Headlines for Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • Holiday Runner, the dam of grade I winner Seventh Street (by Street Cry), sold for auction's top price of $2,150,000.

    Fasig-Tipton Sale Suffers Sharp Declines

    This year, without as much star power, the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November select mixed sale suffered sharp downturns of 59.4% in gross revenue, 52.7% in average price, and 32% in median price Nov. 10.

  • FT Ky Nov Sale News Minute: Nov 10

    Ron Mitchell reviews the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected November Mixed Sale, which included the dams of Seventh Street and Lookin At Lucky. Presented by Spendthrift Farm

  • Texas Breeder/Owner Cook Dead at 75

    Leland P. Cook Jr., a successful Texas breeder/owner who raced 1993 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner Dixieland Heat, died Nov. 6 after a lengthy illness.

  • WTBA Sale to Be Held Dec. 6

    The Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association winter mixed sale, scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, features the 17-horse dispersal of Doris Konecny's Czech-Mate Thoroughbreds.

  • 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri brought $2,250,000 to top session one of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction.

    Gross Plunges 45.2% at Keeneland Nov. Opener

    The struggling Thoroughbred marketplace stumbled badly yet again as the Keeneland November breeding stock auction opened its 13-day run in Lexington Nov. 10.

  • Malibu Moon

    Malibu Moon to Stand for $40,000

    Malibu Moon, who ranks 12th on the leading sire's list, will stand in 2010 for the same $40,000 fee he stood for in 2009.

  • Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 10

    Ron Mitchell presents the news of the first day of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington, including high seller 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri. Presented by Spendthrift Farm

  • Zensational will stand the 2010 breeding season at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.<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%3D8461205%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zensational Retired to Hill 'n' Dale

    Zensational, the first horse to win three consecutive grade I sprint stakes, has arrived at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington to stand the 2010 breeding season.

  • Mastercraftsman will stand at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

    Mastercraftsman retired; 2010 Coolmore fees

    Mastercraftsman, last year's Cartier Award-winning juvenile male and a classic winner in 2009, will join his sire Danehill Dancer at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland.

  • Laurel to Race 58 Days in Early 2010

    The Maryland Jockey Club received approval Nov. 10 from the Maryland Racing Commission to race 58 days at Laurel in the winter/spring of 2010.

  • Zenyatta in the Winner' Circle after her Classic victory.<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%3D8609368%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sire and Pedigree Notes - Breeders' Cup 2009

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Alan Porter recaps the 2009 Breeders' Cup with pedigree observations about the sire lines, dominant female families, and inbreeding of the 14 winners.

  • Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, brought $2,250,000 during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.

    Azeri Sells for $2.25 Million at Keeneland

    Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, brought $2,250,000 early in the afternoon of Nov. 10 during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington. The price was the highest so far during the auction.

  • 2009 Breeders&#39; Cup will forever belong to Zenyatta.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8609665%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Haskin's BC Wrapup: Z One and Only

    Over the course of the next week, we'll have several wrapups, going over different aspects of Breeders' Cup 2009, but let's face it; this year's event will forever belong to Zenyatta.

  • Trainer John Shirreffs

    Shirreffs: Classic Winner Zenyatta is HOY

    A day after undefeated Zenyatta became a giant of the racing world with a spine-tingling victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer John Shirreffs said she should be Horse of the Year over favored Rachel Alexandra.

  • Swift Temper was bought back for $2,050,000 by her owner, Mark Stanley.

    Swift Temper Bought Back for $2,050,000

    The final bid on Swift Temper was $2,050,000, but it came from her owner, Mark Stanley, so she didn't find a new home Nov. 10 during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington. Taylor Made Sales Agency consigned the 5-year-old daughter of Giant's Causeway to the auction for Stanley as a racing or broodmare prospect.

  • Gryder Moves His Tack to Hong Kong

    This year's Emirates Airline Dubai World Cup (UAE-I)-winning jockey Aaron Gryder will move his tack to Hong Kong Nov. 14, Gryder announced Nov. 10.

  • Gulfstream Park President and General Manager Ken Dunn.

    Gulfstream Reissues Offer to Zenyatta, Rachel

    Whether Zenyatta or Rachel Alexandra is the better horse is a question Gulfstream Park president and general manager Ken Dunn believes best answered in the Feb. 6 Donn Handicap (gr. I). The race will be run the day before the Super Bowl in nearby Miami Gardens.