Headlines for Thursday, November 8, 2012

  • Keeneland November Sale Day 3 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the day's top sellers, and comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Keeneland November Day 3 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps Day 3 of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale, including the day's top sellers, and comments from Walt Robertson, Keeneland Vice President of Sales. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud

    Frankel Returns to Birthplace

    Frankel, the world's highest-rated racehorse, left training Nov. 8 to return to his birthplace, Khalid Abdullah's Banstead Manor Stud, near Newmarket, England, where he will start a new career as a stallion.

  • Tell It, a 15-year-old broodmare, was the day's most expensive offering, bringing $540,000 in Lexington Nov. 8.

    Keeneland Day 3: Picky Buyers Shop Carefully

    While the young and beautiful have generated most of the financial fireworks at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale so far, the third session turned out to be the time for an older horse to sparkle.

  • Shackleford expected to make one more start

    Mike Lauffer, Bill Cubbedge and Phillips Racing Partnership's Shackleford, winner of the 2011 Preakness, is scheduled to be available for inspection at Darby Dan Farm on Friday through Sunday, but Thursday will not be the last day at the track for the chestnut colt. Shackleford is scheduled to return to Churchill Downs at the beginning of next week and could make his final career start in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap on November 23.

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    Tapizar to Stand at Gainesway

    Multiple graded stakes winner Tapizar, winner of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 3, will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

  • Sadler happy for Switch, excited about upcoming prospects

    Trainer John Sadler, who guided multiple Grade 1 victress Switch through a career that saw her earn $1.4 million, was proud as a peacock when the Quiet American five-year-old mare was sold Monday at the Fasig-Tipson select mixed sale for $4.3 million.

  • Tapizar retired, headed to Gainesway

    Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile hero Tapizar will enter stud in 2013 at the Beck family's Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, it was announced Thursday. Bred and raced by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen, Tapizar will become the first Grade 1 winner by top sire Tapit to stand at Gainesway, where he will stand alongside his sire.

  • Perfect Soul Returns to Darby Dan

    Charles Fipke's Perfect Soul, sire of 2011 Breeders' Cup winner Perfect Shirl, will stand in 2013 at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington for a fee of $7,500 stands and nurses.

  • New Entrants in Boston Casino License Chase

    There are new starters in the race with odds-on favorite Suffolk Downs to win the sole destination resort casino license designated for the Boston area, according to a published report Nov. 8.

  • Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her 4th straight stakes victory in the Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series.

    Juveniles Vie in NY Stallion Series Divisions

    Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her fourth straight stakes victory Nov. 11 when she takes on six other 2-year-old fillies in the $125,000 Fifth Avenue division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Tell It brought $540,000 during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

    Tell It, Half to Pulpit, Brings $540,000

    Tell It, a winning stakes-placed daughter of Storm Cat, brought the highest price thus far during the third session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when she fetched $540,000 from Blandford Bloodstock.

  • Aqueduct Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">AQUEDUCT NOTEBOOK </font> </b></i>

  • Hit It Rich, Mystical Star top Long Island

    Hit It Rich ended her 2011 campaign with her first graded stakes win in the Grade 3 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/longisland12"> Long Island Handicap</a> at Aqueduct. The gray mare will try and end 2012 on a similar note when the $150,000 fixture over 1 3/8 miles on turf is renewed Saturday.

  • Juveniles take center stage in New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct

    Undefeated Matchmadeinheaven goes for her fourth straight stakes victory Sunday when she takes on six other two-year-old fillies in the $125,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nyssfifthavenue12.html"> Fifth Avenue</a> division of the New York Stallion Series at Aqueduct.

  • Trainers looking forward to 'Parade of Breeders' Cup Champions'

    Churchill Downs will host the &quot;Parade of Breeders' Cup Champions&quot; on Sunday and while it is sure to be a unique and one-of-a-kind event for fans, the trainers of the top horses also are looking forward to the special ceremony.

  • Bad Debt won the 2011 Bonnie Heath.

    Florida Million Returns to Calder Saturday

    Florida Million Day returns to Calder Casino & Race Course for the 11th time Nov. 10, with title defenses in the Bonnie Heath Turf Cup by Bad Debt and the Elmer Heubeck Distaff by My Pal Chrisy highlighting the program.

  • Sam-Son Farm seeks sixth Coronation Futurity win

    Sam-Son Farm will be represented by two sons of Stormy Atlantic -- Up With the Birds and His Race to Win -- in Saturday's C$250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/coronationfuturity12.html"> Coronation Futurity</a>, at Woodbine.

  • Juveniles Bid for Group I Win at Saint-Cloud

    The Criterium de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds shaped up as an intriguing event when two promising colts were supplemented to Europe's final top-level race of the season, to be run Nov. 10.

  • Oui Say Oui Goes for $350,000 at Keeneland

    Oui Say Oui, an Irish-bred daughter of Royal Applause, was purchased for $350,000 by Epona Bloodstock as the top-priced offering during the first half of the Nov. 8 session at the Keeneland November sale in Lexington.

  • Barbara Hunter

    Breeder/Owner Barbara Hunter Dies

    Barbara Hunter, 78, who owned Brownwood Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., died at the farm Nov. 8 after a long illness. She had recent success with homebreds Keertana and Snow Top Mountain.

  • Aqueduct cancels second straight day

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack on Thursday following a nor'easter that passed through the region Wednesday and left behind several inches of wet snow.

  • Florida Million Day features eight stakes

    Title defenses in the $125,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/heath12">Bonnie Heath Turf Cup </a>by Bad Debt and the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/heubeck12">Elmer Heubeck Distaff </a>by My Pal Chrisy highlight the 11th Florida Million Day at Calder on Saturday, an afternoon featuring eight stakes restricted to registered Florida-bred horses and named in honor of Florida racing dignitaries totaling $1 million in purse money.

  • THS: Cardinal Handicap 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the Cardinal Handicap from Churchill Downs this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Cardinal Handicap.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Nov. 8 Live Racing

    For the second straight day Nov. 8, live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack has been canceled as a result of a nor'easter that passed through New England and left behind several inches of wet snow.