Headlines for Thursday, January 10, 2013

  • Keeneland January Loses Bit of Momentum

    Strong numbers from first three sessions of Keeneland January will assure improved total sales and average price compared with last year's totals, but the five-day sale saw a slight drop in session four.

  • Ohio Takes Stand on Racetrack Casino Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission put racetrack casino developers on notice Jan. 10 when, at a hearing, members expressed strong displeasure with the racing aspects of the proposed Miami Valley Gaming and Racing facility.

  • Jeranimo won the San Gabriel Stakes in 2010.

    Jeranimo, Slim Shadey Clash in San Gabriel

    Grade I winner Jeranimo launches his 7-year-old campaign Jan. 13 on the turf at Santa Anita Park in the $150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT), a race he won in 2010 and was second in last year.

  • Drosselmeyer's First Foal is a Colt

    The first reported offspring by Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer is a chestnut colt foaled Jan. 8 at Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud near Paris, Ky.

  • New Key Ancestors Report from TrueNicks

    TrueNicks is pleased to announce the new Key Ancestors Report, a breakthrough report that considers your mare's entire pedigree -- all male and female ancestors -- and identifies the key ancestors to seek out or avoid.

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    Wise Dan Rejoins Lopresti at Keeneland

    Leading Horse of the Year candidate Wise Dan returned to the track Jan. 7 following some turnout time at trainer Charlie Lopresti's Forest Lane Farm near Lexington, joining Successful Dan and Turallure.

  • Charlie Lopresti on Wise Dan

    Trainer Charles Lopresti talks about Horse of the Year Candidate Wise Dan at Keeneland on January 10, 2013.

  • Gainesway Buys Mares for New Stallions

    Antony Beck of Gainesway, which stands new stallions To Honor and Serve and Tapizar, has been shopping at both the Keeneland November breeding stock sale and the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale for mares.

  • Barbecue Eddie takes the Al Maktoum Challenge Round I at Meydan Racecourse.

    Barbecue Eddie Breaks Through at Meydan

    Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum's Barbecue Eddie rallied strongly on the outside to overtake runner-up Out of Bounds in the stretch and capture the $250,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round I (UAE-II) on Jan. 10 at Meydan.

  • That Handicapping Show: Pasco Stakes 2013

    Claire Novak and Pete Denk handicap the Pasco Stakes, for 3-year-olds, at Tampa Bay Downs. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Pasco Stakes.

  • Streiff Wins National Handicapping Tour

    Mark Streiff, a 56-year-old financial consultant from Mission Viejo, Calif., won the 2012 Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship Tour, earning $75,000 for finishing on top with 16,853 points.

  • Fastnet Rock Colt Brings $1.35 Million

    A colt by leading Australian sire Fastnet Rock sold for $1,350,000 (approximately $1,427,155 US) Jan. 10 at Magic Millions, sparking fireworks at the second session of the Gold Coast yearling sale in Queensland.

  • Americain to Stand at Swettenham Stud in 2013

    Champion stayer Americain, set to stand his first American breeding season at Kentucky's Calumet Farm in 2013, will also mark his first Australian season at Swettenham Stud, it was announced Jan. 10.

  • Study Evaluates Cribbers' Sleeping Habits

    Is worrying about your horse's cribbing habit keeping you up at night? It turns out that cribbing might keep your horse up at night, too. New research has revealed that the stereotypy could be related to a lack of certain kinds of sleep. Specifically, British researchers say, horses that crib spend less time in "standing sleep" mode than hor...