Headlines for Wednesday, January 18, 2006

  • 'Horse Player World Series' Airs on HRTV

    HorseRacing TV will provide exclusive coverage when one thousand of the nation's top handicappers compete in the Coast Casinos' "Horse Player World Series" from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas beginning Jan. 19.

  • Newly-Graded Fair Grounds BC Attracts Eight

    Team Block's Fort Prado is the 121-pound highweight and 5-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's $200,000-added Fair Grounds Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT), the final graded stakes of the Fair Grounds meet at Harrah's Louisiana Downs.

  • Incentive for California Stallion Suances

    Cardiff Stud Farm is offering a deal in which the first 20 owners who breed their approved mares to French champion Suances will receive a $1,000 cash reward when the mare produces a live foal.

  • Motivator Named BHB Horse of the Year

    The British Horseracing Board held its Flat Awards ceremony Tuesday, eligible to horses who are trained or raced at some stage in Britain during 2005. Motivator was named Horse Of The Year by the BHB.

  • Author! Author! Winants to Sign Book

    Author Peter Winants will be signing "The Sporting Art of Franklin B. Voss" at the Potomac Hunt Club on Sunday, Jan. 22 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Potomac Hunt Club is at 21315 Peach Tree Road in Dickerson, Maryland.

  • Jockey Jerry Bailey, retires as all-time second leading money earner.

    Bailey to Retire Jan. 28; Will Join ABC/ESPN

    Jerry Bailey, 48, North America's dominant jockey for more than a decade beginning in the early 1990s, announced his retirement from riding, effective Jan 28 after the Sunshine Millions card at Gulfstream Park.

  • "A" Team Nearly Sweeps Florida Breeders' Honors

    It was nearly a sweep for the "A" team -- the connections of Florida-bred Afleet Alex -- who collected hardware for five major awards, including champion 3-year-old colt and Florida-bred horse of the year at the annual Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association Awards dinner Jan. 16.

  • Business Strong as Magic Millions Sale Nears Conclusion

    When the sixth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale was held on Wednesday, it was apparent that the top end of the buying bench had departed as the premier session horses have had their time and collectively created record levels.

  • Sequalo Filly Tops Fifth Session of Magic Millions Sale

    The fifth session of the Conrad Jupiters Magic Millions Yearling Sale was held on Monday. The session's top price of $210,000 was paid for a filly by group I winner Sequalo from the top producing mare Oahu Leica. Local Queensland trainer Alan Bailey said he purchased the filly on behalf of Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm.

  • Charles Town Horsemen's Group in Flux Yet Again

    The president and vice president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have resigned, and a West Virginia owner/breeder who headed the organization when video lottery terminals were introduced in the mid-1990s has again taken over as president.

  • Hurricane Run, winning the Arc de Triomphe, topped the World Thoroughbred Rankings.

    Hurricane Run Tops World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings

    Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) hero Hurricane Run was rated the top Northern Hemisphere performer of 2005 by the panel of international handicappers who announced the World Thoroughbred Racehorse Rankings Tuesday.