Headlines for Sunday, March 4, 2012

  • Hansen to train at Turfway for Wood

    The 2011 juvenile champion emerged from Aqueduct Racetrack's 1 1/16-mile Gotham in good order, said trainer Michael Maker's assistant, Nelson Donis.

  • Soldat returns triumphant on Gulfstream turf

    Soldat continued the recent trend of 2011 Kentucky Derby runners making a big impression in their four-year-old debuts. Derby hero Animal Kingdom captured a similar Gulfstream turf test on February 19; Derby runner-up Nehro crushed an optional claimer at Fair Grounds February 25; Derby third Mucho Macho Man beat subsequent Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap winner Ron the Greek in the January 28 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic; and Pants on Fire just romped in an optional claimer at Gulfstream on Saturday.

  • Tyler Baze in Hospital After Fall at Home

    Jockey Tyler Baze was "doing good" at Arcadia Methodist Hospital on the morning of March 4 after he injured himself in a fall at his home, according to his former agent and long-time friend Ivan Puhich.

  • Rousing Sermon

    Contentious San Felipe Shaping Up

    Rousing Sermon is coming up to his next scheduled start in the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) sharply after a bullet half-mile work in :46 3/5 over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track March 4.

  • Amie's Dini blazes bullet in advance of Honeybee

    Martha Washington Stakes winner Amie's Dini showed she's ready for a showdown in the Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee Stakes with fellow top filly On Fire Baby with a quick half-mile breeze Sunday at Oaklawn Park.

  • I'll Have Another blitzes six furlongs in 1:10

    With jockey Mario Gutierrez in the irons, I'll Have Another was on the muscle while ambling and jogging alongside Lava Man. The popular 11-year-old gelding, a two-time winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in his glory days, escorted his young companion until the time came for him to break away for his work.

  • Hansen in the Gotham Stakes.

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    Wood Memorial Likely Next Stop for Hansen

    Juvenile champion Hansen, a leading contender for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) following his smashing win in the Gotham Stakes (gr. III), is expected to return to Aqueduct for the Wood Memorial.

  • Horse Racing Industry in Ontario Under Fire

    Seeking to reduce its $16 billion deficit, the Ontario government is considering one of economist Don Drummond’s recommendations to cut the “Slots at Racetracks” program, which could result in the downfall of horse racing in Ontario.

  • Supporting Limb Laminitis in Casted Horses (AAEP 2011)

    “Supporting limb laminitis (laminitis developing in the hoof opposite a severely painful limb) can be one of the most challenging and often times unpredictable complications in horses with severe, unilateral lameness.” began Joanna Virgin, DVM, currently of Oakridge Equine Hospital, in Edmond, Okla., at the 2011 American Association of Equine ...