Headlines for Wednesday, November 15, 2006

  • Double-Digit Gains for Keeneland Sale Nov. 15

    A Keeneland official said an active contingent of buyers from South America and South Korea contributed to double-digit gains during the Nov. 15 session of the November Breeding Stock Sale.

  • Eddie Castro Reaches One Thousand Wins

    Jockey Eddie Castro reached a career milestone on Wednesday at Churchill Downs when he scored his 1,000th career victory aboard 15-1shot Jermidy in the first race.

  • Premium Tap, Magna Graduate Top Clark Noms

    Premium Tap, third to Invasor in the Breeders' Cup Classic powered by Dodge (gr. I), and defending winner Magna Graduate head a roster of 24 older horses nominated to the 132nd running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I), which will run on Nov. 24.

  • Talented Field Ready to Challenge in Ms. Revere

    A talented field of 11 sophomore fillies, led by Quite a Bride and Brownie Points, are set to go postward in the $150,000 Ms. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 18 at Churchill Downs.

  • Nagler to Join HRTV

    Multiple Emmy Award-winning producer Stephen Nagler, a veteran of sports television and horseracing for the past 20 years, will be joining HorseRacing TV as senior producer of live programming. His position is effective Dec. 1.

  • McDynamo, Hirapour Meet Again In Colonial Cup

    Steeplechase champions McDynamo and Hirapour will meet for the sixth time in Sunday's Colonial Cup, the final grade I steeplechase of the 2006 season. They top a field of eight entered for the $150,000 race, which heads an eight-race card at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Post time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.

  • McDynamo, Hirapour Meet Again In Colonial Cup

    Steeplechase champions McDynamo and Hirapour will meet for the sixth time in Sunday's Colonial Cup, the final grade I steeplechase of the 2006 season. They top a field of eight entered for the $150,000 race, which heads an eight-race card at Springdale Race Course in Camden, S.C. Post time for the first race is 11:45 a.m.

  • Maryland Official Says 'Clock is Ticking' on Racing

    Maryland's Thoroughbred industry is likely to be downsized considerably beginning in 2008 unless racetracks are allowed more gambling options such as slot machines, a racetrack executive said Nov. 14.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Helping the Horses

    <em>By Ray Paulick</em> - The proposed strategic plan that came out of last month's Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit is one of those documents or white papers that most likely will land in one of two places: the Thoroughbred industry's dust-gathering burial ground of so many other good ideas; or the hands of a leader with the energy, influence, and personal commitment to make a difference.

  • Phar Lap Redux

    <em>By Morton Cathro</em> - News reports from Australia alleging that the country's legendary wonder horse, Phar Lap, died not of colic but of deliberate arsenic poisoning, has thrust affluent Atherton, a secluded enclave on the San Francisco peninsula, into the limelight once again.