Headlines for Monday, March 26, 2012

  • Hip 51, by Tapit, was one of three juveniles that brought $1 million or more during the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale.

    Average, Median Rise at F-T Florida Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training lived up to its high risk/high reward reputation March 26. For the lucky consignors who hit the jackpot, the riches were greater than they had been in 2011.

  • Royal Delta and Lucky Chappy in Dubai.

    Royal Delta and Lucky Chappy Hit the Track

    Gaining more poise with each day she trains at Meydan, champion Royal Delta was able to share some of her self-assurance with another American runner in Dubai on March 26, guiding UAE Derby (UAE-gr. II) contender Lucky Chappy

  • Close New Hampshire Casino Vote Expected

    The full New Hampshire House of Representatives will take up the expansion of gambling this week and the floor vote expected on March 28 or 29 is anticipated to be as close as a photo finish.

  • Udall Says 'Corruption' in Racing Alarming

    A member of Congress who in 2011 co-sponsored federal legislation that would regulate safety and integrity in horse racing has renewed his call in the wake of a March 25 report in the New York Times.

  • Hip 149, by Big Brown, sold for $1.3 million dollars at the Fasig-Tipton Florida Sale.

    Big Brown Colt Commands $1.3 Million at F-T

    A bay son of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown became the new sale topper at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds when he fetched $1.3 million from Demi O'Byrne

  • Hip 96, by Distorted Humor, sold for $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.

    Distorted Humor Colt Brings $1.2 Million

    A chestnut colt by Distorted Humor commanded $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson to lead the Fasig-Tipton Florida select 2-year-old sale at Palm Meadows Training Center March 26.

  • Mark Valeski

    Mark Valeski, 13 Others in Louisiana Derby

    The coupled entry of Mark Valeski and Mr. Bowling was made the 2-1 morning-line favorite in a full field of 14 for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots April 1.

  • Royal Delta schooling in Dubai.

    A Champion Filly's Work Is Never Really Done

    Royal Delta galloped around Meydan Racecourse just after sunrise on March 25 and then returned to school in the paddock as the last rays of daylight tickled the towers of Dubai's emphatic skyline

  • New York Budget Calls For Gaming Commission

    State legislators have tentatively agreed to create a New York Gaming Commission to oversee all aspects of gambling in New York, including horse racing, lotteries and Indian-run and racetrack-based casinos.

  • Treating Equine Upper Respiratory Tract Ailments (AAEP 2011)

    A horse in respiratory distress or displaying other signs of airway ailments warrants a prompt call to the veterinarian; he or she has tools and experience to attempt to resolve the problem.  At the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, a surgeon and own...