Headlines for Tuesday, October 2, 2007

  • Session-topper; filly, Stormy Atlantic - Princess Birdeye by Indian Charlie.

    Double-Digit Increases on Day Two of Midlantic Sale

    Gross and average registered double-digit increases while the median dipped slightly at the close of business on the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 2 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md.

  • Daughter of Sadler's Wells Brings Big Bucks at Goffs

    The best was kept to last at the Oct. 2 second session of the Goffs Million sale in County Kildare, Ireland, when--close to the end of play--a daughter of Sadler's Wells became the dearest yearling filly ever to sell at auction in Ireland when she brought 2.4 million euros ($3.39 million).

  • Multiple graded stakes winner Marietta heads a strong Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks field

    Marietta Going For Third Straight Oaks

    Three-year-old filly Marietta, who has two straight Oaks wins to her credit, will have to be at her best to make it three in a row in Friday's Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at Hoosier Park.

  • Louisiana Sale to Offer 431 Horses

    The Breeders Sales Company of Louisiana will offer 431 horses at its annual yearling sale, followed by a mixed session. The sale is set for Oct. 15-16 at the Ike Hamilton Equine Exposition Center in West Monroe, La.

  • Cape Canaveral

    Cape Canaveral to Highfield in Alberta

    Cape Canaveral, who has sired 10 stakes winners from his first three crops, has been purchased for stallion duty at Highfield Stock Farm near Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

  • Evan Hammonds<br>Managing Editor

    Commentary: The Hearty Boys

    <i>By Evan I. Hammonds</i> - The Triple Crown races of the spring are in the books, and the summer races at Saratoga and Monmouth have been run. The true test of sophomore runners comes in the fall, when they take on older horses for the first time.

  • Commentary: Beatdown

    <i>By Paul Moran</i> - The decline of racing's presence in the nation's newspapers follows in lockstep the absence of editors from the decision-making structure who were interested in the sport at a time when racing was considered a part of the culture -- something that no longer exists outside Kentucky.

  • Hale Named Charles Town HBPA Executive Director

    The Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has hired racing industry veteran Lenny Hale as its new executive director, the organization announced Oct. 1.