Headlines for Saturday, March 16, 2013

  • Tiz Miz Sue and Joe Rocco Jr. take the Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Tiz Miz Sue Upsets Azeri Again

    Tiz Miz Sue upset the Azeri Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park last year at odds of 8-1, and this season she did it again. The Cresran homebred ran down top contenders My Miss Aurelia and Don't Tell Sophia to get the job done.

  • Joyful Victory rolls home in the Santa Margarita Stakes.

    Joyful Victory Cool as Ice in Santa Margarita

    In her sixth try at the grade I level, Joyful Victory finally broke through with a front-running trip under Rosie Napravnik to capture the $294,250 Santa Margarita Stakes in style March 16 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Elghayoor overcomes the pacesetters to win the Cicada.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2410962005&k=6zWRCtZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Elghayoor Edges Highestmaintenance in Cicada

    Elghayoor continued her upward ascent at snowy Aqueduct Racetrack March 16, collaring heavily favored Highestmaintenance in deep stretch to post a half-length victory in the $100,000 Cicada, her second straight stakes win.

  • Frac Daddy (left) finished second in the Nov. 24 Kentucky Jockey Club behind Uncaptured.

    McPeek: Frac Daddy Likely for Florida Derby

    After sending out Frac Daddy for a five-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park on the morning of March 16, trainer Ken McPeek reported that the 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy would likely run next in the $1 million Florida Derby.

  • Game On Dude

    Game On Dude Pointed to Charles Town Classic

    Trainer Bob Baffert plans to run two-time Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Game On Dude in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 20, according to the Santa Anita Park publicity office.

  • Racing at Fairplex Park

    CTT Pushing for Consideration of Fairplex

    The president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers wants a more transparent process for selecting the track that will eventually succeed Betfair Hollywood Park and is calling for renewed consideration of Fairplex Park.

  • New Hyperinsulinemia Screening Test Promising (AAEP 2012)

    In a perfect world, veterinarians would be able to detect every horse afflicted with insulin dysregulation before the animal developed the painful and debilitating disease laminitis. Screening for insulin issues is typically cumbersome, because existing tests are time-consuming and involved. A team from the University of Tennessee (UT) led by Nicholas Fra...