Headlines for Thursday, November 15, 2007

  • Top-priced weanling; Arctic Bright; white colt, Painting Freedom - Mesa Queen by Reign Road.

    Momentum Continues at Keeneland

    A steady group of buyers continued to provide strength to the market Nov. 15 during the 11th session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, resulting in across-the-board increases and a clearance rate of more than 80%. A dark bay daughter of Our Emblem brought $130,000 to top the session and close the sixth catalog of the 15-day auction.

  • Rafael Bejarano

    Bejarano Due at Hollywood Nov. 21

    Rafael Bejarano, one of the top five leading riders in the nation, is expected to join the Southern California jockey colony on a permanent basis when he begins riding Nov. 21 at Hollywood Park.

  • Role of TV in ADW to Be Examined

    The impact of television on account wagering will be watched closely during an experiment in California that began Nov. 7 with the opening of Golden Gate Fields and Hollywood Park.

  • Colonel John Set for Real Quiet

    WinStar Farm's homebred Colonel John, a 4 1/2-length maiden winner in his last start for trainer Eoin Harty, is the likely favorite in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Real Quiet Stakes for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles over the Cushion Track Nov. 18.

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    Fields Filling for Churchill Stakes

    Fields are beginning to take shape for each of the five graded stakes at Churchill Downs Thanksgiving weekend, highlighted by the Nov. 23 $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II).

  • $1.2 million earner Financingavailable is retired at age six.

    Champion Financingavailable Retired

    Financingavailable, Canada's champion older mare last year and one of the favorites for the same title this year, has been retired from racing because of a small ligament tear.

  • High Resolve

    High Resolve Brings High Hopes

    <b>MAHUBAH'S CORNER</b> Hope springs eternal in the Thoroughbred world. Just consider octogenarian Harry Aleo, whose brilliant Lost in the Fog tragically succumbed to cancer last year. This year, his Smokey Stover developed into a contender in the sprint division but struggled with the off going and a less than ideal trip in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), finishing ninth of 10. Smokey Stover will be back next year, however, and is half of a twosome that could make the spring an exciting time for Aleo. High Resolve is the other runner generating high hopes.

  • The venerable Evening Attire won the Stuyvesant in 2005.

    Barcola Heads Stuyvesant 'Cap

    Trainer Mark Hennig knows Barcola is a superior horse over the Delaware Park surface. Now he wants to know if the colt can be as effective at Aqueduct, and he'll find out Nov. 17 in the New York track's $100,000 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr.III).

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    Divine Park Eyes Malibu Stakes

    Divine Park, undefeated winner of the Withers (gr. III) at Aqueduct in April, will run for the first time since that race in the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Nov. 15.

  • Tara Hemmings won the seventh annual female jockeys challenge at Hoosier Park.

    Hemmings Wins Jockey Challenge

    Tara Hemmings won two of the five legs of the Female Jockey Challenge to earn 13 points and the title in this year's event at Hoosier Park.

  • Canterbury Park Sees Gain in Income

    Canterbury Park's parent company reported increased income during the third quarter of 2007 despite experiencing a 5% decline in total handle since the beginning of the year.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Returns to Hollywood

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela returns to California for the first time in nearly one year Nov. 17 at Hollywood Park.