Headlines for Friday, November 14, 2008

  • Lookin at Her, who took the Great White Way Stakes, was one of two winners for his sire Hook and Ladder in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

    New York-breds Shine in Stallion Stakes

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires Performing Magic, Hook and Ladder, Freud, American Chance and Regal Classic were represented by winners in the New York Stallion Stakes series.

  • Stormy West splashes to victory in the Blushing K.D. Handicap.

    Stormy West Wins as Fair Grounds Opens

    After challenging for command entering the lane, Stormy West withstood late challenges from Final Refrain and Barbette to capture the inaugural running of the $60,000 Blushing K.D. Handicap, the co-feature on a wet opening day to Fair Grounds' 137th season Nov. 14.

  • Sky Mesa Colt Tops; Day's Market off 36%

    A weanling colt by Sky Mesa sold for $77,000 during the Nov. 14 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale. The day's gloomy final figures weren't any different from the rest of the sessions, with the gross off 36% from last year's figures.

  • Trainer Mike Mitchell will try to win the Moccasin Stakes for the 2nd straight year.

    Mitchell, Gomez Seek More Moccasin Magic

    The combination of trainer Mike Mitchell and jockey Garrett Gomez will aim for their second straight Moccasin Stakes victory at Hollywood Park Nov. 16 as unbeaten Mi Chiamano Mimi attempts to improve her winning streak to three in the $100,000 event for 2-year-old fillies.

  • No Horses to Ship to Laurel Due to EHV-1

    The Maryland Jockey Club Nov. 14 announced until further notice no horses will be allowed to ship into Laurel Park except those from the Bowie Training Center on a Maryland Jockey Club shuttle.

  • Sovereign Media Finalists Announced

    The Jockey Club of Canada announced finalists in the 2008 Sovereign Award Media categories Nov. 14. Winners will be announced at the 34th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Toronto Dec. 14.

  • Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day will captain Team USA in the inaugural &quot;Rider Cup&quot; for charity Nov. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Inaugural 'Rider Cup' at CD Nov. 15

    Retired Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day and Angel Cordero Jr. will captain Team USA and Team World, respectively, in the inaugural "Rider Cup" for charity Nov. 15 at Churchill Downs.

  • 'Big Four' Yield Mixed 3Q Handle Totals

    Members aligned on different sides of advance deposit wagering's "Big Four" reported mixed handle results in the third financial quarter amid declining national betting trends.

  • Jess Jackson is involved in a private bid to buy out the 20% minority interest held in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin.

    Jackson Makes Bid for Curlin Interest

    Jess Jackson is involved in a private bid to buy out the 20% minority interest he doesn't control in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin, but actions in a Kentucky court Nov. 13 on the surface probably won't help speed a decision on the champion colt's future.

  • Racing, Gaming Clash in NJ Purse Dispute

    An ugly dispute over purse supplements for a New Jersey harness track could have long-term ramifications as officials devise a plan for the future of horse racing in the Garden State, and it also sheds light on the complications that can arise when racing and gaming are linked.

  • Chelokee will stand the 2009 breeding season at Vinery.

    Chelokee to Stand at Vinery

    Centennial Farms' Chelokee will stand the 2009 breeding season at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Stakes Producer Arabian Dancer Dead

    Arabian Dancer, a prominent producer for the late Cynthia Phipps, was euthanized Oct. 23 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Perfect Soul

    Perfect Soul to Stand for $15,000

    Perfect Soul, a first-crop sire and Canadian champion, will stand for $15,000 at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.