Headlines for Wednesday, January 12, 2011

  • Gross, Average Rise at Magic Millions Sale

    A Redoute's Choice colt brought the top price of Aust$850,000 as the gross and average price increased from a year ago during the opening session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan 12.

  • Sidney's Candy will start his 2011 campaign in the San Fernando.<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%3D9346077%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sidney's Candy Looks Tough in San Fernando

    Sidney's Candy, who ended his terrific 3-year-old season with a romp in the Sir Beaufort (gr. III) last month, will be a heavy favorite when he gets his 4-year-old campaign underway in the San Fernando (gr. II) Jan. 15

  • Stallion Mr. Livingston Dies at 14

    Mr. Livingston, who had been relocated to Ray and Kathy Paul's Fanlew Farms near Sarepta, La., for the 2011 breeding season, died Jan. 9 in a paddock accident at the farm at age 14.

  • Princess Rooney winner Jessica Is Back faces 9 in the Sugar Swirl Stakes.

    Jessica Is Back Tops Sugar Swirl Stakes

    Jessica Is Back, winner of the Princess Rooney (gr. I) at Calder last summer, heads a well-balanced field of 10 fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 15 at Gulfstream Park.

  • 2010 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Big Drama begins his 2011 campaign in the Mr. Prospector.<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%3D9364876%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Drama Begins 5YO Season in Mr. Prospector

    Big Drama, winner of the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) and a finalist for champion sprinter at the Jan. 17 Eclipse Awards, will begin his 5-year-old campaign against a short field in the Mr. Prospector (gr. III).

  • BHA Imposes Sanctions Against 10 People

    Ten individuals, including a jockey, a trainer, and a former trainer, have been ruled off British racetracks as a result of a lengthy investigation by the British Horseracing Authority into a race at Lingfield in 2008.

  • NY Racinos Want Indian Casino Deal Scuttled

    The major racino operators in New York are urging the state's new governor and legislative leaders to scuttle a deal made by former Gov. David Paterson with a Wisconsin tribe for a full-fledged casino in the Catskills area.

  • Dance Quietly in the 2010 Busanda Stakes.

    Dance Quietly, a A.P. Indy/Quiet American win

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />As the breeder/co-breeder of Minstrella, Misty Gallore, Silver Ghost, and Saint Liam, Edward P. Evans contributed greatly to the preservation and advancement of Gallorette's family.

  • Hawthorne race track.

    Back to Drawing Board for IL Racetrack Slots

    The Illinois General Assembly adjourned early the morning of Jan. 12 without voting on a massive expansion of gaming that would have permitted the state's racetracks to install a limited number of slot machines.

  • Laurel Park

    Maryland Commission Suggests Gaming Changes

    A commission overseeing development of video lottery terminal parlors in Maryland said Jan. 11 the state should examine ways to attract more interest in available gaming licenses and study similar operations in other states.

  • War Emblem

    Beverage Distributor on Old Sportsman's Site

    The site of old Sportsman's Park in Illinois will complete a kind of weird full circle with plans to build a new headquarters for Wirtz Beverage Illinois on the suburban Chicago acreage.

  • Genital Cancer in Horses Linked to Newly Discovered Virus

    A newly discovered virus might be a cause of equine genital cancer, an aggressive type of skin cancer that affects male and female horses of all breeds, according to Tim Scase, BSc, BVM&amp;S, PhD, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVP, director of Bridge Pathology Ltd., a diagnostic immunohistochemistry laboratory in the United Kingdom. Equine genital cancer is thought to b...

  • Rutgers Equine Science Center Announces Aging Horse Care Seminar

    The care and management of aging horses is the overarching theme of the upcoming horse management seminar hosted by the Rutgers Equine Science Center and Rutgers Cooperative Extension. The seminar, scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Cook Campus Center in New Brunswick, N.J., will feature presentations by several equine industry author...

  • DHA Positively Affects Semen Quality

    Various supplements are commonly given to breeding stallions in hopes of improving semen quality, but conflicting reports exist on their effectiveness. Researchers have found, however, that the supplement ingredient DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish oil, does have a positive affect on semen quality.

  • British Horse Dealer Facing Charges

    According to reports from the British equestrian magazine Horse and Hound, a horse dealer from North Wales is facing prosecution for failing to properly quarantine a horse that was recently imported to Great Britain from Ireland.