Headlines for Wednesday, November 26, 2008

  • Graded stakes winner Bittel Road highlights the Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Hollywood Park.

    Bittel Road Has Big Edge in Generous

    James Scatuorchio and John Iracane's Bittel Road, the lone graded stakes winner among eight 2-year-old turfers, highlights the $100,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Hollywood Park.

  • Paul Pompa, shown hoisting the 2008 Preakness trophy, has another impressive winner in Well Positioned.

    Well Positioned for More

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Deja vu? It may feel that way for Paul Pompa, Jr. Last year, he sold a 75% interest in Big Brown to IEAH Stables after the colt broke his maiden. Now the phones are ringing with offers again thanks to Well Positioned, who cruised to a 14 ¼-length maiden victory Nov. 22 at Aqueduct.

  • Morvich winner California Flag is co-highweight (with One Union) for the Turf Express Handicap.

    Fast Pass: 10 Go in Turf Express

    The Hollywood Turf Festival offers something for everyone over the long holiday weekend, and sprinters get their chance Nov. 29 in the $150,000 Turf Express Handicap (gr. IIIT) at six furlongs.

  • Capt. Candyman Can is the lone graded stakes winner in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Capt. Candyman Can Tops KY Jockey Club

    Joseph Rauch and David Zell's Capt. Candyman Can sparkled in his Churchill Downs debut while winning the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) by three lengths Nov. 1. Four weeks later the son of Candy Ride tries to run them off their feet again, this time facing nine juvenile rivals in the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 29 in Louisville.

  • Pocahontas winner Sara Louise faces Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile Fillies runner-up Dream Empress in the Golden Rod Stakes.

    Golden Rod Features Two Graded Victors

    Accomplished juvenile fillies Dream Empress and Sara Louise are both looking to add another graded stakes victory to their already impressive resumes in the Nov. 29 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. The race is part of the "Stars of Tomorrow II" card that features races limited exclusively to 2-year-olds.

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    Any Limit Back Home in New York

    Joe Shields' homebred Any Limit makes her first start after not faring too well on the Keeneland Polytrack, one of nine fillies and mares running in the Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) Nov. 28 at Aqueduct.

  • Royal Applause Colt Tops Tatts Day Two

    It was another slow day at the 2008 Tattersalls December foal sale Nov. 26 in England. The 110 horses sold (from 199 offered) grossed 746,100 guineas, to average 6,783 guineas. The median was 4,000 guineas.

  • Regulators Probe Beulah Horse Mix-Up

    The Ohio Racing Commission has confirmed it is investigating a Nov. 19 incident at Beulah Park in which the track identifier failed to discover before the fourth race a different horse than was entered by trainer owner/trainer Enzo Canelo ran and crossed the wire first.

  • Unbridled's Song's Fee Reduced

    Unbridled's Song, who initially was scheduled to stand in 2009 for $150,000 stands and nurses, instead will stand for $125,000 stands and nurses

  • Ohio Lawmaker Plans Gaming Legislation

    An Ohio lawmaker whose district includes River Downs said Nov. 26 he plans to introduce legislation in 2009 for casino-style gaming that would support the horse racing and breeding in the state.

  • 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Funny Cide will take up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park.

    KY Horse Park New Home for Funny Cide

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Funny Cide will become the newest resident of the Kentucky Horse Park, it was announced Nov. 26. Funny Cide, scheduled to arrive at the park Dec. 5, will join another Kentucky Derby winner, Alysheba, who came to the park in October.

  • MEC Has Deal to Break From Shareholder

    Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Nov. 26 an agreement with MI Developments, the company's controlling shareholder, which will allow it to "recapitalize and reposition MEC to enable it to pursue its strategy of horse racing, gaming, and entertainment on a standalone basis."

  • Seitz to Join Fasig-Tipton

    After three years as a key member of trainer Todd Pletcher's administrative team, Versailles, Ky., native Anna Seitz will return to her home state to join Fasig-Tipton as a marketing assistant and client coordinator.

  • All EHV-1 Results Negative at Laurel

    The Maryland Department of Agriculture reported Nov. 26 that all 25 horses in Laurel Park's barn 1 have tested negative for the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus on a second round of tests.

  • Churchill Downs to Debut Infield Club

    Churchill Downs is introducing a new experience called the "Infield Club" for the 135th Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I) May 1 and 2, 2009, allowing fans the opportunity to enjoy the party atmosphere of the infield with an upgraded twist.

  • Stakes-placed Shark to Pin Oak Lane

    Shark, a stakes-placed son of Danzig whose first two dams are champions, will enter stud at Dr. William J. Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.

  • 2007 Breeders&#39; Cup Mile winner Kip Deville arrives in Hong Kong.

    Frankel, Drysdale to Hong Kong Races

    The Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International races set a new benchmark Nov. 26 when 38 individual trainers from 10 foreign jurisdictions declared to bring their horses to compete at Sha Tin Dec. 14.