Headlines for Sunday, March 3, 2013

  • Rydilluc wins the Palm Beach Stakes.

    Contessa Mulls Options After Rydilluc Cruises

    Watching his Rydilluc dominate a group of 3-year-old turf runners in his stakes debut in the $150,000 Palm Beach (gr. IIIT) March 3 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Gary Contessa may have come to a conclusion.

  • After the Wire - 3/3/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Gotham Stakes, Santa Anita Handicap, and the Las Virgenes Stakes.

  • Flashback (outside) works with Den's Legacy at Santa Anita.

    Flashback Posts Bullet Move for San Felipe

    Flashback moved a step closer to his much-anticipated showdown with Goldencents in the upcoming San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) with a five-furlong workout March 3 in a bullet 59 seconds flat under regular rider Julien Leparoux.

  • Discreet Dancer

    Pletcher Works Discreet Dancer, 'Bobby

    Trainer Todd Pletcher had a busy Sunday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center March 3 with more than a dozen stakes runners from his powerful stable hitting the work tab for upcoming stakes engagements.

  • Wise Dan
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    Wise Dan 'Ahead of Schedule' for 2013 Debut

    Wise Dan, Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year, turned in his second work of the season at Keeneland March 2, a four-furlong move in :49 1/5. Stablemates Turallure and Successful Dan are also training well.

  • Mountaineer Sunday Card Canceled

    Wintry conditions, including snow showers and a temperature well below average, have caused the cancellation of the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort card for Sunday, March 3.

  • GI Drug Could be Useful for Equine Eye Exams (AAEP 2012)

    Occasionally veterinarians stumble across a drug side effect that's more useful than detrimental. Take, for example, the antispasmodic N-butylscopolammonium bromide (NBB), marketed in the United States as Buscopan (Boehringer Ingelheim) to treat horses with colic. As it turns out, this drug could be useful for helping veterinarians examine horses'...