Mel Stute remains hospitalized after hitting his head in a fall at home Dec. 15, but the 85-year-old former trainer is hoping to be home soon after Christmas.Friday, December 21, 2012
The Lumber Guy, whose big effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last month produced a runner-up finish, heads a field of 10 sophomores for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita.Friday, December 21, 2012
In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.Friday, December 21, 2012
Hong Kong group I winner Rulership and dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship look to be the early favorites for the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Jpn-I), the Japan's biggest race and its season finale, on Dec. 22.Friday, December 21, 2012
Several 3-year-old colts will try to break through in the $150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) Dec. 26 at Santa Anita Park, opening day at the Arcadia, Calif. track.Friday, December 21, 2012
Gulfstream Park is hosting several charity fundraisers the week before the Eclipse Awards, Jan. 15-19.Friday, December 21, 2012
Miami Valley Gaming & Racing, a joint venture of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Incorporated, has completed its purchase of the harness racing assets held by Lebanon Raceway in Ohio.Friday, December 21, 2012
Multiple grade II winner Kauai Katie tops the names of horses scheduled to start the new year at Gulfstream Park, which has four stakes on tap for the Jan. 1, 2013 race card.Friday, December 21, 2012
Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy, winner of the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) in March, breezed three furlongs in :36 4/5 at Palm Meadows Dec. 21.Friday, December 21, 2012
Mucho Macho Man will launch his 2013 season with a title defense in the $500,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, showcase of the six-race $1.3 million event for Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park Jan. 19.Friday, December 21, 2012
Danedream, winner of the 2011 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), has been retired and will be bred to two-time British Horse of the Year Frankel, according to a French racing report.Friday, December 21, 2012
Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will host the John Franks Memorial 2-year-olds in training sale March 17.Friday, December 21, 2012
Horse owners have long heard that laminitis can be associated with sepsis, a word that describes an overwhelming bacterial infection of the body. It came from our veterinarians and laminitis researchers, who've frequently referred to the term "sepsis" when discussing the disease, using it interchangeably with systemic inflammatory response s...Friday, December 21, 2012
PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Owner: GoldMark Farm, LLC and Whisper Hill Farm
Jockey: Rosie Napravnik
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
Jockey: Martin Garcia
Trainer: Albert M. Stall, Jr.
Owner: Claiborne Farm and Dilschneider, Adele B.
Jockey: Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas
Owner: Hornung, P., Martin, E., Lukas, D., Davis, W., Miller, D. and Shade, M.
Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
Owner: WinStar Farm LLC
Jockey: Calvin H. Borel
Trainer: Claude R. McGaughey III
Owner: Janney, III, Stuart S. and Phipps Stable
Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Edward Plesa, Jr.
Owner: Trilogy Stable and Plesa, Laurie
Jockey: John R. Velazquez
Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill
Owner: W. C. Racing, Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing
Jockey: Kevin Krigger