Headlines for Tuesday, October 10, 2006

  • Honor in War Completes Preparations for Cox Plate

    Honor in War completed his final preparation by working six furlongs and galloping out a mile over the Arlington Park turf course Tuesday morning before departing to become the first-ever American horse to compete Australia's storied Spring Carnival and the nation's most prestigious race, the group I, US$2.3 Million Tattersall's Cox Plate on Oct. 28

  • Sky Mesa Filly Brings $167,000 During OBS Sale's Second Session

    A filly from the first crop of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=5212202&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Sky Mesa</a> led the way Tuesday during the second session of the Ocala Breeders Sales Co. fall mixed auction in Central Florida.

  • Officer Relocated to Taylor Made

    Freshman sire Officer has been relocated to Taylor Made Farm for the 2007 breeding season after the Nicholasville, Ky.,-based farm acquired an interest in the stallion.

  • Gosden Buys Session-Topper at Tattersalls Part 2 Opener

    Newmarket trainer John Gosden topped Tuesday's pipe-opener to part two of Tattersalls' October yearling sale in England when paying 250,000 guineas for a first-crop Oasis Dream colt out of Top Flight Queen (by Mark Of Esteem), consigned from Salah Fustok's Deerfield Farm.

  • Demon Warlock to Allaire in Washington

    Demon Warlock, a Washington Horse of the Year, has arrived at Barbara Meeking's Allaire Farms near Poulsbo, Wash., where he will enter stud in 2007.

  • Lane's End Keeps A.P. Indy's Fee at $300,000

    A.P. Indy, the year's leading sire by progeny earnings and sire of leading 3-year-old Bernardini, will stand for the same $300,000 fee in 2007 that he stood for in 2006 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

    As one of the most successful Thoroughbred owners of 2006, Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. Join Reddam as he takes questions on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," Wednesday, Oct. 11, beginning at noon ET (9 a.m. PT); online at http://www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses.

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    Classic Pedigree Profile: Perfect Drift

    Perfect Drift is the result of a union between a sire who has earned his way into the top ranks through sheer merit and a female family that, until he came along, had enjoyed no more than modest success in many years.

  • Talkin' Horses with J. Paul Reddam

    As one of the most successful Thoroughbred owners of 2006, Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs Nov. 4. Join Reddam as he takes questions on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses," Wednesday, Oct. 11, beginning at noon ET (9 a.m. PT); online at <a href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/talkinhorses</a>.

  • Garrett Gomez to Ride Perfect Drift in BC Classic

    Garrett Gomez, who rode two Breeders' Cup World Championship winners last year at Belmont Park, has been named to ride Perfect Drift in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), trainer Murray Johnson said Tuesday.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    21 Days and Counting

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - If you didn't find something to like at Belmont Park, Keeneland, or the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park over the weekend of Oct. 7-8, you must not like horse racing.

  • Remembering Fitz

    <em>By Jason Shandler</em> - As I watched the crowd of several hundred pile into St. Paul's Church in Philadelphia, I found myself asking: I wonder just how many of these people Fitz Eugene Dixon Jr. actually helped? My guess was that the majority benefited in one form or another from Dixon's life.

  • Grade II Winner Noble Stella Retired

    Noble Stella, a graded stakes winner in the U.S. and Canada, has been retired after suffering a knee chip during a workout at Woodbine.

  • Bernardini, likely Classic favorite, was easy winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D588534%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Countdown to the Cup: Not Enough Flow in Classic Picture

    It is safe to say there has never been more major stakes run and more major stars performing around the country than there were this past weekend. In the end, most of the Breeders' Cup World Championship races were clearly defined, but there was something missing in the aftermath of one of the races.

  • Place Cowboy Wins Inaugural War Chant Stakes

    With Corey Nakatani aboard for the first time, Place Cowboy emerged from a stretch-long duel with Unfurl the Flag as a one-half length winner of Oak Tree's $69,100 War Chant Stakes Monday at one mile on turf at Santa Anita.

  • Anasheed to Liberty in New York

    Anasheed, a graded stakes-placed son of A.P. Indy and closely related to A.P. Indy's Horse of the Year son Mineshaft, will stand in 2007 at Michaelyn Scott's Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y.

  • Vicar Sold to Korea Association

    Grade I winner Vicar, who stood all six seasons at stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, has been purchased by the Korean Racing Association for stallion duty.