Headlines for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

  • The Peter Pan will be the first dirt start for Summer Front.

    Summer Front Tries Dirt in Peter Pan

    Because of their presence on the Triple Crown trail, Mark Valeski and The Lumber Guy are favored, but Waterford Stable's Summer Front has the potential to be one of the brightest 3-year-old stars in the country.

  • Drill (outside) and American Act finished a nose apart in the San Vicente Stakes.

    Laz Barrera: Drill, American Act Clash Again

    Drill and American Act, separated by a nose in the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) in February, will renew their acquaintance in the $100,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 13.

  • Preakness Report

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  • Mark Valeski one of a dozen entered in Peter Pan

    A little more than a week removed from an historic victory in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks aboard Believe You Can, jockey Rosie Napravnik will guide potential favorite Mark Valeski in Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/peterpan12">Peter Pan</a> for three-year-olds at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile test is often used as a springboard to the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, the third jewel in the Triple Crown, which is scheduled for June 9.

  • Four Named to New England Turf Hall of Fame

    Owner/breeder Frank Bertolino, jockey Joseph Hampshire Jr., trainer Maurice Bresnahan, and longtime Suffolk Downs executive Robert M. O'Malley were elected to the New England Turf Writers

  • Monmouth opens meet under direction of horsemen

    Monmouth Park, a storied name in American Thoroughbred racing, will open for the 2012 season on Saturday under the auspices of Darby Development LLC, the management company representing the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.&nbsp;

  • I'll Have Another gets in a jog at Old Hilltop

    Members of trainer Doug O'Neill's staff liked what the saw Wednesday morning when Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another made his first trip to the track at Pimlico, the site of his next start, the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes on May 19.

  • Trade Zone: More Top Equine Studies of 2011

    Held annually, the AAEP convention provides continuing educational opportunities for veterinarians, allowing them to gain information on what is new in research, to learn the latest on cutting edge of technology and more.

  • Kelly named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior

    Kathleen Kelly has been named Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 137th Preakness Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior will serve as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown.

  • Suffolk Down

    Suffolk Downs, Horsemen Agree on Contract

    After months of wrangling over minor details in the contract for the 2012 live meet that begins June 2, Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have reached an agreement.

  • Possibility of Gluten Sensitivity in Horses Examined

    While the exact cause of inflammatory small bowel disease (ISBD) in horses remains unknown, a group of Dutch researchers suspect that gluten intolerance could be a contributing factor of the disease. They recently tested their hypothesis and found that gluten sensitivity in horses is a possibility.