Headlines for Wednesday, November 10, 2010

  • Lady Alexander was the most expensive horse of the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, selling for $410,000.

    Buy-Back Rate Holding Steady at Keeneland

    The buy-back rate was one of the best-performing statistics through three sessions of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction in Lexington. It stood at 21.1%, the same as in 2009, when selling ended for the day Nov. 1.

  • McLean to Join Three Chimneys

    Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm announced Nov. 10 that pedigree consultant Ken McLean will be retained by the Midway, Ky.-based Thoroughbred stud and nursery for his services in 2011.

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    Changing Skies Looks Tough in Long Island

    Swettenham Stud's homebred Changing Skies, who missed by a head in her grade I debut last out, should be the heavy choice to take down six foes in the $150,000 Long Island Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 13 at Aqueduct.

  • 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Blame<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%3D9267695%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Taking the Blame

    Claiborne homebred Blame descends from a historic family associated with the farm for nearly 60 years.

  • Yankee Fourtune will try for his fifth consecutive victory in the Commonwealth Turf.

    Yankee Fourtune Eyes Fifth Straight Win

    Speedy gelding Yankee Fourtune will seek his fifth consecutive victory Nov. 13 at Churchill Downs when he faces a dozen rivals in the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles.

  • West Point Joins NTRA as Industry Sponsor

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Nov. 10 announced that West Point Thoroughbreds -- a horse racing partnerships corporation based in Mount Laurel, N.J. -- has become a member of the NTRA Industry Sponsor program.

  • Afleet Express

    Travers Winner Afleet Express to Gainesway

    Afleet Express, tenacious winner of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against a stellar field, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2011 season at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Proviso

    Juddmonte's Proviso Retired

    Proviso, who finished unplaced in Goldikova's record third TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel to be Honored by KTO

    Jockey Calvin Borel will be honored Nov. 13 as the recipient of the 2010 Warner L. Jones Jr. Horseman of the Year Award, which is presented annually by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners.

  • Tampa Bay Downs Mandates Piroplasmosis Testing

    All horses staying or racing at Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., during the 2010-2011 racing season will be required to test negative for equine piroplasmosis (EP) before admission to track stabling, according to a statement on the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association's website.

  • New Equine Surgery Center Set to Open in Kentucky

    A new equine surgery and sports medicine center is set to open its doors in Lexington, Ky. Lexington Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine, located at the corner of Iron Works Pike and Georgetown Road, is a group veterinary referral practice focusing on outpatient medicine and elective surgery. Established by Bill Bernard, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, the surgery cente...