Headlines for Thursday, November 19, 2009

  • Canterbury Park to Race 62 Days in 2010

    Canterbury Park received approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission Nov. 19 to conduct a 62-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet in 2010. The season will mark the 25th anniversary of the racetrack that opened as Canterbury Downs.

  • Georgia Committee Studies Racetrack Benefits

    The state of Georgia may be in for some changes in the coming months as horse enthusiasts try to convince lawmakers that building a racetrack is vital to both the struggling breeding industry and the economy as a whole.

  • Haynesfield most recently won the Empire Classic at Belmont on October 24.<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%3D8575021%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haynesfield Returns to Graded Action

    Trainer Steve Asmussen now believes Haynesfield is ready for another try against graded company, and has entered him in the $100,000-added Discovery Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds going nine furlongs at Aqueduct. A field of six was drawn for the program feature.

  • NY Officials Discuss Aqueduct Casino Operator

    Top state officials in New York are still discussing options for an operator of the long-delayed Aqueduct racetrack casino, but negotiators appear split on whether a final announcement needs to be a part of talks now underway to resolve the state's deficit.

  • Julia Brimo

    Riders to Contribute to Julia Brimo Fund

    On Nov. 28, jockeys across North America will be asked to contribute one mount fee to the Julia Brimo Fund, set up to assist with her expenses during rehabilitation for her injuries.

  • THS: Hollywood Prevue Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of brisnet preview the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on November 21. Plus, quick picks for the Cardinal Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Congressionalhonor's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Congressionalhonor sired his first winner when his daughter Congresionalaffair won Nov. 18 at Laurel.

  • Fort Prado won or placed in 36 of 59 races and earned $1,211,681.

    Fort Prado to Hill 'N Dale in Illinois

    Fort Prado, an eight-time Illinois champion, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farms near Barrington, Ill.

  • Quality Road was scratched from the Breeders' Cup Classic after acting up during the loading process.

    Quality Road Passes First Gate Test

    Quality Road, whose exploits have been followed closely since his traumatic encounter with the starting gate before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, schooling at Belmont to the satisfaction of trainer Todd Pletcher and starter Bob Duncan.

  • Equine Recurrent Uveitis Discussed at Vet Ophthalmology Meeting

    Equine recurrent uveitis, also called moon blindness, is the leading cause of vision loss in horses. Brian Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, chief of the Ophthalmology service at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, covered the topic at the first AAEP Focus on Ophthalmology meeting in Raleigh, N.C., last month.

  • Watch for Poisonous Weeds in Hay

    Most weeds are not palatable and will be avoided by pastured livestock if adequate forage is available. However, in hay, most livestock cannot differentiate weeds from beneficial long-stemmed forage, which can result in accidental ingestion and possibly a loss in performance or even death.