Headlines for Friday, December 20, 2013

  • Santa Anita Reducing Takeout on Daily Double

    Santa Anita Park, with the approval of the Thoroughbred Owners of California, will reduce the takeout on its Daily Double wager to 18% during the upcoming season, and will offer the bet three times daily.

  • Free Mammography Screening at Turfway Dec. 27

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners is sponsoring no-cost mobile mammography screening services to women Dec. 27 at Turfway Park as part of a charitable partnership with the regional affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

  • City Wolf

    City Wolf Joins Roster at Pleasant Acres

    City Wolf, a half brother to top North American sires Ghostzapper and City Zip, has joined the rapidly-growing stallion roster at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Morriston, Fla., near Ocala, Joe and Helen Barbazon announced.

  • Kathy Ritvo

    Ritvo to Receive Lou Smith Memorial Award

    Trainer Kathy Ritvo will be feted at the NETWA annual awards dinner in July, when jockey Tammi Piermarini and Richard Sheehan Jr., DVM, will also be among the honorees.

  • Researchers Developing Equine Sweet Itch Test

    Your horse is itchy. You find patches of missing hair on his sides and shoulders. There are gaps in his mane, holes in his tail. Sweet itch? It could be. But then again, maybe not. Belgian researchers say the only way to be sure that your horse is affected by sweet itch is to evaluate him using a confirmed diagnostic test for the disease.