Headlines for Sunday, June 14, 2009

  • Coco Belle defeats Indian Blessing to win the Desert Stormer.<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%3D8236285%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Coco Belle Dusts 'Blessing in Desert Stormer

    Trainer Bob Baffert said he wanted to test his champion Indian Blessing over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track before deciding which way to go with her this summer. After her fourth-place finish in the $72,800 Desert Stormer Stakes June 14, a race won in front-running style by Coco Belle, the Hall of Fame conditioner had his answer.

  • OBS: Royal Academy Filly Gets Fastest Quarter

    Hip No. 310, Vienna Calling, a Royal Academy filly consigned by Potrero Stables, agent, zipped an eighth in :10-flat to post the sale's fastest time at the distance at the second and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2009 June Sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

  • Arlington Polytrack Upgrade Gets Good Review

    State-of-the-art track maintenance equipment in use for less than two weeks on Arlington's Polytrack course has already led to positive feedback from local horsemen.

  • Planning for the Worst While You're Away

    <DIV class=deck>Take the steps to provide the best treatment possible for your horse and your situation, and decrease the stress on yourself and the veterinary team in the event of an equine emergency.</DIV> <P>Please turn on your imagination for a moment and put yourself in the following scenario: You're returning home from a relaxing vacation. Your pla...

  • Georgia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against EEE

    <P>Two horses in Long County, Ga., have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Coastal Health District is encouraging all horse owners in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties to vaccinate their animals against EEE. <P>EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain. In horses,...