Headlines for Wednesday, October 31, 2007

  • Dates Approved for New Detroit Racetrack

    Michigan's racing commissioner approved on Oct. 31 the 2008 dates for a new racetrack to be built near Detroit. The track, named Pinnacle Race Course, was granted 63 days of live racing beginning July 18. The 10,000-seat racetrack project, near the Detroit Metro Airport, includes 200,000 square feet of retail developement.

  • Carl Nafzger

    Nafzger to be Honored by KTO

    Trainer Carl Nafzger will be honored for his overall contributions to Thoroughbred racing when Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners (KTO) presents the two-time winner of the Kentucky Derby with the 2007 "Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award."

  • Edgar Prado

    Prado Back on Mounts Nov. 3

    Jockey Edgar Prado, who missed the Breeders' Cup races Oct. 26-27 while recovering from a broken right ankle, is named to ride one mount Nov. 3 at Aqueduct for the first time since his Sept. 1 spill.

  • Statue of Liberty Colt Tops Tattersalls Session

    Hong Kong-bound juvenile Craggy Cat (Statue Of Liberty) brought 280,000 guineas at the penultimate session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale in Newmarket. The two-time winner for trainer Luca Cumani will join John Moore in Hong Kong.

  • Curlin tied the Monmouth Park track record of 2:00 2/5 in Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.1).<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%3D2627349%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskin's Classic Recap: Curl Jam

    Prior to this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Larry Jones, trainer of eventual runner-up Hard Spun, said of the meteoric rise of the then undefeated Curlin, "Six months from now, we could be looking at Curlin as a super horse." Well, it is now six months later, and Jones' words, unfortunately for him, have become prophetic.

  • Echo of Light to Dalham Hall

    French and English group winner Echo of Light has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England.

  • High Heels looks to rebound after a ninth place finish in the Spinster (gr.I) at Keeneland.

    Spinster Finishers Match Up Again in Chilukki

    After finishing seventh and ninth respectively in the Spinster Stakes (gr. I) over the Polytrack at Keeneland Oct. 7, Rolling Sea and High Heels will drop down in company, shorten up to the one-mile distance, and tackle each other again in the Nov. 3 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) on the dirt at Churchill Downs.

  • Weather Warning to Windfields in Canada

    Weather Warning, a stakes-winning son of Storm Cat out of a grade I winner, will enter stud in 2008 at Windfields Farm near Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Indian Charlie, at $50,000, heads the stallion roster at Airdrie Stud.

    Indian Charlie to Stand for $50,000 in 2008

    Indian Charlie, sire of Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Indian Blessing, will stand for $50,000 at Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.

  • Nineteen-year-old Lycius has sired the career earners of $17 million.

    Lycius to Briar Hill in Massachusetts

    Lycius, sire of several champions, will relocate to George Brown's Briar Hill Farm near Rehoboth, Mass., for 2008 and will stand for $2,000.

  • Mountaineer Race Track's new on-site simulcast facility

    New Simulcast Area, Poker Room Open at Mountaineer

    A new poker room and simulcast facility are open in the grandstand at Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort, which earlier this year received state and county approval to add table games to its thousands of video lottery terminals.

  • Grade I winner After Market has arrived at Lane's End Farm.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprocess%3Dgallery%26gallery_id%3DS335816%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1790597%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    After Market Arrives at Lane's End

    After Market, who was scratched from the Oct. 27 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) because trainer John Shirreffs felt the ground was too soft to suit the colt, has arrived at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • William J. Condren

    Two-Time Derby Owner Condren Dies

    William J. Condren, 74, who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) twice with partners, died Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

  • Trainer Al Stall's barn at Churchill Downs was released from quarantine Tuesday by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

    Quarantine Lifted for Half of Barn at Churchill Downs

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine order for half of barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 after a was found to be infected with equine herpesvirus.

  • Suave Prospect to A & A in New Mexico

    Suave Prospect, second on this year's New Mexico sires list, has been moved to A & A Ranch near Anthony, N.M., and will stand for $3,500.