Headlines for Sunday, December 27, 2009

  • Lava Man faded late and finished last in the San Gabriel at Santa Anita.

    O'Neill, Wood Mull Future for Lava Man

    There was some disappointment in the Lava Man camp after the soon-to-be 9-year-old gelding faded to last in his comeback from retirement in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Dec. 27.

  • Proudinsky gets a victory in the San Gabriel Handicap for the second consecutive year.<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%3D8719791%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Gabriel Repeat for Proudinsky; Lava Man Last

    Lava Man made his long-awaited return to competition in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT) Dec. 27, but it was Proudinsky that found his way back to the winner's circle in the $150,000 turf event at Santa Anita Park.

  • Trainer Humberto Ascanio

    Grateful Ascanio Moves On Without Frankel

    Trainer Humberto Ascanio says he'll push on in 2010 without his longtime mentor and friend, Hall of Fame member Bobby Frankel, even with the loss of the barn's blue-blood horses from its central client, Juddmonte Farms.

  • M One Rifle, a 7-1 shot, went all the way on the front end to post an easy win in the Malibu 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%3D8719309%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Headley's M One Rifle Hits Malibu Bullseye

    M One Rifle, a 7-1 shot, went all the way on the front end to post an easy win in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) over favored Misremembered for veteran trainer Bruce Headley Dec. 26 at Santa Anita.

  • Mountaineer, Horsemen in Contract Dispute

    A contract dispute threatens full-card simulcasts and could lead to daily stall rent and payments to keep the racetrack open for training effective Jan. 1 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.

  • Equine Rehabilitation Discussed at AAEP Convention

    The purpose of the Table Topic on Rehabilitation held during the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., was to educate veterinarians on the opportunities and use of rehabilitation techniques in equine practice.

  • Emerging Disease: Equine Proliferative Enteropathy

    Equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE) is an emerging intestinal disease primarily of recently weaned foals. Lawsonia intracellularis, the causative bacterium of EPE, is capable of inducing similar disease in many animal species, most notably swine. To date, comparatively little research has been undertaken into the disease in horses.