Articles posted May 1, 2012

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Grass stakes highlight Oaks Day undercard

A pair of grass stakes for three-year-olds attracted overflow fields on Friday's Kentucky Oaks Day undercard at Churchill Downs. The Grade 2, $200,000 American Turf at 1 1/16 miles, features a wide-open cast of males, while Breeders' Cup heroine Stephanie's Kitten looks to be favored in the $150,000 Edgewood for fillies, also at 1 1/16 miles.

Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/1/2012

Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/1/2012

Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including the withdrawal of Mark Valeski, which allows Optimizer to run, Rousing Sermon's work, gallops from Alpha, Went the Day Well, Trinniberg, and Prospective, the arrivals of Take Charge Indy, El Padrino, and Gemologist, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

Hawthorne sees big jump in business

Increased purses, larger fields, great weather and placement of races led to a very strong spring thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne as the season concluded on Sunday. With the release of the impact fee funds prior to the start of last fall's Thoroughbred meet, an increase in overnights of 50 percent helped to keep more horsemen on the grounds through the winter dark period in preparation for the spring meet.

On Location - On Fire Baby Connections

On Location - On Fire Baby Connections

Comments from Kentucky Oaks contender On Fire Baby's owner/trainer Anita Cauley and trainer Gary Hartlage. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

Kentucky Derby - Julien Leparoux

Kentucky Derby - Julien Leparoux

Julien Leparoux discusses his thoughts on Union Rags and the Kentucky Derby 138 field. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

On Location - Union Rags Takes A Bath

On Location - Union Rags Takes A Bath

Derby contender Union Rags is bathed at Churchill Downs, May 1. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby.

Managing Equine Foot Problems

Managing horses goes hand in hand with managing ailments. While some horse health problems are relatively quick and simple to treat, others are more difficult and tedious. Often, foot problems fall into the latter category. At the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 19-23 in Las Vegas, Nev., one veterinarian gave some helpful tips on how to best...

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