Headlines for Monday, April 21, 2008

  • Hip 273, colt; Macho Uno - Enterprizing Cat, brought a final bid of $250,000 at the OBS spring sale of 2-year-olds in training opening session.

    Macho Uno Colt Brings $250,000 at OBS

    A Macho Uno colt topped the opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) spring sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday in Central Florida, bringing $250,000 from Terri Pompay, who was acting on behalf of Klaravich Stable.

  • New York OTB Gets Calder Signal

    After the start of Calder Race Course's opening-day card of nine races April 21, the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association agreed to permit the racetrack to send its signal to New York's off-track betting companies. Six OTB outlets in that state received the signal for the last three races.

  • Full Field of 20 Expected for Derby

    In spite of the shocking news of the Triple Crown trail-ending injury to 2007 juvenile champion male War Pass and the apparent decision to forego the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for a run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by the connections of Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) winner Behindatthebar, a 20-horse field is still being predicted for the 134th Run for the Roses May 3 at Churchill Downs.

  • Pyro, shown working April 7, worked in a heavy fog at Keeneland April 21.<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%3D4127348%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pyro Works Six Furlongs in...Who Knows?

    If you were looking for a sign that Pyro has bounced out of his Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) fiasco in top shape and is back to being the Pyro of old, you certainly didn't get it Monday morning when the colt worked six furlongs in fog so thick it wasn't able to be timed by the Keeneland clockers.

  • The NTRA and Equibase reported declines in handle and purses for the first quarter of 2008.

    Cancellations Cause Handle, Purse Dips

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Equibase Company April 21 released the "Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators" for North American pari-mutuel wagering on U.S. Thoroughbred racing during the first quarter of 2008, as well as for U.S. purses and race days, with prior-year, first-quarter comparisons.

  • Curlin winning the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

    Curlin Back to Work after Dubai Trip

    Nearly two weeks after returning to the United States following his record victory in the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), reigning Horse of the Year Curlin resumed work April 21 with a short breeze at Keeneland through a thick curtain of fog.

  • Tammi Piermarini

    Inside Track: Overcoming Adversity

    Because of the physically demanding nature of competitive sports, it is rare when athletes find their prime after two decades of competing, especially once they hit the magical age of 40.

  • Derby, Oaks Signal Rights Debated

    Horsemen at odds with TrackNet Media Group over advance deposit wagering revenue sharing plans are proposing an arrangement that would allow all ADWs to carry programs of both the May 2 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Lava Man continues to prepare for his 2008 debut.

    Lava Man Working Toward 2008 Debut

    Lava Man, probably the most popular Thoroughbred to race in California during this decade, had his final workout April 20 in preparation for his scheduled 2008 debut in the $150,000 TVG Khaled Stakes April 27 at Hollywood Park.

  • Easter Yearling Sale Soars on Day 2

    If what Inglis & Sons CEO Mark Webster said is true about day three of the national Easter yearling sale being the best, then the Tuesday, April 22 session will be pure theater of the highest standard.

  • Vaccination Schedule Guidelines

    Spring means vaccination time. In 2008, the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Infectious Disease Committee released a revised online version of their "Guidelines for the Vaccination of Horses."

  • Diagnosing Upper Cannon Area Injuries

    Pain originating in the upper cannon bone area, just below the knee or hock, is common in all types of equine athletes. However, it can be difficult to determine exactly what structure is injured; some injuries can only be seen with high-field MRI. At the 2007 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla., Matthew...