Headlines for Tuesday, September 30, 2008

  • Hip 612; colt; Tiznow - Cinnamon Spice by Seeking the Goldhalf topped the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale with a final bid of $170,000.

    Two Days of Declines at F-T Midlantic

    It was more of the same during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Sept. 30 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., as gross, average, and median took dives while the buy-back rate climbed.

  • Kentucky Task Force Focuses on Funding

    Lack of funding for the regulatory functions of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission was the focal point at a Sept. 30 meeting of the state's Task Force on the Future of Horse Racing.

  • MEC Shares Plunge in Sept. 30 Trading

    Shares of Magna Entertainment Corp. plummeted by more than 50% on heavier than average volume Sept. 30, prompting more concern for the owner of the site of next month's Breeder' Cup World Championships.

  • Anak Nakal, who won the Pennsylvania Derby in his last start, will be one of two entrants from the Nick Zito barn in the Meadowlands 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%3D5750073%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Ph</a>

    Zito Duo Head Meadowlands Cup

    The Nick Zito-trained duo of Da'Tara and Anak Nakal heads the field for the $350,000 grade II Meadowlands Cup Oct. 3 at Meadowlands.

  • ADW Model: Who's Right, Who's Wrong?

    Support for reform of the revenue model for advance deposit wagering continues to increase, but as evidenced Sept. 30 during the International Simulcast Conference, it's looking more and more like a long-term project.

  • Mani Bhavan won the Spinaway (gr. I) at Saratoga this past summer. <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%3D5739241%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mani Bhavan Stands Tall in Alcibiades

    Mani Bhavan, a clear-cut winner of the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga last time out, cuts an imposing figure over a cast of six other 2-year-old fillies entered for the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Keeneland.

  • Suances

    First Winner for French Champ Suances

    Suances, a French champion miler at 3 and a California grade II winner, came through with his first winner Sept. 25 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita

  • After his win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), Curlin is being pointed to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).<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%3D6084310%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskin's Cup Countdown: Classic Curlin

    Talk about a hair-trigger decision. Following Curlin's victory in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), majority owner Jess Jackson said over he phone that the colt likely would ship to Santa Anita "in about a week" to test out the Pro-Ride surface. The next morning, Curlin was on a plane to California.

  • Haskell winner Big Brown worked at Aqueduct Sept. 30.

    Big Brown Drills at the Big A

    Big Brown breezed Sept. 30 for the first time since winning the Monmouth Stakes on the grass Sept. 13. The dual classic-winning 3-year-old went five furlongs in 1:04.21 over Aqueduct's main track.

  • Harlington

    Harlington to Hill 'n' Dale

    Eugene Melnyk's Harlington, a grade II winner out of Hall of Famer Serena's Song, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.