Headlines for Wednesday, May 22, 2013

  • Hessonite won the Beaugay Stakes on May 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493131425&k=XkMc8NZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Hessonite Tops Sheepshead Bay Stakes Lineup

    Four strong turf fillies will tangle May 25 in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park. Hessonite, Strathnaver, Starformer, and Mystical Star all share status as 120-pound highweights in a field of eight.

  • New Hampshire House Kills Casino Gaming Bill

    A bill to expand gambling in New Hampshire that would have also opened the door for the return of live Thoroughbred racing at Rockingham Park was killed in a roll call vote of the House of Representatives May 22.

  • Nates Mineshaft makes his first start in more than 11 months in the Hanshin Cup.

    Nates Mineshaft Back After 11-Month Layoff

    Multiple graded stakes winner Nates Mineshaft highlights the lineup for this year's $150,000 Hanshin Cup (gr. III) at Arlington Park May 25, making his first appearance for owner Windy Hill Farm in more than 11 months.

  • Dark Cove won the Elkorn by 4 1/4 lengths on April 26.

    Distance Key for Dark Cove in Louisville 'Cap

    After going the distance for his first career graded stakes win on the Keeneland Race Course turf, Dark Cove will try to do the same on the Churchill Downs green in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) May 25.

  • Irish Mission won the 2012 Woodbine Oaks.

    Irish Mission Returns to Woodbine in Nassau

    Irish Mission and Northern Passion, first and second, respectively, in last spring's Woodbine Oaks, renew their acquaintance in the $200,00 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) May 25 on the grass at Woodbine.

  • Irish Jockey Eddie Ahern Suspended 10 Years

    The British Horseracing Authority suspended jockey Eddie Ahern May 22 for 10 years after he was found to have committed multiple racing violations including holding back a mount at Lingfield in January 2011.

  • Probe of Horse Death at Mountaineer Continues

    West Virginia Racing Commission officials said May 21 they are continuing an investigation into the April death of a horse at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, and are developing protocol to handle such incidents.

  • Convicted Trainer Gets Another Chance in WV

    A trainer who pleaded guilty in 2010 on drug charges was granted a conditional occupational permit by the West Virginia Racing Commission May 21, but he was told the license has "zero tolerance" conditions.

  • Understanding Mare and Foal Behavior (AAEP 2012)

    Raising a child takes a village, notes one African proverb; the collective experiences of a community forming the individual person. Similarly, a growing foal takes its cues from his dam, surrounding herd, and handlers, and care approaches become particularly important when the foal is orphaned. One of the key aspects handlers must consider when raising a...