Headlines for Wednesday, October 10, 2001

  • Mare In Foal To Silver Charm Tops First Open Session Of OBS Sale

    Herbs and Spices, a 19-year-old mare by Relaunch, brought a final bid of $39,000 on Wednesday to top the first of two open sessions during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's fall mixed sale in Central Florida. Gregerson Enterprises bought the 19-year-old mare, who is in foal to champion and dual classic winner Silver Charm.

  • Maryland Million Boasts 98 Entries

    Ninety-eight horses are entered for the 16th running of the Maryland Million on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 11-race card with purses of $1.05 million showcases the best products of Maryland breeding farms and horses sired by Maryland stallions.

  • Calder's Festival of the Sun Highlights

    The $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl finale divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series will be among the highlights of an outstanding card at Calder Saturday.

  • Startac, tops Oak Tree Derby field.

    Nine Entered for Oak Tree Derby

    A field of nine, headed by grade I winner Startac, was entered Thursday for Saturday's grade II Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita.

  • Nasty Storm Takes Raven Run

    Showing good speed and maintaining it over seven furlongs, Nasty Storm made it two wins in a row with a powerful performance in Keeneland's $100,000-added Raven Run Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Wednesday afternoon.

  • Danehill Colts Dominate Goffs Orby Sale

    Demi O'Byrne outbid Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and Dick Mulhall of Thoroughbred Corporation to acquire a Danehill colt for IRE£2,100,000 (about $2,437,402) to top the Goffs Orby yearling sale that concluded in Ireland on Wednesday.

  • Cobra King to DunHill

    Graded stakes winner Cobra King has arrived at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla., where he will stand for $4,000.

  • Lido Palace, winning the Woodward.

    Lido Palace to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic

    John Amerman, owner of Whitney Handicap and Woodward Stakes (both gr. I) winner Lido Palace, said he will not spend $800,000 to supplement his Chilean-bred star to the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Study Shows Impact of Slots at Pa. Tracks

    A Pennsylvania State University study says that slot machines at the state's four racetracks would trigger a $2.5 billion increase in gross state product and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for state and local governments.

  • Silvano, impressive winner of the Arlington Million.

    Silvano Arrives in Australia for Cox Plate

    Silvano, the impressive winner of this summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT), arrived in Australia on Oct. 9 for the eighth leg of the World Series Racing Championship -- -the Carlton Draught Cox Plate (Aust-I).

  • Deputy Warlock to Tee-N-Jay

    Four-year-old Deputy Warlock, a two-time stakes winner as a juvenile and twice graded stakes-placed, has been purchased by members of the Swales family for stallion duty at their Tee-N-Jay Farm near Jamesburg, N.J.

  • Classic Cat to Stoneriggs

    Millionaire and classic-placed Classic Cat will stand the 2002 season at Robert Slack's Stoneriggs Farm near Morriston, Fla.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus' Stud Fee Decreased

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who began his stallion career this year for $150,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., had his fee dropped to $135,000 for the 2002 breeding season.

  • Major German Stallion Lomitas to Dalham Hall

    Lomitas, whose son Silvano won this year's Arlington Million Stakes (gr. IT), will relocate to Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England, from Gestut Fahrhof in Germany.

  • Millionaire Dixie Dot Com Retired

    West Coast millionaire Dixie Dot Com has been retired from racing following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 7 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II)

  • NTRA commissioner Tim Smith.

    NTRA Focus: Finances, Economic Stimulation

    The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and resulting war on terrorism have led the National Thoroughbred Racing Association to revamp its 2002 budget. It will trim spending in some areas, and funnel the money to an economic stimulus package designed to drive handle and attendance at racetracks.

  • Venereal Disease in Horses

    Venereal diseases are those that can be sexually transmitted. "Vener" is the Latin term for sexual intercourse and, hence, the origin of the term "venereal." The outcome of sexually transmitted diseases in horses can vary depending on the gender of the animal exposed to infection and the causal agent. Infections can give rise to infert...

  • Derby Decisions

    <P>Every competitive horse has normal wear and tear, just like human athletes. Horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby in Thoroughbred racing receive more media attention than probably any other equine athletes. So, when a spring season arrives, and when there is attrition in the upper ranks of 3-year-olds, it is seen and commented on by millions of peop...