Articles posted November 29, 2012

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Gulfstream offers fans the chance to give and receive

The Gulfstream VIP Fan Experience will once again be made available to racing fans during the 2012-2013 Gulfstream Park meeting. The unique and exclusive experience will provide fans with an all-access and behind-the-scenes look at Thoroughbred racing from the training of Thoroughbreds in the morning to presenting a trophy in the winner's circle in the afternoon.

Populist Politics aims to be Star Guitar's heir

Klaravich Stables' Populist Politics, probably best known as the hard-knocking runner-up to Brittlyn Stable's Star Guitar on numerous occasions, is the early favorite to headline next weekend's $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic when Fair Grounds hosts the 21st renewal of its series of 11 races restricted to accredited Louisiana-breds on December 8.
The now-retired Star Guitar, of course, became the top Louisiana-bred money winner of all time last April 1 with a win in the $90,000 Costa Rising Stakes on Louisiana Derby Day. Populist Politics finished second behind him once again that day, beaten a head for the victory.
"Hopefully, next weekend, Populist Politics will get the opportunity to show he's the heir apparent," trainer Tom Amoss said Thursday morning during training hours.

THS: Claiming Crown 2012

THS: Claiming Crown 2012

Pete Denk and Frank Angst handicap the Jewel Stakes and Emerald Stakes from the Claiming Crown race card Saturday. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Claiming Crown Jewel.

Charles Town Classic purse increased to $1.5 million

In its four runnings, the Grade 2 Charles Town Classic has attracted 32 different runners who have captured a total of 71 graded stakes between them, with 12 of those coming in races currently a part of the Breeders' Cup's "Win & You're In" Challenge series.

Game on Dude looks tough to catch in Native Diver

After finishing a well-beaten seventh as the 6-5 favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Game on Dude will attempt to end 2012 on a winning note when he lines up for Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Native Diver at Hollywood Park. The five-year-old gelding faces a couple of nice rivals in the five-horse field, but none appear quick enough to run with him early. He could prove difficult to catch from the rail with new jockey Mike Smith.

Suppressing Estrus in Mares

Even the quietest of mares can turn into a proverbial fire-breathing dragon during her estrous cycle, which can make riding, training, competing, or handling these horses a challenge for any equestrian. Fortunately, veterinarians have effective methods by which to prevent or lessen the effects of estrus in mares while still allowing them to have a second ...

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