Headlines for Monday, March 10, 2008

  • Pyro

    Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - 03/10

    Now that he's become the first horse to put together two big stakes wins this year, Pyro deserves to return to the top of the list. Showing the ability to sit closer to the pace makes him all the more dangerous; the one to beat.

  • Forestry Filly Shines at Barretts

    A daughter of Forestry turned in the fastest eighth of a mile work March 10 at Fairplex Park during the second and final under tack show for the Barretts March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Australian Sale Grosses $2.1 Million

    Local South Australian trainer Leon Macdonald, an astute judge of horse flesh, paid top price of $160,000 for a filly by Coolmore shuttler Galileo at the Adelaide Magic Millions Yearling Sale.

  • Warren Williamson, owner of Nashoba's Key

    Williamson Named Top California Owner

    Warren Williamson was voted owner of the year, and his racemare Nashoba's Key was chosen horse of the year, in the Thoroughbred of California's annual owner awards selection.

  • An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile, going :9 4/5, March 10 at the OBS under tack show.

    Exchange Rate Filly Sets Pace at OBS

    An Exchange Rate filly was the fastest worker at an eighth of a mile Monday with her clocking of :9 4/5 during the second session of the first round of under tack shows for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Beulah Cancellations: 17 and Counting

    Beulah Park, the Grove City, Ohio, racetrack that has been stymied by weather and track conditions this winter, has lost 17 full or partial racing programs this year alone.

  • Barretts Sale to Be Shown Live on HRTV

    For the third consecutive year, HRTV will provide complete, live on-site coverage of the Barretts sale of selected 2-year-olds in training from Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., March 12.

  • Pyro and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan after the Louisiana Derby (gr. II).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3811572%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ky. Derby Trail: Py in the Sky

    On Saturday, in one corner of the country, the mighty Pyro once again crushed his foes, winning the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) in grand style. On the same day, in the opposite corner of the country, a humbly-bred colt who sold for meager $1,000 as a yearling, Autism Awareness, mowed down his field to win the El Camino Real Derby (gr. III).

  • Justin Vitek

    Inside Track: The Hardest Mile

    Feb. 14 was a relatively normal day for Justin Vitek, although the jockey felt a little more fatigued than usual.

  • Sentient is New Breeders' Cup Partner

    Breeders' Cup announced March 10 that Sentient Flight Group, a full-service private aviation company, has become the official private aviation partner of the Breeders' Cup. The Breeders' Cup partnership marks Sentient's entrance into horse racing.

  • Gulfstream Reports Declines in Handle

    Gulfstream Park reported its all-sources pari-mutuel handle is down about 5% and on-track handle off 30% year-to-date through early March.

  • Cauthen to be Honored at Turfway

    Turfway Park will honor Steve Cauthen, the last jockey to win Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, throughout live racing on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17.

  • Curlin works out in the early morning fog at Nad Al Sheba on Monday, March 10, 2008.

    Curlin 'Awesome' in World Cup Workout

    Horse of the Year Curlin was on the track at Dubai's Nad Al Sheba Racecourse for a five-furlong workout March 10 that assistant trainer Scott Blasi declared "awesome" as the colt gears up for the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Shoulder Blade Stress Fractures in Thoroughbred Racehorses

    Although it's not a common injury, fracture of the scapula or shoulder blade does occur in horses and causes notable lameness. At the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla., Stuart Vallance, BVSc (Hons), of Shotter & Byers Equine Veterinary Services in Surrey, United Kingdom, presented a retrospect...