Headlines for Thursday, October 21, 2010

  • Valor Farm Adds Two New Stallions

    Silver City, a stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song, and Clarence Scharbauer Jr.'s stakes-producing homebred Jet Phone, will enter stud at Scharbauer Jr.'s Valor Farm near Pilot Point, Texas for the 2011 season.

  • Business Up at Deauville October Sale

    Arqana's Deauville October yearling sale closed out its four-day run Oct. 21 in France with increases of 21.3% in gross revenue, 8.1% in average price, and 16.7% in median price from 2009.

  • THS: The Raven Run

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of TwinSpires.com preview the Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II). Plus, an early look at the Breeders' Cup Mile and the Ladies Classic.

  • Here Comes Ben Work

    Here Comes Ben Sharp in Keeneland Work

    Grade I winner Here Comes Ben, who is expected to be one of the favorites for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I), breezed six furlongs in 1:12.20 on the Keeneland Polytrack Oct. 21.

  • THS: The Raven Run

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of TwinSpires.com preview the Lexus Raven Run Stakes (gr. II).Plus, an early look at the Breeders' Cup Mile and Ladies Classic.

  • Report Critical of Aqueduct Casino Process

    Details of competitors' bids were leaked, timely campaign contributions flowed and key expert advice was ignored when New York officials earlier this year tapped Aqueduct Entertainment Group to run the casino at Aqueduct.

  • Ibboyee has been no worse than third in his last seven starts.

    Big Names Line Up For Empire Classic

    Eleven state-bred Thoroughbreds will vie for the title of "Best of New York" Oct. 23 when they assemble for the $200,000 Empire Classic, the centerpiece of New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park.

  • Piroplasmosis: Texas Outbreak Reaches 409

    As of Oct. 8 more than 2,300 horses associated with the Kleberg County, Texas, piroplasmosis outbreak have been tested for the disease, and 409 have turned up positive--only one more since the previous report from the USDA to the World Organization for Animal Health on Aug. 25, 2010.