Headlines for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

  • Gotta Have Her surges past Lethal Heat to win the Palomar Handicap.<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%3D8468643%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gotta Have Her Saves Best for Last in Palomar

    She finished second in last year's Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT), but Gotta Have Her would not be denied this time around, rallying in the stretch to edge pacesetter Lethal Heat by a neck in the $200,000 feature on closing day of Del Mar's 2009 meet Sept. 9.

  • And They're Off: September 9, 2009

    Lenny and Steve talk about Rachel Alexandra, Tim Ice, Chip Woolley, Linda Rice, and more. Plus, feedback from viewers! Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Pioneerof the Nile's biggest win came in the 2009 Santa Anita Derby.<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%3D7986530%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pioneerof The Nile to Vinery

    Santa Anita Derby victor Pioneerof the Nile, second to Mine That Bird in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, will begin his stallion career at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery in Kentucky.

  • Flashing, who won the Test in her most recent start, faces older horses for the first time in the Presque Isle Downs Masters.<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%3D8393558%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I-Winning Quartet Heads Masters' Field

    Four grade I winners -- Diamondrella, Flashing, Game Face, and Informed Decision -- are part of an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. III) on tap Sept. 12 in Erie, Pa.

  • Nite Light is one of 2 entered by trainer Todd Pletcher in the Turfway Park Fall Championship Stakes.

    BC Spot On the Line in Fall Championship S.

    Todd Pletcher is always a presence at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, and with a spot to the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Marathon up for grabs via the $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Eclipse Award-winning trainer will look to bolster his chances with a pair of solid contenders.

  • Multiple graded stakes winner Cosmonaut has been retired.<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%3D8063844%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Old Warrior Cosmonaut Retired

    Flying Zee Stable's 7-year-old Cosmonaut has been retired following a successful career, in which the son of Lemon Drop Kid-Cosmic Fire, by Capote, won eight of 36 starts for earnings of nearly $1.4 million.

  • Cahill Road Colt Tops Washington Sale

    A son of Cahill Road brought the highest price of $60,000 during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association (WTBA) summer yearling sale Sept. 8 at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sale Pavilion at Emerald Downs. Jill and Dave Heerensperger purchased the bay colt, which is a full brother to The Great Face, winner of the 2007 Longacres Mile (gr. III) and Mt. Rainier Handicaps at Emerald Downs.

  • Mister Baileys Dead

    Mister Baileys, a stakes-record-setting English classic winner who stood several seasons in Kentucky, has died at the age of 18 because of lengthy complications from grass sickness.

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    Dublin Elicits High Hopes for Young Sire

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>By first-crop sire Afleet Alex and from the successful family of Sunday Evening comes Dublin, winner of the historic Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).

  • Rub&#195;&#169;n Beltr&#195;&#161;n, Consul General of Mexico

    Inside Track: House Party

    In mid-July, Ruben Beltran, Consul General of Mexico, paid a visit to Anna House, a childcare center located on the backstretch of Belmont Park for the working families at the New York racetrack.

  • Necessary Evil defeated males in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8321300%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Graded Winner Necessary Evil Sidelined

    Glencrest Farm and Dapple Stable's graded stakes winner Necessary Evil suffered an injury while finishing unplaced in the Sept. 5 Darley Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Ellis Park

    Local Support Buoys 2009 Ellis Park Meet

    Ellis Park, the western Kentucky racetrack that's on the fence for 2010, reported healthy gains in on-track business but a big drop in total handle after 20 days were cut from its 2009 meet.

  • Keep the Peace

    Endine: Can Keep the Peace Break Through?

    Runner-up in her previous four starts -- the last three in graded stakes company -- Gary and Mary West's Keep the Peace looks to finally break through when facing seven fillies and mares in the $150,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 12 at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old Touch Gold filly was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite.

  • Prince Prado to Country Gold Equine

    Prince Prado, a 9-year-old son of El Prado, has been purchased by Sharan Powers and Kenny Thorp for stallion duty at their Country Gold Equine farm near Boyd, Texas.

  • Trainer Kenny McPeek

    McPeek's Victories to Benefit Equine Research

    Trainer Kenny McPeek will make a donation of $50 for each of his wins in 2009 to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, it was jointly announced Sept. 9 by McPeek and foundation president, Edward Bowen. The pledge is retroactive to July 1.

  • MEC Racetrack Sales Moving Along Slowly

    The Chickasaw Nation appears well on its way to purchasing Remington Park in Oklahoma from Magna Entertainment Corp., but the fate of other MEC racetrack holdings is fuzzy at best.

  • Average Falls 23% at Canadian Yearling Sale

    Marked by a severe 22.9% decrease in average price, the annual selected Canadian-bred yearling sale, hosted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario division) at the Woodbine racetrack sales pavilion on Sept. 8 was yet another North American auction that was a victim of a struggling economy.

  • Investigating Platelet-Rich Plasma for Equine Tendon Injuries

    <P>A&nbsp;single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands. <P>Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a concentrated source of platelets--microscopic storage facilities for a variety of growth factors that facilitate ...

  • Former Owners of Seized Retired Polo Ponies Sought

    <P>An equine welfare advocate is hoping to reunite polo ponies seized from a farm owned by Polo Pony Retirement Foundation operator Nancy Mackall in August with former owners who want them back. <P>Twenty equines were residing on the farm when Orange County, Va., Animal Control Officers removed 10 allegedly malnourished horses from the property in respo...

  • Florida Equine Vets to Meet on Marco Island

    <P>Registration is still open for the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' 5th annual Promoting Excellence Symposium, to be held Oct. 1-3 on Marco Island, Fla. <P>The meeting offers 34 hours of continuing education credits for veterinarians, including two hours of Florida pharmacy credit. <P>The scientific program includes multiple presentatio...

  • Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

    <P>We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through TheHorse.com's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into the mix. <P>The service is a bulletin board on which owners can list any Thoroughbred or Standardbred offer...

  • Zoonotic Hendra Virus Reported on North Queensland Farm

    <P>Biosecurity Queensland is managing another case of Hendra virus infection on a property outside Bowen in North Queensland after test results on a deceased horse came back positive for the virus. <P>Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons, BVSc, MBA, PhD, said last week a private vet had reported a suspect case to Biosecurity Queensland after atte...