Headlines for Wednesday, March 28, 2012

  • New Hampshire House Kills Casino Gaming Bill

    The New Hampshire House of Representatives March 28 soundly rejected the expansion of gambling by a wide margin even though both supporters and opponents predicted that the vote would be razor thin.

  • Dick's Picks for Dubai World Cup Day March 31

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Dubai World Cup program March 31 at Meydan Racecourse, including the Sheema Classic, Duty Free, Golden Shaheen, Al Quoz Sprint, and of course, the $10 million main event.

  • Edens Moon

    Eden's Moon, Reneesgotzip in SA Oaks Rematch

    Reneesgotzip couldn't keep up with Eden's Moon in the recent Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) but the speedy filly will get another chance when they meet again in the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) March 31.

  • Awesome Maria

    Rampart, Skip Away Part of Florida Undercard

    Grade I winner Awesome Maria looked as good as ever romping in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) last month; Where's Sterling leads the field in the Skip Away. Both races are part of the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park.

  • Royal Delta

    One More Perfect Day In The Desert

    From the time she zipped through three furlongs down the stretch as a light sharpener for the world's richest race until post positions were drawn more than eight hours later, trainer Bill Mott wouldn't have changed a thing.

  • Brilliant Speed

    Brilliant Speed Heads Appleton Stakes

    Brilliant Speed, third in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at 1 1/2 miles, cuts back to a mile for the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park March 31 as he takes on seven rivals.

  • Keertana

    Keertana Should be Tough in Orchid Stakes

    Five-time graded stakes winner Keertana was a close second in her most recent start and will likely be favored to break through this time when she leads a field of nine fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid (gr. III).

  • On Fire Baby

    Options Abound for On Fire Baby

    Her latest workout came March 27 at Oaklawn Park when she covered seven furlongs in 1:27 4/5. Following that drill, her connections are pondering the April 11 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) or April 14 Arkansas Derby (gr. I).

  • Sabercat

    Sabercat Working Toward Arkansas Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Sabercat returned to the worktab March 26 at Oaklawn Park with plans on running in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) next month.

  • Dubai Interview - George Bolton

    George Bolton owns The Factor, who is entered in the Golden Shaheen this weekend. George also gives an update on Bob Baffert.

  • Union Rags

    Pool 3 of Derby Future Wager Starts March 30

    Chadds Fords Stable's Union Rags was installed as the 3-1 favorite in the third and final betting pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Derby Future Wager that kicks off its three-day run March 30.

  • Union Rags

    Matz Feels Union Rags Has Point to Prove

    Michael Matz has put the past behind him and is only focusing on getting Union Rags through the Florida Derby and on to the Kentucky Derby, but the trainer is still clearly bothered by the Eclipse Award voting.

  • Dubai Interview - Trainer Herman Brown

    Herman Brown is the trainer of Green Destiny in Dubai Duty Free, Dux Scholar in Godolphin Mile, August rush in Al Quoz sprint, Mikhail Glinka & Bronze Cannon in dubai Gold Cup, Maritimer in UAE Derby

  • FDA No Longer Supports Compounded Pergolide Production

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will no longer support the production of compounded pergolide for use in horses, according to a recent statement from the agency. The change comes several months after the FDA approved a pergolide mesylate tablet (marketed as Prascend) for the treatment of clinical signs associated with pituitary pars inter...

  • Granulation Tissue Management in the Horse (AAEP 2011)

    There is a saying that "anything worth doing is worth overdoing." When it comes to healing lower leg wounds, some horses take this advice to heart and essentially "overheal" their injuries, resulting in the production of unsightly granulation (scar) tissue, commonly known as proud flesh. At 2011 American Association of Equine Prac...