Headlines for Thursday, December 10, 2009

  • Drug Uniformity Remains Somewhat Elusive

    Though studies have been completed to determine threshold levels for almost 20 therapeutic medications, it doesn't mean the industry will know for certain whether the drugs can impact equine performance.

  • Twilight Meteor

    Twilight Meteor to Saratoga Glen in New York

    Twilight Meteor, a graded stakes-winning son of Smart Strike, has arrived for stallion duty in 2010 at Dan and Kathy Barraclough's Saratoga Glen Farm near Schuylerville, N.Y.

  • THS: Queens County

    Jason, Evan, and Rich Nilsen preview the Louisiana Champions Day Classic and the Queens County. Plus, notes about the Native Diver. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Louisiana Champions Day Classic.

  • Lava Man will make his first start since July 20, 2008 in the Native Diver at Hollywood Park.<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%3D952607%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    All Eyes On Lava Man in Native Diver

    Lava Man and Mast Track have accounted for victories in four of the past five renewals of the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I). Both have question marks heading into the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

  • Bank Sues Ex-NBA Player Hurley Over Note

    A Lexington bank claims former NBA player and college All-American Bobby Hurley and his Devil Eleven Stable have defaulted on a note totaling more than $900,000; seeks taking possession of 12 shares in Songandaprayer.

  • Kip Deville<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%3D5116175%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kip Deville in Critical Condition

    It seems impossible to think that a little more than four months ago Kip Deville, the 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) victor and four-time grade I winner, was competing in a stakes race at Saratoga.

  • Breeders' Cup Considers Tougher Drug Policy

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors will consider strengthening its policies to include a ban on any trainer who has been penalized for having a horse test positive for a Class 1 or Class 2 drug within the past 12 months.

  • NYRA CEO Charles Hayward

    NYRA Adopts Tough Anti-Slaughter Policy

    The New York Racing Association has announced an anti-slaughter policy that introduces harsh penalties to offending horsemen while encouraging them to support horse rescue and adoption initiatives.