Headlines for Wednesday, February 29, 2012

  • Donald V. Little

    Centennial Farms Founder Donald Little Dies

    Donald V. Little, founder and chairman of Centennial Farms, died Feb. 29 from injuries sustained three days earlier when his horse fell while jumping a fence during the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla.

  • Mr. Commons will try to keep his winning streak going in the Kilroe Mile.

    Mr. Commons On Rail for Frank Kilroe Mile

    Mr. Commons, who has already captured a pair of grade II races at one mile on the turf during the Santa Anita meet, drew the rail as the likely favorite for the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) March 3.

  • Dialed In

    Dialed In to Return in Gulfsteam Allowance

    Robert LaPenta's Dialed In, winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I) last year, is to make his 2012 season debut in a one-mile allowance test at Gulfstream Park March 3.

  • Aqueduct Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">AQUEDUCT NOTEBOOK </font> </b></i>

  • Kentucky Derby Report

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">KENTUCKY DERBY REPORT </font> </b></i>

  • 2011 Breeders&#39; Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb&#39;s Posse faces 5 in the Tom Fool.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9729516%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Tom Fool: Caleb's Posse Returns in Tough Spot

    Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Posse will likely draw the most betting attention in the Tom Fool Handicap at Aqueduct, but he will have to face a pair of multiple graded stakes winners with a fondness for the track.

  • Hansen faces a dozen in Gotham

    Juvenile colt champion Hansen, who suffered his first career defeat in the Grade 3 Holy Bull on January 29, will attempt to get back on the winning track in Saturday's Grade 3, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/gotham12">Gotham</a> at Aqueduct. The front-running gray has not scared away the competition, as he will break from post 12 in a field of 13 going 1 1/16 miles on the inner dirt. This is the final local prep for the Grade 1 Wood Memorial on April 7.

  • ADW Providers Defend Business Practices

    Representatives of eight advance deposit wagering companies seeking licenses to do business in Kentucky appeared before a racing commission subcommittee Feb. 29 to answer questions about their applications.

  • Charles Town Starter Tournament Overflows

    A lucrative starter allowance tournament for horses that have started for a claiming price of $5,000 drew four overflow first-round divisions, each worth $25,000, at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races March 3.

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    Baffert Nixes Big 'Cap for Dubai-Bound 'Dude

    Game On Dude will not defend his title in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 3 and will instead be prepared for the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Bob Baffert said Feb. 29.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for March 1

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the March 1 program at the Dubai Carnival, which includes the Zabeel Mile (UAE-IIT) and the Nad al Sheba Trophy (UAE-IIIT), both on turf.

  • Fed Biz

    Baffert Pair Works for San Felipe

    Kaleem Shah's Fed Biz and Arnold Zetcher's Liaison each worked a sharp six furlongs at Santa Anita Feb. 29 for trainer Bob Baffert in preparation for the March 10 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II).

  • Now I Know

    Now I Know Booked to Uncle Mo

    Graded stakes winner Now I Know, who was retired in mid-February after fracturing her left front knee, has been purchased privately by Bonnie Baskin to become a broodmare.

  • News Pending

    Who is the Real News Pending?

    News Pending burst on the scene with his surprising second-place finish in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at odds of 27-1. But who exactly is this horse?

  • Consortium

    Consortium on Shelf with Ankle Chip

    Godolphin's Consortium will miss the March 3 Gotham Stakes (gr. III) and is off the Derby trail after suffering a chip in his right front ankle, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said.

  • Midwest/Canada Regional: High Flyer

    Mark Casse has referred to his vast Thoroughbred training business at Woodbine racetrack as a "well-oiled machine" that runs smoothly from the early morning hours to late in the day.

  • Intravenous PBZ Dosing in Horses (AAEP 2011)

    While phenylbutazone (PBZ), commonly known as &quot;Bute,&quot; is one of the oldest and most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in horses, studies about optimal dosage are scarce in the scientific literature. Working to further cumulative veterinary knowledge about Bute dosing, Jonathan Foreman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, and his col...