Headlines for Sunday, April 7, 2013

  • Vyjack
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    Vyjack Remains on Course for Kentucky Derby

    Vyjack, whose four-race winning streak at Aqueduct ended with his third-place finish in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 6, returned from his efforts with some mucous detected in a post-race examination, his trainer said.

  • After the Wire - 4/7/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Ashland Stakes.

  • John Velazquez

    Jockey Velazquez Injured in Aqueduct Spill

    Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez sustained a slight fracture of his first rib on the right side and a small bone chip near his right wrist as the result of a spill in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack April 7.

  • Pierre Tomas

    Apprentice Tomas Fractures Nose at Aqueduct

    Apprentice jockey Pierre Tomas was recuperating April 7 after fracturing his nose when unseated by his mount during the nightcap at Aqueduct Racetrack two days earlier.

  • Falling Sky

    Java's War, Falling Sky in Derby Prep Works

    Java's War, a contender for the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I), and Falling Sky, headed for the Arkansas Derby (gr. I), posted bullet moves April 7 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) preps.

  • Ayusan wins the Oka Sho.

    Ayusan Digs In to Win Japan's Oka Sho

    Ayusan dug in gamely to repel a strong late bid from Red Opal and capture the $2,311,000 Oka Sho (Jpn-I), or Japanese One Thousand Guineas, the first jewel in Japan's Triple Crown for fillies April 7 at Hanshin Racecourse.

  • Equine Field Anesthesia Considerations

    Have you ever observed or seen photos of a horse in a hospital undergoing surgery that requires general anesthesia? After he's anesthetized in a padded room he's hoisted onto a table where, while the surgeon takes care of the procedure at hand, numerous assistants monitor the patient's vital signs, ready to spring into action if any problems o...