Headlines for Friday, August 21, 2009

  • Shared Account pulls away in the Lake Placid.<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%3D8421631%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shared Account Game in Lake Placid Victory

    Sagamore Farm's Shared Account gamely held off a determined Keertana under a light rain to win the 26th running of the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 21.

  • Trainer Ziadie Barred from Calder Race Course

    Calder Race Course has barred trainer Kirk Ziadie from training and all other activity at its property. Ziadie said Calder officials handed him an indefinite expulsion late in the afternoon Aug. 20 "and told me I have 72 hours to leave the grounds."

  • Trainer Mulhall Recovering from Surgery

    Richard Mulhall, a long-time trainer and for several years the stable manager for Prince Ahmed Salmen's The Thoroughbred Corp., is recovering from major spinal surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, Calif.

  • Race Track Chaplaincy of America to Relocate

    The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Aug. 20 that the national office of the organization will be formally moving to Georgetown, Ky., as of Jan. 1, 2010.

  • Mine That Bird<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%3D8202151%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Bird Back; Charitable Man Works

    Trainer Chip Woolley sent Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird back to the main track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 21 following a clean endoscopic examination performed by Dr. James Hunt.

  • Expectations Modest for OBS Yearling Sale

    With the weak economy continuing to have a negative impact on all sorts of businesses, Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. executive Tom Ventura has modest expectations for the auction firm's August yearling sale in Central Florida.

  • NYRA is hoping to lure Zenyatta to Belmont Park to face Rachel Alexandra.<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%3D8279340%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    NYRA Joins Rachel Alexandra-Zenyatta Bidding

    Online wagering companies TVG and Betfair have pledged an additional $400,000 to the New York Racing Association to invite Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta to participate in the Beldame Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 3.

  • Hollywood Park Suspends, Reduces Some Stakes

    Hollywood Park has released a dramatically altered stakes schedule for the 2009 Autumn meet, which will be 27 days long -- 13 days shorter than the 40-day stand in 2008.

  • RCI Board Endorses Compact Plan for Racing

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International has endorsed creation of an interstate compact it claims could "end the fractional regulation of racing in the United States" and "centralize racing rule-making in the United States."

  • Medaglia d'Oro

    Medaglia d'Oro on Southern Hemisphere Time

    Medaglia d'Oro, the leading sire this year by North American earnings and leading second crop sire, will be available to be bred on Southern Hemisphere time, beginning Sept. 1 at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington.

  • Historic Windfields Farm to Disperse, Close

    Windfields Farm, the historic Canadian nursery that had a major impact on North American breeding, has announced it will close following the dispersal of its remaining bloodstock at this year's Keeneland November sale.

  • Tips to Protect Horses, Livestock from Wildfire

    <P>Horse owners and ranchers can take precautions to reduce the risk and spread of wildfire and protect their animals from injury or death by fire, said Texas AgriLife agents. <P>"The most important thing to remember is to have a fire plan in place," said Rick Machen, Texas AgriLife Extension Service livestock specialist in Uvalde. "You'll have a limite...

  • Hendra: Horse Events in Area Clear to Continue, Vet Says

    <P>The horse community is being encouraged to continue with planned events as authorities continue to respond to the Hendra virus incident at Cawarral, near Rockhampton. Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in late July and early August. Two of the dead horses were confirmed positive for Hendra, a potentially zoonotic virus that has only ...