Headlines for Thursday, April 4, 2013

  • Affirmed takes the Preakness with Steve Cauthen aboard.

    Cauthen, Pincay Recall Affirmed's Progression

    This year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner will ship to Churchill Downs to begin Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preparations but the most recent Triple Crown winner took a much different path.

  • TCI: Santa Anita Derby & Wood Memorial

    Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and UAE Derby, but did any performances affect the TCI Top 10? They also breakdown this Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Wood Memorial (gr. I). Watch It

  • TCI: Santa Anita Derby & Wood Memorial Preview

    Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Florida Derby, Louisiana Derby, and UAE Derby, but did any performances affect the TCI Top 10? They also break down this Saturday's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Wood Memorial (gr. I). Watch It. Comment.

  • Hear the Ghost

    Hear the Ghost Injured, to Miss Triple Crown

    Hear the Ghost, one of the favorites for the upcoming $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), is off the Triple Crown trail after he was detected to be slightly lame during a morning jog April 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Unlimited Budge

    Unlimited Budget's Family Runs Deep

    Ocala Stud may no longer own undefeated Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner Unlimited Budget, but the farm's association with the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound filly's family goes back nearly 60 years.

  • CHRB Lifts Restrictions on Feed

    The California Horse Racing Board announced it has lifted its restrictions on delivery of certain types of Purina feed to trainers after receiving assurance from the company that the products no longer contain zilpaterol.

  • March Wagering Down Slightly From 2012

    Commingled pari-mutuel handle for March was $983,428,969, down only 0.11% from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase April 4.

  • Juvenile Behavior: Keeneland 2-Year-Old Races

    Just one of the fun things about Keeneland spring is welcoming new 2-year-olds and the Lexington track will waste no time this year, offering a 4 1/2-furlong race for juvenile fillies on opening day April 5.

  • Sample Handling's Effects on Plasma CO2 Levels (AAEP 2012)

    By its very nature the practice of “milkshaking,” or administering bicarbonate or other alkalinizing substances to racehorses as performance enhancers, can be tough to pinpoint—horses metabolize the substances quickly, and testing laboratories must look for elevated blood total carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations as evidence. So to prese...

  • Wood Memorial: V Is for Victory

    Verrazano could lose the grade I Wood Memorial, and so could Vyjack, but it would be a first for either one of them.

  • Keeneland Spring Meet 2013 - Bill Thomason

    Tom LaMarra talks with Keeneland president Bill Thomason on the spring meet. Bill talks about how Keeneland is working to create lifetime fans and ways to engage the younger patrons.