Headlines for Thursday, August 4, 2011

  • RMTC: Tighten Salix Rules, Ban Adjunct Drugs

    An industry consortium supports administration of Salix by regulatory veterinarians only and a ban on adjunct bleeder drugs, but will continue to study a pilot program proposal to ban the use of race-day Salix in 2-year-olds.

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    Irish Gypsy Ships East for Honorable Miss

    Fresh off her narrow win in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II), California shipper Irish Gypsy tries New York racing for the first time when she faces four rivals in the $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) Aug. 7 at Saratoga

  • Trappe Shot won the True North by 8 1/2 lengths.

    Trappe Shot Seeks Grade I Win in Vanderbilt

    Led by impressive True North Handicap (gr. II) winner Trappe Shot, eight older sprinters will try to catapult to the top of the sprint standings in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap Aug. 7 at Saratoga.

  • THS: Whitney Handicap 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com, handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and West Virginia Derby.

  • Pender Harbour gets acquainted with the Woodbine turf in preparation for the Breeders' Stakes.

    Contreras Seeks Canadian Triple Crown Sweep

    Luis Contreras will attempt to become the first jockey to win all three jewels of Canada's Triple Crown with different horses when he rides Pender Harbour in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf Aug. 7.

  • THS: Whitney Handicap 2011

    Jason, Tom, and Ed DeRosa of TwinSpires.com, handicap the Whitney Invitational Handicap and West Virginia Derby.Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Whitney and the West Virginia Derby.

  • All five Kentucky Cup stakes will return to Turfway Park in September.

    Turfway Restores Five Kentucky Cup Stakes

    With little time to spare and graded status for three races on the line, all five Kentucky Cup stakes will return to the calendar at Turfway Park in September. This year's Cup Day will be sponsored by WinStar Farm.

  • Trubs runs in the Super Derby Prelude for trainer Al Stall Jr.

    Super Derby Prelude Draws 11

    A field of 11 3-year-olds was entered for the Super Derby Prelude Aug. 6 with all hoping to earn a berth in next month's Super Derby (gr. II), the marquee race of the season at Louisiana Downs.

  • Haskell winner Coil

    Coil Springs Into Sophomore Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Point Given's 3yo Coil, who surprised 2011 classic winners Ruler On Ice and Shackleford in the Haskell, has a pedigree replete with turf influences and Belmont credentials.

  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis: Past and Present

    Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) continues to frustrate North American horse owners and veterinarians as one of the most common neurologic diseases in horses--and one of the most challenging to diagnose and treat. At the 2011 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 20-24 in Las Vegas, Nev., Steve Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, of Rood &amp; Riddle Equin...