Haskin's Preakness Report: Cozzene and Nerud read blog
The New York Racing Association has named Ellen McClain as its new president and Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.
The New York Racing Association (NYRA) has hired Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.
Carter Carnegie, senior vice president of sales of the Breeders' Cup, has left the company after 10 years, Breeders' Cup Ltd. confirmed May 14.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle both Disposablepleasure and In Lingerie in the Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. The Bob Baffert-trained Mamma Kimbo is the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5.
The rate of return for pinhookers on select juveniles rose in 2012 read blog
Canterbury Park in Minnesota has slashed the pari-mutuel takeout rate on Pick 3 and Pick 4 wagers by almost 40% for its upcoming meet.
Parx Racing has increased the purse of the grade I Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies to $1 million and scheduled it on the same day as the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds.
Monday morning brought significant developments regarding the Preakness field. While Bodemeister was confirmed for Saturday's middle jewel of the Triple Crown, Hansen, Hierro and Isn't He Clever all passed on a trip to Pimlico.
The Albaugh Family Stables LLC's Cozzetti indicated his readiness for Saturday's Preakness by working a bullet five furlongs in the Churchill Downs mud in :58 4/5 Monday.
The world's top-ranked horse, Frankel, makes his eagerly-anticipated reappearance in Saturday's Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and is likely to be joined in the field by stablemate Bullet Train. He will act as pacemaker for Sir Henry Cecil's brilliant and unbeaten colt who confirmed his well being with a good piece of work at Newmarket on Saturday.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien on Monday paraded Group 1 Derby favorite Camelot at a media morning organized by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec at his Ballydoyle Stable in County Tipperary and is counting down the days until the premier classic on June 2. O'Brien is chasing a third Derby victory following success with Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002).
The Pimlico Special (gr. III), returning to the Pimlico racing calendar after a three-year hiatus, has drawn a sold field of 10 handicap horses, headed by Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) winner Alternation.
One of the pioneers of the New York breeding program, Gustave C. Schoenborn Sr. died May 11 at his home in Coxsackie, N.Y., following a short illness.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is the latest organization to respond to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with its opinions on the use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide on race day.
Directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation have filed papers in New York State Supreme Court calling for dismissal of a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that seeks removal of the TRF board.
Bodemeister is headed to the Preakness (gr. I) to challenge I'll Have Another after their memorable finish in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I).
AmWest Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Singapore's racing festival, which features two group I races May 20.
Bittersweet is probably the best way to express my feelings on the following news: I will be leaving The Blood-Horse on May 22, just after my coverage of the Preakness. read blog
After Hierro breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of May 14, Stonestreet Stables announced the son of Hard Spun would not be sent to Pimlico for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
Peter Fuller, who waged an unsuccessful four-year legal battle to get his homebred colt Dancer's Image re-instated as winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby, has died. Bloodhorse.com reported that Fuller died Monday at age 89 after a lengthy illness.
Delaware Park opened its 75th season of Thoroughbred racing on a picture-perfect afternoon May 12 with a large, yet it was also set to face some challenges for the 100-day meet.
Friday's Black-Eyed Susan undercard at Pimlico features a stellar edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 Pimlico Special Stakes as well as three sprint stakes in the lead-up to Saturday's 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male, will not run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), his majority owner said May 14.
Peter Fuller, the New England car dealer best known for owning 1968 disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Dancer's Image, died May 14 after a lengthy illness.
Stakes-placed colt will represent trainer Dale Romans in second leg of Triple Crown
Various trainers preview the big weekend in Singapore Racing.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference held in February.
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