Headlines for Monday, November 30, 2009

  • Median Rises as Tattersalls Mare Sale Opens

    Lahaleeb, winner of the E.P. Taylor Stakes (Can-IT) in October, topped the opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale, bringing 1- million guineas ($1,727,247 in U.S. funds) Nov. 30 in England. The session posted an increase of 13.4% in its median price from a year ago, but the gross revenue and average price fell 4.9% and 7.6%, respectively.

  • Successful Appeal

    Successful Appeal to Stand for $17,500

    Successful Appeal, who is represented by nine stakes winners this year, will stand the 2010 season for $17,500 at John T.L. Jones III's Walmac Farm near Lexington.

  • Equine Veterinarian Phil McCarthy Dead at 58

    Dr. Phil McCarthy, a veterinarian who specialized in reproductive issues and the owner of Watercress Farm near Paris, Ky., died Nov. 29 of cancer at his home in Lexington. He was 58.

  • Lahaleeb, a grade I-winning filly offered as a racing prospect, fetched a bid of 1,000,000 guineas (US$1.72 million) during the first session of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale.

    Lahaleeb Bring Seven Figures at Tattersalls

    Lahaleeb, a grade I-winning filly offered as a racing prospect, fetched a bid of 1,000,000 guineas (US$1.72 million) from John Egan during the Nov. 30 first session of the Tattersalls December Mares Sale at the Newmarket, England sales company's Park Paddocks.

  • Kentucky Bear

    Kentucky Bear Tops CTHS Winter Mixed Sale

    The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society winter mixed sale concluded its one-day session with a dramatic increase in gross receipts from last year's venue. One cause for the big increase was the sale topper, the grade I-placed stallion prospect Kentucky Bear who sold for $100,000.

  • Horse Lover's Guide to Kentucky

    Horse Lover’s Guide to Kentucky is the ultimate tour of the equine capital of the world. Veteran travel writer Patti Nickell explores the cultural and historical importance of the horse to the commonwealth and shows visitors and residents the best places to get up close and personal with horses.

  • Vosburgh winner Kodiak Kowboy has been retired.<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%3D8530546%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kodiak Kowboy Retired to Vinery

    Kodiak Kowboy, whose victory in the Nov. 28 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct was one of three grade I triumphs this year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud in 2010.

  • Churchill Downs Unveils 2010 Music Festival

    Churchill Downs Entertainment Group announced Nov. 30 that Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville will host a three-day summer 2010 music festival that will showcase more than 65 bands, including Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, and the Dave Matthews Band.