Headlines for Friday, October 21, 2011

  • Friesan Fire<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%3D8020656%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Friesan Fire to Merryland in Maryland

    Friesan Fire, winner of the 2009 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the favorite in that year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired from racing and will stand at Merryland in Maryland.

  • Cox Plate Interview - Steve Farley

    Trainer Steve Farley talks about Cox Plate entrant Sincero . See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

  • Northview Keeps Not For Love at $20,000

    Not For Love, who stands at Northview Stallion Station near Chesapeake City, Md., and ranks atop the 2011 Maryland leading sires' list, will stand for the same $20,000 fee in 2012 that he stood for this year.

  • Trainer Jenine Sahadi Retires

    Successful female trainer Jenine Sahadi has retired from racing. Sahadi, 48, dissolved her stable at the close of the Del Mar meet in September and is in the process of relocating to the San Diego area.

  • Churchill Downs Retains New York Lobbyist

    At a time when out-of-state ADW operators are facing mounting criticism from some lawmakers and OTB operators in New York, Churchill Downs Inc. has turned to an influential Albany lobbying firm to represent its interests.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat '50-50' to Make BC Turf Sprint

    Laurel Park-based Ben's Cat, winner of the $356,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT)) on Labor Day at Parx Racing, is still on the fence for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs..

  • State of Play

    State of Play Works at Keeneland

    Team Valor International's State of Play worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 on Oct. 21 at Keeneland in preparation for a start in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).

  • BHA Amends New Whip Rules After Outcry

    Following an outcry from jockeys, the British Horseracing Authority has amended rules that result in disciplinary measures for jockeys using their whips more than five times inside the final furlong of a flat race.

  • Nicole H is the likely favorite for Saturday's Robert M. O'Malley Sprint 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%3D9311764%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sprint Stakes, Optimism at Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs will offer its richest stakes since 2008 on Oct. 22 amid a sense of optimism brought about by passage of legislation that gives it a chance to be awarded a license for a resort casino.

  • OH Group Files Lawsuit Over VLT Law

    The Ohio Roundtable, which opposes the expansion of gambling, said Oct. 21 is has filed a lawsuit challenging racetrack VLTs in the state.

  • Cox Plate Interview - Mike Moroney

    Flemington Trainer Mike Moroney talks about Glass Harmonium and what it would take to beat Jimmy Choux and Helmet. See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

  • Keeping the Bitted Horse's Mouth Healthy

    Researchers' understanding of how bits and horses' mouths interact is far superior than that of decades ago, but the ideal combination of factors to keep bitted mouths healthy remains just out of reach. According to one equine veterinarian and dentist, however, using gentle hands and bit seats--among other elements--can contribute to a healthy equ...