Headlines for Sunday, March 17, 2013

  • Bright Thought in the San Luis Rey.

    Bright Thought Set World Mark in San Luis Rey

    Bright Thought, a scintillating 3 1/4-length winner of the $150,000 San Luis Rey Stakes going 1 1/2 miles on turf March 16, has established a new world record time of 2:22.72, according to the American Racing Manual.

  • Aubby K wins the Inside Information.
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    Comebacker Aubby K Aces Inside Information

    Aubby K, making her first start since she was unplaced in the Test Stakes (gr. I) more than six months ago, became a grade II winner when she put away nine rivals in the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II).

  • Fair Grounds Jockey Johnson Breaks Collarbone

    Jockey Pat Johnson, who had been winning races with increasing regularity at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, suffered a broken collarbone when a horse he had just ridden tripped while returning to be unsaddled March 16.

  • Ground Transport Works Swiftly for LA Derby

    Ground Transport, one of the locally-based sophomores preparing for the upcoming $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II), is attracting some attention after posting consecutive bullet moves at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • New Test Could Detect Equine Lyme Disease Sooner (AAEP 2012)

    Diagnosing Lyme disease in horses is tricky business; not all horses that contract the causative bacterium, Borrellia burgdorferi, from infected ticks develop the debilitating condition, and those that do might not show signs until several months after infection. As with many diseases, early detection can mean swifter resolution, along with better recover...