Headlines for Thursday, March 21, 2013

  • Trainer James Cassidy, president of CTT

    California Trainers Discuss Hollywood Options

    California Thoroughbred Trainers officials met with members March 21 to update them on industry discussions for an alternative to Betfair Hollywood Park when it eventually closes for expected development.

  • THS: Spiral Stakes

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park this weekend. Is there a Kentucky Derby winner in this field?

  • TCI: Spiral Stakes & Sunland Derby Preview

    The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend's final round of 'quarterfinal' preps worth a total of 85 points - the Spiral S. (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III).

  • Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat

    Turcotte Documentary to Open Derby Week

    A National Film Board of Canada's documentary, Secretariat's Jockey, Ron Turcotte, will premiere during Kentucky Derby Week in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Secretariat's historic Triple Crown campaign.

  • TCI: Spiral Stakes & Sunland Derby Preview

    The TCI Boys quickly recap the significance of the Rebel Stakes before breaking down this weekend's final round of "quarterfinal" preps worth a total of 85 points - the Spiral S. (gr. III) and Sunland Derby (gr. III). Watch it. Comment. Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut in the Spiral.

    Full Field Awaits Uncaptured in Spiral

    A full field of 12 is expected when Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) winner Uncaptured makes his 2013 debut March 23 in the $550,000 Horseshoe Cincinnati Casino Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

  • Charles Town Stewards Issue Ban, Suspensions

    A West Virginia-based trainer has been deemed ineligible for a license, and three others were suspended in connection with alleged use of "program trainers" at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • That Handicapping Show - Spiral Stakes 2013

    Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra handicap the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park this weekend. Is there a Kentucky Derby winner in this field? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Spiral. Order your copy of the BloodHorse.com 2013 Triple Crown Preview! Live Blog! Chat with staff from BloodHorse.com live; including Pete, Claire, Frank, and Tom. Staff present at each event may change. Find our live blogs here. Live Blog Calendar: March 29, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 12, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 17, 2013 June 7, 2013

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    'Road to KY Derby' Will Have Preview Show

    The Jockey Club, in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group, kicks off the "Road to Kentucky Derby" series with a 30-minute special previewing the Triple Crown season March 23 on the NBC Sports Network from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Bob Baffert, who has won four Sunland Park Oaks, tries for number 5 with Midnight Lucky.

    Baffert Seeks to Add to Sunland Oaks Success

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking to add to his four victories in the Sunland Park Oaks when he sends impressive maiden winner Midnight Lucky in the $200,000 race March 24 at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino.

  • Researchers Review Equine Sarcoidosis Cases

    While still rare, equine sarcoidosis—not to be confused with sarcoid tumors, an unrelated skin condition—can appear in even the healthiest of horses. But don’t be too quick to treat sarcoidosis-associated hair loss, scaly and flaking skin, and crusting with creams, ointments, and lotions. According to Dutch researchers, it’s better...

  • Spiral Field a Handicapping Challenge

    The 2013 edition of the grade III Spiral Stakes brings together an interesting mixture of dirt, turf and synthetic track runners that includes shippers and local entries.