Headlines for Tuesday, January 13, 2009

  • Hip#675; Vestrey Lady, who is in foal to Broken Vow, was the $300,000 session topper for the 2nd day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Downward Spiral Continues at Keeneland

    The Keeneland January horses of all ages sale continued its scary downward spiral during the second session of its six-day run in Lexington. The gross revenue Jan. 13 dropped 66.2% from a year ago while the average price fell 61.6%. The median price plunged 55.8% while the number of horses sold was down least of all, 12.1%.

  • Senor Swinger's First Foal

    Senor Swinger's first foal is a filly born Jan. 12 at Glenn and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.

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    Azeri, For Now, Probably Won't Be Sold

    One day after buying back Azeri for $4.4 million at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale, Michael Paulson indicated that the 2002 Horse of the Year would be remaining under the control of the Allen E. Paulson Living Trust even though he had expressed a desire to sell her privately.

  • F-T Kentucky Mixed Sale Has 306 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton has catalogued 306 horses for the Kentucky winter mixed sale, which will be held in Lexington Feb. 9. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. (EST).

  • National HBPA Sets Convention Agenda

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association will discuss aftercare for racehorses, equine medication and drug-testing thresholds, and synthetic surfaces during its winter convention Jan. 30-Feb. 2 in Hollywood, Fla.

  • NYTB Elects Ostrager as President

    At its first meeting of 2009, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders board of directors elected a new president and welcomed two new members.

  • Jones No Longer With Walnut Green

    Russell B. Jones Jr. no longer is working for the Walnut Green bloodstock agency that he and his late brother, Richard, founded in 1980. The Joneses sold Walnut Green to the Mark Reid Bloodstock Agency and partners in September of 2005, and Russell Jones remained associated with the prominent Pennsylvania-based business, serving as its president.

  • Andrea Young

    Young Gets Promotion at Sam Houston

    Andrea Young has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of Sam Houston Race Park and Valley Race Park in Texas, parent company MAXXAM Inc. announced Jan. 13. Young also joins the company's board of directors.

  • Jack Sours, new president and general manager at Mountaineer in West Virginia.

    Sours Named President of Mountaineer

    Jack Sours has been named president and general manager of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, MTR Gaming president and chief executive officer Bob Griffin announced Jan. 13.

  • Open Stakes at Charles Town Worth $2.7M

    Charles Town Races & Slots has announced a 2009 open stakes schedule with a record $2.7 million available in purses. The 12 scheduled stakes will take place on three special event days, beginning April 18 with Charles Town Classic Day.

  • Caliente: Clean Bill of Health from TRPB

    Mexico's Caliente Group, which for years has battled sometimes intense scrutiny of its South American bookmaking operation, has completed the comprehensive due-diligence process of the Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau.

  • CANTER-Mid Atlantic Expands

    CANTER-Mid Atlantic will expand its ongoing race horse rehabilitation program with a grant funded by Charles Town Races & Slots.

  • Go Between

    Go Between Dies After Workout

    Peter Vegso's homebred Go Between, winner of the 2008 Pacific Classic (gr. I), died Jan. 12 following a workout at the Payson Park Training Center as the result of a heart problem.

  • Siberian Summer to Victory Rose

    Siberian Summer, a grade I winner and sire of a grade I winner, will stand at Ellen Jackson's Victory Rose Farm near Vacaville, Calif.

  • Curlin

    Curlin, New Approach Share Top Rankings

    Curlin, the all-time earner among North American Thoroughbreds, gained another accolade on Tuesday, Jan. 13 when he was officially named the joint best horse of 2008 in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.

  • Inside Track: A True Original

    Attorney Jim Philpott has taken a lot of journeys throughout his life. And though he was casually involved with horses at a young age, he never imagined his career path after law school would eventually revolve around the Thoroughbred world.