Headlines for Monday, October 19, 2009

  • Montjeu Colt Leads Way at Arqana Sale

    The market didn't lose much ground from a year ago during the opening session of the Arqana October yearling sale at Deauville in France Oct. 19. Compared to 2008, the gross revenue fell only 1.5% and the average price declined 5.9%.

  • The Visualiser to Stand at Mighty Acres Farm

    The Visualiser, a son of Giant's Causeway who originally sold as a yearling for $1 million, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Dr. Warren Center's Mighty Acres Farm near Pryor, Okla.

  • 300 North Capital New Cup Promotional Partner

    The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 19 that 300 North Capital, a Pasadena, California-based institutional investment manager, has been named an official promotional partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Rider Dies at Blue Ribbon Downs

    A rider at Blue Ribbon Downs died Oct. 18 after he fell from a horse during the first race at the Sallisaw, Okla., track.

  • Penny Chenery, Owner of Secretariat

    Penny Chenery, owner of Secretariat, sits down with Lenny Shulman to share her remembrances of Big Red and his legendary career.

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    Countdown to the Cup: Can it Happen Twice?

    On April 17, 2008, American racing fans were immersed in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and no one was even giving the Breeders' Cup a second thought. But across the Atlantic, there was a scene being played out that would have a far greater effect on the Breeders' Cup than anyone could have imagined.

  • Injured Jockey Fundraiser Postponed

    A sign of the economic hard times, the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund's annual Celebrity Team Penning competition at the Kentucky Horse Park has been postponed until spring, according to Fund co-founder Judy McCarron.

  • Horse Fraud Trial: Winning the Selleck Case

    Trial lawyer George Knopfler faced a number of unique challenges beyond simply proving the facts of his case when he represented actor Tom Selleck and his family in a lawsuit alleging fraud in the sale of a show horse. He had to educate a jury with little experience in the horse business about the ins and outs of the show horse world; he had to make a dis...