Headlines for Thursday, June 23, 2011

  • Malibu Pier has won five of 10 starts, including the Santa Barbara.<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%3D9493857%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Pier, Cozi Rosie Vie in Beverly Hills

    Malibu Pier, attempting to rebound from a fifth-place finish in last month's Gamely (gr. IT), returns to the distance of her last victory when she faces Cozi Rosie in the $100,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • THS: Queen's Plate 2011

    Jason, Tom and Evan of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen's Plate, first of the three jewels in the Canadian Triple Crown. Then the three analyze the Iowa Derby, which includes Caleb's Posse and Astrology. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Queen's Plate.

  • THS: Queen's Plate 2011

    Jason, Tom and Evan of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen's Plate, first of the three jewels in the Canadian triple crown. Then the three analyze the Iowa Derby, which includes Caleb's Posse and Astrology.

  • Tornado Damage at Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs: 'Miracle' No One Was Hurt

    Officials at Churchill Downs said June 23 it was a miracle no horses or people were injured the previous day when a tornado ripped through a portion of the stable area at the historic track in Louisville.

  • In California, Politics Colors Takeout Fight

    An ongoing battle over pari-mutuel takeout rates in California isn't only a major issue in the war over horsemen's representation, but it also has moved horseplayers' involvement in political issues in racing to a new level.

  • Stephen Foster winner Pool Play<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%3D9569308%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pool Play Makes a Splash in Older Division

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Making his dirt debut, and running in a grade I event for only the second time, Pool Play won the Stephen Foster to become a player in the older male division.

  • Stem Cells and Tissue Healing in Horses

    Mesenchymal cells. Aspirates. Autologous versus allogenic. What does it all mean? If you&#39;re a bit confused about stem cell therapy--an emerging treatment option for injuries in horses--you&#39;re not alone. These tiny treatment tools are complicated business and a challenge to grasp. At the 2011 North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Conferen...