Headlines for Wednesday, October 17, 2012

  • Lot 1305, by Exceed and Excel, topped session 3 of book 2.

    Exceed and Excel Colt Sets Tattersalls Pace

    A son of Exceed and Excel topped the third session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October yearling sale, bringing 200,000 guineas ($337,922 in U.S. funds). Mark Richards of the Hong Kong Jockey Club purchased the chestnut colt.

  • Haynesfield won the 2011 Empire Classic.

    Empire Classic Features Top New York-Breds

    A field of nine, including the 3-year-old filly Haldane, will contest the 1 1/8-mile event in which 5-year-old Lunar Victory is the 8-5 favorite to pick up his fifth win in six 2012 starts for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.

  • Luckity.com debuts

    Churchill Downs Inc. has launched <a target="_blank" href="http://www.Luckity.com">Luckity.com</a>, a new and exciting gaming site with hundreds of chances to win cash prizes daily. It features number games, draw games, jackpots, quick picks, casino-style games and more, with the action revolving around live horse races around the world.

  • Pulpit broodmare tops OBS session at $50,000

    DECISIVE (Pulpit), a four-year-old filly carrying her first foal, by Kitten's Joy, on a March 4 cover, was the $50,000 top price at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Fall Mixed Sale Open Session on Wednesday. Consigned by Ramsey Farm, agent, Hip No. 373 was gaveled down to Jose Uzcategui.

  • Gypsy Robin looking for Keeneland hat trick in Raven Run

    Gypsy Robin, front-running winner of this spring's Grade 2 Beaumont at Keeneland, returns to the site of that three-length victory to headline a full field of 14 sophomore fillies in Saturday's 14th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Raven Run going seven furlongs on the main Polytrack.

  • Demonstrative winning the Turf Writers Cup.

    Demonstrative Leads U.S. Grand National Field

    Demonstrative, winner of the New York Turf Writers Cup Handicap (NSA-I), will battle with several veteran runners and new arrivals to American racing in the $250,000 Grand National (NSA-I), at Far Hills Races Oct. 20.

  • And They're Off: Post Season Edition

    Steve and Lenny discuss Frankel's last race, interview Buff Bradley on Groupie Doll and Brass Hat, as well as dissect the East vs West rivalry in the Breeders' Cup.

  • Russell Road

    Russell Road Aims for Third WV Classic Title

    Russell Road will try to overcome a two-month layoff as he aims for his third victory in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic as the 2-1 morning line favorite on the night of Oct. 20 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Horse Racing

    Corticosteroids: Beneficial But Controversial

    The use of corticosteroids in racehorses has created controversy, but the medications are beneficial when used appropriately. That was Dr. Wayne McIlwraith's message during the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit IV.

  • Gypsy Robin

    Gypsy Robin Heads Solid Raven Run

    Beaumont Stakes winner Gypsy Robin headlines a field of 14 sophomore fillies for the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) Oct. 20, including Killer Graces and Via Villagio from the West Coast barn of trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • TAA One of Main Topics at Welfare Seminar

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which recently announced a new funding plan, was a main focus during a session entitled "Totally Aftercare" that closed out the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.

  • BC Launches $500K Pay Day

    The Breeders' Cup has launched its $500K Pay Day promotion that will be conducted in partnership with 20 simulcast outlets across the country.

  • Registration now open for the Breeders' Cup $500K Pay Day

    The Breeders' Cup announced Wednesday the launch of its $500K Pay Day promotion that will be conducted in partnership with 20 simulcast outlets, up from 17 in 2011, across the country. This is the second year in a row that the Breeders' Cup is offering this co-promotion with its simulcast partners.

  • Hawthorne Race Course

    Hawthorne Barn Placed Under Quarantine

    Following discussions with state veterinarians, the Department of Agriculture, and consultants from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the decision was made to put a quarantine of the affected barn in place.

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