Headlines for Thursday, April 28, 2011

  • CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

    The California Horse Racing Board took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void a claim of a horse that suffers a fatality.

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    Classy Keertana Scores Bewitch

    Barbara Hunter's homebred mare Keertana took over from Honimiere approaching the sixteenth pole and bounded home for a convincing 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 28 at Keeneland

  • Pfizer Renews NTRA Partnership

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has announced that Pfizer Animal Health has renewed its agreement to serve as an official Equine Health Promotional Partner of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Simulcast Agreement Reached in Ohio

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has reached an agreement with a Cleveland-area harness track that will avoid a potential blackout of Triple Crown simulcasts in the state.

  • Will the sun be shining for Derby Day?

    Long-Range Forecast: Wet Oaks, Sunny Derby

    If the long-range forecast is correct, rain on May 6 for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) will clear out and make way for a sunny Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day.

  • Too Early to Establish Impact of Southern Tornadoes on Horses

    Something wicked this way came--a tornado outbreak involving more than 160 individual tornadoes, touching down from Mississippi all the up the East Coast. So far, at least 200 people are reported dead, the majority in Alabama. At present, the storm's impact on Alabama's equine population is undetermined.

  • Thoroughbred "Performance Genes" Further Examined in Study

    The genetics behind the athletic performance of Thoroughbred racehorses has been a popular area of research in the past few years. A large-scale study was carried out recently in Japan, the results of which corroborate those of previous studies: Identifying specific "performance genes" on equine chromosome 18 could identify the ideal distance fo...