Headlines for Thursday, December 1, 2011

  • Tartan Bearer is heading to stud in Turkey after being purchased for 50,000 guineas.

    Tattersalls Mare Sale Up 28%

    The Tattersalls December Sale sees the fourth-highest gross in the history of the auction after completing its fourth and final session.

  • Washington Bridge, who won the Bayakoa in 2010, is one of 2 runners for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer in this year's race.

    Hollendorfer's Pair Looks Strong in Bayakoa

    Top-weighted City to City and defending champion Washington Bridge form a potent duo in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap (gr. II) for Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer at Hollywood Park Dec. 4.

  • The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, won in 2011 by Stephanie's Kitten, will be a grade I in 2012. <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_phot

    Four New Grade I Stakes for 2012

    Nine stakes were upgraded and four achieved graded status for 2012 after a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The panel reviewed 659 unrestricted stakes in the U.S. worth at least $75,000.

  • Breeders' Cup Marathon winner Afleet Again faces 5 in the Valedictory 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%3D9729403%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Winner Afleet Again Headlines Valedictory

    Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) winner Afleet Again is the headliner in the $150,000 Valedictory Stakes (Can-III) Dec. 4 at Woodbine, but for those looking for a better price there are reasons to look elsewhere.

  • THS: Spectacular Bid Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Evan Ciannello from TwinSpires.com handicap the Spectacular Bid Stakes at Gulfstream. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Spectacular Bid Stakes 2011.

  • Moneigh created by Monarchos

    ReRun Hosts Moneigh Auction on Ebay

    ReRun announced its annual holiday auction of Moneighs will take place now through Dec. 4 on Ebay. The original, abstract, 16" x 20" paintings are created by some of North America's most prominent Thoroughbreds.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Fall Meet Handle Declines

    Total wagering during the recently concluded 21-day fall meet at Churchill Downs fell 3.9%, with a large portion of the difference coming during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Groups Seeking to Halt Florida 'Race' Meet

    Two Florida Quarter Horse Associations late in the day Nov. 30 asked a state court in Tallahassee to issue an emergency motion for a stay that would prevent the scheduled Dec. 1 start of pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • Endometritis in Mares Horse Course Archived

    The latest Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Veterinary (UK) Diagnostic Laboratory and Gluck Equine Research Center (presented by Pfizer Animal Health) is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com.