Headlines for Thursday, October 22, 2009

  • Golden Gate Fields Earns Environmental Award

    Golden Gate Fields, the largest Thoroughbred racetrack in Northern California, has been awarded the "2009 StopWaste Partnership Business Efficiency Award" for excellence in environmental performance.

  • 3-year old Haynesfield is one of the stars in the Empire Classic.<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%3D7683569%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Empire Classic Tops Rich NY Showcase Day Card

    Future Prospect and Haynesfield are the stars and Naughty New Yorker is the sentimental favorite, but contention will run deep Oct. 24 when 11 colts and geldings and one filly line up for the $250,000 Empire Classic at Belmont Park.

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    Analysis: Will KY Gaming Plan Muddy Waters?

    Kentucky's horse racing and breeding industry plans to stand its ground in the wake of a proposal for a constitutional amendment on gaming some have characterized as a politically-motivated stall tactic.

  • Einstein and trainer Helen Pitts.

    Einstein Flying Under Radar For BC Classic

    It can be argued that this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) is as perplexing and wide open as any time in the event's 26-year history. Between the parity of the top older horses and the wild card factor of Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface, handicappers will have plenty of choices come Nov. 7

  • Cloudy's Knight (left) outfights Winchester (middle) and Yate's Black Cat to win the Sycamore at Keeneland.<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%3D8571266%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    9-Year-Old Cloudy's Knight Wins Sycamore

    Cloudy's Knight, moving in tandem with favorite Winchester during a big stretch move, caught Yate's Black Cat just before the wire to win the $125,000 Sycamore (gr. IIIT) by a head Oct. 22 at Keeneland.

  • IEAH Purchases Euro Juvenile Radiohead

    IEAH Stables' Breeders' Cup shopping spree continued with the purchase of controlling interest in the English-trained 2-year-old stakes winner Radiohead, who will be pointed for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

  • Belmont Moves Turf Stakes to Oct. 25

    The $150,000 Mohawk and the $150,000 Ticonderoga for fillies and mares, two nine-furlong turf stakes originally scheduled for New York Showcase Day Oct. 24 at Belmont Park, have been moved back one day because of anticipated bad weather.

  • THS: De Francis Memorial Dash

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of brisnet preview the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the De Francis Dash.

  • Two Millennium Stallions to Louisiana in 2010

    Millennium Farms announced that two of its Kentucky-based stallions, Scrimshaw and Woke Up Dreamin, will relocate to Moon Lake Farm in Louisiana for the 2010 breeding season.

  • Thoro-Graph Reports Part of Grading Process

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Oct. 22 that the American Graded Stakes Committee will begin using customized Thoro-Graph reports in addition to its other statistical measurements as part of the materials for the 2009 grading session.

  • Thewayyouare to Ashford Stud

    Thewayyouare, a high-class performer at 2 in France, is being retired from racing to join the stallion team at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The 4-year-old will become one of the few group I-winning sons of Kingmambo available to Kentucky breeders.

  • Breeders' Cup, Betfair in Simulcast Accord

    The Breeders' Cup and Betfair Group Limited announced Oct. 22 that they have reached an agreement permitting common-pool wagering on this year's championshp day races Nov. 6-7 during the Oak Tree at Santa Anita meet.