Headlines for Thursday, November 6, 2008

  • Jess Jackson Sends Wine to Obama

    Jess Jackson, majority owner of reigning Horse of the Year and owner of Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates, sent two cases of the winery's chardonnay to President-elect Barack Obama as a congratulatory gesture Nov. 6.

  • Hip #1014; Danceinthesunlight (A. P. Indy - Dancethruthedawn by Mr. Prospector), brought $675,000 to top Day 4 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Same Story at Keeneland Day Four

    It was more of the same for the fourth session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6 at the Central Kentucky auction house as the number of horses sold, gross, average, and median all fell from last year's marks.

  • True Metropolitan tries to snap a five-race losing streak in the Autumn Stakes.

    True Metropolitan to Defend Autumn Title

    The two-time Sovereign Award winner True Metropolitan, in the midst of a five-race losing streak, returns to Woodbine to defend his title in the $150,000 Autumn Stakes (Can-II) on the Polytrack Nov. 9.

  • Tiznow's fee will rise from $30,000 to $75,000 for 2009.

    WinStar Announces 2009 Stud Fees

    The 2009 stud fees for WinStar and Taylor Made/WinStar Venture stallions standing at WinStar Farm, near Versailles, Ky., were announced Nov. 6. In a departure from the general trend of declining stud fees, the fee for Tiznow will rise from $30,000 to $75,000 for 2009.

  • Peppers Pride goes for her 18th straight win in the New Mexico Cup Fillies & Mares Championship.

    Peppers Pride Not Done Yet, Trainer Says

    Undefeated Peppers Pride, the record-breaking New Mexico mare who goes for her 18th straight win in the $170,000 New Mexico Cup Fillies & Mares Championship at Zia Park Nov. 9, is expected to race once more this year, according to her trainer.

  • Deal to Sell TVG in 'Final Phases'

    TVG has been classified as a discontinued operation by parent company Macrovision Solutions Corp., which says it in the "final phases" of negotiations to sell the horse racing network.

  • Zanjero will stand at Millennium Farms in 2009.

    Zanjero to Stand at Millennium Farms

    Millennium Farms announced Nov. 6 that Zanjero, the leading money-earner by Cherokee Run with over $1.6 million, will join its stallion roster for the 2009 breeding season. Zanjero will stand for a fee of $10,000 live foal.

  • Seaspeak, who was disqualified from 1st in the Bryan Station, tries the Commonwealth Turf.

    Commonwealth Turf Draws Field of 11

    Seaspeak and Amazing Results, both victims of bad racing luck last month at Keeneland, will each try to change their fortunes at Churchill Downs Nov. 9 when they go to post in the $100,000-added Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds.

  • Lauro, who won the Sky Classic at Woodbine in his last start, will try to add the Red Smith to his resume.

    Euros May Have Edge in Red Smith 'Cap

    German-bred Lauro, fresh off a victory in the Sky Classic (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, looks to make his American debut a winning one Nov. 8 when he takes on eight rivals in the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Aqueduct turf.

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    No Acceptable Bids for Curlin Interest

    The sealed-bid process for selling the minority interest in reigning Horse of the Year Curlin failed to produce an acceptable bid, but private negotiations will continue for the 20% ownership held by Midnight Cry Stable.

  • Bill Calls for Handle, Injury Reports

    Legislation that would require racetracks to submit detailed daily reports on pari-mutuel handle and attendance, and various parties to submit racehorse injury reports, has been pre-filed for the 2009 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

  • Fairbanks will enter stud in 2009 at Northview PA.

    Fairbanks to Stand at Northview PA

    Fairbanks, who topped the 2004 Saratoga yearling sale at $1.85 million and went on to become a multiple graded stakes winner, will enter stud in 2009 at the newly formed Northview PA near Peach Bottom, Pa.

  • Youbet Reports Rise in Net Income

    After turning over a new leaf in management, Youbet.com's net income for the third quarter of 2008 experienced a significant increase in profit from the year before.

  • Hip #1014; Danceinthesunlight (A. P. Indy - Dancethruthedawn by Mr. Prospector) brought $675,000 to start off day 4 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Keeneland Day Four Gets Underway

    Sam-Son Farm-bred Danceinthesunlight, the first horse through the sales ring, got the fourth session of the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale off to a strong start Nov. 6 when she was purchased by Southern Equine for $675,000.

  • CDI: Quietly Positioned for Growth

    Churchill Downs Inc. said Nov. 6 it is in a position to grow in various gaming areas, but is mum about what possible ventures might be considered in the future.

  • MEC Losses Mount in Third Quarter

    Magna Entertainment Corp. reported a $48.4 million dollar loss in its third financial quarter and announced a financial adviser had been hired to possibly sell one of its core racetracks.

  • Samantha Miss pulls away in the Crown Oaks.

    Samantha Miss Dominates in Crown Oaks

    Samantha Miss, the best 3-year-old filly in Australia won the best race for 3-year-old fillies when she absolutely trounced her rivals in the Crown Oaks (Aus-I) at Flemington racecourse Nov. 6.