Headlines for Friday, December 21, 2012

  • Mel Stute Remains Hospitalized After Fall

    Mel Stute remains hospitalized after hitting his head in a fall at home Dec. 15, but the 85-year-old former trainer is hoping to be home soon after Christmas.

  • The Lumber Guy

    Heavy Lifting for The Lumber Guy in Malibu

    The Lumber Guy, whose big effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last month produced a runner-up finish, heads a field of 10 sophomores for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    La Brea: My Miss Aurelia Can Nail Down Title

    In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

  • Orfevre winning the 2012 Arima Kinen.

    Japanese Finale Features Rulership, Gold Ship

    Hong Kong group I winner Rulership and dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship look to be the early favorites for the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Jpn-I), the Japan's biggest race and its season finale, on Dec. 22.

  • An artist's rendering of the new gaming and racing facility expected to open in the first quarter of 2014.

    Miami Valley Gaming Finalizes Lebanon Sale

    Miami Valley Gaming & Racing, a joint venture of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment and Churchill Downs Incorporated, has completed its purchase of the harness racing assets held by Lebanon Raceway in Ohio.

  • Saginaw goes for 11th win in Alex M. Robb

    Saginaw, the winningest horse on the New York Racing Association circuit this year, looks to notch win no. 11 become the winningest horse in North America on December 26.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man to Begin Year in 'Millions'

    Mucho Macho Man will launch his 2013 season with a title defense in the $500,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, showcase of the six-race $1.3 million event for Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park Jan. 19.

  • Laminitis Terminology: SIRS Rather Than Sepsis

    Horse owners have long heard that laminitis can be associated with sepsis, a word that describes an overwhelming bacterial infection of the body. It came from our veterinarians and laminitis researchers, who've frequently referred to the term "sepsis" when discussing the disease, using it interchangeably with systemic inflammatory response s...

  • Robe Tissage (right)<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2263364714&k=ds7THCm">Order This Photo</a>

    Robe Tissage a Case of Quality Over Quantity

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />From time to time there are results that make us wonder, what if? One of those moments came Dec. 9 when Robe Tissage scored an upset victory in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (Jpn-I).