Headlines for Wednesday, October 5, 2011

  • F-T Midlantic Sale Posts Big Gains

    Following the generally positive trends in the yearling market this year, the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall sale ended with increases of 15.7% in average price and 72.9% in median price from a year ago.

  • Rider Gary Baze Injured in Training Collision

    Jockey Gary Baze, a member of the Washington Racing Hall of Fame, was injured in a training accident at Turf Paradise, and has full movement of his arms and legs after undergoing surgery for fractured vertebrae.

  • Benny the Bull to Stand at Vinery Kentucky

    Benny the Bull, whose undefeated 2008 season earned him an Eclipse Award as North America's champion sprinter, will stand the 2012 breeding season at Vinery near Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Brilliant Speed won the Saranac at Saratoga in his more recent start.<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%3D9655552%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Brilliant Speed Has Class Edge in Jamaica H.

    Brilliant Speed looks to continue his accomplished season in the $250,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Belmont Park. He was pegged as the 9-5 favorite against seven other sophomores in the 1 1/8-mile event.

  • Daveron has won all three of her starts this year, including the Ballston Spa (shown).<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%3D9648640%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    First Lady Boasts Large, International Field

    German-bred Daveron, C.S. Silk, and Never Retreat, all graded stakes winners in 2011, headline an overflow field of 12 fillies and mares, plus two also-eligibles for the Oct. 8 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland Presidents' Round Table: Part 2

    In Part II, the presidents talk about the unforgettable people at Keeneland, including Queen Elizabeth II, Sheikh Mohammed, Elizabeth Taylor, and the filming of Seabiscuit.

  • Perfect Officer

    Expect Full Gate for Keeneland's Woodford

    A field of 12, plus two also-eligibles, was drawn for the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. David Ross' Perfect Officer headlines the prep for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT).

  • Shotgun Gulch

    Shotgun Gulch, Switch Meet in TCA

    Shotgun Gulch, winner of the Vinery Madison Stakes (gr, I) at the Keeneland spring meeting, will be gunning for her second stakes win at the Lexington track as she contests the Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II).

  • Twinspires.com Promotes Melbourne Cup

    TwinSpires.com and the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I) are partnering with Wyvern International to offer TwinSpires.com players the opportunity to win up to $10,000 in the "Carnival to the Cup Challenge."

  • Sid Martin, Canadian Trainer, Dies

    Canadian trainer Sid Martin, who started his career in the racing industry as a hot walker at $5 a week in 1943 and later trained a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, died Oct. 3 following a lengthy illness.

  • Keeneland Presidents Round Table: Part 2

    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 II, the presidents talk about the unforgettable people at Keeneland, including Queen Elizabeth II, Sheikh Mohammed, Elizabeth Taylor, and the filming of Seabiscuit.