Headlines for Monday, February 18, 2013

  • Palace Malice

    Haskin's Derby Trail: Play the Palace

    Now that Campbell has announced his retirement from syndicates at age 84 after revolutionizing the sport, how appropriate would it be for him to finally get that elusive Derby winner 42 years later?

  • Data Link

    Data Link to Open 2013 in Canadian Turf

    After winning three graded stakes on turf last year, including the grade I Maker's 46 Mile Stakes, Data Link will make his 5-year-old seasonal debut on Feb. 23 in the Canadian Turf Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Dreaming of Julia

    Dreaming of Julia to Open Year in Davona Dale

    In terms of previous accomplishments, grade I winner Dreaming of Julia towers over entries in the $250,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 23 at Gulfstream Park, but several fillies who have flashed brilliance await.

  • Oxbow in the LeComte Stakes.

    Risen Star a Popular Race; 15 Entered

    With a $400,000 purse and some major points along the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds has attracted an overflow field of 15 3-year-olds headed by grade III winners Oxbow and Circle Unbroken.

  • Rachel Alexandra at Rood and Riddle Feb. 18th.

    Rachel Alexandra Goes for Short Walk

    Doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington said Monday, Feb. 18, that 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra remains stable as she recovers from abdominal surgery performed Feb. 13 following foaling complications.

  • Southwest Distance Could Help Always in a Tiz

    The Southwest states will be run at 1 1/16 mile for the first time in its 33 year history, so we're not looking for a horse that can take advantage of the "short stretch mile" at Oaklawn Park.

  • Stem Cell Preparation and Delivery (AAEP 2012)

    Having stem cells at our disposal for treating tendon and ligament injuries in horses but not knowing exactly how to administer them is like having a million dollars you can't spend. One researcher from Colorado State University (CSU) described stem cell preparation and delivery at the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners' Convention,...