Headlines for Friday, October 12, 2007

  • Youbet Reveals Seizure of IRG Funds

    Youbet.com disclosed Oct. 12 that the federal government has seized $1.5 million in funds from three Nevada bank accounts affiliated with the company's off-shore entity, IRG.

  • Sadler's Wells filly tops day one of Tattersalls yearling sale.

    Record Filly Fuels Tattersalls Business

    With a world-record yearling filly in the mix, business during the final session of Book One of Tattersalls' 2007 October sale is strong with an 18% upswing in gross over last year's total.

  • Three Chimneys Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Three Chimneys' stallion fees will remain the same or decrease in 2008, the farm announced Oct. 12. Also, the farm will contractually limit the stallion books to 110 mares, as has been its informal custom for several years.

  • Inglis Again Revises Easter Yearling Sale Dates

    Due to mounting pressure by heavyweight Australian breeders on Inglis and Magic Millions to rethink their previously announced new dates for the all-important sales series in Australia next year, one of the auction companies -- Inglis -- has yielded. It announced revised dates for its marquee Easter yearling sale.

  • OBS Mixed Sale Wraps Up With Mixed Results

    When reviewing the action during the 2007 Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale Oct. 8-12 in Central Florida, Tom Ventura, OBS general manager and director of sales, said it is difficult to compare the results with those of last year. This year, the sale had one less consignor-preferred session and one additional open session.

  • Edgar Prado

    Prado Back on Horses, Taking Recovery Slowly

    Jockey Edgar Prado has been given medical clearance to ride and will take his recovery from a broken ankle to the next level the morning of Oct. 13, when he gets on horses, said his agent, Bob Frieze.

  • Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Shakespeare has been retired from racing.

    No Cup for Shakespeare; Retires With Tendon Injury

    Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Shakespeare, who won seven of eight career starts for Frank Justice's Dell Ridge Farm, has been retired from racing after suffering a flare-up of the old tendon injury that once kept him from racing for 21 months.

  • Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem

    Awesome Gem is one of an expected five starters for West Point Thoroughbreds in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Video Q&A With Dan Liebman

    Dan Liebman, newly appointed editor-in-chief, took part in a video question-and-answer session Oct. 12.

  • Claiborne Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Claiborne Farm has announced its 2008 stud fees with no major changes to its roster of 14 stallions, which stand at the Hancock family's farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Play Bingo Out of Maryland Million Classic with Quarter Crack

    Play Bingo, winner of the 2005 Maryland Million Classic, will not start in this year's renewal of the race at Laurel Park Oct. 13 because of a quarter crack in his left hind hoof, owner/trainer John "Doc" Fisher said Oct. 12.

  • Downey Profile: Early Pace May Be Key in Queen Elizabeth II

    Three of our top four quick picks for Saturday's grade I Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland came out of a strong grade I race at Belmont Park. The key to this race might be whether any of these can dictate a moderate pace and stay on to win.

  • Attilas Storm will compete in the Breeders' Cup Sprint before entering stud at JEH Stallion Station in New Mexico.

    Attila's Storm to Stand at JEH

    Attila's Storm, a 2007 graded stakes winner, will enter stud at Jim Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M., upon his retirement from racing.

  • Avenue of Flags to Hourigan in New Mexico

    Avenue of Flags, whose 23 stakes winners includes grade I winners Joey Franco and Notable Career, will stand at Hourigan Horse Farm near Anthony, N.M.