Headlines for Monday, November 9, 2009

  • Date of Barretts March Sale Moved

    Due to overwhelming demand from both buyers and sellers, the date for the 2010 Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training has been changed.

  • First Slot Machines Arrive at Calder

    The first shipment of slot machines arrived at Calder Casino & Race Course Nov. 9. Track officials and state regulators were at the casino loading dock to check in 242 slot machines as several local media outlets captured the event on video.

  • Ghostzapper to Stand for $50,000

    Ghostzapper, who began his stallion career in 2006 for a fee of $200,000, will stand in 2010 for $50,000 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.

  • November Sales Preview

    Dan Liebman previews the November Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton sales. Presented by Spendthrift Farm.

  • Rebound Unlikely During Keeneland Auction

    The Keeneland November breeding stock sale was hammered last year by the global financial crisis, suffering alarming downturns of 45.5% in gross, 39% in average price, and 42.9% in median price after a record-setting run in 2007. This year, consignors and sale company officials are hoping that, at the very least, the declines will slow down, but the odds are against a rebound during the auction's 13-day run, Nov. 10-22, in Lexington.

  • Magical Fantasy

    BC-Connected Horses Set to Sell

    Three participants in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships â€" Diamondrella, Lethal Heat, and Magical Fantasy -- were scheduled to be offered at the Nov. 10 Fasig-Tipton November select mixed sale in Lexington as of Nov. 9. Grade I winner Diamondrella finished 11th in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint; grade II winner Lethal Heat was seventh in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I); and grade I winner Magical Fantasy finished fifth in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Zenyatta Fans

    Breeders' Cup TV Numbers Flat

    Coverage of the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup cards from Santa Anita Park on ABC/ESPN continued to attract just modest viewership, dipping slightly from disappointing ratings a year ago.

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    Bar Set High at Fasig-Tipton November Sale

    While the plunging economy was pounding other mixed sales late in 2008, the Fasig-Tipton November select auction generated spectacular results. The gross revenue rose 35.1% from the previous year while the average price and median prices increased 58.8% and 38.9%, respectively.