Headlines for Saturday, January 8, 2011

  • No worries for Aggie Engineer and Joe Talamo in the San Pasqual 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%3D9361393%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Aggie Engineer Scales San Pasqual

    The tactics differed but the results remained the same for favored Aggie Engineer, who used a stalking trip to capture the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 8 in his first start on Santa Anita's new dirt track.

  • Calder Says It Will Race Year-Round

    Calder Casino & Race Course has gone on the offensive in southeast Florida's battle over racing dates by telling state regulators it intends to start racing year-round.

  • Soaring Empire and Jose Lezcano take the Hal's Hope.<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%3D9361362%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Soaring Empire Grabs Hal's Hope Win

    Soaring Empire got his 2011 campaign off to a nice start when he turned back even-money favorite Morning Line and held off multiple graded-stakes winner Rule in the Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 8 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Determinato and Eibar Coa upset the Spectacular Bid.
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    Determinato Pulls 14-1 Spectacular Bid Upset

    Making his first start away from his home base of Calder, Determinato surprised a good field in Gulfstream Park's first male 3-year-old stakes of the meet, winning the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Jan. 8.

  • The January horses of age ages sale will be the first Keeneland auction for former Fasig-Tipton executive Walt Robertson in his newly create role as vice president of sales.

    Keeneland January Sale: What's New?

    Keeneland will introduce a new member of its management team and a new technological innovation designed to aid buyers during its January horses of all ages sale, which begins its five-day run in Lexington Jan. 10.

  • Equine Collapse: Once in a Lifetime?

    A horse that collapses while under saddle is both a hazard to himself and others. What does this mean for his potential as a mount, though? For many horses, suffering an episode of collapse (when a horse falls suddenly with or without recumbency--the inability to stand--or loss of consciousness) is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence, according to a Scottish ...

  • USDA to Hold Committee Meeting on Animal Health

    The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold the Secretary's Advisory Committee's first meeting on Animal Health Jan. 20 and 21. The meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, in rooms 104-A and 107-A. Tentative discussion to...

  • Speakers Announced for University of Maryland Seminars

    The Equine Studies Program at the University of Maryland has put together a line-up of 31 industry-leading speakers for their University Seminar Series to be hosted at the Maryland Horse World Expo, Jan. 20-23, 2011. This seminar series provides horse enthusiasts the opportunity to learn up-to-date information about a variety of equine related topics. Pro...