Headlines for Thursday, August 20, 2009

  • THS: Del Mar Oaks (Video)

    Jason, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT). Plus picks for the Alabama (gr. I).

  • Graded stakes winner Sing Baby Sing takes on 7 in the Remington Park Sprint. <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%3D6181967%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Remington Sprint Cup Attracts Sing Baby Sing

    Graded stakes winners Sing Baby Sing and Ravalo head a field of eight entered for the $200,000 Remington Park Sprint Cup Aug. 22 at the Oklahoma City racetrack

  • D' Funnybone leads the way home in the Saratoga Special.<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%3D8419328%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Saratoga Special a Laugher for D' Funnybone

    D' Funnybone, purchased privately one month ago by Paul Pompa Jr., provided an immediate return on the investment when he crushed his rivals in the $150,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at the Spa Aug. 20.

  • THS: Del Mar Oaks

    Jason, Evan, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT). Plus picks for the Alabama (gr. I). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Del Mar Oaks.

  • AAEP Contributes to Safety/Integrity Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Safety and Integrity Alliance has received a contribution of $15,000 from the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

  • 'Jockeys' Second Season Promises More Depth

    Whether it's the Osbournes or the Jon-Kate Eight, Americans love watching the real-life tension of personal relationships played out on their television screens. For jockeys Mike Smith and Chantal Sutherland, whose romantic affair was a primary focus during the first season of "Jockeys," it was enough to give them second thoughts about their involvement in the documentary series.

  • Charitable Man is scheduled to make his next start in the Travers.

    Travers: Charitable Man Looks Like a Go

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed Aug. 20 that Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.'s Charitable Man, third in the Jim Dandy (gr. II), would make his next start in the Shadwell Travers (gr. I) on Aug. 29.

  • Smooth Air won the 2008 Ohio Derby.

    Racing Commission: Cut Dates, Run Ohio Derby

    The Ohio State Racing Commission Aug. 20 brought the grade II Ohio Derby back to the schedule this year by ordering a reduction of five live racing days at Thistledown, traditional host for the only graded stakes in the Buckeye State.

  • Despite VLT Order, Turmoil Continues in Ohio

    Five of seven Ohio racetracks failed to have their 2010 applications for dates approved because they don't have an agreement with horsemen or have other conflicts; several requested fewer racing dates than were scheduled for this year; and one facility indicated it wouldn't mind closing its barn area.

  • Retired Horses Focus of Safety Alliance Panel

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Aug. 20 that the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance has formed a special subcommittee focusing on aftercare of retired Thoroughbreds.

  • Lindsay Park Training Complex For Sale

    David Hayes will sell part of his Lindsay Park, a world-renowned horse training facility based at Angaston in the Barossa Valley, South Australia.

  • Diarrhea Prevention in Hospitalized Horses a Delicate Bacterial Balance

    <P>Diarrhea acquired while staying in a hospital, termed nosocomial diarrhea, is an unfortunate risk when hospitalizing a horse, but there are&nbsp;steps owners and veterinarians can&nbsp;take to help prevent disease. <P>There are many reasons why horses get diarrhea while in the hospital, including infectious pathogens, diet changes, medication, exposu...

  • Vet Hospitalized with Hendra Virus

    <P>A veterinarian exposed to a horse infected with Hendra virus has tested positive for the disease and is hospitalized in an induced coma, said the Australian Horse Industry Council. <P>Three horses on a Cawarral, Queensland, property died in late July and early August. Two of the dead horses were confirmed positive for Hendra, a potentially zoonotic v...

  • 16-Year-Old Quarter Horse Racehorse Still Winning

    <P>American Quarter Horse runner Silent Cash Dasher on Sunday won at Blue Ribbon Downs in Sallisaw, Okla. Owned and trained by Gary Earp of Jay, Okla., the gelding by Dash Easy is 16 years old. <P>In a sport with the majority of its participants competing in futurities for 2-year-olds and derbies for 3-year-olds, Silent Cash Dasher has captured the hear...