Headlines for Sunday, November 2, 2008

  • Better Than Honour sold for $14 million at Fasig-Tipton.

    Better Than Honour Sets World Record

    Even though we're in the midst of a global financial crisis, a special horse can still bring a jaw-dropping amount. Better Than Honour, the dam of back-to-back Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and champion Rags to Riches, set a world Thoroughbred auction record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect Nov. 2 when her price soared to $14 million during the Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington.

  • Better Than Honour sold for $14 million at Fasig-Tipton.

    Better Than Honour Brings $14 Million

    Better Than Honour, dam of back-to-back Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches, set a world Thoroughbred auction record for a broodmare or broodmare prospect when she brought $14 million from Mike Moreno's Southern Equine Stables as the last horse through the sale ring Nov. 2 during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed auction in Lexington. She was not in foal.

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    Casino Drive Returns to Japan Next Week

    Casino Drive, the previously unbeaten Japanese 3-year-old colt who finished last after setting the early pace in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Oct. 25, will be flown back to Japan, said racing manager Nobutaka Tada from Hollywood Park Nov. 2.

  • Jerry Hollendorfer

    Hollendorfer Horses DQ'd in Drug Cases

    Stewards at Golden Gate Fields have disqualified a pair of horses trained by Jerry Hollendorfer and ordered a redistribution of purses in separate medication cases announced by the California Horse Racing Board Nov. 1.

  • Stardom Bound brings $5.7 million in the Fasig-Tipton sales ring Nov. 2.

    Stardom Bound Sells for $5.7 Million

    Stardom Bound, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and the probable champion 2-year-old filly, brought $5.7 million from IEAH Stables, which is headed by Michael Iavarone and Richard Schiavo, late in the afternoon of Nov. 2 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale. Her new trainer will be Rick Dutrow, who conditioned recently retired Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Big Brown for IEAH and partners.

  • Leah's Secret holds off Unforgotten to win the Chilukki Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs.

    Leah's Secret Too Tough in Chilukki Win

    Leah's Secret, up against an easier field than she faced in two starts this summer, drew clear in the stretch and held off the late charge of Unforgotten to win the $170,400 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) by a half-length at Churchill Downs Nov. 2.

  • Livin Lovin's win in the Tempted was 2-year-old's first graded stakes victory. <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%3D6571313%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Livin Lovin Rolls to Tempted Stakes Win

    Livin Lovin overtook favored Gemswick Park inside the furlong pole and rolled to a 4 1/4-length romp in the $107,800 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Nov. 2.

  • Madcap Escapade brings $3.1 million at Fasig-Tipton on Nov. 2.

    Madcap Escapade Brings $3.1 Million

    Grade I winner Madcap Escapade, in foal to A.P. Indy, sold for $3.1 million Nov. 2 to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed auction in Lexington. Cataloged as Hip No. 2, Madcap Escapade was the first horse in the sale ring because Hip No. 1, grade I winner Great Hunter, was scratched.

  • Vodka Wins Tenno Sho Autumn Thriller

    The relentless Vodka, piloted by Yutaka Take, caught Daiwa Scarlett in the final stride to win the $2,448,000 Tenno Sho Autumn (Jpn-I) by a nose before 121,961 spectators at Tokyo Racecourse Nov. 2.