Headlines for Friday, March 15, 2013

  • War Academy won his March 15 allowance by 3 1/2 lengths.

    War Academy Ready for Big Test, Baffert Says

    With his dominating 3 1/2-length allowance score going 1 1/16 miles March 15, War Academy is ready to join the Derby party, according to both Bob Baffert and Mike Smith.

  • THS: Rebel Stakes

    Claire Novak and Pete Denk handicap the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park this weekend. Can Super Ninety Nine repeat his efforts from his last race?

  • Snuggs and Kisses (right) won the 2013 Bayou Handicap.

    Bayou Handicap has Listed Status Restored

    The Feb. 23 renewal of the Bayou Handicap, a race scheduled for the Fair Grounds turf course but switched to the main track, was reinstated to Listed status following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • Miss Gibson County prior to the 1994 Prima Donna Stakes.

    Oaklawn Park is Baffert's 'Lucky Place'

    Bob Baffert's reputation at Oaklawn Park is that of a phenomenon, one you cannot afford to bet against. Selectively shipping in from his West Coast base with a remarkable 59% win rate, he has captured 17 of 29.

  • KY Court Overturns Vet Stewart's Suspension

    The Kentucky Court of Appeals has overturned Dr. Rod Stewart's four-year suspension for possession of cobra venom, stating that the regulation under which the veterinarian was disciplined was vague.

  • Equine Herpesvirus-1 Q&A

    Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that can cause epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often fatal. Our experts answer your EHV-1 questions.

  • Rydilluc

    Rydilluc Breezes Into Classic Contention

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he was unplaced in his only dirt start, on the score of pedigree, one wouldn't have many concerns about Rydilluc handling synthetic or dirt surfaces.

  • Stem Cell Approach Ineffective for SDFT Injuries (AAEP 2012)

    Musculoskeletal injuries are an all-too common cause of lameness in horses. Thanks to the advent of biologic therapies, including stem cells, tendon injuries aren&rsquo;t the &ldquo;death sentence&rdquo; they once were. Despite the positive results associated with stem cells in equine tendon injuries, however, the &ldquo;best&rdquo; way to obtain and use ...