Headlines for Friday, November 13, 2009

  • Keeneland's Gross Sales Up Again

    Gross sales rose for a third consecutive day on Friday at Keeneland's November breeding stock sale, led by the sale of Dancing Shoes, in foal to Unbridled's Song, for $400,000.

  • Keeneland Nov News Minute: Nov 13

    Ron Mitchell reports on the solid numbers from Day 4 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including comments from Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Sales Director.  Presented by Spendthrift Farm

  • Birdstone

    Birdstone's Fee Upped to $30,000

    Birdstone, sire of two of the three United States classic winners this year, will stand in 2010 for $30,000, up from $10,000, at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Repent to Stand at Empire Stud

    Repent, whose son Crown of Thorns ran second in the Nov. 7 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will stand in 2010 at Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.

  • And They're Off: Bobby Frankel Tribute

    Lenny and Steve wrap-up the Breeders' Cup, weigh-in on the Horse of the Year debate, and share some of their memories of Bobby Frankel.Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Agent Sanctioned for Violating SIP Code

    For the first time since the Sales Integrity Program was initiated by the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, an agent has been sanctioned for violating the SIP Code of Conduct.

  • Gio Ponti, who finished 2nd in the Breeders' Cup Classic, is being pointed to the Dubai World 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%3D8626173%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gio Ponti to Race in 2010

    Gio Ponti, the leading candidate for champion turf male, will stay in training in 2010. Campaigned by Castleton Lyons, he is being pointed to the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) in early spring.

  • Aqueduct Casino Said Down to Final Three

    Negotiations for an Aqueduct casino operator have stepped up again, with a new flurry of talks between Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders occurring in advance of a return by the state legislature the week of Nov. 16 to deal with New York's soaring deficit.

  • Bernstein

    Bernstein's Fee Reduced

    Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan, president) has reduced the fee for Bernstein to $25,000 from $27,500.

  • Quality Road<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%3D8625943%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road Vanning Back to Belmont

    Edward Evans' Quality Road, whose fiery antics caused him to be scratched at the gate prior to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 7 at Santa Anita, is scheduled to return to his Belmont Park stall Nov. 17 and be back on the track the following morning, according to trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Northview Cuts Stallion Fees

    Dr. Tom Bowman and Richard Golden's Northview Stallion Station has reduced the fees for 11 of its stallions and will stand Two Punch for a private fee in 2010.

  • CDI 'Well-Positioned' to Make Other Deals

    Churchill Downs Inc., which announced Nov. 11 plans to purchase Youbet.com and its United Tote subsidiary for about $126.8 million, is on the lookout for other prospective purchases in the area of Internet wagering.

  • Glaucoma Discussed at Equine Ophthalmology Meeting

    Glaucoma, a group of diseases resulting from alterations in the formation and drainage of aqueous humor (clear eye fluid), which causes an increase in intraocular pressure above what's compatible with normal function of the retina and optic nerve, was another topic covered by Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, professor of Ophthalmology at Universit...