Headlines for Wednesday, November 11, 2009

  • Honest Pursuit, hip#471, brought $3.1-million at the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Overbrook Stock Boosts Keeneland's 2nd Day

    High quality stock from the Overbrook Farm dispersal and stronger participation by American buyers at the top of the market boosted the results for the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Quality Road training at Santa Anita before the Breeders' Cup.<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%3D8621664%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskin's Breeders' Cup Wrap: Final Thoughts

    All the comments made about Quality Road being a rogue or crazy are way off base. Dr. Larry Bramlage called him a juvenile delinquent following his meltdown prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic. A juvenile, yes, in many ways, but being scared out of your wits does not make you a delinquent.

  • Posse to Stand in New York

    Posse, fifth on this year's leading third-crop sire's list, will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

  • Roman Ruler to Remain at $20,000

    Roman Ruler, second on the first-crop sire's list by progeny earnings, will stand for the same $20,000 fee that he stood for in 2009.

  • Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 11

    Ron Mitchell reports on Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Sales DirectorPresented by Spendthrift Farm

  • Eye of the Leopard takes on older foes in the Autumn Stakes.

    Autumn No Easy Task for Queen's Plate Winner

    Making his first stakes appearance against older horses, Queen's Plate victor Eye of the Leopard has no easy task, facing several multiple added-money winners in the $150,000 Autumn (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 14.

  • Laurel Turf Course Closes

    Laurel Park officials decided Nov. 11 to close the turf course for the remainder of the year.

  • NYRA Launches Community Relations Blog

    The New York Racing Association has launched a new community relations blog to underscore its commitment to working with organizations in the areas surrounding Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Consolidator

    Consolidator to Stand at Journeyman

    Consolidator, one of the leading first-crop sires by number of winners this year, will stand in 2010 at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla.

  • Churchill to Celebrate Ladies Weekend Nov. 14

    Churchill Downs will celebrate "Ladies' Weekend" on Saturday, Nov. 14 and Sunday, Nov. 15 with a ladies-only handicapping seminar, boutique bazaar and warehouse sale, and the second annual celebration of "Horses and Hope" to raise awareness for breast cancer.

  • It's a Bird was last in Florida in January, when he won the Sunshine Millions Classic.<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%3D7535745%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    It's a Bird Returns to Florida for 'Million

    Multiple graded stakes winner It's a Bird returns to Florida for the first time since taking the Sunshine Millions Classic in January as the 122-pound high weight in the $200,000 Carl G. Rose Classic, the co-main event in the annual Florida Million program for state-breds at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 14.

  • Cotton Blossom, hip #413, brought $2.3 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Cotton Blossom Sells for $2.3 Million

    Cotton Blossom, winner of the 2007 Acorn Stakes (gr. I), became the most expensive horse sold so far at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she brought $2.3 million during the auction's second session Nov. 11 in Lexington.

  • Rachel Alexandra<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%3D8459939%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sam Houston Offers Race for Zenyatta, Rachel

    Sam Houston Race Park and Gallery Furniture continue to step up efforts to bring super star females Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra together in a stakes race slated for Jan. 30.

  • Hip#313, Summer Raven, sold for $1.7 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington.

    Summer Raven Soars to $1.7 Million

    Summer Raven, winner of the 2004 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) and in foal to Unbridled's Song, became the first horse to bring seven figures Nov. 11 during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. Offered around noon (EST), she sold for $1.7 million to Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell.

  • Mary Delaney, winner of the 2007 Vinery Madison Stakes at Keeneland, kicked off the Overbrook Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November auction.

    Mary Delaney Kicks Off Overbrook Dispersal

    Mary Delaney, winner of the 2007 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, kicked off the Overbrook Farm dispersal at the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington by selling for $850,000. She was the second horse in the sale ring during the auction's second session Nov. 11. Kentucky bloodstock agent Reynolds Bell purchased her from Eaton Sales' consignment.

  • Millennium, Moon Lake Farm Announce Alliance

    Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington and John Turner's Moon Lake Farm near Elm Grove, La. have announced an alliance between their operations. Turner's farm will be renamed Millennium Farms at Moon Lake.

  • Another Financial Hit Looms for KY Breeders

    The Kentucky Breeders Incentive Fund could be reduced by 30% because of declining revenue, while horse farms "can't withstand another year like 2009," Kentucky lawmakers were told Nov. 10 during a meeting of the Joint Subcommittee on Horse Farming.

  • Quality Road was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Classic after acting up during the loading process.

    Traumatized Quality Road Will Van Home

    Quality Road not only suffered several injuries from his traumatic incident at the starting gate prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), he suffered mentally as well and now will have to van home to Belmont Park from California after refusing to get on the plane.