Headlines for Tuesday, October 25, 2005

  • Live Racing Up in the Air; Gulfstream Takes Horses

    Restoration of power is the key to whether Calder Race Course can resume simulcast operations in time for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park, and the South Florida racetrack's live racing schedule remains up in the air in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma, which damaged a number of barns in the stable area.

  • There is Another Unbeaten Horse in the Breeders' Cup

    Everyone knows Lost in the Fog is unbeaten in 10 starts and will be the favorite in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I). And that Shakespeare has won all five of his races and will be one of the top choices in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Breeders' Cup 'Chase Gets Expanded Coverage

    The 2005 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I), held Oct. 22 at the Far Hills in New Jersey, will be the subject of expanded television coverage in the United States and Great Britain this week.

  • HRTV Airs First Two Days of Keeneland Sale

    HorseRacing TV will present live and uninterrupted coverage of the first two full days of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the world's most prestigious sale of mares, foals and racing prospects.

  • Starcraft Owner Thinks Grass is Greener on Dirt

    Paul Makin, managing partner of The Australian Syndicate, has gotten a pretty healthy return on investment on Starcraft, the 5-year-old New Zealand-bred horse purchased as a yearling for $50,000. On Oct. 29, he'll go for broke--but he seems to really like his chances.

  • Breeders' Cup Simulcast Show Offered Internet to Foreign Residents

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Tuesday that, for the first time, the official "Breeders' Cup Simulcast Show" -- the video sent to racetracks and other wagering facilities from the Breeders' Cup site -- will be available on the Internet live via streaming video on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Day Saturday.

  • John Peace leads West by West to the winner's circle.

    Breeder/Owner John H. Peace Dead

    John H. Peace, who raced homebred graded stakes winners West by West and Top Secret, died Oct. 22 at a hospital in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.

  • Maryland Stallion Citidancer Pensioned

    Citidancer, one of Maryland's leading sires for years, has been pensioned at the Pons family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., because of declining fertility.

  • Activity Begins For European BC Horses

    On a morning in which very few horses left their barns, there was plenty of activity over at the quarantine barn, as several new arrivals from Europe took to the track despite the rainy, blustery conditions.

  • Unbridled's Song's Fee Upped to $150,000

    Unbridled's Song, a prominent sire for years, will stand in 2006 for $150,000, up from his $125,000 fee in 2005, at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Texas Champion Native Annie Retired

    Native Annie, a Texas homebred champion for Robert and Janice McNair's Stonerside Stable, has been retired from racing with a record of eight wins from 16 starts and earnings of $336,492.

  • Breeders' Cup Urges Policy on Rebate Shops

    Breeders' Cup, faced with a potential decline in handle for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships given the absence of secondary pari-mutuel operators from its pools, is calling for the industry to expedite a policy on rebate shops.

  • Meadowlands Cancels Tuesday's Program

    Officials at Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., announced that live racing has been canceled for the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 25.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Ride to Nowhere

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Wayne Gertmenian, the president and CEO of the Jockeys' Guild, is a bully who finally met his match in the halls of Congress.

  • An Artist and A Gentleman

    <i>By Jacqueline Duke</i> - Like those of his spiritual ancestor Edward Troye, Reeves' painterly qualities and gentlemanly demeanor were intertwined.

  • Rain-soaked Belmont Park, Tuesday morning.

    Nor'Easter Hits Belmont; Track a Ghost Town

    On a morning not fit for man nor beast, it was hard to find any of either outside a shedrow Tuesday morning at Belmont Park. A huge storm hit the area with steady rain and blowing winds.

  • Calder Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

    Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. 

  • It's Official: Star Miler Starcraft to Run in Classic

    It is now official. The mystery surrounding where the world's top-rated miler would run on Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships day has been settled by his owner Paul Makin: Starcraft will contest the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered By Dodge (gr. I) at 1 1/4 miles on dirt.