Articles posted March 6, 2008

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Big Brown Bursts Onto Derby Scene

Big Brown Bursts Onto Derby Scene

With a big, lumbering move, IEAH Stable and Paul Pompa's 3-year-old Big Brown powered his way onto the stage as a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prospect and probable starter in the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) after winning an "off-the-turf" allowance race March 5 at Gulfstream Park.

Officials Plead Case to Calif. Committee

At a time when California is facing a state budget deficit approaching $15 billion, horse racing industry officials pleaded their case for special consideration before a legislative committee convened at the State Capitol in Sacramento March 5.

AAHS Rally Draws More Than 100

The anti-slaughter group Americans Against Horse Slaughter hosted a rally March 4-5 which drew about 100 people in Washington, D.C. to lobby for passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act.

Heros Reward Cleans Up in Maryland

Heros Reward Cleans Up in Maryland

Heros Reward was named 2007 Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, as well as champion older male, sprinter, and turf runner, in the annual poll conducted by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.

Massive Drama Takes UAE Derby Route

Massive Drama Takes UAE Derby Route

Zayat Stables' Massive Drama, third in two graded stakes in California this year, will detour off the traditional Triple Crown trail to take on a tough group of older Southern Hemisphere-breds in the $2-million UAE Derby (UAE-II) on the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program.

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