Headlines for Monday, October 23, 2006

  • Shirocco to Enter Stud at Dalham Hall in England

    Sheikh Mohammed has entered into an agreement to purchase 2005 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco from breeder/owner Baron Georg von Ullmann and will stand the 5-year-old son of Monsun at his Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • War Front to Stand at Claiborne

    War Front, a grade II winner and twice grade I-placed this year, will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Five Star Day's Fee Bumped to $20,000

    Five Star Day, a leading second-crop stallion, will undergo a stud fee increase at Wintergreen Stallion Station near Midway, Ky.

  • Marketing, Slots Getting Push in Maryland

    The head of a new Maryland panel designed to better market horse racing said he expects the state legislature to reach consensus on slot-machine legislation next year.

  • Lilly Carson Joins Crowded Juvenile Fillies Field

    The crowded list of contenders for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) picked up another member on Monday when trainer Ralph Nicks pre-entered James Spence's homebred Lilly Carson in the 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies.

  • Churchill-Based Suave, Rush Bay Among Pre-Entries

    Two Churchill Downs-based horses were confirmed as being part of the cast for the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 4 as Jay-Em-Ess Stable's Suave was pre-entered on Monday to run in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic powered by Dodge (gr. I) and Phoebe Mueller's Rush Bay was pre-entered in the $3 million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Pegasus Wind Continues Working Toward Juvenile

    Robert Baker and William Mack's Pegasus Wind, third in Belmont Park's Champagne (gr. I) in his most recent outing, continued to train strongly toward a scheduled run in the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) as he worked a mile on Monday at Churchill Downs.<br>

  • Equine Herpesvirus Suspected at Monmouth Park

    A suspected case of the equine herpesvirus in the stable area at Monmouth Park has forced the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, which owns and operates the Oceanport track and Meadowlands in East Rutherford, to impose strict limitations on the shipment of horses.

  • Frankel, Gann Part Company

    Trainer Bobby Frankel said Monday that Edmund Gann, for whom Frankel won stakes with Medaglia d'Oro, Peace Rules, and You, among others, has removed his 14 horses from Frankel's care and given them to John Sadler.

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    Countdown to the Cup: Tapping In On a Classic Longshot

    OK, so Bernardini supposedly is a lock in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I). And if he doesn't win, how can you look past Lava Man and Invasor? And Sun King, Brother Derek, and Europeans George Washington and David Junior also will get support. After that, good luck. But let's get bold and try to ferret out an early longshot.

  • New Claim: Arsenic Poisoning Killed Phar Lap

    Arsenic killed Australasia's greatest racehorse Phar Lap near San Francisco 74 years ago, a new scientific study alleges. The story in the Rupert Murdoch-owned (Melbourne) <i>Sun-Herald</i> suggests that the finding 'reveals' that Phar Lap was poisoned.

  • Old Frankfort Stud Sold, Relocating

    Frankfort Park Land, a partnership headed by Irish bloodstock agent Brendan Gallagher, has purchased Old Frankfort Stud near Lexington, home of 1992 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Lil E. Tee. Jim Plemmons, who founded the Lexington farm in 1993, is relocating to neighboring Woodford County. The 220-acre farm sold for $3.65 million, according to public records.

  • Rock of Gibraltar to Stand in Japan

    Coolmore Stud stallion Rock of Gibraltar, Cartier Horse of the Year in 2002, will stand the 2007 breeding season in Japan.