Articles posted September 28, 2008

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Cautiously Optimistic at FT Midlantic

If two words could sum up the thoughts of the consignors and sale company officials on the eve of the 2008 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall yearling sale, those words could be 'cautiously optimistic.' The sale kicks off its three-day run Sept. 29 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., with sessions beginning at 10 a.m.

Tam Lin Notches Kelso Victory

Tam Lin Notches Kelso Victory

Already a graded stakes winner overseas, Godolphin Stable's Tam Lin became a grade II winner on American soil when he wore down Forefathers in upper stretch and sped away to a convincing 4 1/4-length victory Sept. 28 in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap on the Belmont turf.

Monmouth Posts Daily Handle Increase

Bucking the national trend of racing, Monmouth Park concluded its 2008 meeting on Sept. 28 with significant gains in daily average handle.

'Doc' Jocoy, Vet to Many Top Stars, Dies

Dr. Jock Jocoy, veterinarian to several of the greatest horses in Thoroughbred racing history, including champions Swaps, Ack Ack, Cougar II and Buckpasser, died Sept. 27 at his home in Del Mar after a lengthy illness. The native of New London, Conn., was 82.

Elmendorf Owner Lampton Dead

Dinwiddie Lampton Jr., who owned Elmendorf Farm near Lexington, died Sept. 25 at his Lexington home.

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