Headlines for Friday, September 24, 2004

  • Lundy's Liability Makes U.S. Debut at Oak Tree

    United Arab Emirates Derby (UAE-II) winner Lundy's Liability is expected to make his United States debut in the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on Oct. 2, opening day of the Oak Tree Racing Association's 26-day meet at Santa Anita.

  • Love Of Money Tops Indiana Derby Nominees

    The top three finishers of the recent Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) – Jay em Ess Stable's Love Of Money, Pollard's Vision and Swingforthefences – are among 32 top 3-year-olds nominated to the $500,000-added Indiana Derby (gr. II) at Hoosier Park.

  • Six Stakes on Opening Weekend at Oak Tree

    Six graded stakes races worth a combined $1.9 million in purse money and a possible trip to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will be showcased at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 2-3 as the Oak Tree Racing Association begins its 36th season.

  • Ehrlich at Pimlico to Shoot 'Million' Promos

    Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., a Baltimore County native, spent about 90 minutes at Pimlico Race Course late Thursday afternoon, shooting two television commercials to promote next month's Maryland Million.

  • NTRA to Take Lead on Wagering Overhaul

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will take a leadership role in the refinement of wagering security and infrastructure, its board of directors decided at a third-quarter meeting Sept. 24 in Dallas.

  • Yearlings waiting to be sold at Keeneland.

    Keeneland Sale Continues on Torrid Pace; All-Time Record in Sight

    The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale continued on a torrid pace Thursday, with the gross, average, and median prices up 34.5%, 47.9%, and 68.2%, respectively, over the same session one year ago and the sale is on course to be the biggest grossing sale in Keeneland history.

  • Partners in Triple Crown Productions at Odds

    A rift has developed among the partners in Triple Crown Productions, which holds the television rights to the three grade I Visa Triple Crown events: the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, and the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • TVG Will Air Arc Live

    For the sixth consecutive year, TVG will present live coverage of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's most prestigious horse race, from Longchamp Racecourse outside of Paris during a special 2 1/2-hour program airing Sunday, Oct. 3 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Monmouth Park to Host Metcalf Memorial Steeplechase

    Breeders' Cup Steeplechase contenders Tres Touche, Sur La Tete and Pelagos are part of the eight-horse field entered for Sunday's $75,000 Metcalf Memorial (NSA-II) at Monmouth Park. The 2 1/2-mile hurdle stakes, Monmouth's first steeplechase since 1992, is the last jump prep for the Oct. 23 $175,000 Breeders' Cup (NSA- I) at Far Hills.

  • Bankruptcy Court Approves Churchill Downs Purchase of Fair Grounds

    The U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, has approved Churchill Downs Incorporated's $47-million purchase of Fair Grounds, according to a release from Churchill Downs. CDI, the Fair Grounds Corporation, and Louisiana Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association are expected to close the transaction on or before Oct. 15.

  • Franks Farm/Southland Division to Sell to Developer

    Central Florida real-estate developer Glenn Lane of First American International has a contract to purchase Franks Farm/ Southland Division, owned by the estate of the late John Franks, who died Dec. 31.

  • Kipper Kelly, Sired Millionaire Kelly Kip, Dead

    Kipper Kelly, whose son Kelly Kip was one of the top sprinters of the late 1990s, died Sept. 11 after suffering a heart attack at Jerry Meaux' Indian Ridge Farm near Duson, La.

  • More than 400 Horses Catalogued for New York Breeders' Sale

    The first-ever New York Breeders' Sales Company fall mixed sale will feature a full catalogue of more than 400 horses-yearlings, weanling, broodmares, and horses of racing age. The two-day sale kicks off Sept. 28 at 10 a.m at the Carousel Pavilion at Saratoga Race Course. The horses will be stabled on the Saratoga backstretch.

  • South African Stallion Rambo Dancer Dead

    South African stallion Rambo Dancer, who was purchased by Darley Stud Management for $2.6 million at the 1985 Keeneland July yearling sale, has died after covering a mare at Summerhill Stud in South Africa.

  • NBC Program Features Breeders' Cup Highlights, Hypothetical Classic

    A look back at the greatest moments in Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships history and a simulated race involving the 19 previous winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) will be featured in "20 to 1: The Breeders' Cup Legacy" to air Sunday on NBC from 4:30-6:00 p.m. (ET).

  • Collingrove Buys Stallion Bianconi

    Collingrove Stud in Australia has purchased the entire interest in Irish champion Bianconi from Irish-based Coolmore Stud.

  • The Deputy's First Winner

    The night the Cincinnati Reds beat the host Atlanta Braves 11-8, the colt Cincinnati Red won a maiden race Sept. 22 at Turfway Park to become the first winner for his sire, grade I winner The Deputy.

  • Here and There...

    Racing and breeding news and information: Hoosier Park increases purses... Lopez sidelined for rest of the year.