Headlines for Friday, December 7, 2012

  • Jones trainees gearing up for the New Year

    Mark Valeski, absent from active competition since winning the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park, accomplished a bullet three-furlong move in :36 1/5 Thursday morning at Fair Grounds in his first official work since that May 12 contest, and was a perfect picture of health Friday morning when trainer Larry Jones proudly showed him off in his stall.

  • NTRA forms Eclipse Awards Host Committee

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Friday the formation of an Eclipse Awards Host Committee that will actively promote participation in Eclipse Awards week events and highlight Gulfstream Park and its surrounding community.

  • Contest Yields Names for Fair Grounds Races

    A contest that resulted in more than 300 entries from fans and employees at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has resulted in Battle of New Orleans and Van Berg Stakes as names for two new races on the track's calendar.

  • Damon Runyon, East View on tap at Aqueduct

    Notacatbutallama, a winner of two turf stakes, will make his first start on dirt in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/damonrunyon12.html">Damon Runyon</a>, one of two $80,000 stakes for New York-bred juveniles on Sunday at Aqueduct.

  • Danny the Miracle Unicorn Horse

    Read the story of 'Danny the Miracle Unicorn Horse,' a brave OTTB that has survived two major health scares and still lives to tell the tale at age 30.

  • Cirrus des Aigles

    Favored Cirrus des Aigles Out of HK Cup

    Cirrus des Aigles, likely favorite for the Dec. 9 Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I), has been withdrawn from the race at Sha Tin Racecourse due to a tendon issue.

  • Simultaneous Ivermectin and Solanum Plant Poisoning in Horses

    Ivermectin dewormer is considered safe for horses, even at up to 10 times the recommended dosage. But results of a recent case series documented by researchers at Texas A&amp;M University (TAMU) revealed that horses consuming plants from the toxic Solanum (nightshade) family could be in danger of ivermectin poisoning, even when the anthelmintic is dosed a...