Headlines for Thursday, March 7, 2013

  • Little Mike at Meydan.

    Little Mike, Monterosso Meet at Meydan

    U.S. turf standout Little Mike and 2012 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Monterosso headline the $400,000 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Sponsored by Emirates Airline (UAE-I) on the Super Saturday card March 9 at Medyan.

  • Dullahan at Meydan in Dubai.

    Dullahan Takes the Stage in Burj Nahar

    Donegal Racing's synthetic track specialist and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) hopeful Dullahan will sharpen up for his planned start in the $10 million race later this month in the $200,000 Burj Nahar (UAE-III) March 9 at Meydan.

  • Sajjhaa winning the Balanchine and defeating Igugu.

    Igugu, Delpech Reunite for Jebel Hatta

    South African star mare Igugu will be reunited with regular rider Anthony Delpech for the $300,000 Jebel Hatta (UAE-I) March 9 at Meydan as she returns to take on Godolphin's Sajjhaa, who defeated her two weeks ago.

  • Rachel Doing Well After Doctors Drain Abscess

    Rachel Alexandra was described as "bright and alert with a good appetite" on the evening of March 7 after undergoing a surgical procedure at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to drain an abscess discovered in the morning.

  • Bill Reduces Capital Gains Period On Horses

    Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) introduced the Equine Tax Parity Act (H.R. 998) March 6, legislation that would reduce the capital gains holding period for horses from 24 months to 12 months.

  • Violence

    Violence Retired to Hill 'n' Dale

    Violence, one of the winter book favorites for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been officially retired from racing and will reside at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • Teddy's Promise won the Santa Monica by three lengths on Jan. 26.

    Teddy's Promise in Sharp Form for Las Flores

    Teddy's Promise, recent winner of the Santa Monica Stakes (gr. II), is a clear standout among eight older fillies and mares set for the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (gr. III) March 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Hip No. 93, a Kentucky-bred filly by Colonel John out of the unraced Storm Cat mare Storm Key, worked an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5.

    Three Fillies Breeze Under :10 at OBS March

    Three fillies sizzled an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 March 7 to highlight the first of two under tack previews for the OBS March selected sale of 2-year-olds in training March 12-13 in Ocala.

  • Dubai Carnival: David Simcock

    Trainer David Simcock talks about Stasio and Trade Storm; video includes footage of the horses on the track.

  • Pat Cummings' Dubai Picks: March 9

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing March 9 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan in the United Arab Emirates. The Super Saturday card includes starts by Dullahan and Little Mike, and the group I Jebel Hatta.

  • Dubai Carnival: March 7 Training

    Horses featured include Little Mike (#211), Dullahan (#212), Secret Asset (#203), Mister Big Shuffle (#115), Bank of Burden (#110), Quiet a Mission (#112), Sole Power (#210), Munk N'Brass (#146), and more.

  • Dubai Carnival: Morning Training 03/07/2013 Part 1

    Morning Training at Meydan on March 7, 2013. Horses featured include Little Mike (#211), Dullahan (#212), Secret Asset (#203), Mister Big Shuffle (#115), Bank of Burden (#110), Quiet a Mission (#112), Sole Power (#210), Munk N'Brass (#146), and more.

  • Dubai Carnival: David Simcock

    Trainer David Simcock talks about Stasio and Trade Storm, includes footage of the horses on the track.

  • Ill. Gov. Quinn Calls for Gaming Expansion

    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, who has vetoed two major gaming expansion plans within the past year, now suggests more gaming might help achieve his primary goal of state employee pension reform.

  • That Handicapping Show - Tampa Bay Derby 2013

    Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk handicap the Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe Stakes this week. They also answer your questions submitted via Twitter at #THS. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Tampa Bay Derby. 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 15, 2013 March 29, 2013 April 5, 2013 April 12, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 17, 2013 June 7, 2013

  • Handle Up, Revenue Flat at TVG

    Improved handle failed to translate to increased revenue at advance-deposit wagering company TVG Network during the three-month period ending Jan. 31.

  • Verrazano: A Bridge to the Kentucky Derby

    The road to the Kentucky Derby winner's circle has run through Tampa twice since 2007. On Saturday in his first run in graded company, Verrazano will follow the path of Street Sense and Super Saver and see where it leads.

  • Tips for Keeping Mares in Foal (AAEP 2012)

    Proper and timely intervention can mean the difference between a live foal and a lost one. And while most equine pregnancies proceed without incident, an estimated 12.9% of mares lose their foals between 40 days of gestation and the estimated foaling date. These mares could potentially benefit from such intervention.