Headlines for Wednesday, February 9, 2011

  • The Robert B. Lewis is next for Sham winner Tapizar.<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%3D9372201%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tapizar Looks Like a Star in Robert B. Lewis

    Tapizar, probably the leading 3-year-old in California following his 4 1/4-length victory in last month's Sham Stakes (gr. III), appears to be a standout in the $250,000 Robert B. Lewis (gr. II) Feb. 12.

  • Comma to the Top makes his first start since winning the CashCall Futurity.<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%3D9334972%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Positive Response Tackles Comma to the Top

    Trainer William E. Morey says he can't see sending California Derby winner Positive Response with heavily favored Comma to the Top in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) Feb. 12 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • NEHBPA Set to Offer Suffolk Counterproposal

    The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association was prepared to offer a counterproposal to the management of Suffolk Downs Feb. 9 in an attempt to get back to the bargaining table and end their dispute.

  • KY Drug Council Targets Corticosteroids

    The Kentucky Drug Equine Research Council, citing a need to explore use of corticosteroids in racehorses, agreed Feb. 9 to take bids for research into one of the drugs in the research planning phase.

  • Simulcast Conference Set for Scottsdale

    The 19th International Simulcast Conference will be held in Scottsdale, Az., the Thoroughbred Racing Associations announced Feb. 9. The event is scheduled for Oct. 3-5 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

  • Life At Ten Probe Ongoing; Drug Tests Done

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Feb. 9 offered no timeline for the ongoing probe into Life At Ten's performance in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic, though there was public acknowledgment of drug testing.

  • Triple Crown Insider - 02/09/2011

    Triple Crown Insider tracks the top 3-year-olds, rating the 20 best contenders in the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 137. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 10

    Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 10., including the $250,000 UAE 2000 Guineas (UAE-III) sponsored by Dubal.

  • National Racing Compact Bill Clears KY Senate

    Following testimony by horse racing officials, legislation authorizing Kentucky to join a proposed National Racing Compact passed through the Senate State and Local Government Committee and the full Senate Feb. 9.

  • Triple Crown Insider - 02/09/2011

    Triple Crown Insider tracks the top 3-year-olds, rating the 20 best contenders in the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 137. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Sunshine Millions Classic winner Tackleberry faces 7 in the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship.<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%3D9387845%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tackleberry Takes on Soaring Empire Again

    Sunshine Millions Classic winner Tackleberry returns from just a two-week rest to face Soaring Empire, who defeated him in the Hal's Hope (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Uncle Mo

    Derby Threat: Uncle Mo

    Detractors will remind us that he's made just three career starts, but his talent is unquestionable. A TrueNicks pedigree profile.

  • Calvin Borel

    Borel will ride in Dubai's Meydan Masters

    Calvin Borel, who won an unprecedented third Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in four years while aboard Super Saver in 2010, will represent the United States in the Meydan Masters jockey competition in Dubai,

  • Toby's Corner in the 2011 Whirlaway Stakes.<br>
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    Toby's Corner, Cal Nation a Study in Contrast

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />One colt earns black type and aspires to the Kentucky Derby as the other shows the promise of his royal bloodlines in an impressive maiden score. Will they meet up on the TC trail?

  • Results of 2010 Maryland Equine Census Announced

    County-level data collected from Maryland&#39;s 2010 Equine Census revealed an industry with assets valued at $5.6 billion and expenditures just under $513 million. There are approximately 81,000 equines in Maryland that are housed in over 16,040 locations around the state. The two largest equine counties are Prince George&#39;s and Baltimore at 9,000 and...

  • Idaho Ranchers Face Cruelty Charges

    Three Idaho ranchers are facing multiple animal cruelty charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of nearly 100 animals, including 30 horses.

  • Risks Associated with Veterinary Compounding Pharmacy Choices (AAEP 2010)

    More than 12,000 compounding pharmacies operate in the United States, and each year compounded product sales reach $300 million--25% of that is spent in the animal pharmaceutical industry alone. The Food &amp; Drug Administration (FDA) has developed regulations to provide assurances for safety and efficacy of drugs and devices, to ensure food supply safet...