Headlines for Sunday, November 29, 2009

  • The Usual Q.T. gets his fifth consecutive win in the Hollywood Derby.<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%3D8661028%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hollywood Derby: More of Same From Usual Q.T.

    Since trainer James Cassidy switched The Usual Q.T. to the turf to break his maiden in August, all the California-bred son of standout sire Unusual Heat has done is win. He ran his streak to five against a powerful field.

  • Seasons, Other Auction Items to Benefit TCA

    Nominations to some of the leading North American sires will be available to benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America when the organization's Stallion Season Auction begins Nov. 30 at 9 a.m.

  • Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, barely held on to win the Japan Cup at Tokyo Race Course.

    Vodka Scores Popular Victory in Japan Cup

    In a scene that has been played out on four continents over the past four years, Vodka, Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, had the fans at Tokyo Race Course cheering wildly as she barely held on to win the Nov. 29 Japan Cup (Jpn-I), joining other recent femme fatales Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and Rags to Riches, Zarkava, Goldikova, and Makybe Diva.

  • Grade II winner Friesan Fire.

    Friesan Fire Returns to Races at Fair Grounds

    Vinery Stables and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who finished 18th of 19 as the 7-2 favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is one of six horses entered in the Dec. 3 feature at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Super Saver romped to a five-length victory over William's Kitten in stakes-record time to win the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Super Win in Kentucky Jockey Club

    WinStar Farm's Super Saver romped to a five-length victory over William's Kitten in stakes-record time to win the $191,250 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs Nov. 28.

  • Management of Blind Horses Discussed at Equine Ophthalmology Meeting

    Blind horses can usually get by with a little help from a friend; or, in this case, a trustworthy companion horse, said Ann Dwyer, DVM, a private practitioner with a strong interest in equine ophthalmology and co-owner of Genesee Valley Equine Clinic LLC in upstate New York. She spoke at the first AAEP Focus on Ophthalmology meeting, held in Raleigh, N.C....