Headlines for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  • War Front

    War Front's Stud Fee Increased to $150,000

    Claiborne Farm announced its 2014 stud fees Oct. 9. Two stallions' fees have risen: War Front's fee has increased to $150,000 from his 2013 fee of $80,000; and First Samurai will stand for $15,000 next year, up from $10,000

  • Pianist won the Gallorette Stakes at Pimlico in May.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2519376616&k=dnngVDG">Order This Photo</a>

    Brown Sends Out Pianist, Samitar in Athenia

    Trainer Chad Brown, enjoying remarkable success with his grass runners in recent months, sends out a strong pair in Samitar and Pianist for the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 12.

  • Boisterous won the Knickerbocker Stakes in 2011 and 2012 (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2147306952&k=BxH84pm">Order This Photo</a>

    Boisterous, Za Approval Top Knickerbocker

    Grade I winner Boisterous is looking to get back on track in the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12 at Belmont Park, a race he has won twice before, but Live Oak Plantation's Za Approval looms large.

  • Kitten Kaboodle and Alan Garcia roll to victory in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.

    Kitten Kaboodle Skims to Jessamine Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten Kaboodle took the rail trip to victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 9, earning a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • My Brown Eyed Guy faces nine in the In Reality.

    O'Connell, Campbell Can Sweep Florida Series

    Trainer Kathleen O'Connell can complete a sweep of both the male and female divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes Series Oct. 12 at Calder when she saddles My Brown Eyed Guy and Scandalous Act for Gilbert Campbell.

  • Currency Swap<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1994660017&k=hHWvdXs">Order This Photo</a>

    Currency Swap to Stand at Woodford in Florida

    Currency Swap, winner of the 2011 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), will stand the 2014 breeding season at Woodford Thoroughbreds Ocala in Central Florida. The multiple graded stakes winner's stud fee is set at $3,500.

  • Kentucky Trainer Gorder Suspended 20 Days

    Kentucky-based trainer Kellyn Gorder has been suspended 20 days and fined $500 by stewards after a horse he trained tested positive for the bronchodilator clenbuterol following a victory Aug. 10 at Ellis Park.

  • Garden City winner Alterite heads a field of nine in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
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    Alterite Heads Loaded Lineup for QE II Cup

    Alterite, a 1 1/2-length winner of the Garden City Stakes (gr. IT) in her North American debut last month, heads a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).

  • A Galileo full sister to 2012 Epsom Oaks winner Was sold for 5 million guineas at the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

    Galileo Filly Smashes World Record Price

    A Galileo full sister to 2012 Epsom Oaks (Eng-I) winner Was sold for 5 million guineas ($8,443,575 in United States funds) Oct. 9 at Tattersalls, smashing the world record price for a yearling filly at auction.

  • Lexington Veterinarian Peter Pryor Dies

    Dr. Peter Pryor, who worked at a veterinarian for more than 30 years at Lane's End, died Sept. 28. He was 58. In his Lexington practice, Pryor specialized in lameness and orthopedics in horses.

  • Racing Authorities Endorse Steroid Ban

    The executive council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has taken the stand that anabolic steroids have no place in horse racing and should be not be permitted either in or out of competition.

  • Taxman Cometh for ADW Companies?

    Regulators who believe advance deposit wagering companies are not paying their fair share to the industry squared off against ADW reps who noted that added taxation could slow the success of a growing portion of the industry.

  • The Pamplemousse Colt Tops Barretts Sale

    A flashy gray colt by The Pamplemousse impressed trainers and pinhookers at the Barretts Sales & Racing October yearling sale, with Bob Baffert going to $160,000 to buy the top-priced offering at the Oct. 8 sale.