Headlines for Sunday, December 9, 2012

  • Arqana Figures Already Exceed 2011 Sale

    The Arqana breeding stock sale in Deauville posted powerful results through its first two days of trading Dec. 8-9, with cumulative figures already exceeding overall numbers at the 2011 sale.

  • Doinghardtimeagain wins the Soviet Problem Stakes.

    Doinghardtimeagain Solves Soviet Problem

    A fast pace worked perfectly for Doinghardtimeagain, who swept past the leaders to register a 2 1/4-length victory in the inaugural running of the $196,000 Soviet Problem Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 9.

  • Romacaca Still At Home at Gulfstream Park

    Romacaca was back in familiar surroundings after capturing the $100,000 South Beach Stakes, but she wouldn't have been in the Gulfstream Park winner's circle had owner Frank Calabrese received his price at auction.

  • After the Wire - 12/9/2012

    Evan recaps weekend racing including Rosie Napravnik's victory, Executiveprivilege's performance and more!

  • Aunt Els wins the Ontario Lassie Stakes.

    Aunt Els Too Tough in Ontario Lassie

    Aunt Els led at every call to turn back odds-on favorite Original Script by one length in the $151,739 Ontario Lassie Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • Mel Stute

    Mel Stute Hospitalized After Fall

    Trainer Mel Stute was resting comfortably at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles on the morning of Dec. 8 after falling in his home the previous night.

  • Carving (inside) in the Real Quiet Stakes.

    Baffert Quartet Likely for CashCall Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert, long a major player in the CashCall Futurity (gr. I), formerly the Hollywood Futurity, expects to have four entrants in the Dec. 15 renewal.

  • Ambitious Dragon wins the Hong Kong Mile.

    Ambitious Dragon Takes Hong Kong Mile

    Ambitious Dragon overcame a raft of problems, including an injury the day before the race, and still produced a dramatic run to win the Longines Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) Dec. 9 by three-quarters of a length.

  • Lord Kanaloa wins the Hong Kong Sprint.

    Japanese Runner Breaks Through in HK Sprint

    Japan's top sprinter, Lord Kanaloa, swept by pacesetting local hope Cerise Cherry in the final 100 meters in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) and went on to win by 2 1/2 lengths.

  • Red Cadeaux wins the Hong Kong Vase.

    Red Cadeaux Captures Tight Hong Kong Vase

    Red Cadeaux, making his third group I start in five weeks, won a tight stretch battle with Jaguar Mail to capture the Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I) Dec. 9 by a short head.

  • Comparing the Effects of Two Equine Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

    Omega-3 fatty acids have proven to be beneficial for horses with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, but when it comes to choosing a supplement, which one is best? There are two sources of equine omega-3 fatty acid supplements--one derived from algae and fish oil and the other derived from plants. Recent research performed at Colorado State Univer...