Headlines for Friday, October 2, 2009

  • With Anticipation winner Interactif is the one to beat in the Pilgrim Stakes.<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%3D8457915%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Interactif Headlines Pilgrim Stakes

    Impressive 2-year-old Interactif, fresh off his commanding victory in the With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIIT), returns as the one to beat in the $150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Court Vision looks to get back in the winner's circle in the Kelso.<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%3D6910928%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kelso: Court Vision Looks for Return to Form

    Cutting back to one mile for the first time in nearly two years, IEAH Stables' and Resolute Group Stables' Court Vision looks to turn a disappointing season around in the $250,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. IIT) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park.

  • F-T Midlantic Sale Will Enjoy Upgrades

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern fall yearling might struggle like nearly every other Thoroughbred auction this year, but at least the buyers and consignors will have a newly renovated sale pavilion to enjoy Oct. 5 and 6 in Timonium, Md. According to Fasig-Tipton officials, there will be dramatic changes in the appearance of the once drab facility.

  • Mastercraftsman Romps in Diamond Stakes

    It looks as if Mastercraftsman will be joining stablemate Rip Van Winkle in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after the colt's easy victory in the 1 1/8-mile Diamond Stakes on the all-weather track at Dundalk.

  • Hear No Evil Moving to Journeyman Stud

    Freshman sire Hear No Evil, sire of the top Calder-based juvenile Jackson Bend, will move to Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud near Ocala, Fla., for the 2010 breeding season.

  • Commentator enjoys cake at his retirement party at Saratoga.

    Commentator Going to Old Friends

    Tracy and Carol Farmer have chosen Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, Ky., as the permanent home for two-time Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Commentator, it was announced Oct. 2.

  • NSA Launches ADW Operation

    eBet Technologies Inc. announced Oct. 2 that it has launched an Advance Deposit Wagering operation for the National Steeplechase Association.

  • All eyes will be on Sea the Stars in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Haskin's Weekend Stakes Analysis

    Let's start in Paris. Despite the presence of a number of top-class horses in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), all eyes will be on Sea the Stars as he attempts to put the finishing touch on an unforgettable 3-year-old campaign.

  • Spotlight on Cal-Breds in Cal Cup Sale

    With a catalog consisting of nearly 90% California-breds, this year's Barretts yearling sale is well-positioned for Oct. 5, two days after California Cup XX at Oak Tree. Renamed the inaugural California Cup yearling sale, the auction will begin at 11 a.m. (PDT) at the Hinds Pavilion on the Barretts sale grounds in Pomona, Calif.

  • Hialeah Starts Clearing the Way for Racing

    Unlike a year ago at this time, you can stand at the rail at Hialeah Park and see the lake in the infield and the familiar flamingos. You also are next to the dirt track that Hialeah Park president and owner John J. Brunetti says could be ready for Quarter Horses before mid-October.

  • Fecal Egg Counts Can Help Guide Deworming Choices

    <P>Worried about resistance? Concerned that your parasite control program isn't working as well as it used to? With questions like these, it can pay to incorporate <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/viewarticle.aspx?ID=5193">fecal egg count reduction tests</A> (FECRT) into your deworming program this fall. <P>"While FECRTs aren't a definitive test for res...

  • Condition Horses to Prevent Lameness

    An athlete&#39;s body is conditioned to withstand an amazing amount of work and stress. From runners to swimmers, all athletes train their bodies to handle the specific stress their sport requires. Unfortunately, it is still not uncommon for these&nbsp;&nbsp;athletes to injure themselves performing the very actions they trained for. This is also true of a...