Headlines for Saturday, December 29, 2012

  • Comma to the Top leads them home in the Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Comma to the Top Takes Off-Turf Daytona

    It was the wrong lead but the right result for Comma to the Top, who slugged his way to victory while becoming racing's newest millionaire in an off-the-turf edition of the $100,000 Daytona Stakes Dec. 29 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nicole H won the Interborough Handicap in 2011 and 2012 (shown).

    Nicole H Seeks Interborough Three-Peat

    At age 6, Nicole H will try to become the first mare to post three consecutive victories in the $75,000 Interborough Handicap. She faces seven others in the six-furlong event at Aqueduct Racetrack on New Year's Day.

  • Lord Avie

    Eclipse Champion Lord Avie Dies at 34

    Lord Avie, the champion 2-year-old male of 1980, died Dec. 28 at Blue Ridge Farm near Upperville, Va. Thoroughbred racing's oldest living Eclipse Award winner at age 34, he passed away peacefully from natural causes.

  • Coil

    Coil to Start in San Pasqual Before Retiring

    Millionaire Coil turned in a bullet move at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29, and will make the final start of his career in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 5, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man Works, Groupie Doll Arrives

    Mucho Macho Man worked for the Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Groupie Doll arrived by van, and Gulfport turned in a final pre-race move on a busy Dec. 29 morning at Gulfstream.

  • Roman Legend gets the victory in the Tokyo Daishoten.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2294950466&k=pMcx6FT">Order This Photo</a>

    Roman Legend Back to Winning Ways in Japan

    Roman Legend delivered on his promise as a blossoming star on dirt when scoring his first win at the highest level in the Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-I) Dec. 29 at National Association of Racing's Ohi Racecourse.

  • Calder Dates Filing Reflects Status Quo

    In its preliminary filing for racing dates, Calder Casino & Race Course told the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering it plans no change in its racing schedule for the 12 months beginning July 1, 2013.

  • Diet Restriction for Equine Weight Loss

    Equine obesity is an increasingly common problem, leading many owners to seek safe weight loss solutions for their horse. In most cases veterinarians and nutritionists advise restricting diet and increasing exercise, but with some horses--those suffering from laminitis, for instance--exercise might be contraindicated. This leaves dietary restriction as th...