The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale bucked the generally negative trends in 2009, posting increases in gross, average price, and median price while many other auctions were suffering major setbacks.
Dale Romans worked both of his 3-year-old contenders for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) -- Paddy O'Prado and First Dude -- Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.
The stud fee for Pollard's Vision, the sire of multiple grade I winner Blind Luck, will be increased to $12,500 for 2011.
A Little Warm, winner of the July 31 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, suffered condylar fractures to both front legs Oct. 21 and will most likely be retired from racing, his connections told the Daily Racing Form.
The 2009 winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint, Dancing in Silks, will not ship to Churchill Downs for another shot at the $2 million race, trainer Carla Gaines told the Daily Racing Form Oct. 22.
Augustin Stable's homebred Fugitive Angel rallied from near the back and overtook pacesetting longshot Ice Mist in deep stretch to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) by 3 3/4 lengths Oct. 22 at Keeneland.
R.E.V. Racing's Atta Boy Roy worked a half-mile in :48 over a fast Churchill track Oct. 22 under jockey Calvin Borel in preparation for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
J. B.'s Thunder, winner of the Breeders' Futurity (gr. I), breezed a half-mile in :47-flat under regular exercise rider Jerry O'Dwyer Oct. 22 at Keeneland in preparation for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
One day after the connections of champion Gio Ponti said he would be cross-entered in the Classic and the Breeders' Cup Mile, trainer Dale Romans said 3-year-old standout Paddy O'Prado would point for the Classic.
Fan favorite 9-year-old Brass Hat rallied from last and came roaring down to the stretch to win the $100,000 Sycamore (gr. IIIT) by a length Oct. 21 at Keeneland.
A Kentucky Horse Racing Commission committee is considering changes to the state's Breeders' Incentive Fund, money for which comes from a 6% sales tax on stud fees.
Grade I winner Here Comes Ben, who is expected to be one of the favorites for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), breezed six furlongs in 1:12.20 on the Keeneland Polytrack Oct. 21.
Four trainers and two jockeys who have won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be part of a special "It's My Derby" event at the Kentucky Derby Museum during Breeders' Cup week.
Details of competitors' bids were leaked, timely campaign contributions flowed and key expert advice was ignored when New York officials earlier this year tapped Aqueduct Entertainment Group to run the casino at Aqueduct.
Playa May, the dam of Champagne Stakes (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo, to sell as Hip No. 122 at Fasig-Tipton Ky. November sale as part of the Denali Stud consignment.
Sovereign Stable's Negligee, who scored her biggest career win at Keeneland in the 2009 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I), was one of a full field of 14 drawn for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) on Oct. 23.
D. Wayne Lukas is pointing Mine That Bird to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, though he is not confident the gelding will draw in.
S J Stables Cloudy's Knight, an earner of more than $2.5 million from 42 starts, has been retired due to a recurrence of a suspensory injury.
If a large field with no standout is an appealing quality for a feature race, the Pin Oak Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 22 at Keeneland sure fits the mold.
The Jockeys' Guild has filed legal documents seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent the state's racing regulatory body from enforcing a new regulation on safety vests and jockey sponsorship.
For the first time in several years, horsemen and management at Turfway Park are at odds over terms of a contract that would be in effect for the holiday meet that begins Dec. 2 and runs through Dec. 31.
Through the first eight days of its fall meet, Keeneland reported solid increases in ontrack attendance and pari-mutuel handle, and steady all-sources wagering.
An Ohio firm that held a judgment against the owners of Stonewall Farm has taken possession of the 260-acre property near Versailles, Ky. and placed it on the market for $10.75 million.
Officials with the Equine Injury Database are seeking support from owners and trainers to start voluntarily reporting injuries to Thoroughbreds during training hours.
The Yushun Horse Club's Japan-based star Espoir City arrived at Churchill Downs Oct. 19 for a run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)), settling in his stall in the quarantine barn early in the morning.
Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) winner Acoma will make her final career start in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I), trainer David Carroll confirmed on Oct. 19.
Daughter of Bernstein won Keeeneland's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 15; to be offered during F-T's The November Sale Nov. 7.
Churchill Downs Incorporated announced Oct. 18 that Liz Harris will become vice president and executive director of the Churchill Downs Incorporated Foundation, effective Oct. 25.
Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's Blame, a leading contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 under Casey Chavez at Keeneland Oct. 17.
WinStar unleashed a half brother to its Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Super Saver at Belmont Park Oct. 16, and the result proved highly promising.
California shipper Harmonious easily ran away from Evening Jewel in the stretch to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 16 at Keeneland.
Peter Kerwin and trainer Eddie Kenneally's 33-1 longshot Mimi's Bling overhauled pacesetting Canadian Ballet in deep stretch to win the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes.
On Oct. 15 at Keeneland, Zenyatta's trainer John Shirreffs talked about everything from Rachel Alexandra, to Horse of the Year, to his undefeated mare's 2010 campaign.
Munnings, a seven-furlong sprint specialist with three grade II wins to his credit, has been retired and will stand the 2011 breeding season at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live coverage of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships from Churchill Downs on Nov. 5-6.
Kathmanblu earned a berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) when she came from off the pace to post a decisive four-length victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes Oct. 14 at Keeneland.
Grade II winner Neko Bay has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2011 at John Greely IV's Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky.
Churchill Downs has released the official event logos for Kentucky Derby 137 and Kentucky Oaks 137, each of which includes the respective "icon" marks embedded within the overall logo design.
Free Spirit's Joy, winner of the 1991 Super Derby (gr. I) at Louisiana Downs, has been relocated to Old Friends equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.
Da' Tara, the only horse to beat Big Brown, is selling as a racing or stallion prospect at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
The Breeders' Cup and Paulick Report have announced plans for a second "Breeders' Cup or Bust" fund-raiser to support various charities.
Some of the leading researchers in the field of equine DNA and genetics research discussed their work during the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium in Lexington on Oct. 11.
Central Kentucky horsemen Antony Beck and Bill Farish were elected to Keeneland's board of directors during the corporation's semi-annual meeting Oct. 13.
Evening Jewel and Check the Label, who have won seven consecutive graded stakes between them, will meet in a showdown of star 3-year-old fillies Oct. 16 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.
A Kentucky legislative subcommittee has deferred for a month action on Kentucky Horse Racing Commission rules requiring safety vests for jockeys, exercise riders, and anyone else on horseback at the track.
Joe and Anne McMahon will stand five Adena Springs' stallions in 2011 at their McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Kenny Troutt, who started WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., with Bill Casner, is now the sole owner of the farm and Casner the farm's largest client.
The Breeders' Cup has named Dos Equis as the Official Beer Sponsor of the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships, marking the third year that Dos Equis will serve as the Official Beer of the Championships.
After two years of major cutbacks in live racing, Kentucky's Thoroughbred racetracks are hoping for some stability and are maintaining the status quo in their requests for 2011 dates.
Keeneland and nine Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farms are teaming with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation's largest wish-granting charity, to host Make-A-Wish Day on Oct. 13.
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