Headlines for Friday, November 10, 2006

  • Hopeful winner Circular Quay, among the Pletcher trainees sent to Hollywood Park.

    Pletcher, Clement Horses Ship to Hollywood

    Circular Quay and Friendly Island, both second in Breeders' Cup World Championship races Nov. 4, head an 11-horse shipment of Todd Pletcher trainees that arrived at Hollywood Park from New York. The Thursday afternoon flight included six horses from the Christophe Clement stable as well.

  • Champion Bowl Game Dead

    Bowl Game, the champion turf male of 1979 who was believed to be the oldest living Eclipse Award winner, was euthanized due to the infirmities of old age Nov. 10 at the age of 32. Under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation since 1998, he had been living at the Paeonian Springs, Va., farm of TRF President Johnathan Miller.

  • NJSEA Officials Exploring Dual-Breed Synthetic Surface

    Members of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority racing team, as well as two trainers, visited Tapeta Farm in Maryland recently to review a synthetic racing surface with the inventor of Tapeta, trainer Michael Dickinson.

  • Partnership Buys Back Street Sense's Half-Sister at Keeneland; Sells Bedazzle Privately

    The partnership that owns the weanling half-sister to recent Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Street Sense bought back the <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1396750&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Distorted Humor</a> filly for $850,000 Friday during the fifth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.

  • Keeneland president Nick Nicholson, said welfare and safety summit was a &quot;great step forward.&quot;

    Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

    A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended action plans in six areas to potentially improve conditions in various facets of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • NJSEA Plans Job Cuts as Revenue Declines

    Citing "significant decreases" in revenue from both Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in the last five years, as well as increased health insurance costs, president and chief executive officer George Zoffinger has recommended to the board of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority it reduce its workforce by up to 40 positions.

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    Derby Winner Giacomo Retired to Adena Springs

    Giacomo, upset winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Holy Bull will stand for a live foal fee of $12,500.