Headlines for Thursday, October 19, 2017

  • Admirals War Chest wins the Maryland Million Classic for the second year in a row

    Admirals War Chest Seeks Third 'Million' Classic

    Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admirals War Chest will look to become the first horse to win three consecutive editions of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 21 at Laurel Park, but he'll have to find a stark reversal of form to do so.

  • Glen Ellen Vocational Academy Survives Nuns Fire

    The Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, along with its 34 retired horses, came through the stubborn Sonoma County fire that threatened them for more than a week mostly unscathed, the relieved owner of the facility reported Oct. 19.

  • Lot 512 topped the Oct. 19 session of the Arqana October yearling sale

    Dabirsim Progeny Dominate Arqana Third Session

    After two days of selling dominated by a broad range of stallions, the Arqana ring fell hard for the progeny of Dabirsim during the Oct. 19 session of the October yearling sale.

  • Effinex Dies Suddenly From Ruptured Pulmonary Artery

    Grade 1 winner Effinex, who entered stud this year, died suddenly Oct. 18 just before 9 p.m. due to a ruptured pulmonary artery, according to owner Dr. Russell Cohen. "He filled a huge void in my life. He was such a cool horse," Cohen said.

  • Danzing Candy will stand at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel in 2018

    Danzing Candy to Stand at Rancho San Miguel

    Multiple grade 2 winner Danzing Candy will stand at Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel for the 2018 season, it was announced Oct. 19. The son of Twirling Candy will be offered at an introductory fee of $5,000 live foal stands and nurses.

  • Free Online Course Offered on Colic Prevention

    Equine Guelph announces the free offering of the new 'Gut Health & Colic Prevention' online course to the first 50 grooms and trainers to register from each racing sector in Ontario: Standardbred, Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing.

  • Registration Open for Thoroughbred Owner Conference

    OwnerView is still accepting registrations for its fourth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, which is scheduled for Monday, October 30, through Wednesday, November 1, in Del Mar, California.

  • Sightseek closed out her career in impressive fashion

    Look Back: Sightseek Gives Fans Final Winning Memory

    This week is a recap of the Oct. 9, 2004 Beldame Stakes (G1), the final race for Sightseek. The story, headlined "Last Sighting" was written by Steve Haskin and appeared in the Oct. 16, 2004 issue of The Blood-Horse.