Headlines for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  • Lucy's Bob Boy faces a full field in the West Virginia Breeders' Classic.

    Lucy's Bob Boy Stands Out in Rich WV Classic

    Lucy's Bob Boy looks to defend his crown on the night of Oct. 19 as he takes his spot in a full gate of 10 horses for the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders' Classic, headline event at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • 30 Years in 30 Days: Oldest, Youngest Jockeys

    While his riding career was winding down by the time the Breeders' Cup launched in 1984, jockey Bill Shoemaker still managed to stamp the event when he delivered a perfectly timed ride aboard Ferdinand in the 1987 Classic.

  • And They're Off: The Harvest Edition

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss Princess of Sylmar, Breeders' Cup "sleepers," and "And They're Off at the Derby Dozen." They also review a Breeders' Cup top 10 list for additional BC races. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Slot Machines

    Gaming Revenue for Racing, But No Racetracks?

    Horse racing will receive a share of gaming revenue from the casinos that will be built in Massachusetts, but during an Oct. 16 forum on the industry, stakeholders asked a question: What good is the money without racetracks?

  • Lightnin N Thunder to Fruitful Acres

    Lightnin N Thunder, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will relocate to Vincent Harris' Fruitful Acres Farm near Aguanga, Calif., while Hidden Blessing will stand his first season at the farm in 2014.

  • Hip 264, by Lion Heart, brought $70,000 dollars at the OBS Fall mixed sale.

    Lion Heart Mare Tops Open OBS Mixed Session

    Because I Like It, a mare by Lion Heart in foal to High Cotton, and a weanling filly by Wilburn each brought $70,000 to share top honors at the open session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Fall mixed sale Oct. 16 in Florida.

  • And They're Off: The Harvest Edition

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss Princess of Sylmar, Breeders' Cup "sleepers," and "And They're Off at the Derby Dozen." They also review a Breeders' Cup top 10 list for additional BC races. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Eighttofasttocatch

    Eighttofasttocatch Heads MD Million Classic

    Sylvia E. Heft's Eighttofasttocatch returns to the Maryland Million Classic for the third year in a row, looking for his second victory in the 1 1/8-mile feature on the Maryland Million Day card at Laurel Park.

  • NY Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Casinos

    A lower court state judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to halt a statewide ballot referendum to change the state's constitution to permit commercial, Las Vegas-style casinos around the state.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay to Offer Million-Dollar Bonus

    Tampa Bay Downs is offering a $1 million bonus payout in 2014 to the owner of any horse sweeping the Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III), Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II), and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Equine Sales Company Auction Set for Oct. 28

    Equine Sales Company has announced that the catalog is now online for its open yearling and mixed sale. The auction is set for Oct. 28 beginning at noon at the Equine Sales Thoroughbred Auction Facility in Opelousas, La.

  • Breeders' Cup Event Guide

    A mobile guide to the 2013 Breeders' Cup with race details, events, maps and more.

  • Kettle Corn

    Kettle Corn Retired with Sesamoid Injury

    Kettle Corn, a dual graded stakes winner campaigned by Lee and Susan Searing's C R K Stable, has been retired due to an injury that occurred during his last start in the Sept. 29 John Henry Turf Championship Stakes (gr. II).

  • Keeneland Partners with Logan Development

    Keeneland Association and the Logan Development Group announced a partnership to provide students participating in Keeneland's College Ambassadors Program with access to the Elite Collegiate Career Placement Program.

  • Guelph Handy Winner of Thousand Guineas

    Darley's powerful filly Guelph shot out of the gate at the start of the Thousand Guineas (Aus-I) Oct. 16 and overwhelmed eight overmatched opponents in a front-running romp at Caulfield.