Headlines for Thursday, February 17, 2011

  • Joel Rosario celebrates win number 1,000.

    Joel Rosario Gets Win No. 1,000

    The Dominican Republic native rode his 1,000th winner at Santa Anita Park, where he is four wins behind Rafael Bejarano.

  • CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

    Lower thresholds for the pain reliever phenylbutazone, commonly known as Bute, in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen.

  • The Factor makes his stakes debut in the San Vicente.<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%3D9410524%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    The Factor Faces Tough Test in San Vicente

    Lightning-fast 3-year-old The Factor, who turned heads when he broke his maiden in track record time in December, will make his much-anticipated season debut in the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20 at Santa Anita.

  • Ruling Favors Buyer on Conditions of Sale

    In ruling on a lawsuit in which a buyer purchased a yearling that had undergone undisclosed invasive joint surgery, a judge has declared one of the Conditions of Sale at the Keeneland Association to be "unconscionable."

  • GA Racing Resolution Assigned to Committee

    A constitutional amendment that would allow Georgia voters to decide on legalizing horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering in their cities was assigned to a House Regulated Industries Committee during the week of Feb. 7.

  • Pinnacle in Negotiations for 2011 Race Dates

    The owners of the Detroit, Mich.-area Pinnacle Racecourse, which has been shuttered since November due to financial problems, including property tax issues, still want to host a limited racing schedule in 2011.

  • THS: Risen Star Stakes 2011

    Evan, Jason and James handicap the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) and the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. III).

  • Downey Profile: Parity in Risen Star Vexing

    In 2010, only two horses shipped over from South Florida to compete in the grade II Risen Star Stakes, producing the winner, but this year there are five such shippers comprising half the field.

  • John Deere Renews NTRA Partnership

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Feb. 17 that John Deere, the world's largest manufacturer of agricultural equipment, has renewed its sales and marketing partnership with the NTRA.

  • Amen Hallelujah takes on 7 rivals in the Sabin 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%3D8813163%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Amen Hallelujah Highlights Sabin Field

    Amen Hallelujah, a grade II winner last year at Gulfstream Park, will be making her second start at the current Gulfstream meeting when she takes on seven rivals in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 19.

  • THS: Risen Star Stakes 2011

    Evan, Jason and James handicap the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) and the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. III).

  • 2010's Top Equine Lameness/Surgery Studies (AAEP 2010)

    What would be your pick for the most groundbreaking news in equine lameness, surgery, or racing for 2010? Not sure? Read on to find out what Scott E. Palmer, VMD, Dipl. ABVP (Equine Practice), hospital director and a staff surgeon of the New Jersey Equine Clinic in Clarksburg, N.J., and past president of the AAEP and American Board of Veterinary Practitio...

  • Nature vs. Nurture and Horse Health (AAEP 2010)

    The phrase "nature vs. nurture" is usually used to refer to the debate over which has a greater impact on a person's personality and preferences--genetics or environment/rearing. But for this article, we'll use it in the context of fetal programming, or what makes a foal develop into a physically healthy (or not so healthy) horse. Hint: ...