Headlines for Thursday, October 6, 2011

  • GM Cissell Leaving WinStar Farm

    Tony Cissell, general manager at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., announced Oct. 6 he will be leaving the operation.

  • Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.

    Dutrow Decision Due Next Week

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is expected to learn the fate of his career next week when regulators in New York rule whether his alleged use of drugs in racehorses is serious enough to lead them to permanently revoke his license.

  • THS: Shadwell Turf Mile 2011

    Jason, Tom, and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shadwell Turf Mile and First Lady Stakes from Keeneland.

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    Wide-Open Spinster Tough to Crack

    Shug McGaughey, Bill Mott, and Todd Pletcher, who have won three of the last four editions of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I), are back again with multiple contenders in the prestigious race Oct. 9 at Keeneland.

  • Horses Added to 'Kentucky Proud' Program

    The Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the Kentucky Equine Education Project, and the Kentucky Horse Council announced Oct. 6 that horses have been added to the "Kentucky Proud" program.

  • THS: Shadwell Turf Mile 2011

    Jason, Tom and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Shadwell Turf Mile and First Lady Stakes from Keeneland. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the First Lady Stakes and the Shadwell Turf Mile.

  • The Factor takes on 5 in the Ancient Title.

    The Factor to Face Five in Ancient Title

    George Bolton and Fog City Stable's The Factor will continue his preparations for the Breeders' Cup World Championships when he takes on five challengers in the Ancient Title Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Florida Horsemen Say Permit Threatens Racing

    In an application that is generating controversy over the use of racing permits, a Quarter Horse permit-holder in Gretna, Fla., has asked the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering for permission to hold barrel racing.

  • Dance And Dance

    Imports Add Intrigue to Shadwell Turf Mile

    A European import coming off a difficult trip at Woodbine is among the classy turf runners seeking to keep Gio Ponti from winning his second consecutive Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • Panelist: 'Only Racing Can Save Racing'

    Racetrack gaming has poured money into the pari-mutuel industry but shouldn't be viewed as a savior, panelists said Oct. 4 during the 2011 Global Gaming Exposition in Las Vegas.

  • 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.