Headlines for Monday, September 28, 2009

  • Keeneland Sale Ends With Major Declines

    The marathon Keeneland September yearling sale drew to a close Sept. 28 with some of the biggest declines in key statistical categories in recent history as the gross receipts fell 41.5%, the average was down 33.2%, and the median was off 40.5% for the 14 sessions.

  • Churchill Downs Night Racing.

    Churchill Downs to Install Permanent Lights

    Based on a review of its experimental three night racing cards during the spring meet, Churchill Downs Inc. announced Sept. 28 it will install permanent lights at its flagship racetrack in Louisville.

  • Del Mar Accredited by NTRA Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 28 that the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility

  • Last year's Breeders' Cup Mile winner Goldikova will try for her fourth consecutive victory in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.

    Countdown to the Cup: Arc Weather Looks Good

    The chances of Sea The Stars being withdrawn from Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) due to soft ground appear slim to none, as the weather forecast calls for little or no rain through next Tuesday.

  • Sequel Stallions to Relocate

    Sequel Stallions New York will transfer its stallions Freud, Hook and Ladder, and Read the Footnotes to Keane Stud near Amenia, N.Y.

  • Seven Horses Die in Maryland Boarding Barn Fire

    <P>Seven horses died in a fire at a boarding facility in Chesapeake City, Md., Sunday morning, <A href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-md.briefs282sep28,0,2815893.story" target=_blank>The Associated Press</A> reported. <P>Joseph Zurolo, a spokesman for the state fire marshal's office, said five of the horses belonged to one family. <P>T...

  • World Rabies Day Today; Equine Vaccination Key to Prevention

    <P>Today is World Rabies Day, a global cooperative effort to spread the word about rabies as a risk to human and animal health. <P>The World Rabies Day effort began in 2006, when a group of researchers and professionals formed a global Alliance for Rabies Control. They created and began inviting partners to join the World Rabies Day initiative, which no...