Headlines for Monday, February 9, 2009

  • Funny Cide Arrives at the Horse Park

    2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park on December 5, 2008. Includes comments from Jack Knowlton, managing partner of Sackatoga. Read Story about his arrival. Funny Cide Slide Show Purchase Funny Cide Photos

  • Halsey Minor

    Minor Files Suit Over Hialeah

    Technology entrepreneur Halsey Minor on Feb. 9 filed a civil suit that maintains John Brunetti, by not holding racing at Hialeah Park since 2001, is in default on agreements under which he purchased the historic race track.

  • Industry Veteran Belvoir Dead

    Longtime Thoroughbred industry member Clarence A. Belvoir, 67, died Feb. 8 at Auburn Medical Hospital in Auburn, Wash.

  • Pioneerof the Nile took the Robert B. Lewis Stakes Feb. 7.

    Ky. Derby Trail: Nile Flowing Fast

    It was an excellent weekend on the old trail, with some first-class performances, not only by the winners, but several of the losers as well. The latest Top 15 follows the column.

  • HANA's Top-10 Tracks - #4 Hoosier Park

    The Horseplayers Association of North America regularly rates the 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Featured exclusively on BloodHorse.com is a countdown of the top 10 tracks. Hoosier Park is #4.

  • Calder Begins Project to Cool Barns

    Calder Race Course said Feb. 9 it has begun application of a new elastomeric coating to 60 barn roofs in the track's stable area, a project that will help reduce stable temperatures normally hiked by the South Florida sun.

  • The entrance at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky

    F-T Faces Tough Market With Mixed Sale

    The 2008 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed auction posted an 18.9% gain in average price. The gross revenue rose 1.9% while the median price remained the same as in 2007. But this year's edition of the sale, scheduled for Feb. 9 in Lexington, isn't expected to perform as strongly.

  • General Nediym Filly Shines in Australia

    Eight horses sold for Aust$100,000 (approximately $67,512 in U.S. funds) or more Feb. 9 during the second session of William Inglis & Son's Sydney Classic yearling sale in Australia. Through the first two sessions, the gross revenue is Aust$7,153,500 ($4,829,471) for the 250 horses sold. The average price, Aust$28,614 ($19,318), is down only 10% from a year ago. The median price is Aust$20,000 ($13,502).

  • Select Sales Plans July Consignment

    A group of commercial breeders have combined to form a new public sales agency, Select Sales LLC, which plans to offer its first consignment at this year's Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale in July.