Headlines for Wednesday, September 19, 2007

  • Biancone Hearing Set in Cobra Venom Inquiry

    Following the announcement of the five-year suspension of veterinarian Dr. Rod Stewart for violations of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority's medication regulations, the organization has scheduled a stewards' hearing in the ongoing investigation of trainer Patrick Biancone, who was found to be in possession of cobra venom and two other prohibited substances.

  • Track Injuries Spur Meeting Between NYRA, Horsemen

    New York Racing Association racing secretary P.J. Campo says NYRA officials will meet with horsemen in the next "couple days" to discuss maintenance of track surfaces at Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga after a series of catastrophic injuries.

  • Georgie Boy

    Tribal Rule's Star Rising with Boost From Georgie Boy

    We frequently find that horses that outrun their pedigrees have clever pedigree patterns. We were reminded again of that fact when Georgie Boy a son of rising California stallion star, Tribal Rule captured the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 5. The race marked an advance in form for the youngster, who broke his maiden in the restricted Graduation Stakes on his third outing, and then took second to the Futurity runner-up, Salute the Sarge, in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Tym Mar partners' Alan Parker and Dr. Janet Hoke.

    Consignor Selling for a Cause

    Dr. Janet Hoke, a breast cancer survivor, has pledged some of the proceeds from her 11-horse consignment at the Keeneland September yearling sale to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

  • Calif. Racing Board Bill Tabled Until 2008

    A legislative attempt to limit the number of horse owners who can serve on the California Horse Racing Board won't become law this year. The measure was left on the state Assembly floor without a vote as the 2007 legislative session came to an end.

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    Octave Favorite on Cotillion Dance Card

    Leading trainer Todd Pletcher will try for his fourth Fitz Dixon Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) title, as two-time Grade I winner Octave leads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies for the 1 1/16-mile event at Philadelphia Park.

  • Racing Ad Exec Ron MacLeod Dead

    Colin "Ron" MacLeod, a former employee of The Blood-Horse and equine advertising man, died Sept. 15 at a Lexington hospital.

  • Jambalaya

    Injury Sidelines Jambalaya

    Jambalaya, who upset The Tin Man in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and was headed to the $3-million John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), will not race again this year because an acute bone bruise at the end of a cannon bone was discovered Sept. 18.

  • Saratoga Fall Mixed Sale Catalogs 374 Hips

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company has cataloged 374 mares and weanlings for its annual Fall Mixed Sale, which will be held Oct. 14 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.

  • Grasshopper (inside) hopes to prove Travers duel was no fluke in Saturday's Louisiana Super Derby.

    Grasshopper Tries to Jump Into Classic Picture

    It's going to take one powerful repellent to fend off the attack of Grasshopper in Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby Powered by Youbet.com (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs following the colt's outstanding second-place finish to Street Sense in the Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense Drills Five Furlongs at Churchill

    James Tafel's Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Saratoga's Travers Stakes(gr. I), continued to crank up for his final prep race before the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Classic powered by Dodge (gr. I) when he worked a sharp five furlongs Sept. 19 at Churchill Downs.

  • Darley Stallions May Leave Australia

    It looks almost certain Darley will follow the lead taken by Coolmore last weekend and start sending stallions back to Europe. Darley confirmed Sept. 19 it is being discussed.

  • Stravinsky Might Start Breeding in Australia

    Australian breeders are likely to get their first chance to breed to shuttle stallion Stravinsky in 2007, with the horse expected to be announced as an addition to the Coolmore Stud roster.

  • Dalakhani Colt Tops ITS Select Yearling Sale

    Buyers at the Italian Thoroughbred Sales select yearling auction Sept. 18 in Rome paid more than 3,043,000 euros ($4,250,554) for 93 horses at an average of 32,720 euros ($45,716). Irish agent Bobby O'Ryan, acting for Hamdan Al Maktoum, purchased the top-priced horse (220,000 euros; $307,329) for a Dalakhani colt.