Articles posted March 8, 2012

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Inaugural 'Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga' scheduled for September

The Saratoga Springs community will celebrate its legendary relationship with Thoroughbreds at the inaugural Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga, a day of racing and spirited activities set for September 15. Proceeds from the first annual Steeplechase Festival at Saratoga will benefit both local and equine charities.

On Fire Baby seeks sweet score in Honeybee

On Fire Baby will return to the distaff ranks on Saturday when she faces seven rivals in Oaklawn Park's Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee Stakes going 1 1/16 miles. The dual Grade 2 heroine, who is nominated to both the Triple Crown races and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, could use the race as a springboard to either the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby against the boys or stay with the fillies in the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes.

Camelot heads 143 early entries for Epsom Derby

Last season's Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner Camelot heads the 143 three-year-olds going forward for this year's Group Epsom Derby following the first scratchings deadline, details of which were revealed Thursday.

THS: San Felipe Stakes

THS: San Felipe Stakes

Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the San Felipe Stakes and the Tampa Bay Derby.

Curlin's Two-Year-Olds in Action

Curlin's Two-Year-Olds in Action

Two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, who stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., will have his first 2-year-olds race this year. Here are some of his 2-year-olds in action in Florida with comments from their connections.

Creative Cause the Pick in San Felipe

You could say that no race so far this year will weed out so many potentially serious Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders as the grade II San Felipe -- but that's not necessarily the case.

Churchill continues 'Pink Out,' welcomes Stand Up To Cancer on Oaks Day

Churchill Downs Racetrack will be aglow in pink again for the 138th running of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks -- America's premier race for three-year-old fillies on May 4 and annual celebration of food, fashion and fun -- as the springtime event welcomes a new beneficiary in Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) to raise vital funds and awareness for cancer research.

MRI for Localized Fetlock Lameness Diagnosis

Your performance horse is lame, and while your veterinarian has narrowed the problem down to the animal's fetlock, no abnormalities are visible on radiographs (X rays). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been used as a diagnostic tool for lameness and performance issues in horses, and your vet says that's an option. Could that modality help...

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