Articles posted June 13, 2012

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

McPeek takes a chance with Rogue Romance in Foster

Rogue Romance could be one of the longest shots on the board for the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs, but trainer Ken McPeek hopes for a top effort from his four-year-old son of Smarty Jones when he faces a group of some of the best older horses in training.

All Along, Colonial Turf Cup feature competitive fields

Snow Top Mountain will attempt to get back to her winning form on Saturday while taking on 10 rivals in the Grade 3, $100,000 All Along Stakes at Colonial Downs. The gray mare scored a half-length victory in the Grade 3 Suwannee River at the beginning of the year, but has been unable to find the board in two starts since then.

Silver Max coasts in Oliver

Dana Wells and Marc Bacon's Silver Max rolled to his fifth consecutive win Wednesday in the $211,100 Oliver Stakes at Indiana Downs. The Badge of Silver colt showed his customary speed from the start under Victor Lebron, was left untouched through splits of :23 4/5, :47 and 1:10 3/5, and drew off in the stretch to win by a lopsided margin of 6 3/4 lengths in track-record time of 1:33 4/5 for one mile on the firm turf.

Pain Management in Horses

Pain Management in Horses

Nobody likes to think of horses in pain, especially when there's something we can do to help. But reducing pain in horses has benefits beyond just making you and your horse feel better, such as maintaining the horse's appetite (so he keeps his energy up for healing) and reducing stress. How can you tell if your horse is in pain, and what's the best way to manage that pain? What shouldn't you do when managing pain?

News By Date

Most Popular Stories