Headlines for Sunday, March 18, 2012

  • Tapitsfly

    Tapitsfly Pounces Late to Nab Honey Fox

    Tapitsfly, given a patient ride by Julien Leparoux, swept past the leaders in deep stretch to pick up her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Honey Fox Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 18 on Gulfstream Park's firm turf course.

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Update: Dominguez Dislocates Collarbone

    Jockey Ramon Dominguez and apprentice rider Samuel Camacho Jr. were released from North Shore University Hospital on the evening of March 18 after being transported following a spill earlier in the day at Aqueduct.

  • Tapitsfly swoops in Honey Fox

    Frank L. Jones Jr.'s homebred Tapitsfly, who had not won a stakes race since the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, remedied that statistic with a strong late rally in Sunday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/honeyfox12.pdf">Honey Fox</a> at Gulfstream Park. Typically up on or near the pace, the Dale Romans filly enjoyed being held up a little farther back by Julien Leparoux, and rolled past Bay to Bay and La Reine Lionne by a measured three-quarters of a length.

  • Havre de Grace has relaxing morning after New Orleans Ladies win

    Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace, fresh once more after the spoils of victory attained Saturday afternoon at Fair Grounds in the $150,000 New Orleans Ladies, was standing quietly in her stall early Sunday morning while trainer Larry Jones was still in town.

  • Baffert pleased with Rebel winner Secret Circle

    With a third straight Grade 2 Rebel Stakes victory sealed thanks to Secret Circle, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert was eagerly looking forward to the Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby next month at Oaklawn.

  • Alpha leaning toward Wood

    As of Sunday morning, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin appeared to be in a New York state of mind when thinking about the next starts for Godolphin stakes runners Alpha and It's Tricky.

  • Perfect Shirl to miss Sheema Classic

    Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Turf upsetter Perfect Shirl has been forced to withdraw from the Group 1, $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic, Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield announced.

  • Royal Delta will compete in the Dubai World Cup.

    World Cup Fields Loaded With Elite Runners

    At least 48 grade/group I winners and more than 20 champions or classic winners are expected to meet in what will be the world's richest day of racing, the $27 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) program at Meydan March 31.

  • Hansen breezes easy half for Wood

    On Sunday, reigning champion two-year-old male Hansen recorded his first move since taking the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes by three lengths on March 3.

  • El Padrino

    El Padrino Breezes for Florida Derby Date

    Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner El Padrino breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 March 18 at Palm Meadows for trainer Todd Pletcher as he approaches a start in the upcoming $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Michael Hernon

    Talkin' Horses to Focus on Breeding, Sales

    The next edition of the popular live podcast, Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse will feature Michael Hernon and Brian Graves from the Lexington-based Gainesway Farm.

  • Benefits of Casts for Severe Horse Limb Injuries (AAEP 2011)

    Casts are veritable double-edged swords in equine practice: While they play an important role in stabilizing fractures and treating wounds and tendon lacerations, they can cause a variety of complications. Some horses don&rsquo;t tolerate casts well, casts can cause pressure sores, and many veterinarians prefer to hospitalize horses with casts--an overwhe...