Headlines for Friday, February 18, 2011

  • Evening Jewel will carry high weight of 122 pounds in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap.<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%3D9387858%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rejuvenated Evening Jewel Leads Buena Vista

    Millionaire 4-year-old filly Evening Jewel, facing possible retirement just last month, will carry high weight of 122 pounds and likely favoritism in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) Feb. 21 at Santa Anita.

  • Suffolk, NEHBPA Dialogue Is 'Constructive'

    Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association continued to negotiate Feb. 18 and indications are that the two sides are creeping closer to common ground on a contract for 2011.

  • Derby Threat: Brethren

    Super Saver's half brother bursts on the scene with a big win at Tampa. A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • KBIF to Distribute $10M in Awards

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Feb. 18 that the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive Fund will distribute $10 million in awards to 1,398 breeders of winning horses in eligible races around the world in 2010.

  • River Jetez streaks away from the field to win the Balanchine Stakes.

    River Jetez Rockets Home in Balanchine

    River Jetez flew down the center of the course to claim a decisive 2-1/2 length victory in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 18.

  • Woodbine, HBPA in Five-Year Agreement

    Woodbine Entertainment Group and the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association of Ontario have entered into an agreement ensuring 167 dates of Thoroughbred racing at Woodbine each year for the next five years.

  • Epidemiology of R. Equi Foal Pneumonia (AAEP 2010)

    One of the major foal diseases in the United States is Rhodococcus equi foal pneumonia. Responsible for the deaths of up to 30% of infected foals, it is a serious problem at many large breeding farms. Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine & B...