Headlines for Sunday, March 20, 2011

  • Mildly Offensive Shows Heels in Santa Paula

    Odds-on choice Mildly Offensive validated her impressive debut maiden win last month when she splashed to a 4 1/4-length romp in the $100,000 Santa Paula Stakes on a sloppy track at rainy Santa Anita March 20.

  • La Luna de Miel wins the 2011 Orchid Stakes.

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    La Luna de Miel Shines Brightest in Orchid

    German-bred filly La Luna de Miel, making just her second start in the United States, collared Giants Play at the sixteenth pole and held on to win the $150,000 Orchid Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park grass March 20.

  • Juniper Pass (left) wins the San Luis Rey Stakes.

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    Juniper Pass Takes to Sloppy San Luis Rey

    A new jockey, an equipment change and a first start on the main track all added up to the initial stakes victory for Juniper Pass in the off-the-turf San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. III) at rain-soaked Santa Anita March 20.

  • Off Track Betting

    Suffolk OTB Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    Three months after the closure of the state's largest off-track betting corporation, Suffolk Regional OTB has now gone through with its threat to seek Chapter 9 bankruptcy reorganization protection.

  • Enostosislike Lesions in Horses (AAEP 2010)

    When new bone forms within long bones, enostosislike lesions (ELLs) can develop--an uncommon but concerning problem. Simply put, ELLs are bony growths within the cavity of the bone. At present, the exact cause of this phenomenon is unknown but veterinarians can diagnose it using nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan): an ELL is visible as one or more focal area...