Headlines for Thursday, September 20, 2007

  • Aussie Champion Stricken With Equine Influenza

    Just when the newly created "purple zone" in Australia's New South Wales was to reinvigorate the beleaguered breeding season, the country's star stallion -- Redoute's Choice -- has been stricken with equine influenza.

  • Crunching the Numbers in Decision-Making

    Breaking down the price categories that are strongest at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale should help breeders in their decisions on how much to pay for stud fees and how much total investment to make in production costs of a yearling.

  • Bold Chieftain Takes Aim at Bay Meadows Handicap

    After back-to-back stakes victories, the hard-trying California-bred Bold Chieftain may never have a better opportunity to notch his first graded win than in the $150,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the San Mateo track's turf course Sept. 22.

  • Grasshopper

    Grasshopper Not a Lock in Super Derby

    All the talk leading up to the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) has been centered around race favorite Grasshopper. But several of the 10 contenders in the Harrah's Louisiana Downs feature event Sept. 22 have more than enough credentials to make bettors give the 1 1/8-mile event a second look.

  • Jazzy Hopes to Beat the Band in Gallant Bloom

    Trainer Mark Hennig and owner Team Valor Stables are hoping their experiment of running Jazzy on the dirt will open more doors for the 5-year-old mare in the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 22.

  • Tethra to Colebrook in Ontario

    Tethra, who once ranked third on the Canadian leading sire's list, will stand in 2008 at John Burness' Colebrook Farms Stallion Station near Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada.

  • Corinthian

    Corinthian to Stand at Gainesway

    Corinthian, winner of this year's Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), will enter stud in 2008 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Second 'Welfare and Safety' Summit Planned

    Participants from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit announced a second summit is scheduled for March 17-18, 2008, at Keeneland. In addition, members on Sept. 20 provided updates on a variety of summit-inspired initiatives.

  • Dreaming of Anna

    Dreaming of Anna, 'Liz Work at Arlington

    Under the watchful eyes of owner Frank Calabrese and trainer Wayne Catalano, stable stars Dreaming of Anna and Dreaming of Liz put in maintenance works over the Polytrack surface at Arlington Park Sept. 20, four days after the suburban Chicago track ended its 2007 season.

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    Political Force to Stand at Claiborne

    Joseph Allen's homebred Political Force will enter stud at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., at the conclusion of his racing career.

  • Lear's Princess

    Steve Haskin's BC Countdown: West Point Wows 'Em Again

    Many have attempted to dethrone racing's supreme monarch, Rags to Riches, this year, from the fairest of maidens to the bravest of knights. They all failed. But then, in the Sept. 15 Gazelle Stakes (gr. I), came a stately, kindhearted damsel named Lear's Princess, who dared to look the "Belle of Belmont" in the eye.

  • Rock of Gibraltar to Return to Coolmore in Ireland

    Coolmore Stud has decided to return international champion Rock of Gibraltar to Ireland, a year after he was sent to Shizunai Stallion Station under a lease agreement with the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association,