Headlines for Saturday, May 28, 2011

  • Preakness Telecast Aftermath: No Sweat

    There is no denying that NBC analysts Donna Brothers and Gary Stevens both became concerned by the way Shackleford was sweating and acting up before the Preakness.

  • Indian Legend (inside) outfinishes Tar Heel Mom to win the My Juliet Stakes.

    Indian Legend Nips Tar Heel Mom in My Juliet

    Indian Legend registered the first stakes win of her career when she outlasted prohibitive favorite Tar Heel Mom by a nose following a long stretch duel in the $250,000 My Juliet at Philadelphia's Parx Racing May 28.

  • Willcox Inn streaks home in the Arlington Classic.

    Willcox Inn Victorious in Arlington Classic

    Before May 28, Willcox Inn was best known as a horse whose lone win came against Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom. But in scoring the Arlington Classic, the son of Harlan's Holiday is beginning to write his own legacy.

  • Keertana (rail) takes the Louisville Handicap by a nose over Bearpath (outside) and Guys Reward.

    Keertana Turns Back Boys in Louisville 'Cap

    In a thrilling photo finish in which three horses were separated by the narrowest of margins, it was the 5-year-old mare Keertana who prevailed over her male rivals in the $111,200 Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.

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    Classy Hibaayeb Wins Sheepshead Bay

    Grade I winner Hibaayeb used her class edge to help secure her first victory of the season, as she defeated five rivals to take the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay (gr. IIT) May 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Fifty Proof holds off Don Cavallo to win the Eclipse Stakes.

    Fifty Proof's Best Shot Wins Eclipse Stakes

    Fifty Proof earned his first graded stakes win when he disposed of odds-on favorite Exhi on the final turn and held on for a half-length win in the $175,871 Eclipse Stakes (Can-III) at odds of 10-1 at Woodbine May 28.

  • Julien Couton Out With Fractured Vertebrae

    Jockey Julien Couton sustained compression fractures to his thoracic vertebrae in a spill at Golden Gate Fields May 27 and will be sidelined for several weeks, track physician Dr. David Seftel reported the following morning.

  • Toxin Topic: Landscaping Plants to Avoid

    With gardening season upon us, many people also are starting to think about landscaping their homes and farms. Often, landscape plant choices are based on aesthetics and hardiness. However, with horses in the mix, plant toxicity is perhaps a more important aspect to consider. Even if owners plant trees, shrubs, and flowers well out of pastured or stalled ...