Headlines for Tuesday, December 11, 2007

  • Television producer and Thoroughbred owner Roger King.

    Owner/Breeder Roger King Dies

    Roger M. King, the CBS and King World Productions executive and Thoroughbred owner and breeder, died Saturday of a stroke, a CBS spokesman said Tuesday night. He was 63. King helped bring stars including Oprah Winfrey, Alex Trebek and "Dr. Phil" McGraw to television.

  • Deauville Average Falls, Gross Up

    The fourth and last day of Arqana's Breeding Stock Sale in Deauville, France, on Dec. 11, saw gross sales reach 17,595,000 euros ($25,814,680), marginally up on the 17,452,000 euros ($25,604,876) in 2006. Because more mares and fillies were offered, the average slipped 7% to 33,198 euros ($48,707).

  • Toussaud

    Toussaud Pensioned

    Toussaud, whose five grade/group winners include promising young sire Empire Maker, has been pensioned from her duties as a broodmare at Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms near Lexington.

  • Undefeated Pepper's Pride named Zia Park's horse of the meet for 2007.

    Top Zia Park Horses Announced

    The undefeated Thoroughbred Pepper's Pride and Zia Park Quarter Horse Championship winner Ketel Won have been named the Zia Park horses of the meet for their respective breeds.

  • Keeneland Stakes Schedule a Record

    Eighteen stakes worth a record $4.3 million, and enhanced graded status for the Maker's Mark Mile, Appalachian, and Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes, highlight Keeneland's 2008 spring meet to be held April 4-25.

  • Fast Decision

    Fast Decision to Landlock Equine

    Fast Decision, who is bred similarly to former leading sire Thunder Gulch, has been relocated to Landlock Equine Center near Coushatta, La.

  • Ops Smile has sired six runners that have won or placed in stakes.

    Ops Smile to Heavens Gate

    Grade I winner Ops Smile will stand at Mark McCullough's Heavens Gate Farm near Morriston, Fla.

  • Dan Liebman: Editor-in-Chief

    Commentary: Another World

    <i>By - Dan Liebman</i> - On Dec. 9, the Cathay Pacific International Races were held in Hong Kong. The following day, the Breeders' Cup announced it was adding three new races to its World Championships program. The terms "international" and "world" may imply the same thing, but there is little that is similar about the two events.

  • Commentary: Oh Me, Oh Myectomy

    <i>By - Cot Campbell</i> - Clearly, God was in a whimsical mood when He designed the bodily structure of the Thoroughbred racehorse.

  • KEEP Raises Nearly $4 Million

    Many horse industry figures were in the spirit of giving during the Kentucky Equine Education Project's stallion season auction, billed with the tag line, "No Time to Hold Your Horses." The auction was held for the first time since 2004 to benefit causes supported by the organization.

  • Ohio Forms KEEP-Like Coalition

    The Ohio horse industry, in an effort to make its voice heard around the Buckeye State, has formed a coalition similar to the Kentucky Equine Education Project, a horse industry advocacy group in Kentucky.