Headlines for Thursday, September 17, 2009

  • Depressed Keeneland Yearling Market Continues

    During the fourth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 17, very little changed from the results seen during the first three days of the marathon sale.

  • Keeneland September Sale: Day 4 Recap

    BloodHorse.com News Editor Ron Mitchell talks with Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Director of Sales, about the first four days of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • Retama Park to Keep 30-Night Schedule in 2010

    Retama Park's 2010 live racing season will look similar to 2009 after the Texas Racing Commission approved a 30-night schedule for next year. Live Thoroughbred racing starts Aug. 27 and runs through Nov. 6, 2010.

  • THS: The Super Derby

    Jason, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires preview the Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs.Plus picks for the Woodbine Mile. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Super Derby.

  • Candy Ride Colt Brings $630,000 at Keeneland

    Kevin Scatuorchio and Bryan Sullivan's Let's Go Racing Stable went to $630,000 to purchase a Candy Ride colt from Padraig Campion's Blandford Stud during the Sept. 17 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Goulash Doing Better in Laminitis Battle

    When Goulash's Unbridled's Song colt brought $925,000 to top the opening session of the Keeneland September yearling auction Sept. 14, the prognosis for the Mari's Book mare looked grim. She is battling laminitis, and there were concerns that she would need to be euthanized just days after her son had been sold.

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale Has 688 Horses

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 688 horses for its two-day fall mixed sale in Central Florida. There will be a consignor preferred session Oct. 12 with 290 lots, and it will be followed by an open session Oct. 13. Selling will begin on both days at 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

  • Rahy's Attorney won the 2008 Woodbine Mile.

    Rahy's Attorney Defends Woodbine Mile Crown

    Canadian turf champion Rahy's Attorney returns to defend his Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) crown against a strong group of turf specialists in the $1 million event Sept. 20, which includes the sharp mare Ventura and New York invader Bribon.

  • Champs Elysees, who won the Northern Dancer in 2008, is back to defend his title in 2009.

    Strong Field Lines Up For Northern Dancer

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Champs Elysees is back to defend his title in the $750,000 Northern Dancer Turf Presented by Vtech (Can-IT), but will have to take down a deep field of turf routers Sept. 20 at Woodbine, including Melynk Racing Stables' Marchfield, who defeated the 6-year-old horse last month over the same course.

  • Taylor Made to Host Annual RNA Party

    Taylor Made Sales Agency will host its 10th Annual RNA Party Sept. 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the sales agency's yearling complex on East Hickman Road near Nicholasville, Ky.

  • Storm Cat Filly Tops Early Thursday Session

    A filly from the last full crop sired by leading stallion Storm Cat was purchased by Westrock Stables for $675,000 to top the early portion of the Thursday, Sept. 17, Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Smooth Air will be sidelined for several months.<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%3D7901221%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Graded Winner Smooth Air Sidelined

    Millionaire Smooth Air, a grade II winner this year and last year, will be sidelined for several months because of a hairline fracture to his pelvis.

  • Forever Together takes on 6 in the Canadian Stakes.<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%3D5274682%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Forever Together Readies for Breeders' Cup

    Last year's champion grass mare Forever Together will attempt to add some more black-type to her already stellar resume when facing six other fillies and mares, including the highly regarded Points of Grace, in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 20 at Woodbine.

  • New York Breeding Stock Sale Set for Oct. 18

    The New York Breeders' Sales Company has cataloged 201 mares, yearlings, weanlings, and horses of racing age for its fall breeding stock sale, which will be held Oct. 18 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The auction will begin at noon (EDT).

  • Worstcasescenario will try to stay unbeaten in the Matron.<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%3D8415446%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Worstcasescenario Sprints Again in Matron

    Though her breeding wouldn't suggest it, Worstcasescenario has shown best-case sprinting ability, winning her two starts to date by a combined margin of 10 lengths, including an upset victory in Saratoga's Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) one month ago. Trainer Richard Violette hopes his unbeaten daughter of Forbidden Apple can do it again in the $250,000 Matron Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 19.

  • Rutherienne tries to return to the winner's circle in the Noble Damsel Handicap.<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%3D4177509%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rutherienne Looks Best in Noble Damsel

    Virginia Kraft Payson's multiple graded stakes winner Rutherienne has not been off the board her last 10 starts, but has just one win to show for her efforts. On Sept. 19 at Belmont Park, the 5-year-old mare will try to return to the winner's circle when she takes on six fillies and mares in the $100,00 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Changes Made in Japanese Auction

    The Japan Racing Horse Association has changed its format for the July select foal and yearling sale for 2010. There will be two days of selling instead of three at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido and more yearlings will be offered.

  • The 3-year-old debut of 2008 champion juvenile male Midshipman will occur Friday, Sept. 18.<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%3D6457152%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Midshipman Returns to Action at Belmont

    The eagerly anticipated 3-year-old debut of 2008 champion juvenile male Midshipman will occur Friday, Sept. 18, in the third race at Belmont Park, a 6 1/2-furlong conditioned allowance that represents his first start over a conventional dirt track.

  • 2010 Preakness Logo Unveiled

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2010 Preakness logo Sept. 17. The middle leg of the Triple Crown, a $1 million race at 1 3/16 mile, will be run May 15 at Pimilco.

  • Dixiana Farm

    Racing historian Ercel Ellis recounts his days at Dixiana Farm and takes the viewers on a tour of the historic property. Fore more information on Billy Shively and his move to reunite Dixiana Farm and Domino Stud, check out the September 19th, 2009 issue of the Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Live Foals Down 8.2% Reports TJC

    The Jockey Club reported that 3,439 stallions covered 56,901 mares in North America during 2008, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2009. These matings have resulted in 31,727 live foals of 2009 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of Sept. 9, 2009.

  • Delaying Dewormer Resistance: Advice Offered in Study

    <P>Nonchemical parasite control strategies, fecal egg count monitoring, and controlled quarantine treatments&nbsp;all can&nbsp;delay the development of <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14011">anthelmintic resistance</A>&nbsp;(AR) in horses. <P>These were the recommendations made by a group of German researchers from the University of...

  • Equine Industry: Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse Registrations Down

    <P>The economy&nbsp;seems to be&nbsp;taking its toll on the registration of purebred horses. While the number of registered Quarter Horses at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) actually rose slightly from 2007-2008, that number is expected to drop nearly 20% from 2008-2009. The Jockey Club, the official registration body for the Thoroughbred br...

  • Miami Horse Poaching: Arrest, Criminal Charges Made

    <P>A Florida man faces multiple criminal charges in connection with two horse poaching incidents including the death of a horse in Miami Gardens butchered for its meat. <P>The horse was <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14878">discovered in dead and mutilated in its paddock on Sept. 9</A>. The killing was among 20 similar incidents cu...

  • Arrest Made in Miami Horse Poaching Investigation

    <P>An arrest has been made in connection with the recent spate of horse killings in the Miami-Dade County area, multiple local media outlets report. <P> <DIV class="figure figureleft"><IMG style="WIDTH: 160px; HEIGHT: 198px" alt="Luis Miguel Cordero" src="http://www.thehorse.com/images/content/cordero.jpg"> <P style="WIDTH: 160px" class=centered>Luis...