Headlines for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • WV Stewards Suspend Wehrman Two Years

    West Virginia racing stewards have suspended Randy Wehrman for two years because of integrity issues raised after the former Charles Town Races racing secretary received an alleged $700 loan from a local horseman.

  • Laurel Park

    MJC Plans Major Redevelopment at Laurel Park

    The Maryland Jockey Club plans to build a new clubhouse and grandstand at Laurel Park on the opposite side of the existing structures at the track, as well as knock down all existing barns and relocate new ones.

  • Mizdirection in the Monrovia Stakes.

    Heading in the Right 'Direction'

    by Ann Peters<br /> The gritty grey filly Mizdirection won last November's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), and she put in another remarkably game performance to win 'in her comeback Jan. 6 in the Monrovia H. (gr. IIT).

  • New Mexico Slaughter Facility Bill Rejected

    The New Mexico House Feb. 4 rejected a bill that would have authorized the state Department of Agriculture to study the feasibility of a slaughter facility to process horse meat for human consumption.

  • Rick Dutrow Jr.

    Denial of Dutrow's License Upheld in Kentucky

    In a decision that upholds the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's ability to deny racing licenses, a hearing officer has upheld the KHRC's 2011 decision to deny trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. a racing license.

  • Metabolic Syndrome Dangerous for Pregnant Mares (AAEP 2012)

    Equine metabolic syndrome--defined as obesity, insulin resistance, and high insulin levels circulating in the bloodstream--is a dangerous condition for any horse, but it puts pregnant mares in an especially precarious in situation. Owners and veterinarians should address metabolic syndrome and related conditions (such as laminitis and insulin resistance) ...