Headlines for Tuesday, May 21, 2013

  • Hip No. 396, a Malibu Moon colt, topped the final session and the sale at $450,000.

    Numbers Soar at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

    In what has proved to be a robust season for 2-year-olds in training sales, buyers continued to demonstrate a willingness to spend on quality juvenile prospects during the final session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

  • WV Panel Rejects Interagency Agreement

    The West Virginia Racing Commission May 21 rejected a controversial interagency agreement that owners, trainers, and breeders claim would have put the state Lottery Commission in charge of Thoroughbred and Greyhound racing.

  • Sign

    Decision on Sign DQ Expected in Early July

    David Royse, representing Sign's owners, said the stewards mistakenly believed they were obligated to include a disqualification (and resulting purse forfeiture) as a minimum requirement of the current KHRC rule.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs' Race Season Begins June 1

    The 2013 live racing season at Suffolk Downs will begin Saturday, June 1 and continue through Nov. 2, the track announced May 21 as it introduced its initial racing schedule and other plans for the upcoming season.

  • 9.7 million viewers watched Oxbow win the Preakness on NBC.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519783639&k=89TkS2z">Order This Photo</a>

    Preakness Telecast Draws 9.7 Million Viewers

    Nearly 10 million viewers tuned in to see Oxbow win the 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 18 from Pimlico Racecourse near Baltimore, as ratings for the second jewel of the Triple Crown improved markedly over year-ago numbers.

  • Consider Trotting Speed when Diagnosing Subtle Lameness

    Most horse owners are familiar with a typical lameness exam: The veterinarian observes the horse trotting briskly in a straight line, watching for signs of uneven movement. But if the patient is harboring a mild lameness, that brisk trot could be masking clinical signs, according to British researchers, whose recent study results indicate that evaluating ...