Headlines for Sunday, November 16, 2008

  • The only living foal by the late George Washington is consigned through the Irish National Stud.

    George Washington Weanling in Goffs Sale

    Goffs' seven-day November Sale gets under way at Kill, Co. Kildare, Ireland Nov. 16. There are 1,281 lots catalogued for the foal section running from Nov. 16 to Nov. 20, with trade likely to be highly selective from wary pinhookers before the better offerings appear later in the week.

  • Evita Argentina won the Nov. 16 Moccasin Stakes 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%3D6753222%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evita Argentina Finds Moccasin Spotlight

    Evita Argentina, the only graded stakes winner in the $111,100 Moccasin for 2-year-old fillies, surged from last on the turn to defeat favored Mi Chiamano Mimi Nov. 16 at smoky Hollywood Park.

  • Good Night Shirt is 5 for 5 this year, all in grade I stakes races.

    'Shirt's 2008 Season Ends Wrinkle Free

    Good Night Shirt completed a perfect season with a gutsy victory in the $150,000 Colonial Cup (NSA-I) at Springdale Race Course Nov. 16, running down Preemptive Strike in deep stretch to score by a neck.

  • NASCAR Champ Aids T-bred Retirement

    While two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart prepares himself for transition to the next phase of his career--ownership of his own Sprint Cup team in 2009--the foundation that bears his name is funding the transition of a whole other group of racers from the track into second careers of their own.

  • Keeneland Numbers Continue to Fall

    Two racing or stallion prospects from the Mill Ridge Sales consignment highlighted the penultimate session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, which continued in the same downward spiral of business that has been the trend throughout most the previous days of the auction.

  • Maiden Active Duty Gets Coronation Upset

    Active Duty found the right spot to break his maiden in his fifth lifetime start, scoring easily as the longest shot on the board in the $204,351 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-bred 2-year-olds at Woodbine Nov. 16.

  • Calder Jockey Hernandez Breaks Clavicle

    Jockey Constantino Hernandez sustained a broken right clavicle at Calder Race Course Nov. 15 when his mount, the 2-year-old Red Hot Candy, stumbled at the start of the ninth race and unseated him.

  • Little Amapola Takes Japan's QE II Cup

    Little Amapola burst to the lead with 200 yards to go and defeated favored Kawakami Princess by 1 1/2 lengths in the $1.77 million Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) at Kyoto Racecourse Nov. 16.

  • Hawthorne Loses Bid for Casino

    Hawthorne Race Course has lost its bid to build and operate Illinois' 10th riverboat casino, with three other potential sites making the final cut.

  • Sedgefield prior to the 2007 Lanes End Stakes at Turfway Park.

    Sedgefield to Stand in India

    Graded stakes performer Sedgefield has been purchased by Jai Govind Stud for stallion duty in Jaipur, India.

  • Viva Pataca scores easily at Sha Tin Nov. 16.

    Viva Pataca Wins International Cup Trial

    The revenge mission toward this year's Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) is "full steam ahead" after Viva Pataca won the Nov. 16 HK$3 million Cathay Pacific International Cup Trial (HK-II) in a common canter, leaving the owner, trainer, and jockey all licking their lips in anticipation of a glorious international day in December.

  • HK Horse DQ'd When Jockey Weighs Light

    Every jockey and trainer's worst nightmare came true for Dennis Yip and Felix Coetzee in Hong Kong Nov. 15, when their horse weighed in light following the fourth race at Sha Tin and had to be disqualified.

  • Legal Move Tops Day of Modest Gains

    Racing and/or stallion prospect Legal Move highlighted the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 15, selling for $245,000 on a rare positive day in which total sales were up from last year's comparable session.

  • Silver Wagon <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%3D979025%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Wagon to Empire in New York

    Grade I winner Silver Wagon will stand in 2009 at Kurt Butenhoff and Jamie LaMonica's Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.