Headlines for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

  • Tampa Bay Derby winner Verrazano has post 8 in the Wood Memorial.

    Verrazano Favored Over Vyjack in Wood

    Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) winner Verrazano was assigned post 8 as the 4-5 favorite on the morning line for the $1 million Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) to be run April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Spring in the Air won the Alcibiades in the Fall at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132032852&k=LWF3W4m">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring in the Air Heads Full Ashland Field

    John Oxley's grade I winner Spring in the Air will face a full field of 13 rivals in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland April 6.

  • Clearly Now won the Swale by 1 3/4 lengths on March 2.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2389623634&k=nXPxnv4">Order This Photo</a>

    Bay Shore Pits Clearly Now, Honorable Dillon

    Two 3-year-olds who registered impressive stakes wins in Florida sprint races this year will meet for the first time when Clearly Now and Honorable Dillon start in the $250,000 Bay Shore Stakes (gr. III).

  • Speak Logistics faces 7 in the Calder Derby.

    Speak Logistics Tops Calder Derby

    Hardway Stables' Speak Logistics, third behind subsequent Besilu Stables Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Orb in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), heads a field of eight for the Calder Derby.

  • And They're Off: Steve's Birthday Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss Animal Kingdom's victory in the Dubai World Cup, Shug McGaughey and Orb, Revolutionary's Louisiana Derby, Dreaming of Julia, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Princess of Sylmar has won 4 in a row.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2347511325&k=dFGM9t6">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar One to Watch in Gazelle

    King of Prussia Stable's impressive Princess of Sylmar takes a step up into graded company April 6 in the $250,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, facing a talented field of sophomore fillies.

  • Keeneland Addresses Expected Traffic Issues

    Keeneland Race Course expects traffic issues at its upcoming spring meeting due to extensive construction along Versailles Road (U.S. 60), but the Lexington oval is doing the best it can to address the problem, officials say.

  • Treating Head Injuries in Horses

    Anyone who's ever been inadvertently bumped by their horse's head knows just how heavy and solid these structures are. But horses' heads aren't invincible: They can suffer injuries ranging from harmless scratches to severe bone fractures.

  • Gemologist won the 2012 Wood Memorial

    Security Enhanced for Wood and SA Derby

    Horses competing in the April 6 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) at Santa Anita park will be monitored beginning April 3 as part of enhanced security measures.

  • Helping Pregnant Mares' Final Month be Fruitful (AAEP 2012)

    Although a great deal of the literature on breeding pertains to fertility and pregnancy rates, the last month of gestation is equally (if not more) important. Even in seemingly healthy mares, pregnancy can change from heavenly to horrific in the wink of a vulva, as one researcher explained during the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners&rsquo...