Headlines for Tuesday, February 19, 2013

  • THA chairman Alan Foreman

    MD Leading Mid-Atlantic Uniform Drug Reform

    The Maryland Racing Commission voted Feb. 19 to adopt a uniform equine medication, penalty, and testing program proposed for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racetracks throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Undefeated Unlimited Budget makes her first start of 2013 in the Rachel Alexandra. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2240508722&k=xS7zjHR">Order This Photo</a>

    Unlimited Budget Favored in Rachel Alexandra

    Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II) victress Unlimited Budget has been pegged the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Feb. 23, in her season debut.

  • Lonhro Filly Tops Perth Sale Opener

    An Australian-bred filly by Darley's Central Kentucky-based Lonhro sold for $200,000 ($269,207 U.S.) to top the first session of the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale Feb. 19 at the Belmont Park sales complex.

  • Optimizer won the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap on Jan. 26.

    Optimizer Targets Fair Grounds Handicap

    After dominating in the Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 26 at Fair Grounds, Optimizer will try for a second straight win on the Stall-Wilson Course in the Fair Grounds Handicap (gr. IIIT) Feb. 23.

  • Musir won the 2012 Al Maktoum Challenge Round I at Meydan.

    De Kock Threesome Set for Al Fahidi Fort

    While trainer Mike de Kock's lone representative in the Balanchine (UAE-II) on Feb. 21 at Meydan is South African star Igugu, he sends a three-prong attack for the $250,000 Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) two races later.

  • After the Wire - 2/19/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Southwest Stakes, Sabin Stakes, El Camino Real Derby, and San Vicente Stakes from the weekend.

  • Igugu on Target for Return in Balanchine

    The $200,000 Balanchine (UAE-II) Feb. 21 at Meydan attracted seven entrants, but the field is overshadowed by the presence of South African Horse of the Year Igugu, who returns from a long layoff.

  • In Summation is among the horses on the ballot for Calder Casino & Race Course Hall of Fame.

    Calder Holding Hall of Fame Elections

    After a six-year hiatus, the Calder Casino & Race Course Hall of Fame will welcome nine new members to its roster when inducting three horses, two jockeys, two trainers, and two owners/breeders.

  • Sen. Damon Thayer

    KY Senator: Factors Stymie Action on Gaming

    A Kentucky lawmaker said a General Assembly vote on a constitutional amendment on casino gambling hinges on several factors, none of which appear to be in place during the current legislative session.

  • Five Factors that Impact Gestation, Foaling (AAEP 2012)

    Breeders spend a substantial amount of time contemplating the logistics of breeding, such as choosing the stallion and where and who will be performing the reproductive work. But once a mare is in foal, a number of things can derail the pregnancy if veterinarians and horse owners don't keep a close eye the mare's progress. Sometimes, simply knowin...