Headlines for Friday, July 25, 2008

  • Highest Honor

    Highest Honor Pensioned

    After standing 20 years at Alec Head's stud farm in Normandy, France, Highest Honor, a French champion and two-time leading sire, has been pensioned.

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    My Princess Jess Muscles to Lake George

    My Princess Jess muscled her way through a narrow opening in deep stretch on the inner turf course to register a three-quarter length victory in the $150,000 Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga July 25. She earned her third straight victory for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable.

  • Losing the Iron Horse? Part 2 (Video)

    Blood-Horse executive editor of digital media Eric Mitchell hosts prominent horsemen Bobby Trussell, Rob Whiteley, Rob Keck, Mike Pons, Arthur Hancock III, and Duncan Taylor as they discuss what they see inside the numbers.

  • Evening Attire

    Evening Attire, Solid and Sharp

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Evening Attire remains at the top of his game, having just qualified for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships by taking the "Win and You're In" Greenwood Cup Stakes at Philadelphia Park.

  • Belmont winner Da&#39; Tara Returns in Jim Dandy.

    Da' Tara Returns in Jim Dandy

    Da' Tara, who shocked the nation when he wired the field at odds of 38-1 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and denied Big Brown the Triple Crown, returns to the racetrack July 27 in the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.

  • Brunetti: Minor 'Well-Intentioned'

    John Brunetti, the owner of Hialeah Park, said he has spoken "briefly" to Halsey Minor about the technology entrepreneur's dream to buy and reopen the South Florida track. But even though the two men have agreed to talk again in early August, Brunetti told Minor he "isn't really interested in selling yet" because he still hopes to resurrect Hialeah himself.

  • Swiss Yodeler to Harris Farm

    Swiss Yodeler will stand the 2009 breeding season at John Harris' Harris Farm near Coalinga, Calif. He previously stood at Pepper Oaks Farm.

  • Hot War's First Winner

    Stakes winner Hot War was represented by his first winner July 24 at Ruidoso Downs.

  • For Dixie produced grade I winner Cotton Blossom, shown winning the Acorn (gr.I).

    Stakes Producer For Dixie Dead

    For Dixie, a stakes winner and multiple graded stakes producer, was euthanized July 24 after suffering a ruptured intestine near her stomach.

  • Alannan Sold to Vietnam Stud Farm

    One of Australia's leading stud farms, Lindsay Park Stud, is selling off their United States import Alannan (Conquistador Cielo-Dame Sybil, by Elocutionist).