Headlines for Thursday, December 2, 2010

  • Zardana faces 7 in the Bayakoa.<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%3D8854973%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zardana Takes Up Shirreffs' Quest in Bayakoa

    On the same day that Hollywood Park says good-bye Zenyatta, her trainer John Shirreffs will try to maintain a semblance of Z-Power when his solid Brazilian mare Zardana goes for a repeat in the Bayakoa Handicap Dec 5.

  • The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, won in 2010 by Pluck, has been upgraded to grade I status for 2011.<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_i

    2011 Graded Stakes: 13 Fewer Than '10

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 2 released its listing of United States Graded Stakes for 2011, the results of its annual grading session conducted Dec. 1.

  • New York City OTB

    NYCOTB Could Be Reprieved by Senate

    The New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. could get a last-minute reprieve from its threatened shut-down Dec. 3, following a promise by the New York state Senate to take up a reorganization bill for the state-owned entity.

  • THS: Tropical Turf Handicap

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. III). Plus, picks for the My Charmer Handicap (gr. III).

  • THS: Tropical Turf Handicap

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Tropical Turf Handicap (gr. III). Plus, picks for the My Charmer Handicap (gr. III). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the My Charmer and Tropical Turf Handicaps.

  • Broadcasters Added to Turf Writers Group

    The National Turf Writers Association has approved changes in the organization's official bylaws to open its membership to professional broadcasters and to rename the association to reflect its broader membership.

  • Slot Machine

    Illinois Senate OKs Gaming Bill; House Next

    Illinois senators approved a major expansion of casino gambling, including racetrack slot machines, Dec. 1, but the measure must now pass the House of Representatives and be signed by Gov. Pat Quinn.

  • Cooled Shipped Semen Quality Impacted by Collection Centers

    When it comes to the quality of cooled shipped semen for artificial insemination (AI), all semen collection centers are not equal. They're far from it, in fact, according to a new study by Austrian researchers. The huge variation in the quality of the sperm processed by the collection center has an impact on the probability of the broodmare becoming p...

  • Shivers Study: Researchers Looking for Assistance from Owners

    Researchers at the University of Minnesota's (UM) College of Veterinary Medicine are conducting vital research on the equine neurologic disorder shivers, and they are seeking horse owners who have animals with shivers to assist them with this effort. This disorder is characterized by excessive hind-limb flexion or extension (commonly seen after a hors...