Headlines for Monday, November 12, 2012

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  • Rainbow Dahlia upsets Verxina in Kyoto's QEII

    After finishing runner-up to Gentildonna in all three legs of Japan's Triple Crown for fillies, Verxina appeared ready to escape her archrival's shadow at last in Sunday's Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup. But even the absence of Gentildonna, who is bound instead for the Grade 1 Japan Cup, couldn't cure Verxina's seconditis. Sent off as the clear favorite at Kyoto, Verxina again played second fiddle, this time to the longshot Rainbow Dahlia, on the yielding going.

  • Zenyatta's sophomore half-sister to make first start Friday

    The long-anticipated career debut of Eblouissante, the three-year-old half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, is at last set for Friday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eblouissante11-16-12.htm"> 4TH</a> race at Hollywood Park. Trained by John Shirreffs, like her famous half-sibling, Eblouissante will be ridden by Corey Nakatani in the 1 1/16-mile maiden on Cushion Track.

  • Paynter at Fair Hill

    Haskin: Paynter keeps progressing

    As the morning sun burned through the dense fog that had enshrouded the Fair Hill training center, Paynter was brought out for his daily round of activity.

  • Shackleford
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    Shackleford's Fee Set at $20,000

    Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and a grade I winner this year, will begin his stallion career for a $20,000 fee at John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington.

  • Equine Grass Sickness Vaccine Pilot Study Announced

    According to information contained on The Equine Grass Sickness Fund&#39;s website, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has approved a pilot trial of a grass sickness vaccine. The study, being conducted in conjunction with The Animal Health Trust and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, will include 100 horses and...