Headlines for Saturday, February 28, 2009

  • Proceed Bee Grinds Out Battaglia Victory

    Stalking Proceed Bee collared odds-on choice Parade Clown mid-stretch and inched away in the final strides for a 1 1/4-length win in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway Park Feb. 28.

  • Citizen (#1) fights for the win in the Mountain Valley.

    Mountain Valley: Citizen Posts $60 Upset

    Citizen, ridden by Jon Court, rallied along the inside to open a wide lead in the stretch and then held on by a head over fast-closing Flying Private in the $50,000 Mountain Valley Stakes at odds of 29-1 Feb. 28 at Oaklawn Park.

  • The Pamplemousse cruises in the Sham.<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%3D7833045%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Pamplemousse Gets Loose in Sham Win

    Trainer Julio Canani insists he doesn't have Derby fever yet. But after the way his The Pamplemousse glided to victory as the 1-2 choice in the $200,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Feb. 28, that's going to be more difficult to believe as time marches on toward the first Saturday in May.

  • Rock On Justin and jockey Tony Maragh take the Miracle Wood.

    Rock On Justin Wins Miracle Wood

    Non Stop Stable's Rock On Justin and jockey Tony Maragh teamed up to win their first stakes in the $50,000 Miracle Wood Stakes Feb. 28 at Laurel Park.

  • Quality Road strides away in the Fountain of Youth.<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%3D7832418%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quality Road Rolls in Fountain of Youth

    Despite making just the third start of his career and facing stakes company for the first time, Edward Evans' homebred Quality Road romped to a resounding 4 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Twilight Meteor pulls away in the Canadian Turf.

    Twilight Meteor Strikes in Canadian Turf

    Peachtree Stable's Twilight Meteor, making his second start since an extended layoff, cut the corner perfectly under John Velazquez and outdueled pacesetter Buddy's Humor to the wire to take the $150,000 Canadian Turf (gr. IIIT) by a length Feb. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Racing Fatalities Decline in California

    Since a rash of five horse breakdowns in the opening five days of racing at the current Santa Anita meet -- resulting in four fatalities -- there has been just one race-related death since Dec. 31, Dr. Rick Arthur told the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Patena is scheduled to make his next start in the Louisiana Derby.

    Patena Works, On Target For La. Derby

    IEAH Stables' 3-year-old colt Patena passed an important test Feb. 28 with an easy six-furlong workout at Gulfstream Park that will keep him on the path to starting in the $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 14 at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

  • Turfway Cancels March 2 Make-Up Program

    Turfway Park's live racing card scheduled for March 2, has been canceled due to lack of entries. The card had been added to the schedule in an effort to make up races lost to six full or partial weather cancellations, five in January and one in February.

  • Anhidrosis: Altered Thyroid Function a Potential Contributor

    <P>Despite the fact that&nbsp;20% of racehorses in the southern United States are affected by anhidrosis--the inability or decreased ability to sweat--the underlying causes of this medical condition remain unknown. <P>Sweating is the primary means by which exercising horses dissipate heat. Anhidrotic horses are typically exercise intolerant, have an inc...