Headlines for Wednesday, November 7, 2012

  • Keeneland November Sale Day 2 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sales of Pure Clan and Changing Skies, who both brought more than $4 million. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Seven-year-old Pure Clan is the highest-priced horse in the auction so far.

    Young, Beautiful Shine on Keeneland Day 2

    Wealthy buyers' enthusiasm for the young and the beautiful fueled the market again during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Keeneland November Day 2 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 2 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the sales of Pure Clan and Changing Skies, who both brought more than $4 million. Also includes comments from Tom Thornbury, Keeneland Associate Director Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Pure Clan brings $4.5 million at Keeneland November

    Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire PURE CLAN (Pure Prize) brought a session-topping $4.5 million from Brazilian Goncalo Torrealba of Stud TNT at Wednesday's second session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale in Lexington, Kentucky. The seven-year-old mare, who was listed in foal to Bernardini, entered the ring as Hip No. 279 from the Hill 'n' Dale Sales Agency, agent, consignment.

  • McGoey wins BC Betting Challenge for second straight year

    Yogi Berra's "it was deja vu all over again" was never truer than during the 2012 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita on Saturday. Defending champion Patrick McGoey staged another improbable last race comeback to defeat last year's second-place finisher Christian Hellmers to win the tournament and $255,341.

  • Pure Clan sold for $4.5 million during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.

    Pure Clan Sells for $4.5 Million at Keeneland

    Goncalo Torrealba, who operates TNT Stud in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, went to $4.5 million to purchase the millionaire Pure Clan during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington Nov. 7.

  • Three Chimneys Announces Stallion Fees

    Flower Alley, sire of 2012 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another, will see his fee increase to $20,000 (stands and nurses) in 2013 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm.

  • NYRA Board Meetings to be Open to Public

    Long accustomed to holding board meetings in secret, the New York Racing Association will cease the closed-door practice and follow the state's open meetings law by making the gatherings open to the public.

  • Breeders' Cup Feature

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  • Will racing return to Rockingham Park?

    New Governor Could Revive Rockingham Park

    The election of Maggie Hassan as the new governor of New Hampshire Nov. 6 makes expanded casino gambling and the return of live racing to Rockingham Park a real possibility.

  • NY Judge Rules Against TRF in Abuse Case

    A New York judge has denied a request by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to block the state attorney general's office from beginning the discovery phase into horse abuse allegations.

  • Daisy Devine&#39;s most recent win was in the April 14 Jenny Wiley Stakes.

    Tactics Key in Cardinal for Daisy Devine

    James Miller's grade I winner Daisy Devine heads $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) Nov. 10 at Churchill Downs, but the proven speedster could face challenge from Winter Memories' half sister, the late-closing La Cloche.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

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  • Changing Skies brought $4.2 million during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Changing Skies Brings $4.2M at Keeneland

    Royally bred Changing Skies, a graded stakes-winning daughter of Sadler's Wells, brought $4.2 million during the Nov. 7 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Mandore International Agency.

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: Hawthorne Adjusts Training

    Updated test results from an outbreak of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at Hawthorne became available Nov. 7, and Hawthorne announced training hours would be adjusted to facilitate reintroduction of horses into the population.

  • Daisy Devine the one to beat in Cardinal

    Daisy Devine will be a strong favorite to win her third stakes of the year in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/cardinal12">Cardinal Handicap</a> at Churchill Downs, a nine-furlong grass test which has attracted a field of nine fillies and mares.

  • And They're Off - Post Breeders' Cup Edition

    Steve and Lenny recap the memories from Breeders' Cup including a permanent home in warm weather areas, speed bias, juvenile races without Salix and favorite moments!

  • Samantha Nicole, a yearling full sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra sold for $700,000 Nov. 7 in Lexington.

    Stonestreet Buys Rachel's Full Sister

    Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has found a fitting new home with Barbara Banke's Stonestreet Stables during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Aqueduct cancels racing

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct on Wednesday due to forecast rain and high winds. Racing is scheduled to resume Thursday.

  • Lane's End announces 2013 stud fees

    Lane's End Farm, in Versailles, Kentucky, released their 2013 stud fees on Monday. All contracts carry a live foal guarantee and are payable when the foal stands and nurses.

  • Oaklawn Bans Hawthorne Horses Due to EHV-1

    With the Oaklawn Park stable area set to open Nov. 12, the Arkansas track announced Nov. 7 that it will ban all horses from Hawthorne in response to a growing number \there being diagnosed with Equine Herpes Virus.

  • Maryland Voters OK Gambling Expansion

    Gambling in Maryland will soon include table games such as blackjack and a casino near Washington, D.C., after voters Nov. 6 approved an expansion measure that generated an expensive political advertising campaign.