Headlines for Wednesday, October 5, 2005

  • Presidentialaffair Seeks Repeat in Maryland Million

    The 20th Maryland Million for the offspring of Maryland sires attracted 112 entrants to the twelve-race program Saturday at Laurel Park. Presidentialaffair is a 9-5 morning line favorite to defend his title in the 1 3/16-mile Classic.

  • Claiborne Bumps Pulpit's Fee

    Shortly after announcing the fee for incoming stallion Eddington, Claiborne Farm announced that it has raised the fee for Pulpit from $60,000 to $80,000.

  • Alumni Hall One to Watch in Meadowlands Breeders' Cup

    Alumni Hall figures to be ready for one of the toughest challenges of his racing career Friday night, when he takes on eight rivals under 121 pounds of high weight in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. I).

  • Competitive Alcibiades on Keeneland Opening Day

    A field of 11 juvenile fillies with no heavy favorite should make for a competitive renewal of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) Friday, Keeneland's opening day of the fall meeting.

  • Uncle Denny Back in Training

    Stan Fulton's El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Uncle Denny is back in full training after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his left front ankle in March.

  • Owner Jess Jackson, right, with trainer Bruce Headley.

    Owner Jackson Files Suit Against Ex-Advisors

    California wine magnate Jess Jackson has filed suit in California Superior Court in San Diego against three former advisors, charging them with fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, and unjust enrichment in the purchase of horses both privately and at public sales.

  • Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Goes to the Source

    Fred Winters, operations director for the Lexington-based Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, spoke to members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday about the plight of some 1,100 former racehorses in need of adoption.

  • McCarron Spearheads Kentucky Jockey School

    With 7,141 wins, and more than $264 million in purses, retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron knows something about the craft of riding horses. Speaking as a guest of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club Tuesday, McCarron said it was time to pass this knowledge on.

  • In the final sixteenth of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Borrego "looked more like a horse pulling up after the wire," according to Steve Haskin.

    Countdown to the Cup: Blowout by Borrego

    It was a weekend that helped shape the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), Emirates Airline Distaff (gr. I), and John Deere Turf (gr. IT). Of course, no big weekend at Belmont Park this fall would be complete without a controversy surrounding the use of pacesetters.

  • Simulcast Award Goes to Del Mar

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club received the 2005 Simulcast Award Tuesday at the annual International Simulcast Conference being held this week in La Jolla, Calif., near San Diego.

  • Commingling of Pools with Canada Paying Off

    In the two months since common pool pari-mutuel wagering with Canada was first introduced at Emerald Downs and Arlington Park, both tracks have seen significant increases in handle from Canada.