Headlines for Wednesday, May 18, 2011

  • Animal Kingdom Draws Post 11 for Preakness

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will break from post 11 as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico Race Course May 21.

  • Injured Martinez Clears Immigration Hurdle

    Paraplegic ex-jockey Michael Martinez is apparently going to be able to make a trip to the University of Zurich in Switzerland for vital embryonic stem cell treatment on his badly injured spinal cord.

  • Apart is seeking his first win of the year in the William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes.

    Apart Hoping to Follow in Blame's Shoes

    The connections that won last year's William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes (gr. III) with eventual champion Blame will seek a double with Apart when the $100,000 event is held May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Six F-T Sale Horses Turn in Fastest Eighth

    Six horses set the pace at an eighth of a mile May 18 during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland. They each posted a time of :10 1/5.

  • And They're Off: Preakness Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss Animal Kingdom's preparations at Fair Hill, new and old shooters in the Preakness, and Picks for the big race.

  • Flashpoint

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    Flashpoint: An Intriguing New Face

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Peachtree Stable's Flashpoint may be the most intriguing of the new faces entering the 2011 Preakness Stakes. Descending from the family of Raise a Native, he has plenty of speed to set the pace.

  • Santa Anita race track

    Santa Anita Dirt Track to Undergo Renovation

    Santa Anita's dirt racetrack will be undergoing renovation in the coming months to bring it back to the combination of sand, silt, and clay initially approved when the new dirt surface was installed late last year.

  • Neurologic EHV-1: The Top Five Things You Need to Know

    The neurologic equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) outbreak in the western United States has captured the attention of horse owners across the country and raised a few questions about just what this virus is and what it might do in this current outbreak. TheHorse.com enlisted the help of Paul Lunn, BVMS, MS, PhD, head of the Department of Clinical Sciences at Colo...

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: State Veterinarians Monitoring Closely

    The number of horses affected by the neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in the western United States and Canada continues to rise. Since health officials identified the virus as stemming from involvement with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championship competition, held April 28-May 8 in Ogden, Utah, the numbe...