Headlines for Thursday, May 19, 2011

  • And They're Off: Preakness Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss Animal Kingdom's preparations at Fair Hill, new and old shooters in the Preakness, Barry Irwin's Derby comments,

  • Archarcharch<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%3D9504932%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Archarcharch to Stand at Spendthrift in 2012

    Archarcharch, who won this year's Arkansas Derby (gr. I) before being injured at the start of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), will stand the 2012 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • THS: Preakness Stakes 2011

    Evan and Steve Pallardy hold the fort while Tom and Jason are on location at Pimlico. Listen to all four handicapper's Preakness picks and contender thoughts.

  • St Trinians is the 119-pound high weight for the Milady.<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%3D8792502%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Milady, Railbird Highlight Hollywood Card

    A pair of graded stakes on the Cushion Track for females, the $150,000 Milady Handicap (gr. II) and the $100,000 Railbird Stakes (gr. III), highlight an 11-race Preakness Day program at Hollywood Park May 21.

  • Paddy O'Prado faces 7 in the Dixie Stakes.

    Paddy O'Prado Returns in Dixie Stakes

    Donegal Racing's Paddy O'Prado, an Eclipse Award finalist from a year ago, returns from a six-month layoff to face seven rivals in the $200,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) May 21 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Ky. Derby winner Animal Kingdom faces familiar foes and new faces in the Preakness Stakes.<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%3D9517753%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness: Will Pace Make the Race?

    Animal Kingdom was a surprise winner of the Derby and came out of the race in great shape. But will the pace of the Preakness, which will likely be much swifter, be a benefit or a hindrance to the Triple Crown hopeful?

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins to Fight 70-Day Ban to 'Bitter End'

    Ordered last month to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 for a medication probation violation dating back to a 2006 case, trainer Jeff Mullins says he'll fight the California Horse Racing Board all the way.

  • Ventana is the only previous graded stakes winner entered in the Maryland Sprint.

    Ventana Seeks First Non-CA Win in MD Sprint

    Ventana, the only previous graded stakes winner entered in the Maryland Sprint (gr. III), is seeking his first score outside California. The race, which attracted a field of nine, will be contested at six furlongs May 21.

  • THS: Preakness Stakes 2011

    Evan and Steve Pallardy hold the fort while Tom and Jason are on location at Pimlico. Listen to all four handicapper's Preakness picks and contender thoughts. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Preakness.

  • EHV-1 Outbreak: Number of Confirmed Cases Rising

    It's been nearly a week since the first indications of a neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak began to surface, and the outbreak shows no signs of slowing down. Veterinarians have been confirming new cases of neurologic EHV-1 daily in the western United States and Canada. The National Cutting Horse Association's (NCHA) Western National...

  • Understanding & Practicing Biosecurity on Horse Farms

    Biosecurity is a big word that many livestock owners don't fully understand. Let's break it down: Bio means life; biology is the study of life; and biosecurity is a term that literally means securing life. In the agricultural context we often hear government officials talk about biosecurity with the U.S. food supply (i.e., protecting U.S. citizens...

  • Preakness Stakes Likely Not Affected by EHV-1 Outbreak

    In light of the upcoming running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) would like to assure equine enthusiasts that there are no known horses in Maryland associated with the regional outbreak of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) traced to the National Cutting Horse Association's...