Headlines for Wednesday, January 13, 2010

  • CHRB Eliminates Meeting Webcasts

    Due to a lack of funding, the California Horse Racing Board will no longer provide audio or video Webcasts of its meetings, beginning with its Jan. 15 date at Santa Anita Park.

  • Papa Clem tries to return to the Winners' Circle in the San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Papa Clem Takes Another Shot in San Fernando

    Papa Clem's last win came in the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) nine months ago, but the son of Smart Strike could be the horse to beat in a wide-open San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 16.

  • Antique Auction and her 2010 filly, one of the last foals sired by pensioned stallion Theatrical.

    First of the Last Two Theatrical Foals Born

    One of only two expected foals from the last crop by pensioned stallion Theatrical was born Jan. 11 at the new Padua foaling barn at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • Franny Freud makes her West Coast debut in the Santa Ynez Stakes.

    Franny Freud Poised for West Coast Splash

    New York invader Franny Freud, a three-time stakes winner in 2009, makes her West Coast debut in the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) as the 123-pound high weight Jan. 16 at Santa Anita.

  • Buddha to Stand in Argentina

    Grade I winner Buddha has been sold to a syndicate to stand at Nestor Otero's Haras Dilu in Argentina.

  • Todd Pletcher has Connemara ready for the California Derby.

    Connemara Makes Stakes Debut in Cal Derby

    Connemara, undefeated in a pair of route tries for trainer Todd Pletcher last fall, makes his stakes debut against five rival 3-year-olds in the $100,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.

  • Saratoga Welcomes Old Friends

    On Jan. 31, ThoroFan is partnering with the Union Grille at the Saratoga Hilton to conduct a fundraiser for the retired racehorses at Saratoga County's Bobby Frankel division of Old Friends.

  • Ky Sen. Damon Thayer

    Thayer Delays Committee Vote on Gaming Bill

    Saying his bill for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in the state is gaining support from some members of the Kentucky horse industry, Republican Sen. Damon Thayer put action on the bill on hold Jan. 13.

  • Dennis Drazin

    Drazin Appointed to NJ Racing Commission

    Dennis Drazin, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder who has served as president of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, has been confirmed as a member of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

  • TOBA Announces 2010 Seminar Schedule

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2010 seminar and clinic schedule. TOBA will offer five new owner seminars, a three-day breeding clinic, and two pedigree and conformation clinics.

  • Neko Bay flies home late under Mike Smith to win the San Pasqual. 
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    Neko Bay Tallies Stallion Credentials

    Many breeders anticipate that Giant's Causeway will become a powerful sire of sires. Paired with the sire-producing Missy Baba family genes, recent graded winner Neko Bay is likely to attract interest as a sire prospect.

  • Grand Minstrel to Menoken in Colorado

    Stakes winner Grand Minstrel has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Linda Wood's Menoken Farms near Montrose, Colo.

  • Prudent Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

    Equine veterinarians commonly prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for horses to treat a myriad of diseases, including colic, respiratory disease, and lameness. NSAIDs are also very common in human medicine, and they include such drugs as aspirin and ibuprofen. Most horse owners have probably used NSAIDs too, such as phenylbutazone, or...