Headlines for Tuesday, February 16, 2010

  • Documents in Aqueduct VLT Contract Released

    Under scrutiny for his decision granting a contract to Aqueduct Entertainment Group to operate video lottery gaming at Aqueduct race track, New York Gov. David Paterson on Feb. 16 released documents related to the contract.

  • Friesan Fire won the Louisiana Handicap on January 23.

    Friesan Fire Favored in Mineshaft

    The first three finishers in the Jan. 23 Louisiana Handicap at Fair Grounds are set to battle again in the Feb. 20 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at the same 1 1/16-mile distance over the New Orleans oval.

  • Betty Mabee

    Betty Mabee, Raced Best Pal, Dies

    Betty Mabee, who with her late husband, John, built one of the West Coast's leading Thoroughbred empires, has died.

  • Jody Slew scored her first black-type victory in the Tiffany Lass Stakes.

    Jody Slew Looking for Second Straight Stakes

    Four contenders from the Jan. 23 Tiffany Lass Stakes at Fair Grounds -- including winner Jody Slew -- are set to meet again in the Silverbulletday Stakes (gr. III) at the New Orleans, La. track Feb. 20.

  • KY Derby Contender Profile: Rule

    Rule cemented himself as a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender with a convincing three-length win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes Feb. 13 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Equine Reproduction Advances Discussed at AAEP

    What was the hottest news in equine veterinary medicine in 2009? During the popular Kester News Hour session at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, three top veterinarians (who focus on equine reproduction, internal medicine, and lameness/surgery) summarized the top news topics and the most significant research repor...