Headlines for Monday, September 25, 2006

  • Premium Tap, being sent to the Kentucky Cup Classic.

    Premium Tap to Ship in for Kentucky Cup Classic

    The $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II), one of five stakes on the Saturday race card at Turfway Park, received a boost when John Kimmel reported Monday he will send Woodward Stakes (gr. 1) winner Premium Tap to the top race.

  • Aidan O'Brien, trains Dylan Thomas.

    Countdown to the Cup: No Doubting Thomas

    The wheels have been turning at Ballydoyle. The decision to send group I Irish Derby and Irish Champion winner Dylan Thomas to Belmont for the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) is a departure from their normal strategy. But they have done it before, and it is understandable why they would want to try a different approach

  • Joey Franco Moving to Western Canada

    Joey Franco, who stood his first two seasons at Harris Farms in California, will stand in Canada in 2007 at Pacific Stud in Langley, British Columbia. His fee will be $3,000.

  • Incentives Offered to Breed to Imperialism

    Manuel Andrade, who owns and will stand Imperialism at Get Away Farm near Ocala, Fla, in 2007, announced two incentives for those breeding to the son of Langfuhr. He will stand for $5,000.