Headlines for Monday, April 29, 2013

  • Rick's Roll: Everything's Coming Up Roses

    From the pages of The Blood-Horse, Lenny Shulman profiles 2-time NCAA champion Rick Pitino, co-owner of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrant Goldencents.

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    Oaks Owners Weigh In on Derby Points System

    A few days out from the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it's interesting to ponder what might have been if the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) field was still based on earnings rather than points.

  • NYRA Names 3-Person Interim Management Team

    The New York Racing Association board of directors, at a meeting late in the afternoon of April 29, appointed an interim management team to run the corporation's racetracks until a new chief executive officer is hired.

  • Orb<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2478554004&k=FP4dds9">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Heads NTRA Pre-Derby Poll

    Orb, winner of the Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I), heads the NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll that came out April 29 in advance of the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Princess of Sylmar at Churchill Downs<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2483922492&k=55dZvh4">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Will Run in Kentucky Oaks

    Trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed April 29 that King of Prussia Stable's homebred filly Princess of Sylmar will compete in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The daughter of Majestic Warrior will be ridden by Mike Smith.

  • NY Racetrack Casinos Tout Financial Benefits

    The New York Gaming Association April 29 released a report that shows its nine racetrack-based casino facilities generated $1.8 billion in gross gaming revenue in 2012 and turned over $823 million in taxes to the state.

  • Demystifying Medications Part 1

    Demystifying Medications Part 1: Sedatives and Muscle Relaxers Several Thoroughbred industry coalitions have endorsed a list of 24 therapeutic medications; identifying them as essential in maintaining the health of racehorses in training. In a three-part series in The Blood-Horse (beginning in the May 4 issue) and in this accompanying video series, correspondent Natalie Voss discusses the importance and limitations of these medications with Dr. Peter Morresey of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and leading trainer Dale Romans. Medication Rules for Major Racing States

  • Oxbox worked five furlongs in :59 4/5.
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    Busy Start to Kentucky Derby Week

    The week leading up to the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) got a quick jump out of the gate, with three probables working at Churchill Downs and two horses removed from consideration.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert

    Trainer Baffert to Sit Out Kentucky Derby 139

    Three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert said April 29 he will not have a starter in this year's classic, noting that none of the contenders he had early in the season would be competitive in the race.

  • Wise Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2455124905&k=cCh8Qcg">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan to Run in Woodford Reserve

    A face-off between 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan and multiple grade I-winning turf star Point of Entry is on for the Woodford Reserve (gr. IT) on Derby Day, trainer Charlie LoPresti confirmed April 29.

  • Bandages for Fracture Stabilization Evaluated (AAEP 2012)

    Fracture stabilization is one of the most important steps in addressing potentially catastrophic injuries in horses. One of the staples veterinarians use to stabilize equine limb fractures is the Robert Jones bandage, a layered and padded bandage, sometimes used in conjunction with a splint layered inside the wrap, designed to limit limb mobility.