Headlines for Sunday, January 23, 2011

  • It Tiz in the 2011 Megahertz Stakes.

    Megahertz Surprise: It Tiz What It Is

    It Tiz, trying the Santa Anita turf for the first time, took advantage of a fast pace to record a late-running upset victory in the inaugural running of the $79,150 Megahertz Stakes Jan. 23.

  • Sydney Classic Sale Enjoys Upswing in Average

    The William Inglis & Son Sydney Classic yearling sale began on a buoyant note Jan. 23 in Australia, with the first session average price up by more than 5% on figures from a year ago.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Turns in Another Fast Drill

    Mucho Macho Man worked a sharp five furlongs in :59 flat on the morning of Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park for trainer Kathy Ritvo in preparation for his 2011 debut in the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in one week.

  • Early Return

    Carson City Sires 100th Stakes Winner

    Early Return, who set the pace in the F. W. Gaudin Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds Jan. 22, became the 100th stakes winner by deceased stallion Carson City when he captured the six-furlong stakes in 1:09.51.

  • Microbial Colonization of the Foal's GI Tract

    The gastrointestinal (GI) tract of the normal adult horse contains a complex community of microorganisms. Most of these microbes are located in the large intestine, where they assist in food digestion (especially fiber) and synthesize compounds (such as some vitamins) that are important to the horse's health. Most of the helpful microbes in the gut of...