Headlines for Thursday, November 9, 2006

  • Grand Couturier One to Watch in Red Smith H.

    Marc Keller's Grand Couturier, a 3-year-old who was only beaten 2 ¼ lengths in Longchamp's Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I), is one to watch in the overflow field entered for Saturday's $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf course.

  • Emigh to Ride All Six Favorites in Illinois Stakes

    Hawthorne's leading rider Chris Emigh has been named to pilot the morning-line favorite in all six $100,000 Illinois stakes for Saturday's Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing card Saturday.

  • Mr. Greeley Filly Tops Keeneland Session

    On the day it was announced Mr. Greeley's stud fee was jumping to $75,000, a 3-year-old filly by the son of Gone West topped the action at the fourth session of the Keeneland November sale Nov. 9.

  • Summerly Gets Final Churchill Start in Falls City

    It looks like 2005 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Summerly, recently sold for $3.3 million, will get to run one more time over her favorite track in the $300,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 23.

  • Heavenly Ransom Survives Brush With Death

    Grade III winner Heavenly Ransom, a 4-year-old filly who nearly died this summer with an illness, could be ready to rejoin trainer Ray Bell's stable at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 1.

  • The Tin Man Expected to Return in Citation H.

    Trainer Richard Mandella plans to start the venerable gelding The Tin Man in the Citation Handicap (gr. IT) Nov. 24, trying to match his feat in 2003 when the Hall of Fame conditioner saddled 8-year-old Redattore to victory in the same race at Hollywood Park.

  • Ruth Funkhouser of O'Sullivan Farms Dead

    Ruth Funkhouser, who played a major role in the founding of the West Virginia Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Nov. 2 in a Ranson, W.Va., hospital.

  • Breeders' Cup Wagering Exceeds $140 Million

    As predicted, all-source wagering exceeded $140 million for the Breeders' Cup World Championships held Nov. 4 at Churchill Downs, according to official figures released Nov. 9.

  • Fair Grounds Set to Open on Thanksgiving

    Fair Grounds is set to open Thanksgiving Day, marking the return of live racing to the New Orleans track following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The meet is scheduled to run Nov.23-March 25, with 81 days of racing. The main reconstruction of the facility has been completed.

  • Lexington Attorney to Teach UK Equine Law Course

    Laura D'Angelo, a leading equine attorney and partner at the Kentucky law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, will be teaching Equine Law in the 2007Spring semester at the University of Kentucky College of law. The two credit course, offered to upper-class law students, is the only one of its kind at UK.

  • Ashford Stud Helps Cancer Foundation

    The Lexington Foundation hosted its second annual Fall Wine Celebration Oct. 13. Held at the Red Mile's Floral Hall in Lexington, the black tie event began with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. It raised more than $700,000 for cancer research, education, and care.