Headlines for Wednesday, February 24, 2010

  • Rachel Alexandra, pictured here during a previous work at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    Rachel Breezes Six Furlongs in 1:14

    Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her furthest workout this season Feb. 24 in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies Stakes, breezing a business-like six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track at Fair Grounds.

  • And They're Off: Feb. 24 Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Apple Blossom, the state of racing in New York and Kentucky, and the return of Seattle Slew's silks to the Winner's Circle in New York.

  • Fountain of Youth winner Eskendereya

    Will Eskendereya Mature Beyond Youth?

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />Restoring new hope to a branch of the Almahmoud family of Northern Dancer, Eskendereya established himself as a legitimate Triple Crown contender with his Fountain of Youth win.

  • Northeast: Big Time

    Sal and Colleen Simeone get the most out of Sienna Farms.

  • And They're Off: Feb. 24, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Apple Blossom, the state of racing in New York and Kentucky, and the return of Seattle Slew's silks to the Winner's Circle in New York.Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Equinox to Southern Indiana Equine

    Equinox, a 12-year-old son of Unbridled's Song, has been moved to stand at Southern Indiana Equine Clinic near Austin, Ind.

  • Tango Tango Tops Field in Sunland Derby Prep

    California shipper Tango Tango is the morning line favorite among nine 3-year-olds for Sunland Park's $100,000 Borderland Derby Feb. 27, a race that takes on added significance as a prep for the $800,000 Sunland Derby.

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    Davona Dale Draws Several KY Oaks Hopefuls

    A solid field of eight 3-year-old fillies, many of them with an eye on the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will line up against one another in the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Meeting of PA Commission, Gill Postponed

    A Feb. 23 meeting of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission and Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, who was ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, was postponed until sometime in March.

  • Vodka

    Japanese Mare on All-Time Earnings Quest

    Already the leading female by earnings in Thoroughbred racing history, Japan's back-to-back Horse of the Year Vodka is in Dubai with a mission to capture the coveted crown as the sport's all-time leading money earner.

  • New Jersey Breeders Question Budget 'Veto'

    The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey is reworking its 2010 budget, but in a Feb. 19 letter to Republican Gov. Chris Christie, the organization took issue with the governor's veto of the budget.

  • Vaccination Protocols for Your Horse Discussed at AAEP

    Veterinarians agreed that vaccination is a critical component of an equine health maintenance program. A Table Topic on Vaccinations was part of the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in Las Vegas, Nev., in early December.