Headlines for Thursday, March 29, 2012

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Released From Dubai Hospital

    Trainer Bob Baffert was released from a Dubai Hospital March 29, three days after suffering a heart attack following his arrival in the United Arab Emirates to manage his horses for the World Cup.

  • Montjeu

    Coolmore Stallion Montjeu Dies at 16

    Montjeu, a Cartier Award winner and an outstanding sire at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland, died March 29 after a short illness due to complications from septicemia, an infection in the bloodstream.

  • Royal Delta gallops in Dubai.

    Long Before Dawn and Extending Into Night

    For Royal Delta, a big part of her daily routine revolves around eating. And she approaches her meals with the same kind of enthusiasm that she has for running.

  • Secret Circle

    Secret Circle Drills Sharp 5F at Santa Anita

    Rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Secret Circle remains on edge for his expected start in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) following a bullet five-furlong drill in :58 2/5 at Santa Anita Park March 29.

  • THS: Florida Derby

    Jason and Tom handicap the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby.

  • Slideshow: Man o' War

    Celebrate the birthday of the great Man o' War, who was born March 29, 1917.

  • European Champion Borgia Dies

    Borgia, a globetrotting German-bred champion filly who specialized in long distance racing, died March 29. The daughter of Acatenango out of the Tarim mare Britannia was 18.

  • THS: Florida Derby 2012

    Jason and Tom handicap the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Florida Derby and the Louisiana Derby.

  • Falls of Lora won the UAE Oaks by 2 3/4 lengths on February 23.

    Falls of Lora Takes on Boys in UAE Derby

    Falls of Lora will seek to emulate her stablemate Khawlah when she takes on colts in the $2 million UAE Derby Sponsored by the Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (UAE-II) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.

  • Yara won the Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on February 25.

    Gulfstream Oaks: Yara, Grace Hall Meet Again

    While Florida-bred Yara may have a resume with the most potential to score a victory in the March 31 Gulfstream Oaks Stakes (gr. II), there are several other fillies in the eight-horse field with impressive credentials.

  • HRRN Gears Up for Big Weekend

    Horse Racing Radio Network will provide 10 hours of live racing coverage this weekend, including exclusive broadcasts of the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the Florida Derby, and the Louisiana Derby.

  • Union Rags Tops in Florida Derby?

    The program can give you Union Rags to win the grade I Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park March 31. Is that the way you should go?

  • Joy And Fun won the Al Quoz Sprint in 2010.

    Joy And Fun Back for More in Al Quoz Sprint

    Veteran Hong Kong-based sprinter Joy And Fun will face 15 of the world's best turf sprinters in the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-IT) at Meydan Racecourse March 31.

  • Alternative Treatment for "Roaring" in Horses (AAEP 2011)

    Most approaches to solving "roaring" in horses--a noisy, performance-limiting condition of the equine airway--involve wielding a scalpel, but a Cornell University-based research team recently examined an alternative, treatment for roarers. Jon Cheetham, VetMB, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, of the College of Veterinary Medicine's Department of Clinical Sc...