Headlines for Thursday, February 24, 2011

  • Dancing in Silks

    Dancing in Silks Looking for a Comeback at SA

    Dancing in Silks, who has been winless since his nose victory 2009 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita, will get a chance to redeem himself with a new trainer and jockey in the Feb. 27 Sensational Star Handicap.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Garrett Gomez Wins 2011 Woolf Award

    By a vote of his peers nationwide, jockey Garrett Gomez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, will become the 62nd recipient of the prestigious Santa Anita George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.

  • Fountain of Youth - Predict the Finish

    Who will win the 2011 Fountain of Youth? Who will complete the exacta? Who will come up empty? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community.

  • Twilight Meteor won the Canadian Turf in 2009.

    Twilight Meteor, Nicanor Vie in Canadian Turf

    Veteran turf campaigner Twilight Meteor gets a little class relief when he takes on nine rivals, including Barbaro's full brother Nicanor, in the $150,000 Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Khawlah (right) and Frankie Dettori take the UAE Oaks.

    Khawlah Steals Spotlight in UAE Oaks

    Benefitting from a heady ride by Frankie Dettori, Khawlah took command with two furlongs left and easily held off Mahbooba to capture the $250,000 UAE Oaks Sponsored by Al Tayer Motors (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 24.

  • THS: Fountain of Youth S. 2011

    Jason, Tom and Tim handicap the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II).

  • Suffolk Downs

    Time Running Out for Suffolk Downs Agreement

    There is a Feb. 25 deadline looming in the 2011 contract dispute between Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • European Champion Old Vic Dies

    Old Vic, England's 1989 Horse of the Year who went on to become a prominent National Hunt stallion, was euthanized Feb. 21 from complications from colic at Sunnyhill Stud in Co. Kildare, Ireland.

  • Churchill, Susan G. Komen Renew Partnership

    Churchill Downs and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, have renewed their partnership to raise funds to aid in breast cancer awareness and research through events on Kentucky Oaks Day.

  • Fountain of Youth: It's Upside vs. Experience

    The field for the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes could be divided into two camps, with four of the entries having a fair amount of starts under their belts and four having limited experience and thus more upside potential.

  • Eye in Dubai: Feb. 19-22

    Lord of the Stars and Ahlaain look sharp for starts int he Meydan Classic Feb. 24. Ferneley and Crowded House on track for their next starts on Super Thursday March 3.

  • THS: Fountain of Youth Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and Tim handicap the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and the Hutcheson (gr. II). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fountain of Youth.

  • Oklahoma Racing Commission Helps Retired, Unwanted Thoroughbreds

    Retired Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbred racehorses will get help retraining for a second career thanks to a new rule passed by the Oklahoma Racing Commission last week. Under the rule, Oklahoma Breeding Development Fund Special Account funds may be used to help qualifying equine welfare organizations care for retired and unwanted Oklahoma-bred Thoroughbreds. F...

  • Managing Mud on Kentucky Horse Farms

    You might know the feeling when you lift your foot to take a step across your horse's paddock and suddenly realize that your boot has been left behind and your soaked foot is half a step away from it in ankle-deep mud. Mud is a problem anywhere water meets bare soil. And during the last few years Kentucky horse farms have had their share of mud.