Headlines for Monday, February 21, 2011

  • Cozi Rosie in the 2011 Buena Vista Handicap.

    Long Layoff No Problem for Cozi Rosie

    Despite moderate fractions, Jerry and Ann Moss' Cozi Rosie circled most of her foes and drew away to a comfortable 1 1/4-length tally in the $150,000 Buena Vista Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park Feb. 21.

  • Rachel Alexandra

    Superstar Mating: Rachel Bred to Curlin

    Two horses crowned as Horse of the Year were bred Feb. 21 when female superstar Rachel Alexandra was mated with the stallion Curlin. The mating took place at 9 a.m. (EST) at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • No Advantage in the 2011 General George Handicap.

    Advantage to No Advantage in General George

    Suarez Racing Inc.'s No Advantage, winless in five previous starts at Laurel Park, made his victory count with a strong come-from-behind win in the $150,000 General George Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 21 at the Maryland racetrack.

  • Manciero

    Manicero May Join Hutcheson Field

    Leo Azpurua Sr.'s 3-year-old Manicero, a winner of four consecutive starts, appears likely to try and run his streak to five this weekend in the $150,000, seven-furlong Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Downey Profile: Southwest Stakes Ripe for New

    The grade III Southwest Stakes is full of unknown commodities, so unless the race is won by J P's Gusto, it's going to be a coming-out party on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Source: Suffolk Wants Signals, Could Close

    Suffolk Downs has threatened to shut down in March if the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and other chapters across the country do not restore simulcast signals by Feb. 26, according to a source.

  • No Consensus from Horsemen in Suffolk Dispute

    The board of directors of the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association met on the night of Feb. 20 to consider the latest counterproposal of Suffolk Downs, but a consensus was not reached.

  • Horses with Pneumonia Benefit from New Form of Ceftiofur (AAEP 2010)

    A new sustained release formulation of the antibiotic ceftiofur, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in horses with pneumonia, makes treating affected foals easier."The bacterium Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus is a common cause of pneumonia in horses," said Scott McClure, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVCS, an assistant pr...

  • Free Ask the Vet LIVE Q&A: Equine Dental Care

    Recent extreme winter weather across the United States raises an important question--can your horse eat enough to stay warm? If he has dental problems, the answer might just be no. What dental problems commonly affect a horse's ability to eat comfortably, and how can they be prevented and treated? What kind of routine dental care should horses receive...