Headlines for Friday, November 20, 2009

  • Edgar Prado

    Prado to be Represented by New Agent

    Jockey Edgar Prado has parted ways with longtime agent Bob Frieze and will be represented at Gulfstream Park in South Florida by New Jersey agent James Riccio Jr., Prado said late Nov. 20.

  • Weanling, Stallion Prospects Lead Session

    A weanling filly and two stallion prospects brought final bids of $50,000 each to headline the Nov. 20 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Ventura will run in Humberto Ascanio's name in the Matriarch (gr. IT).

    Juddmonte Adjusts to Life Without Frankel

    The 15 Juddmonte Farms horses still in training at Hollywood Park will remain in Bobby Frankel's barn under the care of longtime assistant Humberto Ascanio until a course of action is decided upon by Prince Khalid Abdullah and racing manager Garrett O'Rourke.

  • Widaman Takes DRF Business Development Job

    Fritz Widaman, who has headed marketing efforts at the National Thoroughbred Racing Association since 2003, has been named to the newly created position of director of sales and business development for Daily Racing Form.

  • Move Planned for New York Drug-Testing Lab

    After nearly four decades, New York's Cornell University is moving to close its world-famous equine drug-testing laboratory. An equine science program at a state university 70 miles up the road is eagerly willing to take over, and expand, an operation vital to the state's horse industry.

  • Shadwell Drops Invasor to $20,000

    Invasor, the 2006 Horse of the Year, will stand in 2010 for $20,000, down from $28,000 in 2009, at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    'Team Zenyatta' Wins Big Sport of Turfdom

    The Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 19 that "Team Zenyatta" composed of owners Jerry and Ann Moss, trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, and jockey Mike Smith, have been chosen as the 2009 winner of the organization's Big Sport of Turfdom award.

  • Safely's Mark to Long Road in Canada

    Safely's Mark, a son of Danzig out champion sprinter Safely Kept (by Horatius), has been moved to Robert and Julie White's Long Road Farm near Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada

  • Prominent Sire Southern Halo Dead at 26

    Southern Halo, the most successful sire in Argentine history, died in his paddock at Haras La Quebrada near Buenos Aires from complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Mixed Sale Has 105 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 105 horses for the Texas December mixed sale, which will be held at Lone Star Park Dec. 14. The auction will start at noon (CST).

  • Median Rises 12.5% at Goffs Auction

    There was lively trade at the Goffs horses in training sale, with the median price increasing 12.5% from last year Nov. 16 in Ireland. The clearance rate was 74.5%.

  • Son of Dolphin Street Tops Malaysian Sale

    A son of Dolphin Street topped the National Stud Farm premier sale in Malaysia Nov. 20, bringing 230,000 ringgits ($67,923 in U.S. funds). The Australia-based Magic Millions auction firm conducted the sale, which offered juveniles.

  • Topical NSAID Permeation Through Horse Skin Investigated

    Veterinarians in Argentina recently tried to use versions of the topical NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) diclofenac made for human pain management on horses, but found horses' skin does not absorb those formulations of the drug as well as human skin does. M. Fabiana Landoni, DVM, PhD, of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and colleague...