Headlines for Friday, October 9, 2009

  • Negligee comes home fast to take the Alcibiades over She Be Wild.<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%3D8544814%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Negilgee an Attractive Alcibiades Winner

    Sovereign Stable's Negligee came from off the pace, charged down the lane, and collared favored She Be Wild in the final strides to score the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) at odds of 12-1 on opening day at Keeneland Oct. 9.

  • Breeders' Cup Bracket Battles Round 2

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  • Fatal Bullet holds off all comers to win the Phoenix 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%3D8544815%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fatal Bullet Holds On to Win Phoenix

    Bear Stables' Fatal Bullet set himself up nicely for another try in next month's Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), holding on for a hard-fought, half-length victory in the $250,000 Phoenix (gr. III) on opening day at Keeneland Oct. 9.

  • Kensei will carry top weight of 121 pounds in the Jerome.<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%3D8298531%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kensei Faces Girolamo in Jerome Handicap

    Kensei, who won the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park earlier this season, returns to the New York oval Oct. 11 to lead a field of five in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds going one mile on the main track.

  • F-T November Sale Has 153 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 153 horses for its November select mixed sale, which will be held in Lexington Nov. 10, beginning at 5 p.m. The number is down 18.6% from last year's total of 188.

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale Starts Oct. 12

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2009 fall mixed sale, which begins its two-day run Oct. 12 in Central Florida, has 688 horses in its catalog. The consignor preferred session, with 290 horses cataloged, is scheduled for the opening day. An open session with the rest of horses is set for Oct. 13.

  • Le Grand Cru won the off-the-turf Kelso.<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%3D8531975%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Three Off-the-Turf Stakes Downgrades Upheld

    The downgrades of three stakes at Belmont Park on Oct. 4 that were switched to the main track from the turf course will be maintained for this year, according to the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • Turfway Park

    On-Track Handle Down 16% at Turfway

    Turfway Park ended its 2009 fall meet, which marked the track's 50th anniversary, with a double-digit decline in on-track handle but a much smaller decrease in all-sources handle.

  • Mafaaz was the winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes.

    Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes Off for 2010

    The Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton in Great Britain, inaugurated in 2009 to award a Europe-based horse a berth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), won't be held next year. But officials said it could return.

  • WV Court: Panel Can't Hear Exclusion Cases

    A West Virginia court has ruled the state racing commission is prohibited from conducting hearings on racetrack exclusions because it "lacks the authority to unilaterally reinstate an ejected permit-holder over the objection of a racing association."

  • Shamardal to Miss Rest of Season

    Darley stallion Shamardal has injured his withers and will be rested for the remainder of the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at the outfit's Australian farm.