Headlines for Monday, March 1, 2010

  • NY Drug-Testing Lab to Move From Cornell

    New York lawmakers have given approval to move the state's equine drug-testing laboratory from Cornell University to Morrisville State College. The Senate and Assembly both approved the move March 1.

  • Good News, Bad News in New Jersey

    Good news and bad news from New Jersey, where the state wants to drastically overhaul horse racing. The good news is any proposed drastic overhaul. The bad news is that it's not all-inclusive and lacks long-term vision.

  • Henry Dominguez, trainer of Storming Saint and Raise the Bridle

    Five Questions: Henry Dominguez

    Trainer ran two 3-year-olds in the Feb. 27 Borderland Derby at Sunland Park. Raise the Bar finished first, but was DQ'd to second behind his other colt, Storming Saint. It was 8 3/4 lengths back to the third-placed runner.

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Made Loans to Jelinsky Brothers

    Documents filed in connection with his Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition show that prominent horse owner Ahmed Zayat made loans to two brothers who have been convicted in connection with illegal bookmaking.

  • Sweetsouthernsaint to Panama

    Sweetsouthernsaint, sire of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopeful Storming Saint, has been sold and will stand at Haras El Aguila in Panama.

  • Safe in the U S A to Massachusetts

    Safe in the U S A, an 11-year-old son of Gone West out of champion sprinter Safely Kept (by Horatius), has been relocated to New England Stallion Station near Fitchburg, Mass.

  • Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen: March 1, 2010

    Despite the off-week for Derby preps, there were several changes in this week's Kentucky Derby Dozen. Find out which horse moved up five spots to #3 this week. Presented by Darby Dan Farm.

  • New York Gov. David Paterson

    Is Aqueduct VLT Deal in Jeopardy Again?

    In a major sign the Aqueduct video lottery terminal project could be in jeopardy, Gov. David Paterson is no longer counting on the winning bidder to supply the cash-starved state with $300 million by March 31.

  • Racehorse Training Injuries Vary by Stable in New Study

    Which kind of injury is most common to a racehorse? That all depends on who trains it and at which track, according to a group of British researchers. Their recent survey of three major Thoroughbred stables in the United Kingdom showed that the patterns of training-related injuries vary significantly between training centers and trainers.

  • Indistinct Gait Deficits: Musculoskeletal and Neurologic Causes

    Strategies to identify specific problems of a horse with indistinct or unusual gait deficits, particularly if it's unclear whether they're related to the musculoskeletal system, neurologic deficits, or behavior, were discussed at the 2009 Association of Equine Practitioner's convention, held Dec. 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nev. Bradford Bentz, VMD, dis...