Headlines for Thursday, September 4, 2008

  • Owner Jack L.K. Grunwald Dead

    Jack L.K. Grunwald, a successful owner in the Rocky Mountain states for several decades, died Aug. 31 at his Denver home.

  • That Handicapping Show: Sept 5 (Video)

    Jason and Tom analyze Turfway Park's Fall Championship Stakes (gr. III). Plus, selections from Cary Fotias of Equiform for the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie. The free "Race of the Week" download features Fotias' analysis of this race plus the 6th at Arlington and a pair of races at Belmont Park.

  • BBAG Sale Figures Drop

    Germany's premier yearling sale, held by BBAG at Baden-Baden over two days, ended Sept. 4 with substantial declines despite a much expanded catalogue.

  • Kip Deville at Woodbine on Sept 5.

    Kip Deville vs. Ventura in Woodbine Mile

    Juddmonte Farms' Ventura has a good chance at becoming the first filly to win the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 7, but standing in her way is IEAH Stables' Kip Deville, widely regarded as the best turf miler in North America.

  • Keeneland September Sale Opens Monday

    Keeneland will play host to the international Thoroughbred community for the next two weeks as it conducts its 65th annual September yearling sale. The catalog is the largest in the auction's history, with 5,555 horses listed.

  • Street Boss will stand at Darley Stud at the conclusion of his racing career. <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%3D5295781%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Boss to Stand at Darley

    Grade I winner Street Boss, the leading West Coast sprinter of 2008, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of his racing career.

  • Pure Clan won the American Oaks (gr. IT) July 5 at Hollywood Park. <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%3D5033293%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Garden City Draws Talented Group

    IEAH Stables' grade I winners Ariege and Pure Clan are the headliners in a contentious field of eight 3-year-old fillies vying for the $250,000 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 6 on the Belmont turf, but there is plenty of tough competition in the nine-furlong test.

  • Lava Man is scheduled to move to Old Friends, near Georgetown, Ky, on Sept. 16. <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%3D5353707%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lava Man to Reside at Old Friends

    A jubilant Michael Blowen announced Thursday that Lava Man, one of the great geldings of all time, is scheduled to arrive at Old Friends on Sept. 16, where he will live out the rest of his days.

  • Test winner Indian Blessing faces older horses for the first time in the Ruffian.<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%3D5369752%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Indian Blessing Faces New Challenge

    Hal and Patti Earnhardt's homebred Indian Blessing will try older horses for the first time and stretch out past a mile once again, as she battles eight fillies and mares in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Sept. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • On Sept. 13, Kentucky Downs will be the site of the kickoff of the autumn steeplechase season.

    Steeplechasing Racing Starts Sept. 13

    The National Steeplechase Association kicks off an autumn racing season worth $2.3 million Saturday, Sept. 13, at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky.

  • Woodward (gr. I) winner Curlin is headed to the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).

    Curlin Headed to Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Stonestreet Farms announced Sept. 4 that the next start for Curlin, 2007 Horse of the Year, will be the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • The inaugural Monmouth Stakes on Sept. 13 will mark Big Brown's second start on the turf.

    Monmouth Stakes Draws 35 Nominations

    Dual-Classic winner Big Brown tops a list of 35 nominations for the Monmouth Stakes, a mile and an eighth turf test to be contested at Monmouth Park Sept. 13.

  • HKJC Sets New Revenue Records

    John Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Jockey Club reviewed the organization's highlights of the 2007-2008 season at its annual general meeting Sept. 4.

  • Monsun Colt Sells for 480,000 Euros

    A Monsun colt sold for 480,000 euros (approximately $694,522) to top the opening session of the BBAG yearling auction Sept. 3 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Rudger Alles, acting on behalf of Baron von Ullmann, bought the colt, which is out of the multiple-stakes-producing Canadian-bred mare Dawn Side, who raced in the U.S.

  • Del Mar Prepared to Make Adjustments

    Del Mar's traditional seven-week summer meet could undergo some changes in the next few years, as Hollywood Park heads for development and the entire Southern California racing calendar adjusts.