Headlines for Tuesday, March 12, 2013

  • OH Panel Peppers PNGI on Racetrack Plans

    The Ohio State Racing Commission March 12 continued its examination of plans for proposed racetrack casinos, peppering Penn National Gaming Inc. officials with questions about facilities planned for Dayton and Austintown.

  • Topping the opening session at $480,000 was Hip No. 143, a Flatter colt out of the Well Decorated mare Well.

    Business Brisk During First OBS Session

    The average rose 9.2% and the median was up 23.1% during the first session of the OBS March sale of 2-year-olds March 13 in Ocala. David Ingordo went to $480,000 for the day's topper, a son of Flatter for $480,000.

  • Big Drama

    Champion Big Drama Elected to Calder HOF

    Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, south Florida riding stalwart Eduardo Nunez, and top-five, all-time Calder trainer Dan Hurtak were among the nine new members elected to the Calder Hall of Fame.

  • Horse Racing

    Eight States Commit to Uniform Drug Rules

    The regulators of eight states in the Northeast region have committed to a uniform medication and drug testing program in a move supporters believe is a step toward uniform regulation of medication and drug testing.

  • Beds and Breds

    Breeder Bobby Trussell has the right Tempur-ment for the game. The former CEO of Tempur-Pedic focuses on acquiring broodmares with class.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    Owners Consider Suit Against BC on Salix

    Just days before the Breeders' Cup board of directors conducted a vote on Salix use at its world championships, prominent owners Gary and Mary West threatened litigation against the organization.

  • Flashback

    The Secret to Tapit's Success

    by Anne Peters <br /> During the first weekend in February, he was represented by three graded stakes winners: Flashback, Honorable Dillon, and Tapicat.

  • California Authorities Seek Six Horses for EIA Testing

    Agricultural authorities in California are seeking six animals to receive follow-up testing in connection with a California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Animal Health Branch study of equine infectious anemia (EIA) infections in racing Quarter Horses.

  • Treating Fungal Infections in Mares (AAEP 2012)

    Fungal infections of the uterus, due to either yeast or mold, are less common than bacterial infections, but it&#39;s important to consider them because untreated infections can lead to fertility problems. In such cases prompt diagnosis and treatment are necessary for a positive outcome. A veterinarian from The Ohio State University recently described app...

  • New Derby Points System: Swelling the Ranks?

    A prevalent idea at this point on the 2013 Kentucky Derby Trail is that the new points system is attracting more horses to the prep races. But is that what's actually happening?