Headlines for Saturday, March 19, 2011

  • Malibu Pier comes home strong in the Santa Ana Stakes.<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%3D9455920%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bejarano Guides Malibu Pier to Santa Ana Win

    Malibu Pier let pace rival Lilly Fa Pootz go on the final turn, then ran her rival down in the stretch to post her first stakes victory in the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 19.

  • The Factor dominates the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

    The Factor Sounds Rebel Yell

    Add The Factor to this year's list of serious contenders on the Triple Crown trail. The brilliant colt, trained by Bob Baffert, proved his ability to get a route of ground with a crushing win in the Rebel Stakes March 19.

  • Through The Lens: Lotta To Live Up To

    Lotta Kim produced a full sister to Rachel Alexandra on Feb. 27, 2011. Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt recently had the opportunity to go visit the new Medaglia d'Oro filly and was able to capture some great images.

  • Havre de Grace and Ramon Dominguez take the Azeri at Oaklawn.

    Havre de Grace Downs Blind Luck in Azeri

    Havre de Grace had no problem downing her bitter rival Blind Luck, as she took over approaching the quarter-pole and streaked home a 3 1/4-length winner in the $150,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Oaklawn Park

  • Hilda's Passion pulls away from the rest in the Inside Information.<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%3D9455891%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hilda's Passion Sets 7F Record at Gulfstream

    Hilda's Passion took her game to another level March 19 at Gulfstream, setting a new seven-furlong track record when dominating the field in the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. III) under Javier Castellano.

  • Quantum Miss holds off Coax Liberty to win the Cicada at Aqueduct.<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%3D9455883%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quantum Miss Rebounds in Cicada

    Favored Quantum Miss took over at the top of the stretch and held off a late rally by Coax Liberty to win by a half-length in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies March 19 at Aqueduct.

  • Doubles Partner takes the Tampa Bay Stakes in a wild finish.

    Doubles Partner Aces Tampa Bay Thriller

    Favored Doubles Partner closed with a rush in the final yards to snatch victory by a neck over Rahystrada in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 19 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Doug O'Neill

    CHRB Files Complaint Against Doug O'Neill

    A complaint against Southern California trainer Doug O'Neill has been filed by the California Horse Racing Board alleging that a horse in O'Neill's care raced on an illegal non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug last month.

  • Horse Colic Prognosis Using Blood Lactate Levels (AAEP 2010)

    Monitoring lactate levels in samples of peritoneal fluid, the fluid surrounding and lubricating the abdominal organs, can help a veterinarian predict which colicky horses require surgery. John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, presented a study on peritoneal lactate levels and colic prognoses at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners conventi...