Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

  • New Features Added to BloodHorse.com

    And we're giving you the convenience, ease of use, and quality you want...the login restriction has been lifted from BloodHorseNOW.com, and we are incorporating its valuable Thoroughbred news, data, and analysis into BloodHorse.com.

  • Well Armed makes his first start since running third in the Dubai World Cup in the San Diego Handicap.<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%3D3547259%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Well Armed Makes His Return in San Diego

    Grade II winner Well Armed makes his first start since running third in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) as one of the favorites in the $300,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar July 19.

  • Darley Flying Start Conducts Debates

    Darley Flying Start students concluded their time in the Bluegrass State by holding debates during the fifth Darley Flying Start Conference at Keeneland Race Course July 16.

  • Evening Attire seeks an automatic bid to the new Breeders' Cup Marathon in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup.<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%3D2985862%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evening Attire Back For More

    Five years after his last appearance in the Breeders' Cup, wouldn't it be something if ageless iron horse Evening Attire could make a return trip to Santa Anita? That's exactly what the 10-year-old gelding has a chance to do July 19, as he goes to post in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup the first ever Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" event at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • Charity Golf Tournament Set for October

    The eighth annual National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities and Kentucky Derby Museum Golf Classic will take place at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville Oct. 6.

  • Dispute Threatens Portland Meadows Meet

    Oregon horsemen claim they are caught in the middle of a battle between TVG and Magna Entertainment Corp. over source-market fees, a dispute they claim could jeopardize this year's Portland Meadows fall meet.

  • MEC: Great Lakes Downs Sold

    Magna Entertainment Corp. has announced the sale of Great Lakes Downs to The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians for $5 million cash, less customary closing adjustments.

  • I Lost My Choo Favored in Virginia Oaks

    Flying Zee Stable's homebred I Lost My Choo seeks her fifth victory of the year and the first graded stakes triumph of her young career, as she takes on nine 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) July 19 on the Colonial Downs turf.

  • Jess Jackson, owner of Stonestreet Farm and majority owner of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin, testifies before Congress on June 19, 2008.

    Owner Jackson Taking it to the Fans

    Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable is majority owner of Horse of the Year Curlin, is appealing to the horse's fans to help him decide which direction he should take with the colt's campaign for the remainder of 2008.

  • Hook Joins Pinnacle as Track Announcer

    Matt Hook has joined Pinnacle Race Course as track announcer, with additional roles as assistant racing secretary and track handicapper. The announcement was made July 16 by Pinnacle Race Course general manager Allan Plever.

  • Fasig-Tipton: 22 Tests for Steroids

    The 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale marked the first sale in which the auction company offered buyers the opportunity to have their horses tested for exogenous anabolic steroids.

  • Wicked Exchange (Hip #441), Exchange Rate - Wickedly Wise by Tactical Cat, brought the top price of $375,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale.

    Figures Drop at FT Kentucky

    Despite registering across the board declines, the results of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale, held July 14-15 at the sale company's Newtown Paddocks near Lexington, did not overly disappoint sale company officials.

  • Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Yearling Sale

    Economy Squeezes F-T July Yearling Sale

    Perhaps Mark Toothaker of Legacy Bloodstock said it best during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July select yearling auction: "The bull's-eye is getting smaller on what the marketplace is wanting. It's gone from about the size of a quarter to the size of a dime."

  • Hip 423 was the July 16 session's highest price at the JHRA Select sale.

    Japanese Market Gets Reality Check

    Even as Deep Impact continued to set a lively pace with many of his foals selling strongly during the final session of the Japan Racing Horse Association select sale on July 16, a hard reality emerged from beneath the flashy headlines.

  • Ruffian Medical Center

    The legend of the great filly Ruffian lives on in the new Equine Medical Center, named in her honor, located in the barn area of Belmont Park.