Headlines for Saturday, December 18, 2010

  • Boyce, Grove Score Maryland Titles

    Maryland natives Forest Boyce and Chris Grove wrapped up year-end titles at the major Maryland racetracks in the jockey and trainer divisions respectively after the final card of the season Dec. 18 at Laurel Park.

  • Prince Will I Am splashes to victory in the W.L. McKnight Handicap.

    Prince Will I Am Wins Off-the-Turf McKnight

    Disqualified from his runner-up effort in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. III) last out, Prince Will I Am helped ease some of his connections' disappointment with a victory in the off-the-turf W.L. McKnight Handicap.

  • Dirt an Important Source of Iron for Horses

    Horses constantly ingest dirt when they graze. While excessive dirt consumption sometimes causes problems such as sand accumulation in the large intestine, the dirt that horses normally consume while grazing supplies some essential nutrients--most notably iron. Forages and grains contain additional dietary iron for horses.

  • Financial Grants Awarded to Horse Rescues

    The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has distributed financial grants to more than 30 equine rescue groups. The grants were made possible by a horseback riding fundraiser organized by the American Competitive Trail Horse Association (ACTHA) this summer.