Headlines for Thursday, December 22, 2011

  • The Factor
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    Baffert Happy With The Factor's Outside Post

    With The Factor giving way badly after setting a hot pace from the rail in his past two starts, trainer Bob Baffert was feeling better after his grade I winner drew the far outside post for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I).

  • NYRA Takeout Error Missed by Other Agencies

    Just days after being praised by state officials for their fiscal openness, officials with the New York Racing Association were enduring a new round of criticism after revelations it had overcharged bettors on exotic wagers.

  • Little Mike

    Little Mike Wins by Nose in Gulfstream Return

    Little Mike, a three-time graded stakes winner on the Gulfstream Park turf earlier this year, returned to his favorite course after 8 1/2 months on the sidelines to win an allowance/optional claiming race by a nose.

  • Lentenor
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    Lentenor to Run Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lentenor, a 4-year-old full brother to Barbaro, is slated to run in the seventh race Dec. 23 at Tampa Bay Downs. He'll face nine in the 1 1/16-mile allowance/optional claimer on the turf.

  • THS: Malibu Stakes 2011

    Tom, Ian and Les from Twinspires.com handicap the Malibu Stakes on opening day of the Santa Anita winter/spring meet.

  • THS: Malibu Stakes 2011

    Tom, Ian and Les from Twinspires.com handicap the Malibu Stakes on opening day of the Santa Anita winter/spring meet. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Malibu Stakes.

  • Fallout Expected From NY Takeout Blunder

    Bettors in North America were overcharged more than $7 million by the New York Racing Association over the past 15 months in higher-than-allowed pari-mutuel takeout rates on exotic wagers.

  • Pastern Lucencies' Effect on Racing Performance (AAEP 2011)

    Prior to purchasing a yearling racing prospect at a sale, a buyer typically has a veterinarian conduct a thorough examination on the horse to ensure he is in top condition. Most of these exams include a review of radiographs, or X rays, of the horse's limbs. Historically, many veterinarians have considered lucencies (bone cysts) in pastern radiographs...