Headlines for Saturday, April 16, 2011

  • Duke of Mischief and Joe Bravo take the Charles Town Classic.

    $1M Classic Right Time for Some 'Mischief'

    Duke of Mischief has no problem traveling or trying new racetracks, and the evening of April 16 he found Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to his liking in the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III).

  • Malibu Pier bounds home in the Santa Barbara at Santa Anita.<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%3D9493676%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Pier Sails to Santa Barbara Victory

    Malibu Pier rewarded the confidence of trainer Carla Gaines when she scored an impressive half-length victory in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass April 16.

  • Archarcharch and Jon Court capture the Arkansas Derby.

    Longshot Archarcharch Wins Arkansas Derby

    The parade of longshots to win major Kentucky Derby trail prep races continued April 16 when Archarcharch came from off the pace to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Never Retreat leaves them behind in the Jenny Wiley.<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%3D9493585%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Never Retreat Keeps Charging in Jenny Wiley

    Never Retreat found a yielding turf to her liking when she swept past the leaders in the stretch and cleared off for a 1 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland April 16.

  • Regally Ready hangs on to win the San Simeon 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%3D9493609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regally Ready Hangs On for San Simeon Win

    Odds-on choice Regally Ready set a blazing pace coming down the Santa Anita hillside turf course, staving off the fast-closing Camp Victory by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 San Simeon H. April 16.

  • Scared Choice Earns BC Mile Berth

    The 6-year-old Australian-bred mare Sacred Choice became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) following her two-length victory April 16 in the Emirates Doncaster Mile (Aus-I).

  • I-95 Tractor Trailer Fire Kills Six Horses

    A cigarette tossed from a passing car is believed to be the cause of a tractor trailer fire that killed six Thoroughbreds being shipped from Florida to New York.

  • Penn National Cancels Saturday Program

    Due to potential damaging winds, heavy rains, and extreme weather conditions in the forecast, live racing has been cancelled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course for Saturday night, April 16.

  • Racing Canceled at Penn National April 16

    Due to potential damaging winds, heavy rains, and extreme weather conditions forecast for later today, live racing has been canceled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course for Saturday night, April 16.

  • Gastric Ulcers and Weanlings: Effects of Diet Type

    Gastric ulcers can affect horses of all breeds, ages, shapes, and sizes. Weanlings are among these: They are transitioning from a diet of milk to one of forages and concentrates, while also experiencing the stress of separation from their dams. So, what type of feed should an owner provide to ease the transition's impact on a weanling's GI tr...