Headlines for Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • Lava Man

    Lava Man Moves to Turf for San Gabriel

    The return from retirement of Lava Man, temporarily scrapped by bad weather in Southern California two weeks ago, is set Dec. 27 when he takes on six rivals in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf.

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    Blind Luck is One of the Year's Top Juveniles

    Blind Luck's grade I Hollywood Starlet win helps Pollard's Vision jump to the Leading Freshman Sires top-three, and makes him one of three Carson City sons on the Juvenile Sires top-six list.

  • This Ones for Phil Heads Kenny Noe Field

    This Ones for Phil embarks on what trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. hopes is a top sprint division campaign in 2010 as the likely choice in the Kenny Noe Jr. Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course and Casino Dec. 26.

  • Sweet Repent, Jessica Is Back Clash Again

    Sweet Repent rallied past Jessica Is Back in the stretch to win the Elmer Heubeck Distaff on Florida Million day Nov. 14, and the two face off again in the $100,000 Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 26 at Calder.

  • THS: Malibu Stakes

    Tom, Evan and James Scully of twinspires/brisnet, preview the Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • THS: Malibu Stakes

    Tom, Evan and James Scully of twinspires/brisnet, preview the Malibu Stakes (gr. I). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Malibu Stakes.

  • Feb. 1 Deadline to Make Attempt to Name Foals

    The Jockey Club announced Dec. 23 that it has published on the registry's Web site a list of 40,263 names released from active use to aid owners and breeders make a a valid attempt to name foals of 2008 by Feb. 1.

  • Aussie Debate Rings True in North America

    Racing industry participants in Australia are seeking "certainty based on a fair return" from betting operators and have taken their case to a commission charged with helping government make better policies.

  • Kentucky State Vet's Office Prepares for WEG

    From September 25 through October 10, 2010, the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, will host the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG). More than 700 equine athletes representing 60 different countries are expected to be imported into Kentucky to compete in one of the eight World Championship competitions.

  • Infected Joints' Bacteria Examined in New Study

    While many veterinarians have long suspected that infected joints from which bacteria can be cultured result in a poorer outcome than joints from which no bacteria could be cultured, this hypothesis was recently substantiated by a group of United Kingdom researchers led by Tim Mair, BVSc, MRCVS, DEIM, DESTS, Dipl. ECEIM, of the Bell Equine Veterinary Clinic.

  • West Nile Virus Risk Factors Identified

    A variety of environmental factors might be related to West Nile virus infections in horses, reported a Florida research team lead by Leslie M.V. Rios, PhD, from the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida in Gainesville.