Headlines for Monday, January 9, 2006

  • A New Year, Same Old Proven Cure

    The new year has begun, and all across the country, 3-year-olds are preparing for the grueling march to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). The horses that remain from last year's classic crop are just beginning their journey to the Breeders' Cup. But the main headlines should belong to Proven Cure, who truly is the star of the year so far.

  • One for Rose sells for $875,000 on first day of Keeneland sale.

    Keeneland January Sale Gets Off to Strong Start

    There weren't any million-dollar broodmares or yearlings Monday during the opening session of the Keeneland January sale in Lexington. But the auction didn't need any seven-figure fireworks. Business was strong enough to boost the gross revenue, average price, and median price by more than 40% apiece from last year.

  • Steeplechase, Eventing Publications Merged

    ST Publishing announced Monday the formation of <i>The Times</i>, a new publication that will focus on the equestrian sports of steeplechase racing and eventing. The move combines ST's two publications <i>Steeplechase</i> and <i>Eventing Times</i>, and will take effect at the start of the 2006 publishing season in March.

  • Afleet Alex&#39;s success helped Alex&#39;s Lemonade stands.

    Special Eclipse Award to Afleet Alex's Owners

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that Cash is King Racing Stable -- owner of dual classic winner Afleet Alex -- has been honored with the Special Eclipse Award. The Special Eclipse is presented to "honor outstanding individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of Thoroughbred racing."