible Wagering Initiative and will urge their member and supporting organizations which conduct wagering to adopt and implement this initiative in their facilities.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Not every decision in this game of horse racing has to make economic sense when sporting men and women are involved.
Binge, a 7-year-old mare by Wild Again in foal to Tale of the Cat, was purchased by Jim Wells for $125,000 to top the first consignor preferred session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2000 Fall Mixed Sale.
William Clifton and Rudlein Stable's Behrens sustained a cut in the Jockey Club Gold, making him unlikely for the Breeders' Cup Classic and his future status up in the air.
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A weekend full of top quality Breeders' Cup-prep racing left blemishes on several records. Gold Mover and Perfect Sting, both undefeated in 2000 prior to Oct. 14, each recorded a loss on the unofficial Breeders' Cup preview weekend. However, Raging Fever remained undefeated after Saturday's Frizette (gr. I) victory over Out of Sync. Raging Fever could take her five wins into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).
Two mares were shot at Cabin Ridge Farm near Bowling Green, Ky., early Thursday morning. One mare died and the other is in critical condition after they were shot with a .22 caliber rifle.
The overnight rating on NBC's Breeders' Cup Preview climbs 25% higher compared with last year's preview.
By Steve Haskin -- Remember the time when the big Breeders' Cup preps served to clear up the picture rather than confuse it? Well, it seems those days are long gone.
Australian and New Zealand champion filly One Under was recently purchased by Lexington bloodstock agent Stanley D. Petter Jr. on behalf of owner John F. Kunkel.
The criteria for those who wish to apply for a national owners' licenses has been set by the National Racing Compact, which hopes to accept applications beginning in January of 2001.
The National Racing Compact has adopted criteria for those licensed owners from which it will accept applications beginning in January.
Aaron and Marie Jones' brilliant Riboletta led a planeload of Breeders' Cup contenders who arrived at Churchill Downs Monday morning. Meanwhile, Behrens, who suffered a cut on his leg in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, didn't make the flight and could be retired.
French champion Sagamix, who became only the third horse in the post-war era to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) while unbeaten, will enter stud at Haras du Logis in France.
Tattersalls October Sale, traditionally the best barometer to the state of the European yearling market, didn't just surpass previous records -- it obliterated them.
Seth Hancock spoke out against medication, the current status of 2-year-old in training sales, and the size of stallion's books as the 69th honored guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America.
John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International, which boasts two of the nation's leading sires by number of career stakes winners, announced its stallion fees for 2001.
David Hutson's 635-acre Silverleaf Farm in Orange Lake, Fla., was sold at auction Saturday, with the group of owners and breeders that bought the facility planning to resell it.
Michael Cooper and Cecilia Straub-Ruben's Tiznow led from the start and held off a determined Captain Steve and possibly a ticket to the Breeders' Cup.
An era ended in Florida on Sunday when more than 70 horses owned by the estate of Fred Hooper were dispersed during the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. fall mixed sale.
To say that Frankie Dettori is a lucky man would be an understatement. The 29-year-old jockey escaped death in a horrific plane crash that killed his pilot in England only four months ago and did not return to race riding until August.
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