Headlines for Thursday, April 5, 2012

  • Hip #16, a Salute the Sarge colt, was one of 2 to bring $105,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

    Two Bring $105,000 at F-T Texas Juvenile Sale

    It didn't take long for a horse to hit the six-figure mark at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale April 5. A $105,000 bid won hip 16, a Louisiana-bred Salute the Sarge colt.

  • Take Control Returns to Work Tab, Again

    Take Control, the first foal out of 2002 Horse of Year Azeri and a $1.9 million purchase for Kaleem Shah in 2009, recorded his first work in more than seven months April 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Isn't He Clever

    Two Added to Arkansas Derby Probable Field

    New Mexico-based Isn't He Clever and the Todd Pletcher-trained Heavy Breathing were added to the mix for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I) when nominations closed with 97 horses being made eligible for the race.

  • Withers winner Alpha

    Alpha, Gemologist Clash in Wood Memorial

    Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top 3-year-old spot if they were to impressively win the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct.

  • Killer Graces (left) and Charm the Maker finished 1-2 in the Hollywood Starlet.

    Top Starlet Pair Debut On Turf in Providencia

    Killer Graces and Charm the Maker, the first two finishers in last December's Hollywood Starlet (gr. I), will both be making their turf debuts in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Currency Swap is the 4-1 morning-line favorite for the Illinois Derby.

    Wide-Open Illinois Derby Draws 14

    In what is easily the most wide-open field of all the final Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps, the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a full field of 14 for the April 7 event at Hawthorne Race Course.

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby to Train Up to KY Oaks

    Trainer Gary Hartlage said that owner Anita Cauley wants a fresh horse for the Kentucky Oaks, so their multiple graded stakes winner On Fire Baby will not run in either the Fantasy or Arkansas Derby.

  • Oral Arguments Heard in Ohio VLT Lawsuit

    The Ohio Roundtable contended in oral arguments April 3 that a 2011 law passed by the Ohio General Assembly allowing the state Lottery Commission to install video lottery terminals at racetracks is unconstitutional.

  • Breeders' Cup Revises Medication Policy

    The Breeders' Cup has revised its "Convicted Trainer Rule" and will impose a minimum one-year suspension from the World Championships on any trainer with a Class 2, Category A, violation during the preceding 12 months.

  • Broadway's Alibi

    Broadway's Alibi Favored in Comely

    Broadway's Alibi, a 16 3/4-length winner of the Forward Gal (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park in January, will attempt to deliver another brilliant performance when she tops a field of seven in the Comely (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Starry Sky Ultrasound Pattern: A Review (AAEP 2011)

    Although one of Vincent van Gogh's most famous paintings, Starry Night, might have a peaceful and familiar air to it, the starry sky pattern seen on some equine hepatic (liver) ultrasounds is everything but van Gogh. It's more obscure and less preferred because it often points to a horse health problem.