Headlines for Tuesday, October 3, 2006

  • California Sale Hits Sophomore Slump

    It was a case of the sophomore slumps for the second California October yearling sale. The average increased, but the Oct. 3 sale saw declines in number sold, gross, and median.

  • Mr. Sinatra Sires First Winner

    Mr. Sinatra, a multiple grade III winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Jumpin Jacqueline, won Sept. 23 at Philadelphia Park.

  • Appealing Zophie, Untouched Talent Head Alcibiades Field

    Appealing Zophie, who won the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I), and Untouched Talent, who broke her maiden in a stakes before winning the Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) and finishing a fast-closing second in the Del Mar Debutante, should vie for favoritism Friday in Keeneland's opening day feature, the grade II Alcibiades Stakes.

  • Maryland Jockey Club Unveils 2007 Preakness Logo

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2007 Preakness logo Oct. 4. The 132nd running of the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, is set for May 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Louisiana Sale Has Record Price, Upswing in Figures

    The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association's annual yearling sale had not only its first six-figure horse Oct. 2, but a colt and filly that sold for $100,000 each. They helped the auction show increases in gross, average, and median.

  • HRRN to Broadcast Keeneland Feature Races

    The Lexington-based Horse Racing Radio Network announced Oct. 3 that it has added Keeneland's feature races to its 2006 broadcast schedule. HRRN will provide its listeners with live coverage of Keeneland's feature race each day throughout the upcoming fall meet.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    All Out

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - Reaction to the Congressional ban on Internet wagering was swift and severe -- at least from stock market investors who previously were bullish about online poker, sports and horse race betting, and casinos.

  • The Golden Boy

    <em>By Jack Shinar</em> - California lost the golden boy of its golden age of horse racing Sept. 26 with the death of Precisionist at the age of 25. The champion was laid to rest at Old Friends retirement home near Georgetown, Ky., where he had spent his final months.