Headlines for Friday, November 2, 2007

  • Premium Tap

    Premium Tap Wins Again in Saudi Arabia

    Making his second start in Saudi Arabia since a game runner-up effort to Invasor in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), Premium Tap crushed 16 rivals Nov. 2 in the 2,000-meter Ministry of Culture and Information Cup at Al Janadriah racecourse, winning by seven lengths in 2:01.66.

  • Lawyer Ron

    Lawyer Ron Retires to Stonewall Farm

    Grade I winner Lawyer Ron, the leading candidate for champion older male, has been retired from racing and will enter stud for a fee of $30,000 at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Etched

    Mahubah's Corner: Etched Could Be Darley's Next Star

    To no one's great surprise, grade I winner Discreet Cat has been retired to Darley for stallion duty (at a $30,000 fee) following a 4-year-old season compromised by a throat abscess. But if the performance of its homebred Etched in the Nashua Stakes Oct. 28 is any indication of the future, Godolphin may well have already found a successor to Discreet Cat on the racing front.

  • Part Four Down, But Total Figures Up for October Sale

    A Gainsborough Stud-bred Indian Ridge colt out a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Lit de Justice (El Gran Senor) brought 25,000 guineas (about $54,000) to top part four of the Tattersalls October yearling sale Nov. 1.

  • Mr. Greeley's 2008 fee has increased $50,000, to $125,000.

    Mr. Greeley's Fee Upped to $125,000

    Gainesway Farm has announced the 2008 stud fee for prominent sire Mr. Greeley will be $125,000, up from $75,000 in 2007.

  • Sugar Shake looks to break a nine-month losing streak in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III).

    Sugar Shake Looks to Sound 'Alarm' at Aqueduct

    Sugar Shake looks to regain the form she had earlier this year when she won the Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) in the Turnback the Alarm Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Nov. 4.

  • The Long Island Handicap (gr.IIIT) marks Royal Highness' final start before retirement in Europe.

    Royal Highness Hopes to Bow Out a Winner

    Royal Highness is headed to the breeding shed in Europe, but she has some business to attend to first: The Nov. 3 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Aqueduct.

  • Interim Magna CEO and Chairman Frank Stronach has put $20 million into the company recently.

    MEC Officials Promise to Keep Chipping Away at Debt

    Magna Entertainment blamed the weak performance of its slots operation at Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino as a key to another in a series of poor financial quarters, as the company announced a $49.8 million net loss ending Sept. 30.

  • Sun King has two scheduled starts in November before joining the stallion roster at Darby Dan Farm.

    Sun King Retired to Darby Dan

    Sun King, a millionaire and multiple grade II winner, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • The Keeneland November Sale will feature major dispersals from several top breeding operations.

    Major Dispersals, Reductions on Tap at Keeneland

    The Keeneland November sale will include dispersals or major reductions by Adena Springs, Swettenham Stud, Golden Eagle Farm, the partnership of retired trainer MacKenzie Miller and the late Smiser West, and California owner Stan E. Fulton.

  • Imawildandcrazyguy

    Calder Drawing Nice Lineup For Florida Million Day

    Live Oak Plantatation's 9-year-old Revved Up, Lewis Pell and Michael Eigner's 3-year-old Imawildandcrazyguy and J D Farm's 2-year-old Wise Answer are prominent among the Florida-bred stars young and old nominated for the eight stakes races worth a total of $1.2 million to be run on the Florida Million program at Calder Race Course Nov. 10.

  • Purim, at Monmouth Park prior to the Breeders' Cup, will make one more start before his stud duties begin.

    Purim to Stand for $10,000

    Grade I winner Purim, who will enter stud in 2008 at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway, Ky., will stand for $10,000.

  • Turf marathoner Honey Ryder retires with earnings in excess of $2.7 million.

    Honey Ryder Retired; Booked to Kingmambo

    Honey Ryder, who placed in the last two runnings of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), arrived Oct. 29 at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky., to become a broodmare.