Headlines for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

  • La. Paddock Sale Set for Nov. 24

    On Nov. 24 at 11:30 a.m. there will be a paddock sale of yearlings returned to the Breeders Sale Company of Louisiana from their September sale. The sale will take place at the Evangeline Downs Training Center in Carencro, La.

  • Polish Relocated to Louisiana

    Polish, a 10-year-old winning son of Danzig has been relocated to John Pomier's Pomerosa Farms near Duson, La. and will stand for a fee of $1,000 in 2010.

  • Nearctic Stakes winner Field Commission tries the Kennedy Road Stakes on the Polytrack.

    Field Commission Battles 9 in Kennedy Road

    Field Commission, fast-closing winner of the Nearctic Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn last month, takes on Polytrack specialist El Brujo in the $150,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-III) at the Toronto track Nov. 21.

  • Board Backtracks on Calif. Claim Rule Change

    Backtracking on a rule amendment that one observer said "would fundamentally change the claiming game," the California Horse Racing Board tabled a proposal that would have voided a claim if the horse that was bought, due to injury or distress, was unable to return to the designated unsaddling area after the finish of the race.

  • Sarava to Double Diamond

    Sarava, winner of the 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been relocated to Donald Dizney's Double Diamond Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Medaglia d'Oro has a Passion for Gold

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>A win in the group I Criterium de Saint-Cloud sets up Passion for Gold as an early favorite for the French classics next year-and also validates Medaglia d'Oro as a sire who can produce top colts along with his abundance of black type fillies.

  • Rajiv Maragh

    Jockeys Luzzi, Maragh to Attend Atlas Dinner

    Prominent jockeys Mike Luzzi and Rajiv Maragh will join boxing trainer and ESPN2 Friday Night Fights analyst Teddy Atlas in attending the annual Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Dinner.

  • Acoma leads a field of nine in the Cardinal.

    Acoma Tries to Right the Ship in Cardinal H.

    On paper, it seems as though multiple graded stakes winner Acoma is moving in the wrong direction. The 4-year-old daughter of Empire Maker has been way off her game in her last two starts, finishing sixth and ninth, respectively, in the July 19 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) and Oct. 10 First Lady (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Old Friends Satellite Opens in NY

    Old Friends, located near Georgetown, Ky., has opened its first satellite for retired Thoroughbreds. Cabin Creek, a 40-acre farm just outside Saratoga Springs, N.Y., near Greenfield Center, will begin receiving horses immediately.

  • Calvin Borel

    Churchill Dedicates Weekend to Borel

    Popular Churchill Downs-based jockey Calvin Borel, who swept this year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) aboard Rachel Alexandra and Mine That Bird, respectively, will be honored at Churchill Downs Nov. 21-22 with a bobblehead giveaway, autograph session, roast and his very own drink special.

  • CHRB Wrestles With Changes to Fair Circuit

    Racing at California fairs, long supported as one of the best ways to attract new fans for the sport, is losing out to economic considerations while industry representatives fight to remain viable in the northern half of the state.

  • Owner C.N. Ray Dies of Cancer

    C.N. Ray, who won consecutive runnings of the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with Lit de Justice and Elmhurst, died Nov. 12 of cancer.

  • Churchill Downs has scheduled six night racing programs for 2010.

    Churchill: Friday Night Lights

    Churchill Downs will install permanent lights and schedule regular nighttime racing programs. The announcement was made Nov. 17 during a news conference at the Louisville racetrack.

  • Osteochondrosis: Oral Hyaluronic Acid Study in Spain

    An oral hyaluronan product did not produce any improvement in clinical or biochemical parameters in horses diagnosed with osteochondrosis in a new study, researchers from the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona&nbsp;in Spain, recently reported. The study authors concluded that the evaluated product likely resulted in no detectable effect due to the small nu...

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