Headlines for Friday, April 12, 2013

  • On Fire Baby and Joe Johnson take the Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.

    On Fire Baby Scorches Apple Blossom Foes

    Anita Cauley's On Fire Baby hadn't raced since May 28 of last year. She came back with a vengeance April 12, holding off Tiz Miz Sue to win the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn by half a length.

  • Wise Dan holds off Data Link to win the Maker's 46 Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2453943509&k=Fhrgx3t">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Triumphant in Maker's 46 Return

    Morton Fink's 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan easily won the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) by a length over Data Link at Keeneland April 12, successfully making his 2013 debut while recording his sixth straight victory.

  • CHRB: No Spike in Sudden Deaths

    Officials with the California Horse Racing Board vigorously contested reports that the state has seen any spike or even a significant increase in the number of sudden death cases statewide.

  • Churchill Adds Tents to Banned Items

    Churchill Downs has added pop-up and other patron tents and metal poles and stakes to its list of items that cannot be carried by patrons into the track for this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

  • Among the first arrivals from Florida were Lucky Red Doll, a 3 year old filly from the Pat McBurney Stable.

    Horses Arriving at Monmouth for 2013 Meet

    Just after 5:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, a van carrying horses for trainer Pat McBurney rolled through the Monmouth Park stable gate, a sure sign that the racing season is quickly approaching.

  • Average Daily Handle Down 4% at Turfway Meet

    Though total pari-mutuel handle during the recent winter/spring meet at Turfway Park fell almost 30% from the same meet in 2012, average daily handle was down 4% because of 11 fewer live racing days.

  • Handling Hyperthermia and Hypothermia in Horses

    They might be on opposite ends of the spectrum, but hyperthermia and hypothermia in horses are more alike than one might think. At the 2013 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 17-21 in Las Vegas, Nev., Amelia S. Munsterman, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC, reviewed these two equine environmental emergencies and how to best manage affected horses.