Headlines for Tuesday, June 16, 2009

  • Halo Silver

    Inside Track: Seeking a Silver Lining

    Don Blowe never guessed that Halo Silver, who quickly proved she was a valuable producer, would be fighting for her life. But thanks to the generosity of a Kentucky veterinarian, who donated his services to help the daughter of Silver Buck, her story will hopefully have a happy ending.

  • New England Writers Announces Hall Members

    The New England Turf Writers Association has elected its Hall of Fame class of 2009, which will be honored along with the 2008 award winners at the organization's annual awards dinner July 16 at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, Mass.

  • Purses Reach Record Level at Penn National

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course announced that a purse increase that went into effect June 11 raised the daily average purses at the track to a record $170,000.

  • Vet Ruled Off for Using Gun at Philly Park

    A veterinarian has reportedly been ruled off the grounds of Philadelphia Park for allegedly shooting a filly to euthanize her, Daily Racing Form reported June 16.

  • Aussies 'Blast' to Victory in King's Stand

    Australia claimed the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) for the fourth time in seven years as Scenic Blast produced a superb turn of foot and rocketed to a three-quarters length victory in the five-furlong contest at Royal Ascot June 16.

  • Strike the Tiger Makes History at Royal Ascot

    History was made in the June 16 Windsor Castle Stakes (Eng-Listed) over five furlongs on good to firm turf on the first day of Royal Ascot, when 33-1 Strike The Tiger became the first ever American-trained horse to win at the meeting when holding on by a neck to beat Fratellino.

  • Lime Rickey has finished 2nd in three turf stakes, including the Dania (shown #8).

    Lime Rickey's Turn in Colonial Turf Cup?

    There is no doubt in the mind of Frank Alexander that Lime Rickey is a stakes-caliber type of horse. One of these days, perhaps in the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) on June 13, the son of Lemon Drop Kid will prove it, Alexander said. All he needs is a little bit of racing luck.

  • HealthWatch: Shock Wave Therapy Speeds Wound

    Dr. Scott McClure and colleagues from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University recently published a study on the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on wounds. In their study, McClure and colleagues created a 4-cm and a 3-cm full-thickness wound on both front and rear cannon bones, respectively, of six healthy horses.

  • Battle of Hastings has been installed as a 2-1 favorite in the fifth running of the Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs.

    Battle of Hastings Tops Colonial Turf Cup

    Battle of Hastings has been installed as a 2-1 favorite among 10 3-year-olds entered in the fifth running of the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Colonial Downs on Saturday, June 20.

  • Ontario Veterinary College Opens Isolation Unit

    <P>A&nbsp;new large animal isolation unit that sets the standard&nbsp;for patient housing and infection control opened May 25 at the University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). <P>Animals showing signs of infectious disease will immediately be directed to the isolation unit. These potentially infectious animals will be separated from other ...