Headlines for Friday, February 25, 2011

  • No Agreement Reached Over FL Race Dates

    A meeting in Louisville Feb. 25 between MI Developments chairman Frank Stronach and Churchill Downs Inc. chief operating officer Bill Carstanjen ended without resolving a racing dates dispute between Gulfstream and Calder.

  • UK Reports Increase in Placentitis Cases

    An increase has been reported in Kentucky in the number of cases of fetuses and placentas submitted and diagnosed with nocardioform placentitis, a unique form of bacterial placentitis affecting late gestation mares.

  • Debby Malloy Winkler

    Daughter of Prominent NY Breeder Dies

    A fall from a horse Feb. 21 in Germany claimed the life of Debby Malloy Winkler, daughter of prominent New York breeder and state industry leader Vivien Malloy.

  • Summer Bird

    First Mare in Foal to Summer Bird

    Three-time grade I winner and 2009 champion 3-year-old male Summer Bird had his first confirmed in-foal mare since entering his initial season at stud at Mr. & Mrs. Ben P. Walden Jr.'s Pauls Mill Farm in Versailles.

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    Devil May Care Still Not Fully Recovered

    Multiple grade I winner Devil May Care, who finished 10th in the 2010 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continues to struggle from complications of a non-contagious form of hepatitis.

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    Crossbow to Wait for Gotham

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said he might scratch Crossbow from the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 26 at Gulfstream in favor of next week's Gotham (gr. III).

  • Eibar Coa

    Jockey Coa Recovering from Second Surgery

    Jockey Eibar Coa was resting comfortably the morning of Feb. 26 after undergoing a second surgery on his C4 vertebrae, which was broken Feb. 18 in a spill after the running of the sixth race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Misrepresentations by Fifth Third Alleged

    Gulf Coast Farms and partners claim representatives of Fifth Third Bank engaged in fraudulent and deceptive banking practices in its dealings with the prominent Thoroughbred breeding entity.

  • Suffolk Downs

    NEHBPA Rejects Suffolk Downs Proposal

    The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association rejected the latest proposal from Suffolk Downs on the night of Feb. 24.