Headlines for Sunday, April 1, 2012

  • Union Rags

    Union Rags Remains On Top in Derby Wager

    An upset loss in the Florida Derby (gr. I) March 31 did not prevent Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags from being the favorite in Churchill Downs' final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool of 2012.

  • Casino  Host wins the Mervin Muniz Jr. Handicap.

    Casino Host Hits Muniz Memorial Jackpot

    Casino Host, with a well-timed ride by John Velazquez, closed with determination on the outside to post a half-length win in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) at Fair Grounds April 1.

  • Nates Mineshaft wins the New Orleans Handicap.

    Track Mark for Nates Mineshaft in New Orleans

    Front-running Nates Mineshaft took all of the drama out of the $396,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II) April 1 at Fair Grounds, running away from the field at odds of 9-1 while setting a track record in the process.

  • Spring Turnout Tips for Horses

    As the seasons transition from winter to spring, it's time to start thinking about horses' nutritional needs, as well as changes in the forage available to horses grazing on pasture. The spring also brings an increased risk for several health conditions, including laminitis and insulin resistance, in all horses on pasture. Here are some tips for t...