Headlines for Wednesday, November 7, 2007

  • The top-selling horse Wednesday was a stakes-winning filly named Stylish Wildcat, who brought $800,000.

    Keeneland November Continues Upward

    On a day when the U.S. stock market plunged 360 points, the Keeneland November breeding stock sale generated strong enough figures during its third session to keep the auction's cumulative gross up 13.8% and the average price up 9.9% from a year ago.

  • Plan May Split Control of NY Tracks

    Two days after a top lawmaker said he believes Gov. Eliot Spitzer has moved away from the idea of awarding the entire Thoroughbred racing franchise to the New York Racing Association, a plan is kicking around in Albany to split the three tracks among different entities.

  • IRG a Hot Topic During Youbet Call

    Youbet.com reported a decline in overall handle and increase in total revenue for the third quarter of 2007, but a related earnings conference call with analysts Nov. 7 was punctuated by discussion of the federal investigation involving the company's off-shore entity, International Racing Group.

  • Video: Keeneland Nov - Day 3 Wrap

    As the Keeneland November sale continues on a strong note, Ron Mitchell discusses the market with Tom Thornbury, associate director of sales.

  • Any Given Saturday

    Any Given Saturday Retired

    Any Given Saturday, who won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) by 4 1/2 lengths, has been retired and will stand at Darley for $40,000 in 2008, it was announced Nov. 7.

  • Veteran Sires Lead Way at Keeneland

    Veteran stallions A.P. Indy, Kingmambo, and Smart Strike -- all of whom stand at Lane's End Farm -- top the list of covering sires by average during the first two sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Bit of Whimsy was the upset winner of the QEII (gr.IT) at Keeneland last month.

    Bit of Whimsy Headlines Mrs. Revere

    Bit of Whimsy, upset winner of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Oct. 13 at Keeneland, will carry her highest weight ever and take on a field of 13 other 3-year-old fillies, including two previously beaten competitors, in the $150,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs.

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Delivers 6,000th Win

    Mario Pino became the 15th jockey in North America to earn 6,000 wins Nov. 7 when he piloted Pass Play to victory in the seventh race at Laurel Park.

  • The Ky. Agriculture Dept. has released 19 horses trained by David Carroll from a 13-day quarantine.

    Churchill Herpes Quarantine Lifted

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has released 19 horses trained by David Carroll from a 13-day quarantine for equine herpes virus in Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, the Louisville, Ky. race track announced Nov. 7.

  • Gary Stevens

    Stevens Joins HRTV

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has reached an agreement with HorseRacing TV to serve as an on-air analyst, the network announced Nov. 7.

  • Almutawakel after his victory in the 1999 Dubai World Cup.

    World Cup Winner Almutawakel Dead

    Pensioned Irish stallion Almutawakel, who won the 1999 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), was euthanized because of chronic arthritis.

  • Revved Up

    Florida Million Fields Are Set

    Nine-year-old gelding Revved Up will be looking for his third consecutive victory on Florida Million day, as Calder Race Course celebrates the Sunshine State's Thoroughbred breeding industry by offering eight stakes worth $1.2 million for registered Florida-breds Nov. 10.

  • 1935 Horse of the Year Discovery, bred by Lois Duffey's father Walter Salmon Sr.

    Lois Duffey Dead

    Lois Duffey, who won the 1990 Seagram Grand National Steeplechase in England with Mr. Frisk, died Oct. 6 in Chestertown, Md.

  • Mark Guidry

    Guidry to Retire at Churchill

    Veteran jockey Mark Guidry, 21st on the all-time list of North American riders with more than 5,000 victories, plans to close out his riding career Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs.

  • Simon Pure

    Simon Pure Retired

    Simon Pure, a grade II stakes-placed son of Silver Deputy, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla.

  • Silent Name will stand at Adena Springs.

    Silent Name to Adena Springs

    Multiple grade II winner Silent Name will retire to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Paris after starting in the Nov. 23 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.