Headlines for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

  • John Veitch

    Veitch Appeals Dismissal as KY Chief Steward

    John Veitch, who was dismissed Nov. 28 from his position as chief steward for the state of Kentucky, has filed an appeal of the action by the Public Protection Cabinet, contending he was improperly dismissed.

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    Spectacular Bid Kicks Off Gulfstream Meet

    The Spectacular Bid Stakes has traditionally been the first stakes of the Gulfstream Park meet for 3-year-olds. After a change in the meet schedule, it is now the opening day stakes for 2-year-olds.

  • Trainer Mike Maker has half the field in this year's Claiming Crown Jewel.

    Maker a Triple Threat in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Trainer Mike Maker has half the field in this year's $150,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the featured event of five stakes to be held for the first time Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in Louisiana.

  • Jacqueline Quest topped the third day of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale at 600,000 guineas.

    Rises Across The Board At Tattersalls

    Gross, average, and median were all up significantly on day three of the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, continuing the upward trend since the auction began.

  • Ken Ramsey with Stephanie's Kitten

    Ramseys Win Breeders' Cup John Deere Award

    Bolstered by homebred Stephanie's Kitten, Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey are the first recipients of the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Challenge series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Regally Ready in the 2011 Breeders' Cup.

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    Asmussen String Arrives at Santa Anita

    Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen returned to Santa Anita Nov. 29 with a stable of approximately 40 horses to begin preparation for a second season in Southern California this winter.

  • Soaking Hay: How Much Sugar is Actually Removed?

    Grasses and hays high in water-soluble carbohydrates (WSC) can spell disaster for horses with laminitis or insulin resistance (IR). Some veterinarians and nutritionists suggest soaking hay to reduce the amount of WSC in the hay (because water-soluble means these simple sugars dissolve in water), but how much WSC content does soaking actually reduce? Accor...