Headlines for Tuesday, October 24, 2006

  • Distorted Humor's Fee Upped to $225,000

    Distorted Humor, who leads all North American sires with 18 stakes winners and 24 stakes wins, will stand in 2007 for a fee of $225,000, up from $150,000.

  • New 'Cushion Track' Attracts Out-of-Towners

    Hollywood Park, which will debut its Cushion Track for racing when its fall meet begins Nov. 1, is expecting some out-of-town trainers to send horses after the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.

  • Champion Mercedes Won Dead

    Mercedes Won, a grade I winner and Canadian champion, was euthanized Oct. 16 because of cancer and the infirmities of old age.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Thanks for the Memories

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - This week's issue of <em>The Blood-Horse</em> takes a trip down memory lane for a look at favorite Breeders' Cup moments. Here are mine.

  • Hail to the Chief

    <em>By Andrew Rosen</em> - Chief's Crown delivered some of the most thrilling victories and some of the most agonizing defeats. Even with all of the highs and lows, I feel honored to have been a part of Chief's Crown's legacy. His win in the first Breeders' Cup race ever run will always be remembered.

  • Breeders' Cup Race Order, Post Times, Wagering Menu Announced

    Officials of Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Oct. 24 the race order, post times, and wagering menu for the 23rd Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

  • KTO to Present Meeker With Horseman of the Year Award

    Thomas Meeker, who guided Churchill Downs through a racing renaissance and led the transformation of Churchill Downs, Inc. into one of the world's major racing companies, will be presented with the 2006 "Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award" by Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners Nov. 11 at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville.

  • Council OKs Dixon Downs; Opponents Want Vote

    Dixon Downs, Magna Entertainment Corp.'s "dream track" for Northern California, got a giant step closer to reality the evening of Oct. 23. But a local group that opposes the project is pushing for a referendum on the project in 2007.

  • Decision on Lexington-Area Development Delayed

    The decision to expand the Urban Service Area in Lexington, a topic that has sparked the interest of hundreds of concerned citizens at a series of community meetings the last two months, has been put on hold until early next year.

  • Washington Champion I'madrifter Dead

    I'madrifter, a Washington champion and graded stakes winner, was euthanized Oct. 12 because of complications from a broken pastern.

  • Grade II Winner A. P. Warrior to Stonewall

    A. P. Warrior, a graded stakes-winning son of A.P. Indy, has been purchased by Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm for stallion duty at the Versailles, Ky., farm.

  • Northview Drops Not For Love's Fee

    Not For Love, Maryland's leading sire by 2006 progeny earnings, will have his fee reduced from $25,000 to $20,000 for 2007 at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md.