Headlines for Friday, March 30, 2012

  • Jockey Whitacre Injured, to Miss Pimlico Meet

    Jockey Grant Whitacre will miss the entire spring meet at Pimlico Race Course after he cracked the T6 vertebra in his back and broke his nose during a spill during training March 30 at Laurel Park.

  • CHRB Medication/Track Safety Panel to Meet

    The CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee will conduct a public meeting April 11, for discussion and action on a number of proposals relating to the safety of racehorses and the integrity of racing.

  • Dubai Interview - Nelson Clemmens

    Simon Burgess talks with Nelson Clemmens, AmWest CEO, about the Dubai World Cup, the chances of the American horses, and AmWest.

  • Dubai Interview: Nelson Clemmens

    Simon Burgess talks with Nelson Clemmens, AmWest CEO, about the Dubai World Cup, the chances of the American horses, and AmWest.

  • Risen Star winner El Padrino

    El Padrino's Owner Ready to Meet Union Rags

    Nobody would have blamed the connections of Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) winner El Padrino if they had chosen to return to Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots rather than staying in Florida to face Union Rags in the Florida Derby.

  • New York Set to Enact New Claiming Rule

    In response to recent equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack, regulators in New York are poised to adopt a rule voiding claiming race sales of horses that die during a claiming event or are euthanized on-track after a race.

  • Dubai Interview - Frankie Dettori

    Simon Burgess talks with jockey Frankie Dettori, who has 7 mounts on the Dubai World Cup program including African Story.Sponsored by AmWest

  • PA Horsemen Call for State-Level Meetings

    A coalition of Pennsylvania horsemen is seeking a series of "state-level" meetings of all stakeholders in horse racing to examine ways to improve the health and safety of equine and human participants.

  • Dubai Interview - Caspar Fownes

    Simon Burgess talks with Caspar Fownes, trainer Lucky Nine, who runs in the Dubai Golden Shaheen..Sponsored by AmWest

  • Haskin's Derby Trail: Ride the Wild Surf

    Going strictly by the numbers, Windsurfer would appear to have little or no shot to win the Louisiana Derby. But sometimes, numbers do lie, which is why racing has a steady stream of longshot winners.

  • Dubai Interview - Fred Crabbia

    Simon Burgess talks with Fred Crabbia, owner of Rocket Man, winner of the 2011 Dubai Golden Shaheen, who is back to try again in 2012..Sponsored by AmWest

  • Dubai Interview - Jockey Kerrin McEvoy

    Simon Burgess talks with jockey Kerrin McEnvoy, who rides Helmet in the UAE Derby, and Sepoy in the Dubai Golden Shaheen.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland draw a crowd Friday morning at Meydan.

    Schiappa Has Confidence in the 'Dude'

    Game On Dude co-owner handled the media with ease while trainer Bob Baffert was hospitalized. Now that Baffert has been released, Schiappa is confident Game On Dude is ready for a strong showing in the Dubai World Cup.

  • Dubai Interview - Paul Messara

    Simon Burgess talks with Paul Messara, trainer of Ortensia, who runs in the Al Quoz Sprint.Sponsored by AmWest

  • Giant Ryan

    Giant Ryan, The Factor Go for the Gold

    Giant Ryan and The Factor, the U.S. representatives in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, have worked well on the Tapeta surface at Meydan Racecourse and appear primed for big efforts.

  • Dubai Interview: Frankie Dettori

    Simon Burgess talks with jockey Frankie Dettori, who has 7 mounts on the Dubai World Cup program including African Story.

  • Delayed Suturing for Equine Lower Limb Wounds (AAEP 2011)

    Just as "there's more than one way to skin a cat," there is more than one way to repair a horse's wound, particularly if it's located on the lower limb. And while many of us might be under the impression that all horse wounds should be stitched closed as soon as possible, this is not always an option. Richard Hackett, DVM, MS, Dipl. ...