Headlines for Thursday, November 13, 2008

  • Better Than Honour sold for $14 million during the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

    Even Top Mares Can Be Risky

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Broodmares could wear the same warning as mutual funds: past performance is not an indicator of future results. Several top-selling broodmares that had produced multiple graded stakes winners before being sold never repeated their success for their new owners.

  • One Lot Hits Six Figures at Keeneland

    A young mare by Gold Legend, in foal to Bernstein, was the only lot to bring six figures Nov. 13, another session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale that saw a significant decline in business.

  • Solar Flare takes on seven rivals in the Stuyvesant.

    Solar Flare Looks to Shine in Stuyvesant

    When Fox Hill Farms' Rick Porter acquired promising Argentine-bred Solar Flare last winter and sent him to trainer Larry Jones at Fair Grounds, there were high expectations. But as talented as the 4-year-old was, the son of Salt Lake arrived with issues to be worked out.

  • Drug Case of New Zealand Jockey Ongoing

    During a hearing regarding the drug use of New Zealand jockey Lisa Cropp before the country's Judicial Control Authority, forensic scientist and toxicology expert Dr. Ronald Couch told the panel that Cropp would have been "dead or at least unconscious" if the reported level of methamphetamine in her system recorded by a positive test was accurate.

  • Suffolk Downs Bans Five Trainers

    Holding fast to its zero-tolerance policy toward horse slaughter, Suffolk Downs decided to ban five trainers who were involved--though all claim unknowingly--in an incident that violated the new code, which was instituted during the track's 2007 meet.

  • Mixed Results For Suffolk Meet

    Suffolk Downs wrapped up its 2008 racing season with declines in live wagering and attendance and an increase in all-sources handle, track officials announced Nov. 13.

  • Whiskey Wisdom

    Whiskey Wisdom to Manitoba

    Whiskey Wisdom, one of Canada's leading sires, will stand in 2009 at Neil McLeod's Thunderbird Horse Centre near Brandon, Manitoba.

  • Laurel Horse Tests Positive for EHV-1

    The Maryland Department of Agriculture confirmed Nov. 13 that a 2-year old filly at Laurel Park in barn 1 has tested presumptive positive for equine herpesvirus pending confirmatory testing from the University of Kentucky. The horse, who could not stand yesterday morning, was sitting up and eating this morning with no fever.

  • Tom O&#39;Donnell

    O'Donnell Named Calder President

    Gaming executive Tom O'Donnell has been named president and general manager of Calder Race Course, parent company Churchill Downs Inc. announced Nov. 13. O'Donnell also will serve as a senior vice-president of CDI, the company said.

  • That Handicapping Show: Nov. 13 Episode

    Jason and Tom analyze the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs on November 15. Also Brisnet's handicapping expert "The Wizard" joins the team with his "Spotlight Play".Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play" here.