Headlines for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

  • Patrick Biancone at the Keeneland November Sale.

    Biancone Buys Baroness Thatcher

    Trainer Patrick Biancone went to $1.8 million to acquire grade III winner Baroness Thatcher during the late portion of day two of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Peppers Pride goes for career victory number 18 Nov. 9 at Zia Park, NM.

    Peppers Pride Shoots for 18 Straight

    Joe Allen's undefeated record-holder Peppers Pride shoots for her 18th-straight victory in the $170,000 New Mexico Classic Cup Championship for Fillies and Mares Nov. 9 at Zia Park.

  • Larry Jones

    Update: Squires Reacts to Jones' Ruling

    After several months, members of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission have upheld the decision of Delaware Park stewards to suspend and fine trainer Larry Jones because of an incident this spring in which his horse, Stones River, tested positive for clenbuterol.

  • A. P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Remains at $300,000

    A.P. Indy, who shared top billing with Storm Cat and Distorted Humor with a $300,000 stud fee in 2008, now has the top all to himself in 2009 at that price.

  • Crowded House winning the Racing Post Trophy on October 25.

    Crowded House a Euro Classic Hopeful

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> Crowded House raised his profile as a contender in next year's European classics when he won the Racing Post Trophy (Eng-I) on Oct. 25. The question is whether his sire Rainbow Quest can add distance to the colt's speed-oriented female side.

  • Without ADW Deal, Horses May Get Boot

    About 1,000 Thoroughbreds could be forced to leave the grounds of Beulah Park by the end of this year if the racetrack and horsemen's association don't have a deal for advance deposit wagering revenue in place by Nov. 21, the day the Ohio State Racing Commission will award racing dates for 2009.

  • Acoma

    Second-Crop Sires Shuffle in 2008

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> The sires with their first 3-year-olds racing in 2008 have seen some reshuffling among the leaders by progeny earnings, particularly compared with the rankings of this sire class as freshmen.

  • Mushka was the sales topper midway through the second day of the Keeneland November Sale.

    Mushka Sells for $2.4 Million

    Grade II winner Mushka was purchased by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable for $2.4 million to keep the second session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale rolling along Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Lady Joanne, hip 381, brings $1.25 million during the Nov. 4 morning session of the Keeneland Sale.

    Lady Joanne Goes for $1.25 Million

    Adena Springs' Frank Stronach went to $1.25 million to acquire grade I winner Lady Joanne in foal to Mr. Greeley to kick start the second session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 4 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Filly out of Flawlessly (by Rainbow Quest), the only offspring by English and Irish champion George Washington will sell at the Goffs November foal sale.

    George Washington Filly Selling at Goffs

    The only offspring by English and Irish champion George Washington figures to be one of the main attractions at the Goffs November foal sale in Ireland.

  • Gus Koch

    KTFMC Honors Koch for Longtime Service

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers' Club has honored longtime Claiborne farm manager Gus Koch with a life membership for his years of service to the club and the Thoroughbred industry. Koch was president of the KTFMC in 1987 and was elected farm manager of the year in 2004.

  • Inside Track: Fitting Tribute

    Close your eyes for a minute. Imagine the scene. Barbaro is roaring down the stretch in his runaway victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

  • Medaglia d&#39;Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro to Stand for $40,000

    Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm Stallions, located near Versailles, Ky., announced that first-crop sire Medaglia d'Oro will stand once again for $40,000.

  • Viewed (inside, checkered silks), edges out Bauer in the Melbourne Cup.

    Viewed Wins Melbourne Cup by a Nose

    Bart Cummings, the old man of Australian racing, scored his 12th victory in the Emirates Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) when his 40-1 shot Viewed won a nose photo finish over Irish challenger Bauer during the 148th running of the world's biggest handicap event at Flemington racecourse on Nov. 4.