Headlines for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

  • F-T Juvenile Sale Will Have 272 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton will catalog 272 horses for its Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training, according to the company's chairman, Walt Robertson. The number is about the same as in 2008, when 270 horses were in the book.

  • BC Approves Stakes Program

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors took the following actions at its first meeting of the year.

  • Bob and John's First Foal

    Grade I winner Bob and John's first foal is a colt born Jan. 15 at Janeen Oliver's Honeysuckle Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • Will He Shine's First Foal

    The first offspring by grade II winner Will He Shine is a colt foaled Jan. 13 in New York State.

  • Saarland Pensioned

    Ten-year-old Saarland, a grade II winner as a homebred for Cynthia Phipps, has been pensioned from stallion duty because of fertility problems.

  • Lawyer Ron

    First Foal by Champion Lawyer Ron

    The first foal by Eclipse Award winner Lawyer Ron is a filly born Jan. 20 at Stonewall Farm Stallions near Versailles, Ky.

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    Sunshine Millions Classic Up For Grabs

    Hobeau Farm's homebred Delightful Kiss has been in top form for more than five months and all things being equal, the 5-year-old gelding would be the one to beat in the $1-milllion OBS Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 24 at Gulfstream Park. But the son of Kissin Kris drew unenviable post 12 in the 1 1/8-mile main track event, severely compromising his chances of besting the other 11 rivals who will go to post.

  • EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted at Fair Grounds

    Officials from the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and the Louisiana State Racing Commission have lifted the quarantine on a barn that had been in place since late December at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Hawthorne Racing

    Average Total Handle Rises at Hawthorne

    Hawthorne Race Course in Illinois registered gains in average daily total handle for its 2008-09 fall/winter meet thanks to increases in out-of-state wagering. On-track and in-state handle on Hawthorne races declined, however.

  • Frazee's Folly, at left, and companion share a moment together on the farm.

    Inside Track: Folly Good Fellow

    When Ruberto Racing Stable Inc. claimed Frazee's Folly in January of 2005 he was already a 9-year-old who had been through 11 different owners and won 10 of 65 lifetime starts. For most Thoroughbreds, that is a full career, and then some.

  • Brother Derek

    Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud talks about the multiple Grade One winner Brother Derek, a new addition to the stallion roster at the farm

  • Cougar Cat

    Richland Hills' president Nathan Fox, who raced Cougar Cat, talks about his prospects as a stallion as he takes on that role at the farm.

  • Divine Park

    Bret Jones at Airdrie Stud discusses the talents of the brilliant miler Divine Park.

  • Elite Squadron

    Wintergreen Farm owner John Greely has become a big fan of his new stallion Elite Squadron, a Grade 2 winning sprinter.

  • Showing Up

    Mark Roberts, farm manager of Adena Springs South, gives a preview of the new stallion, Showing Up, standing at Adena's Florida complex.

  • Sightseeing

    Nathan Fox, president of Richland Hills Farm, talks about Sightseeing, a son of Pulpit, and one of the farm's new stallions for 2009.

  • Student Council

    Student Council begins his stallion duties at Millennium Farms, where owner Ro Parra discusses the racing career and breeding prospects of this very durable and well-bred horse.

  • Zanjero

    Ro Parra, owner of Millennium Farms, describes why he was attracted to Zanjero as a stallion prospect for his operation.