Headlines for Friday, March 16, 2012

  • Trainer McLaughlin wins 1,000th race

    Kiaran McLaughlin reached a personal landmark Friday when Que Posse won the 8TH race at Aqueduct to give the trainer his 1,000th career North American victory.

  • Gemologist devalues Currency in allowance romp

    Gemologist had not raced since November 26, when he captured the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs. The Tiznow colt had recently posted a pair of bullet drills, however, and was sent off as the 3-5 favorite. Currency Swap, sidelined for more than six months since his victory in the Grade 1 Hopeful, rated as the 6-5 second choice.

  • Gemologist cruises to victory at Gulfstream Park.

    Gemologist Sparkles in Gulfstream Triumph

    Undefeated Gemologist got his 3-year-old campaign underway in sharp fashion at Gulfstream Park March 16, pulling away from grade I winner Currency Swap to win an allowance race by seven lengths.

  • Close Up Relocated to Ohio

    Close Up, sire of millionaire Joey P., has been relocated to Raimonde Farm, in Wooster, Ohio. The 16-year-old son of Capote is standing as the property of a syndicate for a $1,500 fee in 2012.

  • Alpha

    Alpha's Next Start Still Up in the Air

    The connections of Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha are still deciding what his next race will be. The Florida Derby, Wood Memorial, and now the Louisiana Derby are all viable options for the son of Bernardini.

  • Hansen

    Hansen Has It, But Can He Carry It?

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Looking to the future, the most interesting questions about Hansen's pedigree are his ability to stay the Kentucky Derby trip and his future prospects as a sire.

  • PNGI Has Deal to Relocate Two Ohio Racetracks

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said March 16 it has reached an agreement with Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich to relocate two racetracks in the state to capitalize on video lottery terminals in new markets.

  • Grayson Foundation Funds Eight New Projects

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors has approved funding for eight new research projects on problems that include foal pneumonia, laminitis, vitamin D's role in immunity, and stem cell therapy.

  • Managing Inflammatory Airway Disease in Horses (AAEP 2011)

    Of the many ailments that can limit an athletic horse&rsquo;s performance, lower airway inflammation is a top cause, affecting as many as 50% of young equine athletes. The good news about inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is the condition is treatable, and most affected horses can make a full recovery.&nbsp;During a presentation at the 2011 American Assoc...