Headlines for Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • NYRA to Consider Synthetic for Aqueduct

    Installing a synthetic surface for the inner track at Aqueduct Racetrack for the 2013-14 winter season is among the changes to NYRA policies and operations that will be considered by the board at its Jan. 25 meeting.

  • Betfair Hollywood Park

    Hollywood Park Commits to Fall Racing Dates

    Ending much speculation about its immediate future, Betfair Hollywood Park will operate its annual fall meet in 2013, track president Jack Liebau said in an appearance before the California Horse Racing Board Jan. 17.

  • Soft Falling Rain leads the way in the Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial.

    Soft Falling Rain Dominates Meydan Trial

    Unbeaten South African champion Soft Falling Rain controlled the pace and scored a dominant 2 1/2-length victory in the $110,000 Duty Free Jumeirah Creekside United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas Trial Jan. 17 at Meydan.

  • THS: LeComte Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Lecomte Stakes and Sunshine Millions Classic this weekend.

  • Handle, Purses Down at Delaware Park in 2012

    Live and simulcast wagering on races at Delaware Park in 2012 totaled $116,771,915, down 22.08% from $149,862,434 in 2011, according to statistics released by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission Jan. 17.

  • Paynter

    Paynter's Recovery Is 'Moment of the Year'

    Paynter's recovery from life-threatening battles with laminitis and colitis after his victory in the 2012 Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park was voted by fans the 2012 NTRA Moment of the Year.

  • Effects of Soaking on Protein, Mineral Loss in Hay

    Providing a diet low in nonstructural carbohydrates (NSC), such as sugars and starch, is key to maintaining horses diagnosed with diseases such as laminitis, hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HYPP), and polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM). Soaking hay not only helps reduce dust, but also NSC, making it a popular option for maintaining horses with these ...