Headlines for Friday, September 13, 2013

  • Blood-Horse Expands Editorial Team

    Glenye Cain Oakford, Mike Compton, and Nicole Sauer join The Blood-Horse editorial team. Ian Tapp has been promoted to editor of The Blood-Horse MarketWatch.

  • Attendees at the International Conference on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys, including retired jockey Ramon Dominguez (center).

    Jockeys Gather for International Conference

    Representatives of jockeys' organizations from around the world gathered at Monmouth Park Sept. 13 for the first session of a two-day meeting of the International Conference on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys.

  • OBS Fall Mixed Sale Catalog Available Online

    The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website. The site's sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates.

  • Wells to Oversee Both Remington, Lone Star

    Officials with Global Gaming Solutions announced Sept. 13 that Scott Wells, Remington Park president and general manager, has also been named as president and general manager of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Liaison<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Works/22611108_LR3wcn#!i=1810654359&k=dJMBpHT">Order This Photo</a>

    GI Winner Liaison to Stand at Spendthrift

    Grade I winner Liaison will stand at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington following his retirement at the end of the season, and will participate in the farm's "Share The Upside" program for the 2014 season.

  • Strong Mandate<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2763615901&k=zq3MQHB">Order This Photo</a>

    Hopeful Hero Strong Mandate Zips at Churchill

    Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate bounced of his most recent win 11 days ago with a bullet half-mile breeze Sept. 13 at Churchill Downs, leaving his Hall of Fame trainer, D. Wayne Lukas, to marvel afterward.

  • Winning Cause is the 8-5 favorite in the Ontario Derby Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

    Winning Cause Favored in Ontario Derby

    New York shipper Winning Cause, trained by Todd Pletcher, is the 8-5 favorite in a field of six 3-year-olds to contest the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) Sept. 15 at Woodbine.

  • Turning 2-to-5 on Wise Dan into Even Money

    Scene from The Simpsons came to mind when considering whether to single Wise Dan in the $200,000 guaranteed Pick 4 on Sunday at Woodbine, or go against him in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

  • 2010 Blue Grass winner Stately Victor is a half brother to Hip 1263, filly by Street Boss -- Collect the Cash, by Dynaformer.

    Hot Bloodlines at Keeneland for Rest of Sale

    While Book One of the 2013 Keeneland September sale concluded Sept. 12, the world's largest yearling sale will continue to offer youngsters from mares who have excelled on the track and as broodmares.

  • New Initiative to Assist Backstretch Workers

    Keeneland and Blue Grass Farms Charities have announced a new initiative, the Backstretch CORE Program (Comprehensive Outreach and Enrichment), to provide expanded services to the Lexington track's backstretch employees.

  • Mardi Gras Theme for BGFC Fundraiser

    Jockeys Robby Albarado and Calvin Borel, both natives of Louisiana, will serve as honorary co-chairs of the Blue Grass Farms Charities' annual fundraiser Oct. 18 at Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington.

  • Sweet Reason<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2737606447&k=t6xqs3k">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet Success for Street Cry Line

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />One of the more interesting features of the last 10 days or so has been the hot streak for young sire sons of Street Cry.

  • Study: Young Horses Can't Read Subtle Human Body Cues

    Four years ago, The Horse reported on research showing that horses are capable of reading subtle human body cues. Today, those researchers are back to tell us that although adult horses have this capacity, young horses do not. And this, they say, fails to support the theory that such a skill is innate in this species.