Headlines for Wednesday, October 11, 2006

  • Smarty Jones Colt Stands Out at OBS Sale

    A colt from the first crop of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=6119092&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Smarty Jones</a> became the highest-priced horse sold so far this year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale when he brought $170,000 Wednesday.

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    Countdown to the Cup: Uruguayans Still Have Love Affair with Invasor

    With all the talk about Bernardini and Lava Man following their final preps for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), the name Invasor suddenly has become a mere whisper among the shouting. But for the people of Uruguay, it is their hero who is still the rightful king of Thoroughbred racing.

  • Germance Heads Solid Queen Elizabeth Field

    Germance, beaten just once in her career in France, and Magnificent Song, who closed significant ground to capture her last two in New York, headline a solid field of 11 3-year-old turf fillies in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Topweighted Gorella Heads First Lady at Keeneland

    Gorella, who missed winning last year's Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland by a head while third, makes a return trip to the Lexington track for a try in the First Lady Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Farish to Succeed Bassett as Keeneland Trustee

    William S. Farish will succeed James E. (Ted) Bassett III as a trustee of the Keeneland Association, the corporation announced Wednesday. Bassett, retiring from his position on the executive committee after 15 years, will remain a member of the association's board of directors.

  • Flower Alley to Stand at Three Chimneys

    Eugene Melnyk and Robert N. Clay have reached an agreement in principle for Melnyk Racing Stables' grade I winner Flower Alley to stand at Clay's Three Chimneys Farm in 2007.

  • Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council Commits $1.5 Million to RMTC Project

    In a meeting Oct. 9, the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council committed $1.5 million to fund a three-year program with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium that will research and determine appropriate withdrawal guidelines for therapeutic medications commonly administered to racehorses in training.

  • Deep Impact to Stand at Shadai for Record Syndication

    Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact, who finished third in this year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere (Fr-I) in front of a cheering throng of Japanese supporters, will enter stud at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station for the highest syndication price ever for a Japanese stallion.

  • Wagering Declines During Third Quarter

    Fueled in part by all-source handle declines at such meetings as Del Mar, Arlington Park and Monmouth Park, overall wagering on United States racing in the third quarter of 2006 dropped by nearly $7 million.