Headlines for Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  • Florida OKs Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Meet

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering late in the afternoon Oct. 19 approved an application by Gretna Racing LLC to use its Quarter Horse permit to conduct pari-mutuel barrel racing at its facility in Gretna, Fla.

  • OBS Open Session Rebounds

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s open session of the fall mixed sale concluded on a positive note with the average up 27.8%, the median up 37%, and the gross up 30%

  • Zazu

    Zazu to Miss BC Ladies' Classic

    Jerry and Ann Moss' three-time graded stakes winner Zazu will not start in the Nov. 4 Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. The filly would have likely been one of the favorites in the $2 million race.

  • Social Media Valuable Tool for Aftercare

    Learning how to use social media to boost public knowledge of aftercare facilities was one of the themes on the second and final day of a professional education seminar offered by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Noble Court

    Noble Court to Magali in California

    California grade II winner Noble Court will enter stud in 2012 at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.

  • Strike the Moon won the Charles Town Oaks in her most recent start.

    Strike the Moon Tops Evenly-Matched Raven Run

    Strike the Moon, winner of the Charles Town Oaks in her last start, will try a synthetic surface for the first time when leading a field of 13 sophomore fillies in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) Oct. 22 at Keeneland.

  • Chamberlain Bridge

    Chamberlain Bridge Fires Bullet Work

    Carl Moore Management's Chamberlain Bridge, defending champion in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT), tuned up for an expected repeat bid the morning of Oct. 19 by working a bullet five furlongs in :59.

  • 'Safety Steward' Position Called Valuable

    The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance considers the presence of a "safety steward" at Southern California a superior best practice, but whether others create such a position depends on financial resources.

  • Cox Plate Interview - Gai Waterhouse

    Randwick Trainer Gai Waterhouse talks about her many star athletes; including Descarado, who won the Caulfield Cup last year. See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

  • Cox Plate Interview - John Bary

    John Bary is the trainer for Cox Plate contender Jimmy Choux. See the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup.

  • Managing Deciduous Teeth in Young Horses

    Most horse owners are privy to caring for their adult horses' teeth and diligent in obtaining proper dental care. But caring for foals' and young horses' deciduous (or simply put, baby) teeth is a little different, at least from a veterinary standpoint.