Headlines for Friday, March 25, 2011

  • HRTV to Air World Cup, Louisiana Derby

    For the sixth consecutive year, HRTV will present live coverage of the March 26 Dubai World Cup, featuring the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), from Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Arqana Creates November Yearling Sale

    Arqana officials have created a new yearling sale for 2011 that will be held Nov. 15. It will follow the stores and horses in training portions of the November mixed sale that are set for Nov. 14.

  • RCI: Exchange Wagering Takes Center Stage

    Exchange wagering was a hot topic during the annual conference of the Association of Racing Commissioners International in New Orleans, as the need for strong regulatory guidance and preventative action was stressed.

  • What Will Spiral Toward the Derby?

    The Grade II Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes could set up with a traditional handicapping scenario: Early contested speed followed by stalkers with a chance to win. On paper anyway, this is a tough race.

  • CANTER Sets Up Herd Health Report

    The Communication Alliance to Network Thoroughbred Ex-Racehorses has established a "Herd Health Report" in an effort to provide transparency for donors and the horse buying public.

  • Gordon Re-Elected as FHBPA President

    The board of directors of the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association met on March 24 at Gulfstream Park to seat their new board members and elect their officers for the next year.

  • Bay Head King to Horse of Course

    Bay Head King, a full brother to grade II winner Star Dabbler, has relocated to Horse of Course in Benton, Louisiana.

  • Rachel Alexandra Fan Day

    Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt attended the recent Rachel Alexandra Fan Day at Stonestreet Farm and got some great photos and video for her blog - Through the Lens.

  • Cryotherapy Methods for Laminitis Treatment Compared (AAEP 2010)

    Recent surveys of equine veterinarians reveal that laminitis is the No. 1 lameness concern of equine practitioners, due how difficult it is to treat and manage this debilitating condition. On the topic of laminitis control, Heidi Reesink, VMD, a veterinary resident at Cornell University, discussed a comparison of three methods of cryotherapy (cold treatme...