Headlines for Friday, May 11, 2012

  • Dullahan to skip Preakness, point toward Belmont

    Jerry Crawford, managing partner of Donegal Racing, announced Friday that Dullahan, the two-time Grade 1 winner and third place finisher in this year's Kentucky Derby, will race next in the Belmont Stakes on June 9.

  • I'll Have Another thriving; Hansen hopes to regain championship

    "I'm looking for energy and for him to maintain his stride. He has such a long stride. He continues to keep that," O'Neill said. "He's got great energy and a great appetite. Those are the basic things I'm looking to maintain."

  • Believe You Can targets Mother Goose

    Trainer Larry Jones revealed Friday that he will likely point Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can to Belmont Park's Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes, run at 1 1/16 miles on June 23.

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    Alpha Under Consideration for Belmont Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Alpha, 12th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, returned to the track at Belmont Park May 11 and is under consideration for the Belmont Stakes.

  • Tax Ruling seeks third straight win in Iroquois

    The longest Grade 1 steeplechase in the country, the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/iroquoisjump12">Calvin Houghland Iroquois</a> over three miles, will be renewed Saturday at Percy Warner Park in Nashville, Tennessee. Seeking an unprecedented third straight win in the Iroquois is Tax Ruling, a nine-year-old son of the recently deceased Dynaformer.

  • Pluck retired to stud at Vinery Australia

    Pluck, a sensational last-to-first winner of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will enter stud at Vinery Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere breeding season. Standing alongside his sire, More Than Ready, he will serve for a fee of A$11,000, including GST (goods and services tax).

  • &lt;BR&gt;Hierro

    Hierro Preps for Later Classics

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />This year's sloppy renewal of The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial lacked a Kentucky Derby hopeful but may have produced a classic prospect in Hierro.

  • Ohio Bill Sets VLT Purse Share at 9% Minimum

    Casino cleanup legislation passed by the Ohio Senate May 10 has some new horse racing-related language, including a section that ensures the industry will get no less than 9% of gross revenue from racetrack VLTs.

  • The Latest in Diagnostic Imaging Modalities for Horses

    An accurate diagnosis is imperative to pinpointing and treating lameness in horses. Fortunately, veterinarians today have more sound and accurate options for identifying specific issues than they did just 10 years ago, said Kent Allen, DVM, owner of Virginia Equine Imaging, a specialty sports imaging practice in The Plains, who presented April 26 at a Uni...