Headlines for Tuesday, September 22, 2009

  • Giant's Causeway Colt Tops Keeneland Session

    A $260,000 colt by Giant's Causeway out of the millionaire Smoke Glacken mare Smok'n Frolic highlighted the Sept. 22 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, which has continued to be negatively affected by the downturn in the Thoroughbred market. Bought by All the Rage Partners, the dark bay or brown colt was consigned by Adena Springs, agent.

  • Jockey Rene Douglas

    An update on jockey Rene Douglas after his May 23 accident, which left him paralyzed.

  • Jonathan Sheppard

    The career of Jonathan Sheppard is profiled, including how Storm Cat helped launch his career training on the flat.

  • Summer Squall

    Summer Squall Euthanized

    Classic winner and successful sire Summer Squall was euthanized Tuesday, Sept. 22, at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Summer Squall

    Summer Squall Euthanized

    Lane's End stallion Summer Squall was euthanized today because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

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    Oak Tree at Santa Anita Meet Set to Begin

    The Oak Tree Racing Association will kick off its 41st racing season Sept. 30 at Santa Anita, and the highlight of the meeting will no doubt be the 26th running of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be hosted by Oak Tree for an unprecedented second consecutive year on Nov. 6 and 7.

  • Smart and Fancy Seeks Another Turf Amazon Win

    Park Avenue Racing Stable's Smart and Fancy was installed as the tepid 3-1 morning-line favorite in what looks to be a hotly-contested renewal of the $200,000 Turf Amazon Handicap Sept. 26 at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

  • El Prado (IRE)

    Prominent Sire El Prado Dead

    Irish-bred El Prado, the horse that inspired Frank Stronach to get involved in the stallion business, died of an apparent heart attack in his paddock at Adena Springs near Paris, Ky. the morning of Sept. 21.

  • Hialeah Park Files Applications for Meets

    Hialeah Park has filed applications for Quarter Horse racing dates, telling the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering it plans to run a 20-day meet late this year and another 20-day meet early in 2010.

  • WHIA to Partner with Horsecoursesonline.com

    The Women's Horse Industry Association announced they have formed a partnership with www.horsecoursesonline.com. The partnership will provide all WHIA members with discounts on all courses offered.

  • Top Broodmare Haveaheavenlytime Euthanized

    Judy Klosterman's blue hen mare Haveaheavenlytime, whose success as a broodmare runs three generations deep, was euthanized Sept. 19 because of complications from the infirmities of old age

  • Thompson Notches Win No. 3,000 at Suffolk

    Veteran New England jockey Winston Thompson recorded the 3,000th win of his career, guiding African Angel to victory in the eighth race at Suffolk Downs Sept. 21.

  • OH Eyes 'Next Steps' After VLT Court Ruling

    Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland indicated Sept. 21 his administration is preparing to take the "next steps" in the wake of an Ohio Supreme Court ruling that says a statewide referendum is required before the state implements racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • AAEP: Vaccinate Horses to Prevent Rabies

    <P>When a horse is infected with rabies, the outcome is invariably fatal. But taking the simple step of ensuring an annual vaccination for your horse will nearly eliminate your horse’s risk of contracting this deadly disease. <P>In observation of <A href="http://www.worldrabiesday.org/index.php" target=_blank>World Rabies Day</A>, Sept. 28, 2009, the Am...