Headlines for Thursday, March 24, 2011

  • TC Late Nominations Close March 26

    Nominations of 3-year-olds to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes (all gr. I) must be made by midnight March 26.

  • TVG Eliminates 20 Positions

    TVG has eliminated 20 positions, including some of those held by on-air racing analysts, in what was termed a "streamlining" move by the company owner, British-based Betfair.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Seeking Legislation to Reduce Dates

    Suffolk Downs, which negotiated a new contract with the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association calling for fewer live racing days in 2011, is now seeking the legislative relief to make that possible.

  • Jockey Club Continues Support for TRF

    The Jockey Club has pledged its continued support for the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, the country's largest equine retirement program that has come under scrutiny over the past week.

  • THS: Louisiana Derby 2011

    Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Louisiana Derby, Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks.

  • Louisiana Derby - Predict the Order of Finish

    Who will win the 2011 Louisiana Derby? Who will complete the exacta? The tri? Is it all Mucho Macho Man? Will Machen or Elite Alex make some noise? Is it time for a new horse to enter the Triple Crown picture?

  • Victoire Pisa

    Dick's Pick's for Dubai World Cup

    Handicapper Dick Powell gives the nod to Victoire Pisa in the Dubai World Cup. See who else he's picked in the day's six other group races.

  • CANTER Opens Arizona Chapter

    The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses (CANTER) is now offering its services to Arizona horseman with the opening of CANTER Arizona.

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    Preakness May be Goal for Cal Nation

    WinStar Farm's promising 3-year-old homebred colt Cal Nation will point for the Jerome Handicap (gr. II) with a possible eye toward the May 21 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), according to racing manager Elliott Walden.

  • Downey: Can Mucho Macho Man Be Beaten?

    There's reason to believe Mucho Macho Man could be beaten in the Grade II Louisiana Derby, but there's also reason to think he'll run well.

  • THS: Louisiana Derby 2011

    Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Louisiana Derby, Spiral Stakes and Bourbonette Oaks. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Louisiana Derby.

  • Box Fan Recall Could Affect Horse Owners

    Lasko Products Inc., manufacturer of home appliances such as fans and heaters, is recalling approximately 4.8 million box fans (similar to those frequently used in barns by horse owners) after an electrical problem in the fan's motor has caused some of these fans to catch fire, reportedly causing several house fires and a barn fire.

  • Horse Sedation with an Oral Gel (AAEP 2010)

    We've all heard about or witnessed horses that simply refuse to be restrained long enough for the veterinarian to administer a much-needed intravenous sedative. Authors of a recent study suggest that a sedative-containing gel might be just what the doctor ordered in these cases.