Headlines for Thursday, February 28, 2013

  • TVG to Handle New Jersey Online Betting Site

    TVG and Darby Development announced that, effective March 1, TVG will provide online and telephone account wagering platforms and related services for New Jersey's only licensed and legal online horse racing wagering site.

  • My Pal Chrisy wins the 2012 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap.

    Calder, Gulfstream Fail to Resolve Date Fight

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course apparently have failed to strike a deal on racing dates, meaning they could race head-to-head on all Saturdays and Sundays during the year beginning July 1.

  • Jakkalberry's only win in 2012 came in the American St. Leger, at 1 11/16 miles last summer at Arlington Park.

    Stayers Take Stage in Nad Al Sheba Trophy

    The $200,000 Nad Al Sheba Trophy (UAE-III) attracted an intriguing 13-horse field, including globetrotting Jakkalberry, 2012 Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) victor Royal Diamond, and Saddler's Rock, who has shown impressive stamina.

  • KY Senate Refuses Pension Funding Measure

    The Kentucky Senate Feb. 28 refused to accept a funding measure that would have shifted most revenue from historical race wagering to retirement programs at the expense of the horse industry.

  • Suggestive Boy won the Arcadia Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths on Feb 2.

    Suggestive Boy Tops Lineup for Kilroe Mile

    Argentine-bred Suggestive Boy, an impressive 2 1/2-length winner of the Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) over the Santa Anita Park turf one month ago, heads an eight-horse field in the $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

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    Musir Seeks Comeback Win in Zabeel Mile

    Musir continues on the comeback trail March 2 at Meydan in search of his first win in more than a year in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by Stud Estreal Energia (UAE-II).

  • Tuttipaesi won the Ginger Brew Stakes on Jan 1 at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299757759&k=T5D88Lj">Order This Photo</a>

    Tuttipaesi Aims For Second U.S. Stakes Win

    Tuttipaesi will try to secure her second straight U.S. stakes victory and her first graded stakes win when the Clodovil filly faces an expected seven other 3-year-old fillies in the Herecomesthebride Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Rachel Alexandra 2/28/2013

    Rachel Alexandra Doing 'Better Than Expected'

    Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington remain pleased with the progress of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra following her abdominal surgery resulting from foaling complications Feb. 13.

  • THS: Gotham Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Gotham Stakes and the Santa Anita Handicap.

  • Shuruq and Paul Hanagan take the United Arab Emirates Oaks.

    Shuruq Streaks to U.A.E. Oaks Victory

    Shuruq won by a convincing four lengths in the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Oaks Sponsored by Al Dana Wealth Management (UAE-III) Feb. 28 at Meydan while leading in a one-two-three finish for Godolphin.

  • Delaware Sets Dates, But Still No Contract

    Delaware Park plans to race from May 18-Nov. 9 this year but, as was the case in 2012, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission approved the dates even though a contract with horsemen isn't in place.

  • That Handicapping Show - Gotham Stakes 2013

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Gotham Stakes, and the Santa Anita Handicap. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Gotham. Order your copy of the BloodHorse.com 2013 Triple Crown Preview! Live Blog! Chat with staff from BloodHorse.com live; including Pete, Claire, Frank, and Tom. Staff present at each event may change. Find our live blogs here. Live Blog Calendar: March 1, 2013 March 15, 2013 March 29, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 12, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 17, 2013 June 7, 2013

  • Now Spun pulls away to victory in the Meydan Classic.

    Now Spun Game Meydan Classic Winner

    Godolphin's Now Spun gamely charged between horses in the stretch and tallied a 1 1/4-length win in the $150,000 Meydan Classic Sponsored by Shahrazad Ladies Banking Feb. 28 at Meydan in season debut.

  • Instant Racing Machines at Kentucky Downs

    KY Lawmaker Questions Raid on Instant Racing

    The Kentucky House Feb. 27 passed legislation that in part would take revenue from historical race wagering to fund pensions for state workers, but one lawmaker questioned the bill's impact on the horse industry.

  • Pulling for Overanalyze in the Gotham

    It's hard to believe that we're already so far down the Kentucky Derby Trail that the final prep for the Grade I Wood Memorial is on Saturday.

  • Hind-Limb Flexion Test Times Compared (AAEP 2012)

    "A thorough lameness exam usually includes limb flexion tests to evaluate for gait changes when joints are stressed in a flexed position," remarked Amy Armentrout, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, of Burleson Equine Hospital, in Texas. Holding the hind limb up for a protracted time can be tough on the practitioner's body, and horses aren't always co...