Headlines for Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • Twice The Appeal in the 2011 Sunland Derby.

    Twice the Appeal, 25-1, Stuns Sunland Derby

    Twice the Appeal, disqualified in his prior start, made the most of a second chance when he collared Astrology near mid-stretch en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (gr. III) in New Mexico.

  • Plum Pretty in the Sunland Park Oaks.

    Plum Pretty Squishes Sunland Oaks Foes by 25

    Plum Pretty, shipping from Southern California for trainer Bob Baffert, humbled five rivals by a Rachel Alexandra-like 25 lengths as the 1-20 favorite in the $200,000 Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico March 27.

  • Stay Thirsty

    Blinkers Likely for Stay Thirsty in FL Derby

    After watching Stay Thirsty breeze five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 in company with a stablemate at Palm Meadows the morning of March 27, trainer Todd Pletcher will likely make an equipment change for the April 2 Florida Derby.

  • Battling Boredom: Study Proves Food-Related Items Most Successful

    The old saying goes, "Idle hands are the devil's tools," but horse owners know an idle horse's lips can cause just as much mischief. For many owners it can be a daily challenge to keep curious horses occupied when not being ridden or handled. In her recent study, Grete Helen Meisfjord Jørgensen, PhD, of the Norwegian Institute for...