Headlines for Friday, February 24, 2012

  • AGSC Postpones Race-Day Medication Ban

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee announced Feb. 24 it has postponed implementing a ban on race-day medication in graded stakes races for 2-year-olds in 2012.

  • Rachel Alexandra's First Foal

    Footage of Rachel Alexandra's Curlin colt, who was born on January 22, 2012, at Stonestreet Farm.

  • Setsuko (left) finished a nose behind Game On Dude in the 2011 Santa Anita Handicap.

    Setsuko Completes Big 'Cap Preparation

    Setsuko, gearing up for his expected rematch with Game On Dude in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), drilled seven furlongs handily over the track in a sizzling 1:23 4/5 for trainer Richard Mandella Feb. 24.

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    Havre de Grace to Run at Fair Grounds Instead

    Instead of shipping the mare to Oaklawn Park for her season debut in the $150,000 Azeri (gr. III) on March 17, Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will stay at Fair Grounds for the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on the same day.

  • Mare Produce Record App Launched

    The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has launched the Equineline Mare Produce Records application for the iPad.

  • Hutcheson winner Thunder Moccasin

    'Roses' Not in Plans for Thunder Moccasin

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />After Thunder Moccasin's visually impressive win in the Hutcheson Stakes, Starlight Racing's tentative plan is not roses in May but one-turn sprint races -- at least for now.

  • 2012 Triple Crown Preview

    Includes Steve Haskin's ratings, Jason Shandler's analysis, complete BRIS past performances, 4-cross pedigrees, TrueNicks' pedigree ratings, dosage profiles, and helpful facts and stats about contenders and their connections.

  • Discreet Dancer's Challenges in FOY

    The grade II Fountain of Youth could come down to whether one of the three top-rated horses reacts well to a touch of the whip.

  • Steps Taken to Classify Seizures in Horses

    Compared to what&rsquo;s known about seizures in humans and small animals, there&rsquo;s surprisingly little data about seizures in horses. In addition, veterinarians and owners use many different terms to describe the disorders. To further collective knowledge, a research team recently undertook a study aimed at better defining this relatively rare equin...

  • 2011's Top Equine Surgery/Lameness Studies

    Each year, researchers publish hundreds of equine surgery and lameness studies. During the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, some of the most clinically relevant surgery and lameness studies were presented during the annual Kester News Hour. Scott E. Palmer, DVM, Dipl. AVBP (Equine Practic...