Headlines for Thursday, February 16, 2012

  • Creative Cause faces 5 in the San Vicente Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Creative Cause Starts Season in San Vicente

    West Coast star Creative Cause will take his first step toward a possible start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) when he heads a field of six in the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Judge Rules for Mullins in Case Against CHRB

    A Superior Court judge has ruled in favor of trainer Jeff Mullins in his case against the California Horse Racing Board, setting aside a 70-day suspension of his license he had been ordered to serve last year.

  • Now I Know

    Now I Know Doing Well Following Surgery

    Graded stakes winner Now I Know, who was retired after she came out of the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park Feb. 14 with a fracture in her left front knee, is doing well following surgery.

  • Her Smile makes her 2012 debut in the Hurricane Bertie.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9586390%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Her Smile High-Weight for Hurricane Bertie

    Her Smile, third in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) when last seen, will make her season debut for her new connections Feb. 19 in the $150,000 Hurricane Bertie (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Ellafitz won the Bayakoa by 3 1/4 lengths on Dec. 4.

    Speed Makes Ellafitz Dangerous in Santa Maria

    There was no staying with Ellafitz in last month's Pasaena Handicap and trainer Bob Baffert's 5-year-old mare could get the same kind of trip in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 18 at Santa Maria.

  • I'll Have Another

    I'll Have Another a Surprise No More

    A look at his form makes it slightly surprising that I'll Have Another was underestimated in the Robert B. Lewis, and a glance at his pedigree marks him as a colt who could be expected to improve with time and distance.

  • Turallure<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9647783%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turallure, Wise Dan Get Back to Work

    Turallure and Wise Dan, a pair of Charles Lopresti trainees expected to play major roles in their respective divisions in 2012, had their first works of the year Feb. 16 at Keeneland.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 17

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 17 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the $200,000 Blanchine Stakes (UAE-II) for fillies and mares at about 1 1/8 miles on turf.

  • West Point Forms Congie Black and Gold Fund

    West Point Thoroughbreds has established a program that secures retirement of past, current, and future horses bought and/or raced by West Point Thoroughbreds.

  • THS: El Camino Real Derby 2012

    Jason and Tom handicap the El Camino Real Derby and Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the El Camino Real Derby and the Gulfstream Park Turf Sprint.

  • Ontario Horse Industry Rallies to Fight Cuts

    The Ontario horse racing industry is set to hold a rally Feb. 22 to fight off potential cuts in slot machine revenue it receives from the provincial government.

  • First City (left) defeated Mahbooba (right) by a nose in the Cape Verde Stakes.

    Old Rivals Square Off Again in Balanchine

    Mahbooba will try and turn the tables on First City when she faces that rival and eight others in the $200,000 Balanchine Stakes Sponsored by S.O.G. Operations (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.

  • International Interview - Sister Madly

    Flemington trainer John Sadler talks about Sister Madly and the Group I Lightning Stakes. Sister Madly has been scratched from the important race that features Black Caviar.Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment

  • Resolving Horse Choke with an Antispasmodic Drug (AAEP 2011)

    Esophageal obstruction, or "choke," is a common occurrence in horses that veterinarians approach with a number of treatments from passing a nasogastric tube to sedation and other drug approaches. At the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, Joe Bertone, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, presente...