Headlines for Friday, October 30, 2009

  • Award for Design Work at Fasig-Tipton Ky.

    Henkel Denmark, the landscape architectural firm that designed the renovated grounds at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky, was presented an award Oct. 30 for its work.

  • Galt House Named Official Derby Hotel

    The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Churchill Downs to be named the official host hotel of the track, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced in an Oct. 30 release.

  • KY Vet Requiring Testing of Horses From Texas

    Due to the ongoing investigation into equine piroplasmosis in the state of Texas, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture's state veterinarian's office has opted to require testing of all horses from Texas entering the state of Kentucky.

  • Jockey Brimo in Critical Condition

    Jockey Julia Brimo was sent to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with injuries following a spill in the first race at Keeneland Oct. 30.

  • My Pal Charlie

    My Pal Charlie Retired; to Stand in Louisiana

    My Pal Charlie, who won the 2008 Super Derby (gr. II) and placed in five other graded stakes, has been retired and will stand in 2010 at Michele Rodriguez and Lee Daniel Thomas' Elite Thoroughbreds near Folsom, La.

  • Max's Pal On the Move to Indiana

    Max's Pal has been relocated to the Indiana Stallion Station near Anderson, Ind., for the 2010 breeding season. The 14-year-old son of Marquetry previously stood at Lambholm South near Reddick, Fla. He will be standing as the property of a syndicate and will stand for $1,500 live foal.

  • Three-year-old Careless Jewel brings a nearly perfect record into her first encounter with older females.

    Ladies Classic Has Appeal Even Minus Zenyatta

    Rachel Alexandra isn't coming and Zenyatta is leaning to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). However, anyone who believes that doesn't leave much for the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) needs to think again.

  • Online Hat Auction to Support Old Friends

    An online auction "Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby," to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement facility, will begin Nov. 1 with the first offering, a "Black Tie Affair" Derby hat.

  • Mulvihill Named to Fair Grounds Post

    Jim Mulvihill, a New Orleans, La., native, has been named communications and pari-mutuel marketing manager at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which opens for live Thoroughbred racing Nov. 6.

  • CDI's Evans: Some Progress in Kentucky

    The president of Churchill Downs Inc. said he believes recent developments with the makeup of the Kentucky General Assembly are positive and could help lead to legalization of video lottery terminals at racetracks in the state.

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    Turf Sprint Draws Largest Field of All

    What could be more specialized than horses that like to sprint on the turf? Yet all manner of runners make up the 22 pre-entries in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, which drew the largest field of all 14 Breeders' Cup races.