Headlines for Tuesday, October 4, 2011

  • Secretariat's Son D'Accord Dies

    D'Accord, a grade II winner by Secretariat who developed into a successful New York stallion, was euthanized Oct. 3 at Akindale Farm near Pawling, N.Y., because of complications from old age.

  • Average, Median Up as Midlantic Sale Opens

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling sale opened with a 100% increase in its median price from a year ago and a 20.2% upswing in its average price. A Hard Spun colt topped the session, bringing $200,000 Oct. 4.

  • Flashpoint makes his synthetic surface debut in the Phoenix.

    Flashpoint Tackles Elders in Phoenix Stakes

    Peachtree Stable's Flashpoint will hope the inside post is kinder to him this time around when he faces six competitors in the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) Oct. 7, opening day of the Keeneland meet.

  • Uncle Mo

    Countdown to the Cup: A Classic Pick 3

    It is safe to say that never before have three consecutive graded stakes on a single card - at a mile, 1 1/8 miles for fillies and mares, and 1 1/4 miles - produced the three favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • TCI: Division Shake-Ups

    Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Havre de Grace vs. Flat Out in the Breeders' Cup Classic and if Uncle Mo delivered his needed dynamite performance.

  • Keeneland Presidents' Round Table: Part 1

    To celebrate Keeneland's 75th anniversary, BloodHorse.com presents a video series with Keeneland Presidents Bill Greely, Nick Nicholson, and James E. "Ted" Bassett III. In Part I, taking on job as President, advice, and more.

  • Agenda Set for NTRA Alliance Seminar

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Oct. 4 announced the agenda for the second annual NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Professional Education Seminar to be held Oct. 18-19 at Keeneland in Lexington.

  • Keeneland Presidents Round Table: Part 1

    To celebrate Keeneland's 75th anniversary, BloodHorse.com presents a video series with Keeneland Presidents Bill Greely, Nick Nicholson, and James E. “Ted” Bassett III discussing Keeneland through the years. In Part I, the presidents discuss taking on the job of Keeneland President, advice that they were given, and meeting with people.

  • Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.

    Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC

    Breeders' Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders' Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

  • Handle Down, But Purses Up in September

    For the month of September, pari-mutuel handle continued to decline, but a considerable increase in purses provided a silver lining, according to the latest Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators.

  • Maryland Simulcast Dispute to Arbitration

    Noting his disappointment that representatives from the Standardbred and Thoroughbred industries have failed to resolve a simulcasting stalemate, Maryland labor secretary Alexander M. Sanchez has directed them to arbitration.

  • Case Involving Charles Town Ejection Settled

    A situation involving the ejection of the president of the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has been settled, an official said Oct. 5.

  • Keeneland Presidents Round Table: Part 3

    To celebrate Keeneland's 75th anniversary, BloodHorse.com presents a video series with Keeneland Presidents Bill Greely, Nick Nicholson, and James E. “Ted” Bassett III discussing Keeneland through the years. In Part III, the presidents discuss running a racetrack and a sales company, and tradition vs. innovation.

  • TCI: Division Shake-Ups

    Jon and Joel examine the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Havre de Grace vs. Flat Out in the Breeders' Cup Classic and if Uncle Mo delivered his needed dynamite performance. Brought to you by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Caulfield Interview - Neville Layt

    Neville Layt, trainer for Karuta Queen who will face Black Caviar.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Caulfield Interview - Anthony Cummings

    An interview with Randwick trainer Anthony Cummings.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup

  • Caulfield Interview - Tommy Berry

    Interview with Tommy Berry, jockey for Karuta Queen.See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup