Headlines for Tuesday, October 11, 2005

  • Enduring Legacy topped second session of OBSC sale.

    Saint Ballado Mare Tops OBSC Second Session

    Enduring Legacy, a half-sister to grade I winner Star Over the Bay sold for $215,000 out of the Four Horsemen's Ranch dispersal Tuesday to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. Fall Mixed Sale.

  • Hill 'n' Dale Fees Released; El Corredor to $30,000

    El Corredor, whose first crop includes one of the favorites for the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will have his stud fee raised from $20,000 to $30,000 for the 2006 breeding season.

  • BC Talks Continue as Marketing Campaign Launched

    As Breeders' Cup officials continued to deal with the fallout from the announcement the New York Racing Association could be nearing insolvency, they indicated Oct. 11 it's all systems go for the Oct. 29 World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park by launching a $2-million marketing push only 18 days before the event.

  • New NTRA Ads: 'Who Do You Like Today?'

    The latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association advertising campaign will draw upon the basics that make up a fun outing at the racetrack--picking horses and socializing--in an attempt to invite newcomers to the sport.

  • This win in the 2003 De Francis Dash was a highlight of the career of A Huevo.

    A Huevo Euthanized After W. Va. Classic

    A Huevo, a 9-year-old gelding owned by Mark Hopkins and winner of the 2003 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) was euthanized after being pulled up soon after the start and vanned off following the West Virginia Breeders' Classic Stakes the evening of Oct. 8. The son of Cool Joe had been the 1-2 favorite in the nine-furlong race at Charles Town Races and Slots.

  • Is Champagne winner First Samurai capable of sweeping next year's Triple Crown?

    Countdown to the Cup: Looking Past the Juvenile

    This may sound like an outrageous question in October, but could it be that we finally are going to see a Triple Crown winner next year? It just very well may be that the stars finally are aligned for it to happen.

  • Basketball star and Thoroughbred owner Bobby Hurley with Songandaprayer in  2001.

    Hurleys Donate Songandaprayer Season to Hurricane Relief

    Bobby and Leslie Hurley, in conjunction with Jack Goldthorpe of the Lexington-based Waterville Insurance & Bloodstock Services, announced Oct. 11 they have donated a Songandaprayer season to Habitat for Humanity to aid the Gulf Coast hurricane relief.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    On Track

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - So far, so good. That's the early report card on Polytrack, the all-weather surface that was tested under American racing conditions for the first time at the recently concluded Turfway Park meeting in Northern Kentucky.

  • Set of Cups

    <i>By Victor Zast</i> - If one is willing to view demise as a positive force, then it becomes easy to reckon with change. Racing should consider conducting three World Thoroughbred Championships in the course of the year, not one.

  • Hurricane Run, winning the Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc Winner Hurricane Run to Miss Breeders' Cup

    Hurricane Run, impressive winner of France's biggest race, the Lucien Barriere Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been ruled out of the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Oct. 29.