Headlines for Friday, February 22, 2013

  • Breeders' Cup Board Takes No Action on Salix

    The Breeders' Cup Board discussed the scheduled prohibition of race-day furosemide at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships during a Feb. 22 meeting at Gulfstream Park, but took no action.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Calder Meeting Gulfstream Head-On Over Dates

    The battle over racing dates in southeast Florida became more intense Feb. 22 when Calder informed the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering that it plans to have racing every weekend from July 1 through June 30, 2014.

  • Indy Point

    South American Star Indy Point Joins Mandella

    Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella, who campaigned Argentine champions Gentlemen and Refinado Tom in North America, has added that country's leading 3-year-old colt, Indy Point, to his Southern California stable.

  • Rainbow 6 Hit for Record $3.5M at Gulfstream

    There was indeed a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for a lucky ticket holder that hit the elusive 10-cent Rainbow 6 at Gulfstream Park Feb. 22 for a record $3,591,245.44.

  • Called to Serve

    Called to Serve Posts Bullet Big 'Cap Move

    Called to Serve registered his third straight bullet work in preparation for the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) when he went five furlongs on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Feb. 22 in :59 1/5 with Gary Stevens up.

  • Indy Downs Gets Dates; Turfway to Stay Open

    A day after Centaur Holdings announced its purchase of Indiana Downs had been finalized, the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Feb. 22 approved a plan to shift all 2013 Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse dates to Indiana Downs.

  • Jockey Rajiv Maragh

    Jockey Maragh Plans Feb. 28 Racing Return

    Jockey Rajiv Maragh is scheduled to return to the races Feb. 28, a little less than two months after sustaining a hairline fracture to the T3 vertebrae of his upper back in a Dec. 31 spill at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Keeneland Triple Crown Contest Begins Feb. 23

    Keeneland Select, Keeneland's advanced deposit wagering site, has begun registration for its new Triple Crown contest, the $10K Crown Qualifier, that encompasses key prep races for the Triple Crown and the classic races.

  • Lawsonia Prevalence Patterns Investigated

    Yearly variability in exposure to a severe disease-causing bacterium of young horses appears to be different than previously thought. Despite the common belief that the incidence of equine proliferative enteropathy (EPE), a severe gastrointestinal disease of foals and long yearlings, spikes higher in some years than in others, researchers have recently fo...

  • Mario Pino

    Pino Honored with George Woolf Award

    Veteran Maryland-based rider Mario Pino is the winner of the 2013 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award, which recognizes riders for top career achievement and personal character.

  • Nevada First State to Approve Internet Poker

    Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signed legislation Feb. 21 that makes Nevada the first state to allow intrastate Internet poker. The legislation allows the state to form compacts with other states that allow internet poker.

  • Frost Giant to Shuttle to Australia

    Booked full for the current season, young sire Frost Giant will be headed from his base in New York to stand at Yarradale Stud in Western Australia for the Southern Hemisphere season that begins in August.

  • Using MRI and Scintigraphy to Diagnose Suspensory Injuries (AAEP 2012)

    The biblical saying, "two are better than one because they have a good return for their work," succinctly describes recommendations Natalie Zdimal, DVM, recently made regarding diagnostic imaging for suspensory-ligament-related injuries. Horses with such injuries generally have discomfort in the back the back of the fore- and hind-limbs near the...