Headlines for Wednesday, September 10, 2008

  • Storm Cat

    Storm Cat on Top of Keeneland Sire List

    After three days of the Keeneland September yearling sale, pensioned Overbrook Farm stallion Storm Cat was the leading sire of yearlings by average, among those with three or more sold.

  • Hip 712, Mr. Greeley-Chinoe Road by Old Trieste, brought $875,000 to lead the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Third Session Numbers Solid

    No horses inspired buyers to pay dazzling seven-figure amounts during the third day of the Keeeneland September yearling sale in Lexington. But some of the results for the auction's first open session were encouraging after significant downturns during the two select sessions that kicked off the sale.

  • Fred Stone Named Breeders' Cup Artist

    Equine artist Fred Stone has been commissioned to commemorate the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with a poster entitled, "Bred for Glory."

  • Jockey Jesse Campbell

    Rider Campbell Begins Rotator Cuff Rehab

    Arlington Park jockey Jesse Campbell, injured in a spill during the running of the Sept. 6 Honor Glide Stakes, has been diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and has started what will be approximately two weeks of therapy.

  • Calder Race Course has won the right to install slot machines.

    Slots Revenue Agreement OK'd for Calder

    Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Calder Slots Deal Signed by CDI, FTBOA

    Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association announced on Sept. 10 that they have reached an agreement on a contract for future slot machine revenue at CDI-owned Calder Race Course.

  • Hip 712, a colt by Mr. Greeley, brought $875,000 in the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Mr. Greeley Colt Sells for $875,000

    A chestnut son of Mr. Greeley went to Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables for $875,000 midway through the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Seattle Turf Writer Dennis Dodge Dies

    Dennis Dodge, 62, the longtime Daily Racing Form columnist/handicapper in the Northwest, died suddenly on the evening of Sept. 9 due to an apparent heart failure in Seattle.

  • Trainer Ian Wilkes sends out morning line favorite Capt. Candyman Can in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    14 to Crowd Gate in Arlington Futurity

    Fourteen 2-year-olds, all looking to take a giant step for their connections, are entered in the $200,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) at Arlington Park Sept. 13.

  • Miss Macy Sue, shown winning the 2007 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, will be back to defend her title in 2008.

    Solid Field Set For Presque Isle Masters

    Miss Macy Sue and Wild Gams, a pair of graded stakes winners who finished one-two in the race last year, have been ticketed to go postward again in the second running of the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes Sept. 13.

  • Purses to Increase at Fair Grounds

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced purses for its 137th season of Thoroughbred racing, which begins Nov. 14.

  • The crowd at the 2007 Cal Cup

    Earlier California Cup Set for Oct. 5

    The 19th running of the California Cup, a series of 10 races worth $1,325,000 dedicated to horses bred in California, will be staged at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on Oct. 5, earlier than usual this year.

  • Briggs, Cromartie Relocating to Kentucky

    Alan Briggs and Bob Cromartie are relocating the breeding operation of their Ardmore Stud and their bloodstock agency, Briggs & Cromartie Thoroughbred Consultants, from Florida to Kentucky. They are developing 125 acres near Versailles, Ky., into a horse farm, and are looking for a farm in Florida for a yearling operation.

  • And They're Off: Sept. 10 (Video)

    Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week's topics include Curlin's Breeders' Cup Status, the 2010 Breeders' Cup site, Tin Cup Chalice, and remember Bill Donovan. Also, where to get the best lunch at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • The session topper for Day 2 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale; Hip 318, colt, A.P. Indy - Taegu by Halo.

    Two Days of Declines at Keeneland Sale

    Keeneland director of sales Geoffrey Russell is taking two straight days of declines in the 2008 September yearling sale in stride by saying it is just a factor of the economic world we are living in today. "This establishes what the market is," Russell said at the close of the Sept. 9 session. "Everybody is here and they have now set the table. This is what the world is today, and they have established the value of these horses."

  • Barretts Cancels Classic I Sale

    Barretts officials have canceled the Classic I sale of horses of racing age because of an insufficient number of entries. The auction had been scheduled for Oct. 26 in Southern California following the Breeders' Cup World Championships (Oct. 24 and 25) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up to Stand at Adena Springs

    Showing Up, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.

  • The 2008 Breeders' Cup logo

    No Early Issue with Breeders' Cup Signal

    Early handicapping on signal distribution of the Breeders' Cup World Championships shows the prestigious event will be available to a wide variety of outlets and bettors, at first glance calming fears of any "signal wars" fallout evident in other revenue-sharing disputes involving advance deposit wagering.

  • A Fitting Tribute For Mullins

    The only yearling consigned by the late David Mullins' Doninga sold for $350,000 during the early portion of the third session of the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 10 at the Central Kentucky auction house.

  • Three Chimneys RNA Sale Set for Sept. 12

    Three Chimneys, along with consignors Blackburn Farm, Brookdale Farm, Denali Stud, and Middlebrook Farm, will again host its annual September RNA Showcase sale Sept. 12 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (EDT).

  • Former NYRA Employees Sue Over Charges

    Two former state horseracing officials accused of lying about how much jockeys weighed have filed a $100-million lawsuit against ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer and state officials a year after charges against them were dismissed.

  • Canadian Researchers Focus on Racehorse Safety

    Since the loss of Barbaro and Eight Belles, NBC's Roundtable on the horseracing industry at the 2008 Preakness Stakes, and the congressional hearing in June 2008, researchers are highlighting their efforts to improve racehorse safety and Canadian scientists are not to be left out. <P>"The Ontario Veterinary College's Comparative Orthopaedic Research Lab...