Headlines for Tuesday, September 15, 2009

  • Hip #342; Storm 'n Indian, colt, Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie, brought $2,050,000 to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

    Three seven-figure horses pumped up the excitement on the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but they didn't provide a big enough boost to end the discouraging slump in the auction's key business figures.

  • Could Gaming Compact Doom Tampa Bay Downs?

    Tampa Bay Downs vice president and general manager Peter Berube says the track "might not be in a position to continue" racing if the Florida legislature accepts the latest gaming compact between Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

  • Hip# 342; colt; Storm Cat - Fleet Indian by Indian Charlie brought $2,050,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Storm Cat-Fleet Indian Colt Brings $2,050,000

    Agent John Ferguson bought Hip No. 342, a Storm Cat colt of champion mare Fleet Indian, for $2,050,000, the highest price so far during the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The colt was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

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    Ventura Back For Woodbine Mile

    Juddmonte Farms' stellar 5-year-old mare Ventura will take another crack at the boys on Sept. 20 when she does battle with a probable field of 11 in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

  • Thistledown

    Magna Sells Two Tracks and Makes a Third Deal

    A Delaware bankruptcy judge approved the sale of Magna Entertainment Corp.-owned Thistledown in Ohio to Harrah's Entertainment for $89.5 million and Remington Park in Oklahoma City for $80.25 million to a Chickasaw Nation subsidiary. An agreement also has been reached to sell Lone Star Park for $27 million.

  • Court Won't Hear Suspended Trainer's Appeal

    In a case that has ramifications for Thoroughbred racing, New York's highest court has refused to hear an appeal by a trainer suspended by state regulators for a pattern of alleged illegal equine drug violations involving horses at Monticello Raceway.

  • Hip 245, an Unbridled's Song filly became the first seven-figure offering of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

    An Unbridled's Song filly consigned by Stone Farm, agent, became the first seven-figure offering of the Keeneland September yearling sale when she was purchased by agent John Ferguson for $1 million during the early portion of the Sept. 15 second session.

  • Global Gaming Involved in Lone Star Sale

    Lone Star Park announced Sept. 15 that it has entered into an agreement with Global Gaming LSP, LLC of Ada, Okla., which is owned by the Chickasaw Nation, designating them as the stalking horse bidder in the sale of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.

  • Kentucky Senate President David Williams

    War of Words Over KY Racetrack Gaming Issue

    Kentucky Senate President David Williams has continued a war of words with leading Democrats over the politics surrounding proposed racetrack gaming in Kentucky. But Williams, a Republican, has also apparently drawn the ire of Kentucky's top GOP leader.

  • Haefner and Lipovsky Appointed to HHRF

    Clinical psychologists Dr. Paul Haefner of Loudoun County, Va., and Dr. Julie Lipovsky of Isle of Palms S.C., have been appointed to the Scientific Committee of Horses and Humans Research Foundation.

  • New Home for Your Horse: Questions to Ask

    <P>Horse owners faced with the decision to find their horses a new home, whether it be locating that perfect retirement home, a new job in therapeutic riding, the mounted patrol, or even with a new owner, need to ask some important questions before giving up care of their animal. <EM>Own Responsibly</EM>, the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) handbook, can p...

  • Aseptic Platelet-Rich Plasma Preparation Essential in Equine Practice

    <P>Special laboratory equipment is not needed to produce bacteria-free platelet concentrates (commonly referred to as platelet-rich plasma), but stringent attention to proper aseptic technique is essential. <P>Equine veterinarians are using platelet concentrates more often for the management of musculoskeletal disease. They can be prepared using a varie...

  • 59 Horses Quarantined, Strangles Suspected at Hoosier Park

    <P>Fifty-nine horses have been quarantined because of a suspected contagious infection at Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana. <P>Hoosier Park officials placed the horses in quarantine Saturday after one Thoroughbred at the stable began exhibiting signs of <EM>Streptococcus equi</EM> infection, or strangles, a contagious bacterial disease common i...

  • Florida Horse Poaching Information Rewards Rise to $20K

    <P>The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida rose to $20,000 today when Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County Inc. increased its reward offer to $15,000. The Humane Society of the United States is also offering a separate $5,000 reward for information critical to ...