Headlines for Monday, July 4, 2011

  • Celtic Princess wins the Royal Heroine.<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%3D9586388%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Celtic Princess Takes Royal Heroine Mile

    A two-time group I winner and Horse of the Year in her native Brazil, Celtic Princess finally notched her first stakes win in the United States in her sixth try, handily taking the Royal Heroine Mile (gr. IIT) July 4.

  • Eswan Flores wins on Kelly Leak at Hollywood Park.

    Apprentice Flores Gets First Win

    Eswan Flores, already a winner on Quarter Horses, gets his first Thoroughbred victory July 4 over the Hollywood Park turf course. It was the Mexico native's first ride ever over a grass course.

  • Wise Dan wins the Firecracker Handicap.

    Wise Dan Scores Firecracker in Turf Debut

    Making his first start on turf in his 10th time out. Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan made a powerful stretch move en route to a 2 3/4-length win in the $203,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Her Smile wins the Prioress.

    Her Smile Skims Rail, Wins Prioress

    Well beaten in her last two tries, Bobby Flay's Her Smile became a grade I winner July 4 when she rallied from last to score in the $250,000 Prioress Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Antibiotic Resistance in Horses: Is There a Problem?

    While parasite resistance is currently a hot topic in the equine community, another form of resistance is taking its toll on horses worldwide: antimicrobial resistance. According to Imogen Johns, BVSc, MRCVS, Dipl. ACVIM, lecturer in equine medicine at the United Kingdom's Royal Veterinary College in Hertfordshire, the amount of bacteria that has deve...

  • Trailer Smart for Safer Hauling

    We've all been there. A truck that isn't quite large enough to haul that heavily loaded bumper pull gets pushed around when the horses bicker over the hay bag. The old trailer doesn't have any brakes or tail lights, but it's only a few miles down the road. Your brakes lock, but it's only on one wheel and you're a good driver, so wh...