Headlines for Thursday, November 1, 2007

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Curlin

    Judge Rules Interest In Curlin Turned Over to Plaintiffs

    The ongoing saga of Curlin continued in a courtroom in Kentucky Nov. 1 when a judge ruled the 20% interest in the colt owned by the two original owners would be turned over to the more than 400 persons involved in a lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen.

  • Naissance Royale is one of two entries from the barn of Christophe Clement in the Las Palmas Handicap.

    Clement Doubles Up in Las Palmas Handicap Assault

    New York-based trainer Christophe Clement takes aim at California once again when he ships Naissance Royale and Meribel to Santa Anita for Oak Tree's closing-day $150,000 Las Palmas Handicap (gr. IIT) on the grass Nov. 4.

  • Empire Maker

    Juddmonte Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farm near Lexington announced its 2008 stud fees Nov. 1,with two remaining the same and one seeing an increase.

  • Insurance Companies Donate $60,000 to Disabled Jockeys Fund

    The prominent insurance companies American International Group (AIG) and Maroevich, O'Shea & Coghlan (MOC) Insurance Services have each made significant donations to the NTRA Charities Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in the past few weeks, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Nov. 1.

  • The Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus gr.1) trophy

    Melbourne Cup Fighting For Attention in America

    In most years, the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aust-I) occurs only three days after the Breeders' Cup World Championships, allowing the world's richest handicap race to stay fresh in the minds of American and European racing fans. This year, there are 10 days between the two events.

  • Buck Pond Releases 2008 Stallion Fees

    Buck Pond Farm, near Versailles, Ky., has lowered the stud fees on three of its 11 stallions. Breeding fees have been dropped for State City, Seattle Fitz, and Colonial Colony.

  • Six Stakes Offered at Hawthorne Nov. 3

    On a day when the Illinois Thoroughbred gets some undivided attention, the six $100,000 stakes for horses foaled and/or conceived in the Prairie State will offer a variety of challenges for the average handicapper. Here is a closer look at the 2007 edition of the Phil Georgeff Festival of Racing to be held Nov. 3.

  • Ashford Stud

    Ashford Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Ashford Stud, a division of Coolmore located near Versailles, Ky., released its 2008 stud fees Nov. 1. The list includes Fusaichi Pegasus seeing another significant drop, Van Nistelrooy a sizeable jump, and a fee announced for new stallion Scat Daddy.

  • Scott Lake earned win number 4,000 on Halloween.

    Lake Wins 4,000th Race As Trainer

    The aptly-named Hickory Trick brought Scott Lake his 4,000th career win Oct. 31 while the leading Mid-Atlantic trainer was trick-or-treating with his children on Halloween night. Saddled by assistant Ralph Wernimont, the gelded son of Clever Trick went wire-to-wire as the favorite in a six-furlong claiming event at Penn National.

  • The owners of Teuflesberg are optimistic that he can recover from his injury in the Phoenix Stakes (gr.III) to begin his stud career next year.

    Teuflesberg Expected to Begin Stud Career in 2008

    Teuflesberg, who was injured in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland, continues to have a successful recovery at Rood and Riddle Equine Cinic near Lexington. The colt, who had been on the road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, suffered career-ending fractures in both sesamoids in his left foreleg.

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    The Tin Man Retired Due to Fractured Knee

    The Tin Man, a 9-year-old multi-millionaire who has experienced continued stakes success on the racetrack, suffered a fractured knee while coming out of anesthesia following an Oct. 25 surgical procedure.

  • Gone West at Mill Ridge Farm

    Mill Ridge Farm Announces 2008 Stud Fees

    Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington announced Nov. 1 that the fees for the farm's stallions would be reduced for 2008.

  • IRS Claims NYRA Owes $1.6 Billion

    The New York Racing Association can add the Internal Revenue Service to its list of obstacles, as the federal agency wants NYRA to pay it $1.6 billion to settle past tax bills.