Headlines for Thursday, April 26, 2012

  • First Samuari, sire of the OBS April sale-topper.

    Big Finale Helps Ocala Spring Sale Set Marks

    The Ocala Breeders Sales Co. concluded a record run through its Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training on April 26 with a fourth consecutive session of spirited bidding and a $650,000 sales topper.

  • American Act bolts, but gets up in Harry Henson

    The even-money favorite once the sprint was transferred from the turf to the Cushion Track, the Jack Carava trainee raced last of six early, but appeared to be uncorking a good move before veering out badly turning for home. Jockey Rafael Bejarano kept riding, however, and American Act kept responding near the stands' side of the track.

  • Nereid makes her first start of 2012 in the Wilshire.

    Wilshire: American Oaks Winner Nereid Returns

    Nereid, who finished in a dead heat with Cambina in the American Oaks (gr. IT) last summer, returns to Betfair Hollywood Park for her 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf April 29.

  • Upperline plays it by ear in Bewitch

    The 2-1 second choice, Upperline strolled through an opening quarter in :26 4/5. Shimmering Moment moved up to vie for the lead passing the stands for the first time, and took over when reaching the half in :54. Senada also advanced to prompt on the outside, relegating the rail-hugging Upperline to third or fourth through splits of 1:19 3/5 and 1:44 3/5. Meanwhile, Here to Win, the 8-5 favorite, steadily improved her position off the pace.

  • Alpha schools in the gate at Belmont Park

    Grade 3 Withers winner and Grade 1 Wood Memorial runner-up Alpha continues to school at the gate at Belmont Park in preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.

  • Oaks contenders gallop, ready for final moves

    Grade 1 victress Eden's Moon visited the Churchill Downs starting gate and then galloped 1 1/2 miles after the morning renovation break on Thursday under exercise rider George Alvarez for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Triple Crown 2012 Pedigree Profiles

    An in-depth look at the bloodlines of the contenders for each leg of the Triple Crown. The profiles also include a pedigree chart, TrueNicks ratings, and Brisnet.com Ultimate Past Performances.

  • THS: 2012 Kentucky Derby Preview

    An early look at the 2012 Kentucky Derby from Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra. Sponsored by TVG Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Pre-Kentucky Derby PPs and Pre-Kentucky Oaks PPs .

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • THS: Kentucky Derby Preview

    An early look at the 2012 Kentucky Derby from Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra. Sponsored by TVG.

  • Aqueduct sees double-digit handle increases during winter/spring meet

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) saw double-digit gains in on-track handle, total handle and NYRA Rewards account wagering during the recently concluded 2012 Aqueduct winter/spring meet, which spanned 78 live racing days from January 1 through April 22.

  • Winter Memories

    Big Things Expected From Winter Memories

    Five-time graded stakes winner Winter Memories is on track to have another big season, according to trainer Jimmy Toner, as she prepares for her 4-year-old bow in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Mamma Kimbo

    Mamma Kimbo Out of Oaks; Sacristy In

    John Fort's Mamma Kimbo, who was slated to run in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will instead be pointed to the May 18 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico.

  • Kentucky Derby Report

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  • Tendon Lesions in Horses: Treatment and Prognosis

    If an owner finds his or her horse in the field, a foreleg covered in blood from the knee down, the animal&#39;s tendons might not be the first concern. But as Robert L. Linford, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, a professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, explained at a recent veterinary conf...