Headlines for Sunday, March 21, 2010

  • Quiet Temper (pictured) will battle 3-1 favorite Ailalea in the Fair Ground Oaks.

    Ailalea Lukewarm Choice in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Ailalea, clearly best in Aqueduct's Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 7 in the final start of her juvenile campaign, is the lukewarm 3-1 morning line choice for the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26.

  • Tuscan Evening recorded her fifth graded stakes win after capturing the Santa Ana Handicap.<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%3D8850937%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tuscan Evening Handles Santa Ana Distance

    The ultra-consistent mare Tuscan Evening had no problem handling a little extra distance in the Santa Ana Handicap (gr. IIT), leading all the way for her ninth win in 13 Southern California races March 21 at Santa Anita.

  • Alan Garcia

    Jockey Alan Garcia Records 1,000th Victory

    Jockey Alan Garcia earned the 1,000th win of his career when he drove odds-on choice Saint Eligius to victory by three-quarters of a length in the second race at Gulfstream Park March 20, according to Equibase.

  • KY Derby Contender Profile: Ice Box

    Ice Box, the less fancied of two runners trained by Nick Zito for owner Robert LaPenta, jumped into the Kentucky Derby conversation after his nose victory in the Florida Derby.

  • Buzzards Bay

    Buzzards Bay Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade I winner Buzzards Bay is a filly born March 11 at Timber Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa.

  • Corneal Ulcer Treatment Covered at Vet Conference

    With their large, exposed eyes, horses are at risk for diseases of the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye, said Elizabeth A. Giuliano, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, associate professor of veterinary medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri, at the 2010 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 14-18 in Las Vegas, Nev.