Headlines for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  • Strong Trade Continues at Arqana Sale

    A Duke of Marmalade colt sold for 145,000 euros ($199,858 in United States funds) Oct. 22 to lead a second day of strong trade at the Arqana October yearling sale in Deauville.

  • Churchill Downs will race 77 days in 2014.

    2014 Kentucky Racing Dates Approved

    After Kentucky Downs conceded on one date that would have conflicted with Churchill Downs in September, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a 2014 dates schedule that follows the dates raced in 2013.

  • Fort Larned

    Fort Larned Sharp in Breeders' Cup Work

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned worked at Churchill Downs on Oct. 22 while fellow Classic contender Game On Dude and Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) runner Beholder breezed at Santa Anita Park.

  • Suffolk: Casino Worth $40M in Racing Upgrades

    Just days after asking its casino partner to resign in the wake of an investigation by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, Suffolk Downs said it will unveil a $40 million "racing improvement plan" at a local horse farm.

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    Declaration of War to Coolmore Ireland

    Two-time group I winner Declaration of War will retire from racing to stand at Coolmore's headquarters in Fethard, County Tipperary, Ireland following his final start in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 2.

  • Penalties in 'Program Trainer' Case Upheld

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Oct. 22 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation not to lessen penalties given to two horsemen involved in the use of a "program trainer" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Hero of Order

    Hero of Order to Stand at Raut Farm

    Longshot 2012 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner Hero of Order will enter stud in 2014 at Gennadi and Irina Dorochenko's Raut Farm near Paris, Ky., for a $3,000 fee.

  • Hip No. 408, colt by Dynaformer.

    Dynaformer Era Comes to an End at F-T Sale

    When Hip 408 went through the sales ring on the second day of the Fasig-Tipton fall yearling sale, it marked the end of an era as the colt is believed to be the final yearling sired by the late Dynaformer sold at auction.

  • FT October: Mark Casse on Distorted Humor Colt

    Trainer Mark Casse discusses a colt bought for $500,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Fall Yearling Sale. Mark also describes what horses he has heading to the Breeders' Cup and how they have been working.

  • Hip 384 by Distorted Humor sold for $500,000.

    Distorted Humor Colt Brings $500,000 at F-T

    A striking Distorted Humor colt (Hip 384) consigned by Hill 'n' Dale Sales brought a $500,000 bid from trainer Mark Casse on behalf of Conquest Stables early on the Oct. 22 second day of the Fasig-Tipton fall yearling sale.