Headlines for Thursday, November 12, 2009

  • Top-priced weanling on the day was hip#529, an Unbridled's Song - Offshore Breeze filly, who brought $350,000.

    Gross Rises on Keeneland Sale's Third Day

    The numbers weren't dramatically different from a year ago during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and that was good news for the Central Kentucky auction, which had experienced major declines.

  • Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 12

    Ron Mitchell reports on Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale which found the $100,000 - $300,000 price range strong. The news minute includes comments from Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Sales Director.  Presented by Spendthrift Farm

  • More Than Ready to Stand for $30,000

    More Than Ready, who has 2009 progeny earnings of $4.4 million, will command the highest 2010 fee of the 10 stallions standing at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington.

  • Ventura is expected to run in the Matriarch at Hollywood on Nov. 28.

    Ventura to Run in Hollywood's Matriarch

    Ventura, a multiple grade I stakes winner who finished second in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) at Santa Anita, is expected to return in Hollywood Park's $300,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) on Nov. 28.

  • THS: Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of Twinspires preview the Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on November 14.Plus, Jason eats Humble Pie!Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

  • Hot Cha Cha comes into the Mrs. Revere off a victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
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    Hot Cha Cha Back for Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Nelson McMakin's homebred Hot Cha Cha tries to put the finishing touches on a terrific 3-year-old campaign in the $175,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs, but she will have to take down an overflow field of improving sophomore fillies.

  • Get Stormy won the Bryan Station Stakes at Keeneland in his most recent start. <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%3D8561817%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Commonweath Turf: Get Stormy, Proceed Bee Vie

    Get Stormy, handy winner of Keeneland's Bryan Station Stakes (gr. III) over yielding ground last month, takes on fellow graded winners Florentino and Proceed Bee in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 15.

  • PM Advertising Acquires Starquine.com

    A substantial portion of the company Starquine.com, the leader in online Thoroughbred sales in North America, has been acquired by PM Advertising, a full-service agency with expertise in web development and Thoroughbred marketing.

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    BC Winner Kip Deville Retired

    Kip Deville, the 2007 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner and the 2008 runner-up, has been retired from racing because of a series of ailments.

  • Dry Martini won the 2008 Stuyvesant.<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%3D6743244%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Aqueduct Cancels Stuyvesant Handicap

    The Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III), which began in 1916 and has been run consecutively since 1963, has been canceled due to a lack of interest, stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes said Nov. 12.

  • Noble's Promise, third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, is headed for the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood. <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%3D8603639%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    McPeek Eyes More California Cash at Hollywood

    Trainer Ken McPeek has left his six Breeders' Cup World Championships weekend starters behind for the time being to race during the upcoming Hollywood Park fall meet, he said Nov. 12.

  • Chris Emigh

    Emigh to Miss Some Action After Concussion

    Journeyman rider Chris Emigh is expected to return to the races in a few days after sustaining a "slight concussion" in a fall during the sixth race at Churchill Downs on Nov. 11.

  • Hale Named to Churchill Downs Post

    Churchill Downs has announced that D. Brett Hale has been named senior vice president of corporate and government relations.

  • Retama's Wagering Average Drops

    Retama Park reported mixed results with a 9% increase in average daily live attendance; a 15% drop in average daily live wagering, and a modest 4% decrease in average daily export wagering during the 32-day meet.

  • Richard Fields

    Retirement Home Established in Massachusetts

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Suffolk Downs, through the support of the Fields Family Foundation, have established a home for retired racehorses at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Farm in Plymouth, Mass., where inmates from the Plymouth County Correctional Facility will care for the horses as part of the facility's extensive vocational program.

  • Colonel John will stand at WinStar Farm.<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%3D8620404%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Colonel John Retired to WinStar

    Colonel John, one of only two 3-year-old colts to win as many as two grade I stakes in North America in 2008, has been retired from racing to stand at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • National Equine Welfare Code of Practice Endorsed

    A national Welfare Code of Practice has been endorsed by the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the American Quarter Horse Association, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the U.S. Equestrian Federation, and the U.S. Trotting Association. The Welfare Code of Practice, drafted by the American Hors...