Headlines for Monday, March 19, 2012

  • Kentucky Derby DreamBet contest returns

    For the third consecutive year, Churchill Downs and NBC have partnered to give one person the chance to place a life-changing $100,000 win bet in the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

  • Gemologist to Wood; Bode could go to Arkansas

    Undefeated Grade 2 hero Gemologist will use the Grade 1 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on April 7 as his final prep for the Kentucky Derby, owner WinStar Farm confirmed via Twitter on Monday.

  • Probable fields for Dubai World Cup night released

    Multiple Grade 1 hero Game on Dude and champion filly Royal Delta are among 14 horses projected to compete in the Group 1, $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 31, according to the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/2012dubaiprojectedfields.pdf"> list of probable competitors</a> released Sunday by the Dubai Racing Club.

  • Maker to send two to Spiral

    The field for Saturday's Grade 3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park is expected to fill or nearly fill the gate as trainers solidify plans for their Kentucky Derby hopefuls.&nbsp; The race's $500,000 purse virtually assures the winner a spot in the Derby gate, as proved true for the 2011 Spiral Stakes and Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom.

  • Donna Ward

    Ethics Panel Issues Opinion on Ward, KHRC

    An ethics panel has said that Donna Ward can continue to train horses in Kentucky but not race them at tracks in the state once her husband, John Ward, becomes executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

  • After the Wire - 3/18/2012

    Evan recaps the Rebel Stakes, Inside Information Stakes and examines how Gemologist and Havre de Grace have performed.

  • Third Eyelid Removal in Horses: Options Compared (AAEP 2011)

    Avoiding general anesthesia for surgery in horses, when possible, is not only safer for the horse and surgeons but also more economical for the owner. However, not all surgeries can be performed without anesthesia, partly because the procedure is too uncomfortable for the horse to remain awake (even if sedated and given pain medications) and also because ...