Headlines for Tuesday, October 6, 2009

  • Jump Start to Ghost Ridge in Pennsylvania

    Jump Start, who stood in 2009 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington, will stand at Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Brogue, Pa.

  • Lot 118; colt, Galileo - Tadkiyra by Darshaan brought 550,000 guineas to top the opening day of Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

    Galileo Colt Tops Day 1 of Tattersalls Sale

    A son of champion stallion Galileo was sold for 550,000 guineas to top the opening day of Europe's premier yearling sale, the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

  • Undefeated She Be Wild is the one to beat in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes.

    Graded Victor She Be Wild Heads Alcibiades

    With a grade III victory already under her belt, undefeated She Be Wild figures to be the one to beat in the Oct. 9 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), one of two feature races kicking off Keeneland's FallStars Weekend. The $500,000 contest is a "Win and You're In" race for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

  • Mine That Bird works at Santa Anita on October 6 with Joe Talamo aboard.

    Mine That Bird Sharp for Goodwood

    Mine That Bird, who is looking for his first victory since romping in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), indicated his sharpness for the Oct. 10 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hip #473; colt; Harlan's Holiday - Keep It Going by Yankee Victor brought $300,000 during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale.

    Harlan's Holiday Colt Sells for $300,000

    A Harlan's Holiday colt became the top-priced horse sold at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale so far when he commanded $300,000 during the auction's second session Oct. 6 in Maryland. Francis Vanlangendonck of the Summerfield sales agency signed the sale ticket on behalf of Florida pinhooker Nick de Meric. Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable and Alan Quartucci of North Shore Bloodstock also were in the hunt for the striking bay yearling, which went through the sale ring early in the afternoon.

  • Ford Every Stream Sires First Winner

    Pass It Down became the first winner for his sire, Ford Every Stream, when he won the Oct. 3 Louisiana Stallion Stakes at Louisiana Downs.

  • Fatal Bullet seeks an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in the Phoenix.

    Fatal Bullet Takes Aim as Keeneland Opens

    Bear Stables' Fatal Bullet, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), returns to a synthetic surface in the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland for its Oct. 9 opening-day program.

  • Malibu Moon Colt Brings $120,000 at F-T Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling auction got a new top price just before 1 p.m. (EDT) Oct. 6 when a Not For Love colt sold for $120,000 to Samantha Siegel of Jay Em Ess Stable during the sale's second session in Maryland. The previous high -- $117,000 for a Malibu Moon -- Two Chimneys colt -- came during the opening session Oct. 5.

  • This Malibu Moon colt was the only yearling to command a six-figure price.

    Buy-Back Rate Down at FT Midlantic Sale

    The Thoroughbred market's dismal downward trend this year continued during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale Oct. 5 in Maryland. The gross revenue suffered a moderate 9.5% loss from 2008, but the median price plummeted 35% while the average price fell 19.4%.

  • Hip #141, filly; Tiznow - Storm Hearted by Lion Hearted brought $120,000 to top Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale Oct. 5.

    Tiznow Filly Tops Barretts Cal Cup Sale

    California-bred Tiznow proved a drawing card at the Barretts California Cup Yearling Sale Oct. 5. The stallion's only offspring in the catalog, a California-bred daughter of the Lion Hearted mare Storm Hearted, topped the sale at $120,000.

  • Nitrate Poisoning in Horses

    <P>Fortunately, nitrate/nitrite poisoning is not a common problem in horses. However, due to serious and potentially fatal consequences of nitrate/nitrite poisoning, horse owners should be aware of the condition and understand the risk factors. <P>Nitrate/nitrite poisoning in animals is caused by ingestion of excessive amounts of nitrate or nitrite from...

  • Compost Horse Manure Appropriately to Reduce Disease Spread

    <P>Horse manure needs to be 'cooked' for a specific length of time and at high enough temperatures to result in sufficient reductions in viability of roundworm (<EM>Parascaris equorum</EM>) eggs and <EM>Rhodococcus equi</EM> populations, report French researchers. <P>Composting, a popular method of managing horse manure generated on both small and large...

  • Anesthetic Drug Propofol Might have a Role in Equine Sedation

    <P>Many medical procedures are performed while the horse is under standing chemical restraint, but anesthesia in horses can be risky. One study cites an almost 2% mortality rate for equine patients within&nbsp;seven days of receiving general anesthesia. <P>"It may be especially difficult to correctly dose sedative drugs in very old or debilitated patien...