Headlines for Wednesday, March 10, 2010

  • Undefeated Caracortado tries the San Felipe next.<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%3D8792511%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Streak On Line for Caracortado in San Felipe

    Dave in Dixie and American Lion will seek revenge against Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) winner Caracortado in the $150,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), a key 3-year-old prep at Santa Anita March 13.

  • Zenyatta begins her 2010 campaign in the Santa Margarita.<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%3D8148338%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Faces Eight in Santa Margarita

    Unbeaten champion Zenyatta will spot eight rivals from 12 to 19 pounds as she begins her quest for Horse of the Year honors in 2010 in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita March 13.

  • Bickersons was dominant in the Forward Gal.<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%3D8775092%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bickersons Right Back in Cicada Stakes

    Back on short rest, Bickersons heads a field of eight 3-year-old fillies assembled for the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 13, the first graded stakes of the year in New York for females.

  • Rockingham Will Not Open in 2010

    After conducting racing for more than 100 years, Rockingham Park will not open for live racing in 2010, the track announced March 10.

  • NY Lawmakers Want Urgency in Casino Decision

    State lawmakers March 10 urged Gov. David Paterson, who is considering pulling the plug on Aqueduct Entertainment Group's casino deal at Aqueduct, to pick from one of the remaining bidders if the AEG contract is scuttled.

  • 'Undercover' Churchill COO Gets TV Time

    Churchill Downs Inc. chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen took part in the TV show Undercover Boss. The episode, filmed at Arlington Park and Calder Race Course last year, will air March 14.

  • The Week in Photos: March 10, 2010

    This week's slideshow includes photos of Misremembered, Crisp, Proviso, Win Willy, Paddy O'Prado, Awesome Act, Flanders, Medaglia d'Oro, and Vodka.

  • Porter on Pedigrees: Rachel Alexandra

    Rachel Alexandra is from the first crop of the El Prado (IRE) stallion Medaglia d'Oro, who is promising to extend an American branch of the line Sadler's Wells.

  • Awesome Act won the Gotham in his dirt debut.<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%3D8825557%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Act Sets Up Family Showdown

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />From a separate branch of the Almahmoud family than fellow Triple Crown hopeful Eskendereya comes Awesome Act, who powered into consideration with an easy Gotham Stakes win.

  • 1-Year Suspension Recommended for KY Trainer

    Stewards at Turfway Park in Kentucky have issued a ruling suspending trainer Jeffrey Scott Raley for one year after one of his employees was seen with a hypodermic needle and syringe containing vodka in the receiving barn.

  • HRRN to Broadcast Major March 13 Races

    HRRN will broadcast live the Tampa Bay Derby March 13 from Tampa Bay Downs. Coverage will also include the New Orleans Ladies and the Santa Margarita, featuring Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, respectively

  • Navicular Syndrome Management Reviewed

    Because navicular problems might affect soft tissue as well as bone, MRI is a better diagnostic tool than X ray in these cases, said Robert K. Schneider, DVM, MS, professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and part owner of MREquine, a mobile MRI unit.

  • Regenerative Medicine Conference Attracts Vets, Researchers

    More than 260 research scientists, veterinarians, and physicians from around the globe attended the first North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conference, held in California&#39;s Santa Ynez Valley March 5-6. The meeting included formal presentations by 25 regenerative medical researchers from throughout the United States and Canada, and was pr...