Headlines for Thursday, January 21, 2010

  • California Trainers Elect New Board Slate

    A slate of new board members for the California Thoroughbred Trainers is set to take over next week following a special election demanded by members who are unhappy with the state of racing and the organization's direction.

  • Calder Casino to Open Doors Jan. 22

    The new Calder Casino at Calder Casino & Race Course will open its doors for guests for the first time Jan. 22 at 9 a.m. as a result of passing its review by the State of Florida Jan. 21.

  • THS: Holy Bull & LeComte Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of twinspires/brisnet preview the Holy Bull (gr. III) at Gulfstream, and the LeComte (gr. III) at Fair Grounds on January 23. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Holy Bull and the LeComte.

  • First Foal by Harlington Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by grade II winner Harlington is a filly born Jan. 20 at Curraghmore Farm near Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.

  • Spring At Last's First Foal

    The first reported offspring by grade I winner Spring At Last is a filly born Jan. 19 at Thomas Young's Sandringham Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

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    La Ville Rouge Aborted for 2010

    One day after Barbaro's full brother Lentenor broke his maiden in impressive fashion, the connections announced that La Ville Rouge, the dam of both horses, aborted her 2010 foal.

  • Dancing Forever

    Dancing Forever to India

    Dancing Forever, one of the leading turf runners of 2008, has been sold to stand at stud at Nirmal Ruia's Hazara Stud near New Delhi, India.

  • Could Christine be the Next Rachel?

    A filly like Rachel Alexandra comes around once in a blue moon. It is not reasonable to think that another 3-year-old filly will surface any time soon and do the things she did. But we can still hope, can't we?

  • Hialeah Park Seeks to Meet Purse Guarantee

    Hialeah Park is entering the final two weeks of its first Quarter Horse meet with pari-mutuel handle owner John Brunetti calls "a disappointment," and with a need to catch up on its guarantee of $4 million in purses.

  • Horse Vets Say: Hold the Persimmons, Please (AAEP 2009)

    Persimmons are bright orange tropical fruits that are claimed to have many health benefits in humans, from helping prevent cancer to arresting the hiccups. However, they have a dark side--they can form hard "concretions," or fiber masses, in the gastrointestinal tracts of horses and humans that can require surgery to remove.

  • Great Britain EIA: 50 Horses Exposed

    Fifty horses were exposed to equine infectious anemia (EIA) at a stable in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. All horses on the infected premises appeared clinically normal but will be tested at 30-day intervals for up to 90 days. The two positive mares, which were recently imported from Romania, were euthanized.