Headlines for Wednesday, January 10, 2007

  • Fast Parade Marches to Impressive Luck Win

    Odds-on favorite Fast Parade showed no ill effects from a disappointing trip to Hong Kong in December when he won his sixth straight sprint race Wednesday, dominating Santa Anita's $77,500 Impressive Luck Handicap at 6 ½ furlongs over the track's unique downhill grass layout.

  • Wednesday morning at the Keeneland January sale.

    Third Session Shows Strength at Keeneland January Sale

    Following a slow start, the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale picked up steam Wednesday during its third session in Lexington. The number sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price all were ahead of last year's figures for the comparable session.

  • Point Ashley To Be Bred to Storm Cat

    Hill 'n' Dale Farm owner John Sikura said Wednesday Eclipse Award finalist and grade I winner Point Ashley will be bred to leading sire Storm Cat.

  • Fogelsonger Injured in Laurel Park Race

    Jockey Ryan Fogelsonger was taken to Laurel Regional Hospital for tests when Sing On tossed her rider seconds after crossing the finish line in the seventh race at Laurel Park Jan. 10.

  • Special Election to Decide Dixon Downs' Fate

    The fate of Magna Entertainment Corporation's $250 million state-of-the-art racetrack for Northern California will be decided in a special election April 17 by the city of Dixon, a town of 17,500 residents 19 miles west of Sacramento.

  • High Limit Back to Racing

    Grade II winner High Limit, who was scheduled to enter stud in 2007, has taken up training again with Bobby Frankel in Southern California.

  • Hawthorne Announces 2007 Stakes Program

    Hawthorne Race Course has announced stakes schedules for both of its 2007 Thoroughbred meets. The spring season at Hawthorne kicks off Feb. 23, and $1.6 million in stakes purses will be offered. The fall campaign commences Sept. 17, and $1.8 million in stakes purses will be offered.

  • Carnivalay, at Country Life Farm in October 2006.

    Pensioned Maryland Stallion Carnivalay Dead

    Carnivalay, one of Maryland's top stallions for years, died Jan. 9 of an apparent heart attack at the Pons' family's Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md.

  • Dr. Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board.

    CHRB Committee Urges Drug Policy Changes

    The California Horse Racing Board, under fire for its drug enforcement policies, would dramatically change penalties for many violations and repeat offenses under recommendations passed on to the full commission by its medication committee Jan. 9.

  • Survey Says: Require Agents to Disclose Commissions

    A recent survey of Thoroughbred horse owners, breeders, managers, trainers, and bloodstock agents shows overwhelming agreement that bloodstock agents should be required to disclose the commission rates they receive to both the buyer and seller.