Headlines for Monday, October 16, 2006

  • Bluegrass Cat

    Bluegrass Cat to Stand for $50,000 at WinStar

    Bluegrass Cat, a twice classic-placed grade I winner, will begin his stallion career in 2007 for a fee of $50,000 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Bruno Believes NYRA Will Get $19M Soon

    The New York legislature's top Republican believes the New York Racing Association will soon get the remaining $19-million state bailout to keep it from seeking bankruptcy protection.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur addresses participants at racehorse safety summit.

    Welfare Summit Opens With Scientific Data, Frank Discussions

    The public session that opened the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit Monday in Lexington didn't provide just food for thought. The speakers and panelists served up a huge banquet of data, ideas, anecdotes, and opinions while kicking off the two-day event.

  • National Thoroughbred Racing Association chief executive officer Greg Avioli

    Internet Betting Amounts to a Tricky Opportunity

    Passage of the Illegal Internet Gambling Enforcement Act may contain protection for pari-mutuel horse racing, but it also could create some obstacles in the future, officials said Oct. 16 during the opening session of the International Simulcast Conference in Philadelphia.

  • McCarron Unveils NARA at Kentucky Horse Park

    As several of his students hot-walked horses in a barn at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington Oct. 16, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron unveiled the North American Racing Academy, the first and only national jockey training academy in the United States.

  • Grade I Winner Bandini Retired to Walmac

    Bandini, a grade I winner and track-record setter, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at John T. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington.

  • Real Quiet to New Freedom in Pennsylvania

    Real Quiet, the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and 3-year-old champion male, will stand in 2007 at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

    Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henry Girls Home in Rustburg, VA.

  • New York Mixed Sale Soars

    Topped by a weanling daughter of Kafwain sold for $60,000, Sunday's mixed fall sale conducted by the New York Breeders' Sales Company produced gains in gross, average, and number sold when compared with the same sale one year ago.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien tosses George Washington's hat into the Classic ring.

    George Washington Definite for BC Classic

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien said Sunday that George Washington, Europe's leading miler, will be pointed for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) instead of the NetJets Mile (gr. IT).