Headlines for Friday, November 16, 2007

  • Dr. Janet Hoke, center, and her partner Alan Parker, left, with a check from Central Bank executive vice president David Moore. The check represents contributions collected from the sale of her horses on behalf of the Komen Foundation's Lexington chapter.

    Hoke Donates $53,600 to Komen-Lex

    Dr. Janet Hoke of Tym Mar Farms in Plant City, Fla., presented Komen-Lexington with the largest donation the organization has ever received when she donated $53,600.00, 10% of the purchase price buyers paid for her fall yearlings consigned at three different sales this year.

  • Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 12 Wrap

    As the Keeneland November sale continued its strong run during the 12th of 15 sessions, Ron Mitchell discusses the auction with Tom Thornbury, associated director of sales.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner War Pass <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%2Fbloodhorse%3Fprocess%3Ddynamic%26name1%3Dmetadata%252Fany%26value1%3Dwar%2Bpass%26ref%3Dstory">Order War Pass Photos</a>

    Lane's End to Stand War Pass

    Undefeated War Pass, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and the favorite for divisional championship honors, will stand at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., upon his retirement from racing.

  • Japan's Dr. Tadashi Iida Dead

    Dr. Tadashi Iida, a well-known owner, breeder, and veterinarian in Japan and CEO of Chiyoda Farm, that country's major breeding and training facility, passed away Nov. 15 in his native land after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 80 years old.

  • 2006 John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf winner Red Rocks is "almost certain" to be coming to compete at Sha Tin Racecourse Dec. 9.

    Major Hong Kong Races Shaping Up

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club will be announcing the invitees for the Cathay Pacific International Races Nov. 21, and it seems the club has succeeded in attracting its second Breeders' Cup winner to the "turf world championships."

  • Fair Grounds Race Course

    Fair Grounds Meet Coverage on HRTV

    HRTV will provide comprehensive live coverage of the 2007-08 Fair Grounds beginning Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day. The 81-day meet runs through March 23.

  • Midnight Lute is likely to run in the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%2Fbloodhorse%3Fprocess%3Ddynamic%26name1%3Dmetadata%252Fany%26value1%3Dmidnight%26ref%3Dstory">Order Midnight Lute Photos</a>

    Midnight Lute Among Cigar Mile Noms

    Mike Pegram's Midnight Lute, winner of the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is expected for the Nov. 24 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile (gr. I), which highlights Aqueduct's HolidayFest.

  • Fawkes Hopeful for New York String

    Florida-based trainer David Fawkes had good luck shipping Take d'Tour to New York to win grade I races in 2006 and 2007, and now he looks forward to doing well with his first New York-based stable at Aqueduct's fall and winter meets.

  • Brass Hat, with more than $1.5 million in earnings, will be one of the favorites in the Clark Handicap (gr. II).

    Brass Hat Preps for Clark 'Cap

    Fred Bradley's homebred Brass Hat tuned up for a Nov. 23 engagement in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 under jockey Willie Martinez Nov. 16.

  • Cashel Castle

    Cashel Castle to Journeyman

    Graded stakes winner Cashel Castle will stand at Brent Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for $2,500.

  • Auction

    Steroid Policy Implemented at Sales

    Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.

  • Laurel Park could be a benefactor if slots legislation is passed in Maryland.

    Maryland House Wrangling on Slots

    The Maryland House of Delegates put off voting on whether the state should have a referendum on slot-machine gambling after a day of changes in the proposal Nov. 15. The issue is on the agenda when the House reconvenes Nov. 16.