Headlines for Friday, November 11, 2005

  • Silver Deputy Mare Tops Keeneland Session as Key Numbers Soar

    Scrambling, a 4-year-old daughter of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1046512&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Silver Deputy</a> in foal to Mr. Greeley, was purchased by the Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds for $625,000 to top Friday's fifth session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, Ky. Keeneland reported double-digit increases in the key categories of gross, average, and median prices.

  • Jockeys at Meadowlands Raise $25,168

    Riders from Louisiana joined with local jockeys to raise $25,168 for hurricane victims on Thursday night at the Meadowlands.

  • Stevie Wonderboy to Jog Next Week

    Stevie Wonderboy, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 29, will be back on the Hollywood Park track next week, trainer Doug O'Neill said Friday.

  • Jockeys Unite to Demand Change in Leadership

    A growing number of jockeys across the United States are demanding the immediate resignation of Wayne Gertmenian president and CEO of the Jockeys' Guild and the termination of any relationship with his management company Matrix Capital Associates.

  • ReRun Using Stickers to Protect Thoroughbreds

    ReRun Inc., the national Thoroughbred adoption group, has created stickers for use on a foal or horse's Jockey Club certificate to provide a contact for a subsequent owner who is unable or unwilling to provide a retirement for a Thoroughbred at the end of its racing or breeding career.

  • Greathouse Wins Season to Songandaprayer

    David Greathouse won a 2006 guaranteed live foal season to Songandaprayer in a raffle to benefit Habitat for Humanity and the victims of Hurricane Katrina. A representative of Habitat of Humanity drew the winning ticket inside the Keeneland sales ring Nov. 11.

  • Picking Up the Pieces at Ellis Park

    No call at 2 a.m. is good. Rodney Leibring, DVM, received one of those calls on Nov. 6. Leibring, a Thoroughbred racetrack practitioner, was asked by the male caller if he was at Ellis Park yet. Leibring, confused because he wasn't expected there until after 8 a.m., replied, "No why?" The man told Leibring that he needed to get there right away. A tornado had just hit the racetrack's stables, and it didn't look good.

  • Taste of Paradise, winning the Vosburgh.

    Taste of Paradise Retired Due to Tendon Injury

    David B. Bloom's Taste of Paradise, winner of the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and second, beaten a head, in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been retired after developing a small lesion on his left front leg, trainer Gary Mandella said Friday.

  • Disabled Riders Request Gertemanian Resignation

    Members of the permanently disabled Jockeys' Guild has issued an open letter to David Sheppard, chairman of the board of the Jockeys' Guild, as well as guild members, and several media outlets, including <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, requesting the resignation of Wayne Gertemanian and the reinstatement of John Giovanni.

  • 2006 Racing Dates Approved by Indiana Racing Commission

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission voted unanimously Thursday, Nov. 10 on a proposed 110-day calendar for the state's Thoroughbred horsemen in 2006. The schedule calls for a 61-day meeting at Hoosier Park in the fall and a revised 49-day program at Indiana Downs next spring.