Headlines for Monday, November 26, 2012

  • Timeline for NYRA Tote Operator Delayed

    A move to name a new tote operator at the New York Racing Association was put off until at least the end of next summer's Saratoga meet, a state government oversight panel decided in Albany Nov. 26.

  • Tropical Turf, La Prevoyante highlight Calder closing day

    Three-year-olds enjoyed a big day in a pair of Grade 3 events at Calder last weekend, and might do so again Friday as the Tropical meet concludes with the 2012 renewals of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/tropicalturf12">Tropical Turf Handicap</a> and Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/laprevoyante12">La Prevoyante Handicap</a> for fillies and mares.

  • Gentildonna outduels Orfevre to make Japan Cup history

    In a rousing stretch battle between Japanese Triple Crown winners, reigning Filly Triple heroine Gentildonna outdueled last year's Triple Crown star Orfevre by a nose in Sunday's Grade 1 Japan Cup at Tokyo. Aside from emulating her sire, 2006 Japan Cup legend Deep Impact, Gentildonna became the first sophomore filly ever to win her nation's signature international contest. But her place in the record book was only confirmed after she survived an inquiry, for she bumped Orfevre in their wrestling match.

  • Breakfast at Gulfstream scheduled for opening day

    Gulfstream Park will kick off its meet Saturday with Breakfast at Gulfstream, a family-friendly event that once again allows the public to attend Saturday morning workouts while enjoying a breakfast buffet trackside and meeting special guests.

  • Walmsley Named to Arkansas Court of Appeals

    Bill Walmsley, the long-time president of the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and former president of the National HBPA, has been appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Court of Appeals.

  • Uncaptured in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Overanalyze, Uncaptured Now on Road to Derby

    Victories by Overanalyze and Uncaptured in group II stakes Nov. 24 propelled the 2-year-olds into the numbers four and five positions, respectively, in the standings on the "Road to the Kentucky Derby."

  • After the Wire - 11/26/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Thanksgiving holiday weekend races, including the Remsen S., Cigar Mile, Clark H., and Fall Highweight H.

  • Pre- and Probiotics for Horses

    Feed digestion in horses is largely accomplished by microbial fermentation in the hindgut. The cecum and colon provide an environment that promotes the digestion and absorption of nutrients from fibrous products such as hay and beet pulp. Disrupting the microbe balance, due to mismanaged feeding practices or illness, can have detrimental effects on the ho...