Headlines for Tuesday, October 30, 2007

  • Gross and Average Increase at Barretts Sale

    Cee's Elegance, a grade II winner of over $740,000 in foal to Salt Lake, was purchased by California breeders Pam and Martin Wygod for $140,000 to top the Oct. 30 second and final session of the Barretts Equine October mixed sale in Pomona, Calif.

  • Kip Deville, 1 of 6 2007 Breeders' Cup winners who trace back to Mr. Prospector.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2626514%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES: Breeders' Cup Round-Up

    At the end of a rain-soaked Breeders' Cup meeting, the Mr. Prospector line drowned all other sire lines, having be represented by six of the 11 winners. The Northern Dancer line scored twice, while three other lines tallied one apiece: Caro (IRE), Blushing Groom (FR), and Seattle Slew. Three of the winners were inbred within four generations to Northern Dancer (two of them) and Raise a Native, and four winners were inbred within five generations to Raise a Native.

  • State Lifts EHV-1 Quarantine for Half a Barn at Churchill Down

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture announced in a statement Oct. 30 that it lifted a quarantine order for half of Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 because a horse was found to be infected with equine herpes virus (EHV-1).

  • Former Youbet CEO Resigns Board Position

    Former Youbet co-founder and chief executive officer David Marshall has resigned his position as vice-chairman of the company's board of directors, according to an Oct. 30 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Studies Jockeys

    Exposure to lead from saddle weights and to residue from synthetic surfaces were among several concerns raised on a new topic page about jockeys' safety posted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on their Web site, the Department of Health and Human Services division reported Oct. 29.

  • Came Home relocates from Lane's End in Kentucky to Japan for 2008.

    Came Home Headed to Japan

    William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm has announced a purchase agreement to relocate second-crop stallion Came Home to Japan.

  • West coast based for his racing career, Stormello will stand stud at the Vinery in Kentucky.

    Grade I Winner Stormello to Vinery

    Stormello, a grade I winner at 2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Discreet Cat will join Street Sense and Hard Spun as 2008 freshmen stallions at Darley Stud.

    Grade I Winner Discreet Cat Retired to Darley

    Grade I winner Discreet Cat, one of the world's top 3-year-olds of last year, has been retired from racing and will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.

  • Coolmore's Scorpion will miss his scheduled start in the Nov. 5 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) due to a minor injury.

    Favored Scorpion Out of Melbourne Cup

    Top Irish galloper Scorpion, likely favorite for the Nov. 6 Aus$5-million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I), has been withdrawn from the classic at Australia's Flemington Racecourse after trainer Aidan O'Brien reported the Montjeu colt was lame.

  • Sabre d'Argent remains in Florida for 2008, but relocates to Bridlewood Farm.

    Sabre d'Argent to Bridlewood in Florida

    Sabre d'Argent, a half-brother to successful young sire Exchange Rate, is relocating to Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm near Ocala, Fla., where he will stand for $5,000.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: To Market

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - There were many longtime industry participants at Monmouth Park Oct. 26-27 for the first Breeders' Cup World Championships spread over two days. But perhaps more importantly, there was a newcomer to the sport intently watching the goings on.

  • Commentary: Bye George

    <i>By - Esther Marr</i> - I've only worked in the Thoroughbred industry for two years, so I don't pretend to know the history of horse racing to the extent of most people I encounter each day in my profession.

  • Breeders&#39; Cup Classic champ Curlin tops Steve Haskin&#39;s list of likely Eclipse Award winners.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2627349%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Eclipse Awards a No-Brainer This Year

    Start engraving the Eclipse Awards. This year's honors are all but a done deal. Despite the horrible conditions at Monmouth Park, the Breeders' Cup World Championships were surprisingly formful, with several favorites and leading contenders turning in dominating performances.

  • Barretts Mixed Sale Gets Off to Strong Start

    Stan Fulton's complete dispersal of horses of racing age dominated the first day of the Barretts' fall mixed sale Oct. 29. Five of Fulton's horses brought six figures, four of those surpassing the previous Barretts record of $125,000 for a horse of racing age.