Headlines for Wednesday, October 12, 2005

  • Halo Mare Brings $240,000 at OBSC Fall Sale

    Indian Halo, a Halo mare that produced grade III winner Indian Ocean, sold for $240,000 to top all prices Wednesday in the third session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company Fall Mixed Sale.

  • Rene Douglas

    Rene Douglas Could Leave California Circuit

    Jockey Rene Douglas was in Florida Wednesday tending to personal matters, but before he left Santa Anita he was undecided on whether he would continue as a regular on the Southern California circuit.

  • Jockey Jose Bermudez Reaches 1,000 Wins

    Veteran New England jockey Jose Bermudez joined the 1,000-win club in the opening race Oct. 12 at Suffolk Downs, riding Anamuya to a half-length triumph in a $20,000 maiden claiming event for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Neil Howard Saddles 1,000th Career Winner

    Trainer Neil Howard earned his 1,000th career win with Soul Search in the seventh race at Keeneland Wednesday, one of three races in a row won by jockey Robby Albarado.

  • Thoroughbred Thank You Fund to Host Families at Breeders' Cup

    The Thoroughbred Thank You Fund, established by 1986 West Point graduate and retired Army officer Terry Finley, plans to bring 200 New York-based military personnel and West Point cadets to the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park Oct. 29. Included will be New York reservists from the 369th Harlem Hellfighters Battalion and the 69th Infantry, who recently returned from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Classic-Placed Impeachment to Ascot in Canada

    Impeachment, who placed in both the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will stand in 2006 at Michael and Chris Blake's Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Mother Nature Could Impact Athenia

    Continuous wet weather combined with a turf course that needed a break before the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park on Oct. 29 could mean that Saturday's grade III, $100,000 Athenia Handicap scheduled for a 1 1/16 miles on turf may be run on the main track.

  • Mt. Livermore

    Mt. Livermore Pensioned at Gainesway

    Mt. Livermore, sire of nine millionaires and six champions, has been pensioned at Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of declining fertility.

  • Keeneland Continues Planning for Polytrack

    Though it hasn't made an official decision on whether to install Polytrack on its main dirt track, the board of directors of Keeneland directed management Oct. 12 to continue with the planning, design, and engineering for the synthetic surface.

  • California Stallion Strike Gold Dead

    California stallion Strike Gold, sire of 25 stakes winners, was euthanized Oct. 7 at Gary and Marlene Howard's Hideaway Farms near San Jacinto, Calif., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • TVG's "The Works" Program to Highlight Breeders' Cup Coverage

    TVG's popular program, "The Works" will highlight the horse gaming network's 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships coverage. The series of six, one-hour shows will air at 11:00 a.m. EDT beginning Oct. 22 and continue through Oct. 27.