HOMECOMING FOR TAYLOR MADE DARLING SERENGETI EMPRESS
by Katie Ritz
Taylor Made Farm welcomed dual Grade I winner Serengeti Empress (Alternation) home to her birthplace on Monday afternoon. The 2019 Kentucky Oaks victress will be bred to red-hot sire Into Mischief.
Shipping in from the Tom Amoss barn at Churchill Downs, Serengeti Empress will become barnmates with several other high-profile maiden mares, including Larry Best's recent $1.95-million Keeneland November purchase Concrete Rose (Twirling Candy).
by Mark Casse
Editor's Note: In Monday;s TDN, Bill Finley made reference to Mark Casse's comments on Clenbuterol in a Mar. 2 Op/Ed in the TDN. Casse sent us this note in response.
Much has changed since my Mar. 2 Op/Ed with regards to Clenbuterol. Canada made big changes to their Clenbuterol policy and, as a result, we have seen almost none of the nonsensical form reversals that had haunted us in the past at Woodbine in 2020. I was elated to see the Clenbuterol changes for 2021 in the Mid-Atlantic region. Also, I commend Louis Cella and Oaklawn for their revised Clenbuterol policies. And just today, I read where The Stronach Group has implemented new Clenbuterol rules for the upcoming Gulfstream Park Champions Meeting. Cheers! My question is, what is taking Kentucky and Louisiana so long to get on board? Cont. p4
BOB AND JACKIE ON TOP AT KEENELAND MONDAY
by Jessica Martini
A pair of racehorse prospects offered by St. George Sales late in the day were the lone lots to bring six figures during Monday's session of the Keeneland November sale, with graded-stakes placed Bob and Jackie (Twirling Candy) (hip 3017F) bringing top price of $190,000 when selling to bloodstock agents Grey Price and Mike Recio on behalf of California owner Calvin Nguyen. Bred and raced by Zayat Stables, the 4-year-old is a three-time stakes winner and recently finished third in the Oct. 3 GII City of Hope Mile S.
ECHO TOWN RETIRED TO ASHFORD
Grade I winner Echo Town (Speightstown--Letgomyecho, by Menifee) has been retired from racing and will stand for a fee of $10,000 at Coolmore's Ashford Stud.