Honour and Glory, a former leading sire of 2-year-olds, will stand in 2010 for a fee of $6,500 at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa.
Air Forbes Won, the 1982 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite who sired 49 stakes winners, was euthanized Nov. 19 at age 30 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Gigli, trained by the late Bobby Frankel, has a new home in the New York division of the Old Friends retirement facility named after the Hall of Fame trainer.
Erich Zimny, racing administrator at Charles Town Races & Slots since April 2008, has been named director of racing operations at the West Virginia track effective immediately.
Grade II winner Smooth Jazz has been relocated to Ghost Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa., for the 2010 breeding season.
Lido Palace, a three-time New York grade I winner, will stand in 2010 at Northview PA near Peach Bottom, Pa.
Maryland horse racing needs improved marketing, quality facilities, and better racing, according to a report released Dec. 1 by the Maryland Horse Industry Board.
Ridden patiently by Shaun Bridgmohan, Kodiak Kowboy swept past Bribon and Vineyard Haven in deep stretch to win the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct Nov. 28.
Buddy's Saint, a 12-length winner of the one-mile Nashua Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 7, returned to the Big A Nov. 28 and turned the $200,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) into a romp, winning by 4 lengths over 20-1 longshot Peppi Knows.
Flashing, thought to be making the final start of her career, popped the gate in front and never looked back, drawing away from Unrivaled Belle through the stretch drive to easily win the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. I) by 4 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Nov. 28.
Jim and Susan Hill's Tizahit rebounded off a 14-length defeat earlier this month to score a one-length victory over favored Protesting in the Nov 28 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
In his turf debut, Lentenor, the 2-year-old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, came close but had to settle for second behind upset winner On Vacation in a maiden special weight race at Aqueduct Nov. 28.
Trainer Michael Gorham earned his 1,000th victory on the evening of Nov. 27 when Marquis Jet won the second race at Meadowlands.
Sara Louise, wheeling back in three weeks following a fourth-place showing in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I), held off Justwhistledixie in the final furlong Nov. 27 to win the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) as the odds-on favorite at Aqueduct.
Lentenor, the 2-year-old full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, will make his second career start in third race at Aqueduct Nov. 28.
Victory Thoroughbreds' Cherokee Country came roaring down the center of the racetrack and collared Hatfield in deep stretch to win the $110,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 26 at Aqueduct.
A pair of good-looking juveniles, each coming off graded stakes scores in New York, will do battle Nov. 28 in the $200,000 Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
The flashy gray 3-year-old daughter of Tapit returns to action in the $300,000 Gazelle (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct.
The defection of both Quality Road and Munnings has left the $300,000 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) with a field of just six -- and only five betting interests -- but the Nov. 28 race at Aqueduct still packs plenty of star power.
Godolphin Stable's 3-year-old Sara Louise, making her first start since a fourth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 6 at Santa Anita, headlines a field of nine for the $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares going one mile Nov. 27 at Aqueduct.
Graded stakes-winning sprinter Noonmark has been retired and will stand at Becky Thomas and Dennis Narlinger's Sequel Stallions at Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.
Aqueduct's Fall Highweight Handicap, which will take place this year on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, will be a true test of speed and strength as both experienced stakes winners and several less-seasoned runners prepare to carry some extra pounds.
Ken Lowe was elected president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, defeating incumbent Randy Funkhouser.
Mark Russell's Russell Road ran his record to eight-for-eight in West Virginia-bred stakes with a victory in the $51,100 A Heuvo Stakes at Charles Town Races & Slots Nov. 21.
Racing in graded stakes company for the first time since disappointing in the Gotham (gr. III) this spring, Haynesfield looked like a completely different 3-year-old this time around, as he took over approaching the quarter-pole and easily repelled odds-on favorite Gone Astray to win the $103,500 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) by 4 1/2 lengths Nov. 21 at Aqueduct.
Bertram Linder, a Saratoga sale yearling consigner for 50 years, died Oct. 7.
After nearly four decades, New York's Cornell University is moving to close its world-famous equine drug-testing laboratory. An equine science program at a state university 70 miles up the road is eagerly willing to take over, and expand, an operation vital to the state's horse industry.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is poised to become the next track to tighten its racing schedule to conserve purse money and promote larger fields.
The New Jersey Racing Commission has awarded 2010 racing dates that closely resemble those of this year.
Graded stakes winner Maybry's Boy has been relocated to Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Trainer Steve Asmussen now believes Haynesfield is ready for another try against graded company, and has entered him in the $100,000-added Discovery Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds going nine furlongs at Aqueduct. A field of six was drawn for the program feature.
Top state officials in New York are still discussing options for an operator of the long-delayed Aqueduct racetrack casino, but negotiators appear split on whether a final announcement needs to be a part of talks now underway to resolve the state's deficit.
Graded stakes winner Congressionalhonor sired his first winner when his daughter Congresionalaffair won Nov. 18 at Laurel.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced its award winners for 2009:
Prominent jockeys Mike Luzzi and Rajiv Maragh will join boxing trainer and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas in attending the annual Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Dinner.
Old Friends, located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., near Greenfield Center, will begin receiving horses immediately.
With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine.
Repent, whose son Crown of Thorns ran second in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Edward Evans' Quality Road, whose fiery antics caused him to be scratched at the gate prior to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 7 at Santa Anita, is scheduled to return to his Belmont Park stall Nov. 17 and be back on the track the following morning, according to trainer Todd Pletcher.
Dr. Tom Bowman and Richard Golden's Northview Stallion Station has reduced the fees for 11 of its stallions and will stand Two Punch for a private fee in 2010.
Suffolk Downs wrapped up its 2009 racing season with an increase in all-sources handle and a decline in live wagering, track officials announced Nov. 13.
The Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III), which began in 1916 and has been run consecutively since 1963, has been canceled due to a lack of interest, stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes said Nov. 12.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Suffolk Downs, through the support of the Fields Family Foundation, have established a home for retired racehorses at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Farm in Plymouth, Mass., where inmates from the Plymouth County Correctional Facility will care for the horses as part of the facility's extensive vocational program.
Posse, fifth on this year's leading third-crop sire's list, will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Laurel Park officials decided Nov. 11 to close the turf course for the remainder of the year.
The New York Racing Association has launched a new community relations blog to underscore its commitment to working with organizations in the areas surrounding Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.
Austin Powers and Misbah will stand in 2010 at Judy Barrett's Godstone Farm near Pine Grove, Pa.
The Saratoga Race Course Local Advisory Board has asked state government leaders to resolve the issue of selecting an operator for the video lottery terminal project at Aqueduct.
The Maryland Jockey Club received approval Nov. 10 from the Maryland Racing Commission to race 58 days at Laurel in the winter/spring of 2010.
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.
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