Headlines for Tuesday, August 19, 2008

  • This daughter of Western Pride brought the top price of $100,000 during day two of the OBS Yearling Sale.

    Slump Continues at OBS Yearling Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. yearling sale didn't get pounded by Tropical Storm Fay, which rolled ashore in Florida Aug. 19. But the market did get battered by the reality of what happens to the demand for horses with modest pedigrees and physical attributes when the American economy is in the midst of a slump.

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    Surf Cat on Board for Pacific Classic

    A lot is at stake Aug. 24 in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, which marks not only one of the most prestigious races of the year on the West Coast, but also earns the winner an automatic spot in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Genuine Risk in 2005.

    Derby Winner Genuine Risk Dies

    Genuine Risk, one of only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died the morning of Aug. 18 in her paddock at Bertram and Diana Firestone's Newstead Farm near Upperville, Va. The 31-year-old daughter of Exclusive Native was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.

  • Cushion Track Defendants Seek Dismissals

    Defendants in the lawsuit over Santa Anita Park's troubled synthetic surface have filed motions asking a California federal court to dismiss the action against them for various reasons.

  • Hip 47 brings $200,000, the high price for the opening session of the OBS August Yearling Sale.

    OBS Yearling Sale Struggles at Start

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale got off to a rocky start in Central Florida, suffering significant downturns from the previous year in the number of horses sold, gross revenue, average price, and median price.

  • Michael DeKock

    DeKock Backs Off on Million Comments

    South African trainer Michael DeKock has backed off his comments made immediately after the Aug. 9 Arlington Million (gr. IT), in which his horse Archipenko was upset by Spirit One.

  • Rulings: Horses Not Ohio-Registered

    The board of stewards at River Downs has ruled two Thoroughbreds -- one of which had earned more than $100,000 -- aren't registered Ohio-bred horses, and their owners must repay the earnings.

  • Marketing Summit to Focus on New Fans

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Marketing Summit, to be held Sept. 21-23 at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, will feature a special 90-minute session on Sept. 22 called "Reaching a New Generation".

  • Bowman's Band

    Bowman's Band Dead

    Millionaire Bowman's Band, who completed his second breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., was euthanized Aug. 16.

  • York Cancels Tuesday Racing

    Racing at England's York racecourse on Tuesday, Aug. 19, was canceled because of a waterlogged turf course.

  • Cardmania ('93 Sprint)

    Cardmania flies home late to just nip the filly Meafara in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).  Read more about the race here.