Headlines for Friday, March 8, 2013

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    Prado to Ride Palace Malice in La. Derby

    Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado comes to Fair Grounds for the first time this season to ride Palace Malice in the 100th anniversary edition of the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 30.

  • Hip No. 59, a Cowtown Cat filly out of the Saint Ballado mare Sea Saint, was one of those who worked an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5.

    Six Juveniles Share Top Time at OBS Preview

    Six juveniles eclipsed the 10-second mark March 8 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s final under tack show for OBS' Selected Sale of Two Year Olds in Training slated for March 12-13 in Ocala, Fla.

  • Three Chimneys Buys Brazilian Group I Winner

    Three Chimneys Farm has purchased 3-year-old filly Antonella Baby (BRZ), winner of last month's GP Henrique Possollo (Brz-I), the first leg of the Brazilian Triple Crown for fillies, it was announced March 8.

  • Ontario Plans Partnership; No Details Yet

    Woodbine Entertainment Group said March 8 it is "pleased" Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne plans a stronger partnership between the province and horse racing industry. But it remains to be seen how much revenue is at stake.

  • Peppered Cat Punching Above His Weight

    With current earnings per starter of $36,400 compared to a 2013 stud fee of $2,000, the 13-year-old son of Tabasco Cat is starting to get some attention.

  • Goo Goo Dolls Highlight Black-Eyed Susan Day

    Maryland Jockey Club will continue efforts to boost interest in racing on the Friday before the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by again partnering with the Maryland Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for some special events.

  • Ray Lewis

    Ravens Linebacker Lewis to Speak at Derby

    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who ended his illustrious career this year with his second Super Bowl ring, will be the guest speaker at the annual Derby-time fundraising dinner for the Kentucky Race Track Chaplaincy.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Calder to Offer 40 Stakes Races in 2013

    Calder Casino & Race Course recently announced its 2013 stakes schedule, which will have 40 stakes races all with purses of $75,000 or higher from April 6, its opening day, through Dec. 28.

  • Vyjack wins the 2013 Gotham.

    Equine Fatal Injury Rate is Steady in 2012

    According to a March 8 Jockey Club release based on information collected in the Equine Injury Database, fatal breakdowns in North American Thoroughbred races stayed about the same in 2012 at just under two per 1,000 starts.

  • Aqueduct Cancels March 8 Racing

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for March 8 due to inclement weather.

  • Researchers Developing Equine Welfare Assessment Protocol

    Do you know how to recognize equine welfare issues? While some signs of poor welfare are obvious, others are more subtle and possibly evident right in your own stable. According to Swedish researchers, there's a great need for research-based welfare assessments that take the guesswork out of judging equine well-being. And they've been busy develop...