Headlines for Friday, December 11, 2009

  • Summer Bird sweeping of the Belmont Stakes, the Travers and the Jockey Club Gold Cup is one of the choices for NYRA's Story of the Year.<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%3D8530551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This</a>

    NYRA 'Story of the Year' Voting Now Underway

    Beginning Dec. 11 and through Jan. 15, 2010, fans can choose from among five compelling storylines some human, some equine and cast their ballots for NYRA "Story of the Year."

  • Breeders' Cup Approves Strategic Plan

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors approved core components of the organization's long-term strategic plan Dec. 11 at its December meeting in Lexington, Ky., Breeders' Cup announced.

  • Modigliani to Castleton Lyons

    Modigliani, sire of Italian champion Magritte, will relocate to Castleton Lyons near Lexington from Greentree Stud in Ireland for the 2010 breeding season.

  • Two-Day Derby, Oaks Packages to be Offered

    For the first time, Churchill Downs will give the general public an opportunity to purchase two-day ticket packages to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks via the racetrack's new online box office, http://tickets.churchilldowns.com.

  • Zenyatta<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%3D8609471%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Helping Fellow Horses

    Zenyatta may be retired, but she remains the gift that keeps on giving. Through her memorabilia and "Moneigh" paintings she has contributed to a number of worthy organizations.

  • Aging Horses' Immune Systems Reviewed

    As if equine Cushing's, metabolic syndrome, laminitis, and insulin resistance weren't enough to worry about in our aging horses, we can now add "immunosenescence" and "inflammaging" to the list.