Headlines for Thursday, November 15, 2012

  • Slideshow: Havre de Grace

    Celebrating the career of 2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, who recently sold for 10 million dollars at the Fasig-Tipton November sale.

  • Excitement builds for 'Ebby' debut

    Social media sites have been buzzing for months. She already has her own Facebook page. Now the time is at hand; Zenyatta's half-sister is ready to make her debut in Friday's fourth race at Hollywood Park.

  • Matriarch shaping up to be a good race

    Fillies and mares from around the globe are gathering at Hollywood Park in anticipation of the Grade 1, $250,000 Matriarch on November 25. The one-mile grass affair is part of the Hollywood Turf Festival, which is scheduled November 23-25.

  • Salix Errors Frustrate Kentucky Horsemen

    Kentucky horsemen are losing patience with a new policy that requires regulatory veterinarians to administer furosemide on race day after mistakes have led to horses being scratched on consectutive race days at Churchill.

  • Arnold: Centre Court 'still has room for improvement'

    Marketing Mix won last year's Grade 2 Mrs. Revere at Churchill Downs after finishing second in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, and Centre Court will try to follow in her footsteps in Saturday night's 1 1/16-mile event for three-year-old fillies.

  • Repent to Woodford Thoroughbreds in 2013

    Repent, who began his stallion career at John Sykes' CloverLeaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., will stand in 2013 on the same property, now called Woodford Thoroughbreds. The son of Louis Quatorze's fee is $3,000.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • THS: Delta Downs Jackpot 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the Delta Downs Jackpot. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delta Jackpot

  • Stay Thirsty

    Stay Thirsty to Stand for $17,500 at Ashford

    Stay Thirsty, winner of the 2011 Travers Stakes (gr. I), will stand for $17,500 in 2013 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky. The son of Bernardini will contest his final start in the Nov. 24 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct.

  • NJ Tracks Get 77 Thoroughbred Dates for 2013

    There will be 77 Thoroughbred racing dates for 2013 under a schedule approved by the New Jersey Racing Commission Nov. 14. The dates were approved pending a review of the minutes of the meeting by Gov. Chris Christie.

  • Aqueduct Notebook

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  • King David takes on a big field in the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2134545948&amp;k=jTpgRPJ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Commonwealth Turf is King David's to Lose

    King David has a chance to prove his Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) upset was no fluke when he joins an overflow field of 16 starters for the $100,000 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Goldencents installed as Delta Downs Jackpot favorite

    Led by morning-line favorite Goldencents, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail and Grade 2 victor Bern Identity, a strong field of nine juveniles has been assembled for Saturday's 10th running of the Grade 3, $1 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/jackpot12">Delta Downs Jackpot</a>. The winner will garner 10 points toward a possible starting position in next year's Kentucky Derby on the new &quot;Road to the Kentucky Derby&quot; series.

  • Northview Announces 2013 Stud Fees

    Northview, which stands 14 stallions at two locations -- eight in Maryland at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, and six in Pennsylvania at Northview in Peach Bottom -- has announced its stud fees for 2013.

  • Veterinary Care for the Sport Horse

    From the start of his career to the end, an upper-level equine athlete is constantly exposed to stressors that could negatively impact his health, including strenuous exercise and long-distance travel. But starting even before you purchase your next sport horse, there are steps you can start taking to ensure he has a long and healthy career.