Headlines for Tuesday, February 1, 2011

  • Prince Saud bin Khaled

    Owner-Breeder Prince Saud bin Khaled Dies

    Prince Saud bin Khaled, who operated a successful Thoroughbred breeding and racing operation under the nom de plume Palides Investments, died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles following an illness.

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    Life At Ten Probe Update Next Week

    When the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meets Feb. 9, members will be given an update on the investigation into Life At Ten's participation in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I).

  • No Live Racing at Aqueduct Feb. 2

    Due to expected rain, sleet, and icy conditions, Aqueduct will not have live racing on Wednesday, Feb. 2. A decision on whether simulcasting will be available at Aqueduct will be made the morning of Feb. 2.

  • Derby Threat: Astrology

    How could you not be fascinated by an A.P. Indy colt with the flashy name of Astrology? Winner of the one-mile Iroquois Stakes (Gr. III). A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • Derby Threat: The Factor

    The Factor went postward as one of the most hyped two-year-old maidens of the year. A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • Derby Threat: Tapizar

    When Tapizar won last weekend's Sham Stakes (gr. III, video) in easy, front-running style, he became the newest graded stakes winner to emerge from the successful breeding program developed by late Verne Winchell.

  • David Switzer

    KY Immigration Proposal Worries Industry

    After being on the national back burner for the last three years, the illegal immigration issue has resurfaced again in Kentucky in the form of a bill that breezed through the Senate in early January.

  • Median Rises at Premier Portion of NZ Sales

    The premier portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sales generated a median price that increased 3.7% from a year ago and a gross revenue that was down less than 1%. The average price declined 3.7%.

  • Ky. Derby Trail: A Challenge to the Dozen

    Debuting this week is the Derby Dozen. But what are the chances even half of those horses listed will even make it to Churchill Downs? And what are the chances the Derby winner is among them?

  • Managing Barns and Buildings During the Winter

    In many states, snow and winter go hand in hand. Unfortunately, the freezing temperatures that accompany them can lead to some serious problems for the horse owner: frozen water pipes, slippery turnout conditions, and even building collapse. Last week an indoor arena and a horse barn both collapsed under the stress of snow in Connecticut. No people were i...

  • Increase in Abortions Noted in Kentucky Broodmares

    The University of Kentucky's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL) has noted an increase in the number of abortions reported in Kentucky's 2011 foal crop, especially those caused by nocardioform placentitis. The VDL, which reported 19 cases from July to Dec. 2010, saw 34 cases of abortion caused by nocardioform placentitis from Jan. 1 to Jan. 24.

  • Diagnosing and Treating Back Pain in the Sport Horse (AAEP 2010)

    "Back problems can be performance-limiting in the horse due to pain and reduced range of motion and flexibility," reported Kent Allen, DVM, of Virginia Equine Imaging, as he presented on equine back pain at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore Md.