Headlines for Wednesday, January 9, 2013

  • Nat Rea (right) is congratulated by consignor Alfred Nuckols after purchasing a $1.45 million yearling at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Industry Newcomer Rea Maintains Low Profile

    Though he spent $1.45 million Jan. 8 on a yearling Street Sense filly at Keeneland's January sale, retired Canadian businessman Nat Rea says he is taking a cautious approach to his investments in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • A Medaglia d'Oro yearling colt brought $350,000 during the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

    Median Spikes in Keeneland Third Session

    The third day of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale saw a Medaglia d'Oro yearling colt make headlines while steady interest in both yearlings and broodmares helped the median nearly double compared with last year.

  • And They're Off: New Year's Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss Tweebster, Comma to the Top, and the Horse of the Year. Plus, an interview with Gary Stevens. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Hip #1065, a Medaglia d'Oro colt, sold for $350,000.

    Medaglia d'Oro Colt Fetches $350,000

    Ben Glass, as agent for Gary and Mary West, signed the ticket for the highest-priced yearling sold on the third day -- through about six hours of the session -- when he went to $350,000 to land a Medaglia d'Oro colt.

  • ADW Companies Stop Taking Wagers in Illinois

    At least two of the four companies conducting advance deposit wagering in Illinois are shutting down operations for Illinois residents because that form of wagering is now illegal in the Land of Lincoln.

  • Royal Delta<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Ladies-Classic/26130180_8NMncD#!i=2191659902&k=7FTtcr6">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Gets Back to Work at Payson

    During that time of year when champions are gearing up for their new campaigns, a familiar name popped up at Payson Park. Royal Delta is back on the worktab and prepping for a start in the Feb. 17 Sabin (gr. III).

  • Two Six-Figure Horses Sell During Day 3

    Maren's Meadow, a dual graded stakes-winning daughter of Meadowlake, and a yearling filly by City Zip are the first six-figure horses during the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale.

  • Groupie Doll<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Filly-Mare-Sprint/26130154_jMQwM9#!i=2192722587&k=pgvpGJT">Order This Photo</a>

    Training Delayed for Groupie Doll

    Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Groupie Doll, who arrived at Gulfstream Park Dec. 29, has yet to make it to the racetrack to train due to less-than-perfect blood work.

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    New Stallions Making Mark at Keeneland Sale

    The Keeneland January sale serves as a benchmark for new stallions, as mares in foal to stallions who will have their first foals in 2013 are offered and sires who have their first yearlings look to make their mark.

  • Equine Rhinitis Virus Prevalence in Louisiana Racehorses Evaluated

    Infectious respiratory diseases such as equine influenza and equine herpesvirus can have a significant welfare and economic effect on the horse industry, and researchers and veterinarians have devoted much time and money to trying to control and prevent outbreaks. Far less is known, however, about another infectious respiratory disease: equine rhinitis vi...