Headlines for Thursday, January 27, 2011

  • Delta Downs Jackpot Gourmet Dinner starts his 2011 campaign in the Holy Bull.

    Holy Bull Starts Florida's Triple Crown Trail

    The withdrawal of Boys At Tosconova leaves a wide open field of nine sophomores to contest the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 30, the first major step toward the Florida Derby (gr. I) this spring.

  • Switch seeks her second grade I triumph in a row in the Santa Monica Stakes. <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%3D9346080%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Switch Well-Positioned for Second Grade I Win

    A dominant winner of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) to kick off the Santa Anita season, Switch returns to action Jan. 30 seeking her second grade I triumph in a row in the $250,000 Santa Monica Stakes (gr. I).

  • R Heat Lightning makes her 2011 racing debut in the Forward Gal Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    R Heat Lightning Faces 'Dreams in Forward Gal

    Grade I winner R Heat Lightning, second to champion Awesome Feather in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), makes her 2011 racing debut in the $200,000 Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 30.

  • Presvis leaves the rest behind in the Al Rashidiya.

    Presvis Storms Home in Al Rashidiya

    Presvis showed no signs of rust as he powered away from his rivals through the stretch to win the Al Rashidiya-Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-IIT) by a commanding 4 3/4 lengths at Meydan Race Course Jan. 27.

  • THS: Sunshine Millions Classic S.

    Tom, Evan and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Sunshine Millions Classic S. and Sunshine Millions Turf S.

  • Despite Suits, Hialeah Moves on Slots Parlor

    Hialeah Park is moving ahead with plans to build a casino even though three other southeast Florida pari-mutuel outlets are continuing with a lawsuit that challenges its legal right to have slot machines.

  • 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>

    Uncle Mo Tops Experimental at 128 Pounds

    Uncle Mo, last year's champion 2-year-old male and undefeated winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight assignment of 128 pounds on the 2010 Experimental Free Handicap.

  • THS: Sunshine Millions Classic

    Tom, Evan and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Sunshine Millions Classic S. and Sunshine Millions Turf S.Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Sunshine Millions Classic.

  • Endocrine Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

    One of the Table Topic discussions at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners annual meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., addressed equine endocrine disorders. Moderators and attendees discussed diagnostic testing for equine metabolic syndrome (EMS) and pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID). Horses with the EMS phenotype (easy ke...

  • Equine Welfare: One European Perspective (AAEP 2010)

    The horse industry in the United States is not the only one dealing with an equine welfare problem. Some European countries are also facing challenges in assuring all horses have a good quality of life, according to Joe Collins, MVB, PhD, MRCVS, CertEP, CertVR, who recently conducted his PhD study at University College Dublin's Veterinary Sciences Cen...

  • Second Annual Breeders' Short Course Recap

    The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture partnered with the University of Minnesota to present the 2nd Annual Kentucky Breeders' Short Course held Jan. 21 and 22 in Lexington. The first day of the course was designed for veterinarians, and the second day was for horse owners. Both included a half-day session on equine metabolic syndrome ...

  • Samples Needed for Wobbler Syndrome Research

    On a warm spring night everyone in the barn is eagerly awaiting a new foal's arrival. The wait is rewarded with the birth of a big, strong, and beautiful colt. During the next 12 months the foal thrives. The owners dream of having a future champion until one morning the farm manager notices the colt's gait is abnormal, and he looks somewhat incoor...