Headlines for Tuesday, October 5, 2004

  • Bellamy Road will face the two horses he defeated in this Cradle victory in Lane's End Breeders' Futurity.

    Cradle 1, 2, 3 Meet Again in Breeders' Futurity

    The first three finishers in the River Downs' Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes (gr. III)--Bellamy Road, Diamond Isle, and Scipion--are slated to meet again Saturday in Keeneland's $400,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I). The Breeders' Futurity, along with the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) highlight day two of Keeneland's Fallstars Allstars weekend.

  • Tattersalls Sale Starts With Danehill The Star

    Europe's premier yearling auction, the Tattersalls October (part one) yearling sale in Newmarket, returned encouraging figures Oct. 5 but a verdict on the strength of the market is impossible to make yet with no direct comparisons available.

  • Balto Star, winning the Red Smith Handicap.

    Balto Star Headlines Meadowlands Cup

    Multimillionaire Balto Star is set to head postward in Friday night's $500,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II), and trainer Todd Pletcher is hoping to use the 1 1/8-mile dirt race to springboard the 6-year-old gelding by Glitterman to Lone Star Park and the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 30.

  • Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Raises Nearly $80,000 at First Fundraiser

    Through the efforts of more than 250 supporters, Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy raised $79,700 at "Call to the Post," its first major fundraising event Sept. 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The funds will be used to further the ministry of Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy, a division of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

  • Kentucky Horse Park, Georgetown College Partner on Equine Program

    The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. has entered into a partnership with nearby Georgetown College in an effort to provide what is described as "an exceptional learning experience" for students enrolled in the school's newly designed Equine Scholars Program.

  • Island Fashion, right, holds off Miss Loren to win the grade II Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    Island Fashion Ends Layoff With Game Lady's Secret Victory

    Making her first start since finishing 16th in the $1.6 million Yasuda Kinen on turf in Tokyo in June, Island Fashion won a stretch-long duel with Elloluv and held off a flying Miss Loren for a half-length victory in the grade II, $250,000 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares.

  • Sense of Style, Alcibiades contender winning the Matron.

    Keeneland Opener To Have a Certain Sense of Style

    Keeneland's fall meet kicks off Friday with its now familiar Fallstars Weekend and with three weeks to the World Thoroughbred Championships, Breeders' Cup implications certainly abound at the Lexington track. Fallstars Weekend features three action-packed days of racing with eight graded stakes and more than $3.4 million in stakes purses.

  • Seeking the Gold's Fee Dropped to $125,000

    The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm, which announced a $30,000 fee for incoming stallion Strong Hope, has dropped Seeking the Gold's fee from $150,000 to $125,000 for the 2005 season.

  • Kingmambo's Fee Jumps to $300,000

    Kingmambo, sire of one of Europe's best 2-year-olds in the filly Divine Proportions, will stand for the same $300,000 fee belonging to fellow Lane's End Farm stallion A.P. Indy.

  • Fusaichi Pegasus, 2000 Kentucky Derby winner bred by Stone Farm-Stonerside partnership.

    Stonerside-Stone Farm Breeding Partnership to Dissolve

    One of the most successful breeding partnerships of recent times is ending. Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm and Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Farm, which bred 2000 Kentucky Derby winner (gr. I) Fusaichi Pegasus, are selling five mares they own together during the Keeneland November auction.

  • Robyn Dancer to Double LL in New Mexico

    World-record setter Robyn Dancer, whose runners have earned $19.6 million, will stand the 2005 season at W.L. Mooring's Double LL Farm near Bosque, N.M.