Headlines for Thursday, March 3, 2011

  • Awesome Feather<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%3D9266752%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Feather Heads 117 KY Oaks Noms

    Stronach Stable's Awesome Feather, the 2-year-old filly champion of 2010 and winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), sits atop 117 fillies on the roster of early Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) nominees.

  • Wigmore Hall (left, pink and black cap) captures the Jebel Hatta at Meydan.

    Wigmore Hall Prevails in Jebel Hatta

    Wigmore Hall closed with a furious late charge and prevailed in a three-horse photo to capture the $250,000 Jebel Hatta Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.

  • Twice Over cruises home in the Al Maktoum Challenge R3.

    Twice Over Sails to Victory in World Cup Prep

    Juddmonte Farms' Twice Over took the lead with a furlong to go and cruised to an impressive 2 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 3.

  • Twinspired won the WEBN at Turfway on Feb. 5.

    Twinspired Returns to Turfway for Battaglia

    Twinspired, impressive winner of Turfway Park's WEBN Stakes one month ago, returns in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes the night of March 5 against a field that includes California Derby victor Positive Response.

  • THS: Gotham Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and the Santa Anita H. (gr. I).

  • WV Bill Spares Racing, Breeding From Cuts

    Legislation that would have diverted gaming funds from several recipients including horse and dog racing in West Virginia has been altered to instead use excess video lottery terminal revenue.

  • Slots Votes in the Works in Texas

    Two Texas politicians filed legislation March 3 to allow Texas voters to decide whether to allow slot machines at existing horse and Greyhound tracks along with federally recognized Indian reservations.

  • Twirling Candy is the top weight in the field of 11 for the Santa Anita Handicap.<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%3D9395259%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Twirling Candy Heavy Big 'Cap Favorite

    Twirling Candy, fresh off a smashing win in the Strub Stakes (gr. II) one month ago, is an overwhelming 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5.

  • Dick's Picks: Jump on Board in Gotham?

    It's refreshing and unusual to hear an owner flat-out say in so many words that "we are here to win this race, and I'll be disappointed if we don't," but that's pretty much what Mike Repole said about the Gotham Stakes.

  • Safety Alliance Updates Code of Standards

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance has updated its code of standards to add more protocol for jockey health and safety and prevention and reporting of equine injuries.

  • Cherokee Queen won the Suwannee River Stakes at Gulfstream on Feb. 5.<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%3D9395060%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Honey Fox Draws Full Field

    Cherokee Queen and Justaroundmidnight each have won a graded stakes over the Gulfstream Park turf course at the current meet, and should be among the favorites in a field of 13 drawn for the March 5 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. III)

  • THS: Gotham Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and Les handicap the Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and the Santa Anita H. (gr. I).Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Gotham.

  • R. Equi: The Hunt for New Antibiotics Continues (AAEP 2010)

    It isn't for lack of effort that the equine industry still doesn't have new options for treating Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in foals. According to Noah Cohen, VMD, MPH, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, professor of equine medicine at Texas A&M University, he and his colleagues are well aware that veterinarians are in dire need of better antibiotic alternativ...