Headlines for Monday, July 20, 2009

  • Fasig-Tipton Sale: Day One Recap (Video)

    Blood-Horse bloodstock sales editor Deirdre Biles recaps the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July Select Yearling sale, plus an interview with Fasig-Tipton's Boyd Browning. Presented by OCD Pellets.

  • Fasig-Tipton Sale: Day One Recap

    Blood-Horse bloodstock sales editor Deirdre Biles recaps the first session of the Fasig-Tipton KY Select Yearlings Sale. Presented by OCD Pellets.

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000, was today's sale topper.

    No Surprises: F-T July Sale Opens With Losses

    The declines were in line with expectations during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton July select yearling sale. Buyers and consignors had predicted the market would be down significantly, and there were no surprises July 20 in Lexington.

  • U.S. Marshals Seize Dirty KY Horse Feed

    U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-County manufactures feed and stores commercial feeds.

  • Chatain to Moon Lake in Louisiana

    Graded stakes winner Chatain has been purchased for stallion duty by John Turner from William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas.

  • Hip 228, a Birdstone colt that sold for $400,000 at the Fasig-Tipton KY Sale.

    Birdstone Colt Sold for $400,000 at FTK Sale

    Sheikh Mohammed's agent, John Ferguson, went to $400,000 to acquire a son of Birdstone as the top-priced offering at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington July 20.

  • Indiana Downs

    Indiana Downs Has Record-Setting Meet

    While business nationally continues to show double-digit declines, Indiana Downs once again bucked the trends during its recently-concluded 62-day race meet. The Shelbyville track, offering a slots-enriched program, enjoyed a record-setting Thoroughbred meet, with nearly all indicators showing growth. The Indiana Downs product generated nearly $61 million in total handle, an increase of 19.5% from 2008.

  • Mine That Bird, seen here in a previous work at Churchill Downs, turned in a sharp four-furlongs earlier this morning at Churchill.

    Mine That Bird Posts Final Churchill Work

    Double Eagle Ranch and Buena Serte Equine's Mine That Bird, winner of the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in a sharp four-furlong work July 20 in his final major training move at Churchill Downs prior to his scheduled run in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 1 at Mountaineer.

  • War Front Colt Tops Early Part of FTK Sale

    A colt from the first crop sired by grade II winner War Front was purchased by Steven W. Young for $180,000 as the top-priced offering during the first half of Day 1 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington.

  • Mine That Bird

    Mine That Bird to Appear at Ruidoso

    Mark Allen, the co-owner of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, said the gelding will appear in New Mexico in September.

  • Congrats Filly Sells for $150,000 at FTK

    A filly from the first crop of grade II winner Congrats was purchased by Thomas M. McGreevy, as agent for Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm, for $150,000 during the opening minutes of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July yearling sale in Lexington July 20.

  • Kafwain

    Kafwain to Stand at Tommy Town

    Kafwain, a multiple grade II winner in California, will stand in 2010 at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park Attendance Up, Handle Declines

    Hollywood Park closed its 55-day spring/summer meet July 19 with a slight gain in on-track attendance, but was unable to overcome the trend of declining wagering which has hit tracks throughout the nation in the difficult economic times.

  • Horse, Livestock Feed Seized from Kentucky Mill

    <P>U.S. marshals have seized horse and livestock feed stored under "filthy" conditions at the Bi-County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association Inc. in Florence, Ky., according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Bi-County manufactures feed and stores commercial feeds. <P>"The FDA will not tolerate a company's failure to adequ...

  • Horses Evacuated from British Columbia Fires

    <P>Most horses are now safe from forest fires that have been burning west of Kelowna, British Columbia, thanks to the efforts of the Kelowna SPCA, the B.C. Interior Horse Rescue, and the Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team. <P>The fires drove more than 11,000 people from their homes over the weekend, while several thousand more remain on evacuation a...

  • Going Green: Environmental Stewardship for Horse Owners

    <P>Most horse owners have happy memories of trotting down a tree-shaded lane, riding along a stream of clear water, or cantering across an open field. Nature and horses just go together. <P>"Taking steps to protect the environment can improve your horse's health as well," said University of Guelph researcher Bronwynne Wilton, PhD. "More and more horse p...