Headlines for Tuesday, October 27, 2009

  • Hip #556; colt, Tapit - Frans Lass, topped the 2nd session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale at $150,000.

    Median Continues to Rise at F-T Ky. Sale

    Leonard Lavin's Florida-based Glen Hill Farm was a powerful buying force during the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale's second session, which generated a median price that was up 25% from a year ago. The average price fell 4.4% while the gross revenue declined 12.3% Oct. 27 in Lexington.

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    Gozzip Girl Will Pass Breeders' Cup

    Farnsworth Stable's Gozzip Girl will not run in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), trainer Tom Albertrani told Daily Racing Form.

  • Royal Diamond Tops Tattersalls Session

    The gross and average declined but the median rose during the second session of the Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale in England.

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park to Suspend Simulcast Operations

    Ellis Park officials said Oct. 27 the racetrack will shut down after Nov. 8 and suspend simulcast operations until April 1, 2010. The move affects 75 full- and part- time employees at the Western Kentucky track.

  • KY Delays Action on Stop-Bet Recommendation

    A controversial recommendation to halt wagering at zero minutes to post time at all racetracks was shelved by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Oct. 27 pending a public meeting at which the issue will be further vetted.

  • Sea The Stars

    Sea The Stars to Stand at Gilltown Stud

    Sea The Stars, who was retired after a thrilling two-length victory over Youmzain in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 4, will enter stud in 2010 at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland.

  • Aeneas Sires First Winner

    Grade II stakes-placed Aeneas sired his first winner when his daughter Venus Avenue won Oct. 26 at Zia Park.

  • Churchill to to Offer Interactive Discussions

    Churchill Downs Inc. and HorseplayerPRO.com have joined forces to provide interactive online discussions between horse racing fans and a panel of experts each race day throughout Churchill Downs' 21-day fall meet Nov. 1-28.

  • Equibase Unveils Consolidated Horse Search

    Equibase Company announced Oct. 27 it has unveiled a horse search feature on its Web site that consolidates and presents in one location the most current racing and pedigree information for individual Thoroughbreds.

  • Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility.

  • ClassicStar Principals Plead Guilty

    Three ClassicStar principals -- David Plummer, Spencer Plummer, and Terry Green -- have pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. through a fraudulent tax shelter under the ClassicStar Mare Lease Program, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

  • Law Gives CA Tracks More Takeout Flexibility

    California Thoroughbred racetracks, subject to regulatory approval, could increase pari-mutuel takeout -- return less money to bettors -- and change how the revenue is distributed under legislation signed into law Oct. 23 by Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

  • Government to Study Unwanted Horse Issues

    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has been tasked with examining how horse processing plant closures have affected equine welfare. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that provides Congress with objective, fact-based information intended to improve performance and accountability of federal agencies.

  • Kentucky Lifts Ban on Hoosier Park Horses

    The Kentucky State Veterinarian's office has lifted a restriction that kept horses from Indiana's Hoosier Park from entering the barn areas of any Kentucky racetrack or public training facility. The Kentucky precautions were put in place after 59 horses at Hoosier Park were quarantined as a precaution after strangles was suspected in one Thor...