Headlines for Monday, November 12, 2007

  • Jose Santos

    Santos' Daughter In Fatal Crash

    Sophia Santos, the 20-year-old daughter of Hall of Fame jockey Jose Santos, is being held on a $1 million bond in a Nassau County, N.Y., jail and has been charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree vehicular manslaughter after she was involved in a Nov. 11 car accident that left one woman dead and another in critical condition.

  • Numbers up for Keeneland Session

    Buyers at the eighth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale kept things rolling Nov. 12, pushing the gross, average, and median towards positive gains in a session-to-session comparison over 2006.

  • Cutlass Reality stood his entire stud career at Harris Farms in California.

    Cutlass Reality Dead

    California pensioned stallion Cutlass Reality, who was one of the stars of California racing as a 6-year-old in 1988, was euthanized in early October because of laminitis and complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Octave

    Octave Retired

    Grade I winner Octave, whose $4 million price was the second-highest at the recent Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale, has been retired to become a broodmare for Sheikh Mohammed's Darley in Central Kentucky.

  • Millennium Fundraiser a Success

    For the second year in a row, an effort to bridge the digital divide for underprivileged children of the Thoroughbred industry and throughout Central Kentucky was made through a fundraiser to benefit Tubby's Clubhouse.

  • Tristram Ricketts Dead

    British horseracing is coming to terms with the loss of one its most respected administrators following the death of Tristram Ricketts Nov. 7

  • Garrett Gomez celebrates his 71st stakes win of the year after leading Spring Awakening to victory in the Moccasin Stakes.

    Gomez Breaks Bailey's Stakes Mark

    Garrett Gomez established a North American record for stakes wins in a year when he drove favored Spring Awakening to victory in the $108,100 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park Nov. 11. The 71st stakes win of the year for Gomez broke the mark set by Jerry Bailey in 2003.

  • The entrance at Palm Meadows Training Center

    Gulfstream Park Opens Stable Area

    Gulfstream Park and the affiliated Palm Meadows Training Center have received about 3,600 stall applications for 2,452 stalls, officials at the South Florida racetrack said.

  • Viva Pataca Deserves More Respect

    Trainer John Moore is incensed the some racing commentators are favoring Packing Winner over his Viva Pataca in the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I).

  • Defer won the Laurel Futurity (gr. III) at age two.

    Defer to Empire Stud

    Graded stakes winner Defer has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Pavarotti set a track record in the 2007 Round Table at Arlington Park.

    Pavarotti to Hartley/De Renzo

    Pavarotti, a stakes-winning son of A.P. Indy, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hartley/De Renzo, Walmac South near Ocala, Fla.

  • Jamie Spencer

    Leading Jockey Battle Ends in Tie

    Criticism that the turf flat season in Great Britain tends to end with a whimper rather than a bang looked somewhat misplaced at Doncaster Nov. 9 when the race for champion jockey ended in a tie for the first time in 84 years.

  • British Administrator Ricketts Dies

    British horse racing is coming to terms with the loss of one its most respected administrators following the death of Sir Tristram Ricketts the morning of Nov. 7. Ricketts was 61.

  • Greek Sun retires to the Maryland Stallion Station to begin his stud career in 2008.

    Greek Sun Retired to Maryland

    Greek Sun, a grade II stakes-winning son of Danzig, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Maryland Stallion Station (Donald Litz, president) near Glyndon, Md.