Headlines for Thursday, January 13, 2011

  • Jerry and Ann Moss with their Horse of the Year candidate Zenyatta.<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%3D9337395%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Moss, Stall Weigh in on HOY Debate

    Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.

  • Interests Say They Had Votes for IL Slots

    Illinois racing interests say they had enough votes to pass a slots-at-tracks bill this week and some say they were sold out by measure's sponsor in the waning hours of the legislative session.

  • Blind Luck makes her seasonal debut in the El Encino.<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%3D9154293%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck Rolls Dice in El Encino

    Blind Luck, expected to be named champion 3-year-old filly at the Eclipse Awards Monday evening, kicks off her 2011 campaign in the $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 16 at Santa Anita.

  • Jamgotchian Plans to Race in California Again

    California horse owner Jerry Jamgotchian says he is planning to race again in the state after an absence of about two years due to his dislike of synthetic tracks and the policies of the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Mendip and Frankie Dettori take the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I.

    Mendip Sails to Easy Win in Maktoum Challenge

    Heavily favored Mendip took the lead at the top of the stretch and was never challenged, sailing home for an easy victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge-Round I Sponsored by Longines (UAE-III) at Meydan Race Course Jan. 13.

  • Uncle Mo <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%3D9272821%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tampa Bay Derby Likely Start for Uncle Mo

    Mike Repole, owner of probable 2-year-old champion and early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite Uncle Mo, confirmed Jan. 13 that they are leaning toward the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) for his first start of the year.

  • Adrian Regan, Hunter Valley Farm

    January Sale Chatter: Tough But Better

    The Keeneland January sale, which ends its five-day run Jan. 14 in Lexington, is generating some positive results after declines in many of its key business figures in recent years. Read what people are saying.

  • THS: San Fernando Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and James Scully of brisnet.com preview the San Fernando S. (gr. II) and the Mr. Prospector S. (gr. III).

  • Oaklawn Park Forced to Cancel Jan. 14 Opener

    Citing "lingering effects" from a six-inch snowfall last weekend and bitterly cold temperatures that have kept the track closed for training all week, Oaklawn Park has cancelled the Jan. 14 opening day of the 2011 meet.

  • HANA Targets Takeout Hike, Wants Panel Formed

    The Horseplayers Association of North America is calling for reversal of a pari-mutuel takeout increase in California as well as creation of a gambling board that would advise the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Redoute's Choice Colt Shines at MM Sale

    A Redoute's Choice colt, who is a half brother to group I winner Casino Prince, topped the second day of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale in Australia Jan. 13 when he brought Aust$625,000.

  • Gold Rush winner Positive Response faces 11 in the California Derby.

    Cal Derby Has 'Positive' Look

    Stakes winner Positive Response figures to have a slight edge on paper in the Jan. 15 California Derby. A field of 12 was drawn for the 1 1/16-mile race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Blame's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic has been voted the 2010 NTRA Moment of the Year.<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%3D9267498%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Classic Voted NTRA Moment of the Year

    The exciting victory by Blame over the previously undefeated Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs has been voted the 2010 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.

  • THS: San Fernando Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and James Scully of brisnet.com preview the San Fernando S. (gr. II) and the Mr. Prospector S. (gr. III). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the San Fernando.

  • Owner of Stray Florida Horse Sought

    Animal welfare authorities in Palm Beach County, Fla., are seeking the owner of a horse discovered wandering in a rural area of the county last week.

  • Researchers Examine Spinal Manipulation vs. Mobilization (AAEP 2010)

    Equine back pain can often cause a horse to move with a stiff trunk, asymmetrical spinal motion, and lameness. Horse owners often turn to chiropractic care as a technique to improve their horses' performance and comfort. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Kevin Haussler, DVM, DC...