Headlines for Tuesday, November 13, 2007

  • The Keeneland November breeding stock sale established an auction record for gross revenue on day 9.

    Keeneland Gross Sets Record

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale's gross reached an all-time high Tuesday. The total soared to $321,774,400 Tuesday in Lexington during the ninth of the sale's 15 sessions, surpassing the former mark of $317,666,000 that had been set in 1999.

  • Guild to Members: Get Own Insurance

    The Jockeys' Guild is encouraging members to secure their own health insurance as the current policy, the organization's self-funded program, may be terminated as soon as Dec. 31. Meanwhile, Guild officials met with industry representatives Nov. 13 at Keeneland Race Course to seek emergency financial support.

  • The Nov. 24 DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel is scheduled to be the career finale for Will He Shine.

    Will He Shine Pointed to 'Dash'

    Millennium Farms' Will He Shine, a grade II stakes winner by Silver Deputy, will run next in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Laurel Park in Maryland.

  • Kenny McPeek

    McPeek Lawsuit Targets Curlin Sale

    Trainer Kenny McPeek has filed a lawsuit in Kentucky against a company involving two jailed attorneys who are part owners of leading Horse of the Year candidate Curlin, alleging he is owed money from the previous sale of the horse.

  • Thistledown is at the center of the 2008 racing dates controversy in Ohio.

    More Dates Sought for Thistledown

    A controversial plan to shave live racing dates at Thistledown in 2008 could result in the halt of full-card simulcasts at the Cleveland-area racetrack in 2009.

  • Dalvina, recent winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT), is now in the care to trainer Graham Motion.

    Dalvina to Stay in U.S. With Motion

    Dalvina, an impressive winner of the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct Nov. 11, has been turned over to trainer Graham Motion to continue her American campaign.

  • Linda Rice saddled the first three finishers in the Nov. 11, $100,000 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes.

    Trainer Rice Hits Stakes 'Trifecta'

    Trainer Linda Rice hit the "trifecta" in the Nov. 11 Fifth Avenue Division of the New York Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct.

  • International Racing Group is contesting a decision by the Oregon Racing Commission to suspend its state operating license.

    IRG Contests Oregon Suspension

    International Racing Group has contested a decision by the Oregon Racing Commission to suspend its state operating license, and will continue to conduct business through its hub pending an administrative law hearing.

  • Eclipse Award winner Gilded Time will stand in Alberta, Canada, in 2008.

    Gilded Time to Bar None in Alberta

    Gilded Time, an Eclipse Award winner who has sired the earners of $43.4 million, has been purchased by Bar None Ranches and will stand at that farm near Dewinton, Alberta, Canada, in 2008.

  • Michael Dickinson has decided to stop training and devote his time to his synthetic surface company, Tapeta Footings.

    Dickinson Full-Time to Tapeta

    Citing the time constraints involved with his synthetic surface company Tapeta Footings, Michael Dickinson has announced he will not seek a trainer's license for 2008.

  • Calder Race Course management is seeking to legalize casino gaming at the south Florida track.

    Calder Launches Pro-Slots Effort

    Calder Race Course in South Florida has launched its campaign for the Jan. 29, 2008, Miami-Dade County vote on whether to allow Las Vegas-style slot machines at pari-mutuel facilities.

  • Dan Liebman
Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: One Small Step

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - It was an item that didn't draw many headlines. But, as Neil Armstrong so eloquently said about one small step, it can lead to a giant leap.

  • Commentary: King Edward

    <i>By - Sean Feld</i> - I did not know Ed Nahem personally, but when I read that he had died Oct. 31 of liver failure it brought back many memories of one of my favorite horses.