Headlines for Tuesday, October 16, 2012

  • Two dozen fillies to contest Valley View divisions

    The Grade 3, $1250,000 Valley View at Keeneland will be renewed at Keeneland on Friday, and for the second time in four years the 1 1/16-mile grass test for three-year-old fillies will be run in two divisions.

  • Lot 931 sold for 245,000 guineas ($413,035).

    Average, Median Rise at Tattersalls Sale

    Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale enjoyed a surge in business during its second session. The results Oct. 16 in England included a gross that increased 7.1% from a year ago to 9,300,500 guineas ($15,679,335).

  • Salix also known as Lasix.

    Trainer Panel Tackles Controversial Topics

    The use of racehorse medications and importance of owner education were among the topics discussed among trainers Kellyn Gorder, Tom Proctor, and Phil Sims at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit at Keeneland.

  • Study shows importance of New York equine industry

    A thriving equine industry is vital to the health of the New York State economy, according to the results of a study released Tuesday. The New York State Equine Industry Economic Impact Study determined that the equine industry has a $4.2 billion effect on the state's economy and generates 33,000 full-time jobs. Equine commerce also results in $187 million in state and local taxes for New York. The thousands of horse farms, training centers and riding stables doing business across the state preserve 1.3 million acres of open space. There are 157,500 horses in New York.

  • Racing on Keeneland's synthetic surface.

    Data: Slight Drop in Fatal Racehorse Injuries

    Synthetic surfaces still have the lowest number of catastrophic breakdowns per 1,000 starts, but overall fatalities for all surfaces didn't change much from 2009 to 2011, according to Equine Injury Database statistics.

  • Breeders' Cup app now available

    The Breeders' Cup announced Tuesday that it has launched the Official 2012 Breeders' Cup iPhone and iPad App in advance of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 2-3. The Official 2012 Breeders' Cup app will allow iPhone and iPad users to watch all 15 Breeders' Cup World Championship races live and for free, as the world's top Thoroughbreds compete for more than $25 million in purses.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Volcat Virginia

    Pin Oak Valley View to Be Run in Divisions

    An overflow of 24 sophomore fillies passed the entry box for the $125,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT), forcing Keeneland officials to split the Oct. 19 running of the race into divisions for the second time in history.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • James Tafel, right, after Street Sense wins the Kentucky Derby.

    Breeder Tafel to Disperse Breeding Stock

    Thoroughbred breeder James Tafel, who bred and raced Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Street Sense, will disperse his breeding stock during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 6-16 in Lexington.

  • Breeders' Cup Launches iPhone, iPad App

    Breeders' Cup has launched its official 2012 iPhone and iPad app in advance of the Nov. 2-3 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The app will allow iPhone and iPad users to watch Breeders' Cup races live and for free.

  • Sam Houston creates $400,000 stakes for fillies and mares

    Sam Houston Race Park has announced a revamped stakes schedule in 2013 which will include the richest Thoroughbred race in Texas and in track history. The $400,000 Houston Ladies' Classic is set for January 26 as part of a special stakes-filled card including the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup. In total, the meet will feature 23 stakes races including four new stakes for Texas-breds paying more than $1.7 million in purses.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

    Proactive Approach Sought on Racing Surfaces

    Regular testing and proactive investment are keys to improving the safety records of racetracks, a co-founder of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory said Oct. 16 at the fourth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

  • New Jersey Taking Sports Betting Applications

    New Jersey's Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE) said Oct. 15 that final regulations on sports wagering have been published and it will begin to accept applications. No licenses will be issued before Jan. 9, 2013.

  • Behind the Scenes at the New Bolton Center

    Before 2006, the University of Pennsylvania&#39;s New Bolton Center (NBC, formally the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals) was just one on a list of well-respected large-animal veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States.