Headlines for Wednesday, October 29, 2008

  • Ontario Adds Safety Rein Pilot Program

    In order to facilitate a smooth transition to the introduction of safety reins in Ontario horse racing, a six month pilot program has been announced by the Ontario Racing Commission.

  • Ready's Image

    Ready's Image Headed for Walmac Farm

    Ready's Image, a triple stakes winner by More Than Ready who won the Tremont and Sanford (gr. II) at 2, will stand at Walmac Farm in 2009.

  • Hawthorne Hosts Horse Welfare Fundraiser

    The Illinois Equine Humane Center will be holding its first fundraising event on Nov. 1 at Hawthorne Race Course in Stickney, IL, from 1 to 5 p.m.

  • Top Lock Tops Tattersalls Autumn Session

    A lively trade at Tattersalls' Autumn Horses In Training Sale continued in Newmarket Oct. 29 when Great Voltigeur Stakes (Eng-II) runner-up Top Lock (GB) (Nayef) sold for 410,000 guineas to Saudi agent Saad Al Kahtani.

  • Lewis Michael has been retired to Three Chimneys Farm.

    Lewis Michael Retired to Three Chimneys

    Multiple grade II stakes winner and multiple track record-holder Lewis Michael has been retired and is available for inspection at Three Chimneys Farm, it was announced Oct. 29.

  • Stardom Bound will be offered as planned at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6471462%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound is Fasig-Tipton Bound

    Charles Cono's Stardom Bound, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will be offered as planned at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale Nov. 2, said her trainer, Christoper Paasch Oct. 29.

  • Barretts March Sale to Have One Preview

    There will be one under tack show prior to the Barretts' 2009 March select sale of 2-year-olds in training instead of two as in the past.

  • Mass Cap winner Commentator may run in the Clark Handicap.

    Commentator Possible for Clark Handicap

    Two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator could end his successful racing season at Churchill Downs with a bid for the 134th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. II) Nov. 28.

  • BC Classic runner-up Henrythenavigator will stand at Ashhford Stud.

    Henrythenavigator to Stand at Ashford

    Henrythenavigator, an expert miler who finished second in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Littleexpectations

    Littleexpectations to Louisiana

    Ro Para's Millennium Farms announced Oct. 29 that Littleexpectations is relocating from the Lexington operation to Louisiana to stand the 2009 breeding season at Robert McDowell's 519 Thoroughbreds near Arcadia.

  • Richard Migliore and Desert Code after winning the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6484621%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Mig Finally Lands the Big One

    One of the most popular victories in this year's Breeders' Cup was the dramatic score by Richie Migliore, aboard Desert Code, in the inaugural Turf sprint. It was Migliore's first Breeders' Cup or Classic win after so many years of frustration.

  • OBS Changes February Sale Date

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2009 February select sale of 2-year-olds in training has been rescheduled for Feb. 17 in Central Florida, and the Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training has been added to the 2009 lineup and is scheduled for March 16.

  • Stormy Atlantic

    Stormy Atlantic Stays at $45,000

    John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms, located near Lexington, has announced that Stormy Atlantic's 2009 stud fee will remain the same at $45,000.

  • Into Mischief won the Cash Call Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

    Three to Stand at Spendthrift

    Graded stakes winners Into Mischief, Tiz Wonderful, Notional will enter stud in 2009 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • Street Boss captured the Triple Bend Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5033316%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Boss Retires to Darley

    Street Boss, one of the year's leading sprinters, has been retired for stallion duty in 2009 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.