Headlines for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

  • Slideshow: Alysheba

    Celebrating the career of Alysheba, 25 years after his Derby triumph.

  • Rapid Redux

    Rapid Redux Honored by MHIB

    The Maryland Horse Industry Board honors Rapid Redux with a monthly "Touch of Class" award during a "Night of Maryland Horse Racings Champions" March 20 in Baltimore.

  • Transcript:Talkin' Horses-Zenyatta's Delivery

    Read the free transcript from the Special Edition of Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse featuring the foaling team at Lane's End Farm, discussing Zenyatta's delivery and day-to-day routine as a new mom.

  • Mark Valeski, Mr. Bowling work for Louisiana Derby

    Mark Valeski, runner-up in last month's Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes, made a case for favoritism in the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1, breezing an impressive five furlongs over the fast main track at Fair Grounds on Tuesday. He completed the move in :59 2/5 under regular rider Rosie Napravnik, the fastest of 11 works at the distance by a full second.

  • Louisiana Derby in mix for Alpha

    South Florida-based Alpha, easy winner of the Grade 3 Withers at Aqueduct on February 4, is now considered probable for the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on April 1, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed Tuesday.

  • New-Look Televised Racing Series to Begin

    "The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).

  • Santa Anita Notebook

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  • Havre de Grace won the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on March 17 by 4 1/2 lengths.

    Jones: Weight Must be Right for Apple Blossom

    For Rick Porter and Larry Jones, Plan A is to run Havre de Grace in the Apple Blossom Handicap April 13. However, the connections have also made one thing clear: They will only do so under the right weight conditions.

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski Sizzles at Fair Grounds

    Larry Jones' two top 3-year-olds, Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling, were both sent out on separate five-furlong works March 20 at Fair Grounds in preparation for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on April 1.

  • Special Feature - Shadow Hero: Riva Ridge

    Excerpted from the pages of the March 17, 2012 The Blood-Horse magazine, senior correspondent Steve Haskin tells how Riva Ridge put a struggling racing stable back on firm footing, and gave young owner Penny Chenery...

  • Rapid Redux racing at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

    Charles Town to Make Donation to CANTER

    Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is continuing its partnership with CANTER-Mid Atlantic and will again present a $10,000 donation to the organization during the Charles Town Classic card April 14.

  • $100,000 Kentucky Derby DreamBet Returns

    For the third consecutive year, Churchill Downs and NBC have partnered to give one person the chance to place a $100,000 win bet in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 5.

  • Committee Will Examine Gural Slots Proposal

    The United States Trotting Association has formed a committee to examine a proposal to use a small percentage of gaming revenue to support marketing and enhanced equine drug testing, but stopped short of endorsing the plan.

  • New Insulin Resistance Test Method for Horses (AAEP 2011)

    An obese horse is often&mdash;though not always&mdash;an insulin-resistant one, and detection methods for insulin resistance can be tricky to time, not to mention labor-intensive. Fran&ccedil;ois R. Bertin, DVM, a resident at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital described a new testing technique that he has found useful f...