Headlines for Friday, May 24, 2013

  • Flat Out is undefeated in four starts at Belmont Park.

    Met Mile: Flat Out Faces Pletcher Pair

    The Met Mile (gr. I) at Belmont Park traditionally has been one of the most prestigious races in the country, and all you have to do is go down this year's list of entries to understand why.

  • Hudson Landing won the 2012 All American Stakes by a nose over Control Seeker.

    Veteran Runners to Line Up for All American

    Hudson Landing, who captured the 2012 All American Stakes (gr. III) by a nose over Control Seeker last fall, will try to repeat for trainer Blaine Wright and owner Jared Chappell at Golden Gate Fields on Memorial Day May 27.

  • Funnys Approval won the Barbara Fritchie Handicap in February.

    Funnys Approval Could Raise Winning Colors

    Grade II winner Funnys Approval will try to return to top form when she faces an expected six other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes on Memorial Day May 27 at Churchill Downs.

  • Master Rick will try for a third straight win in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Seeks to Extend Winning Streak

    Richard Davis' Master Rick will try for a third straight win overall and second straight graded stakes score when he faces four other rivals in the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) Monday, May 27.

  • Watsdachances makes her second start of the year in the Sands Point Stakes<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2137735722&k=4JgSrph">Order This Photo</a>

    Watsdachances Has Good Shot in Sands Point

    Two-time stakes Watsdachances hopes to get back on track when she makes her second start of the year in the $200,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 27.

  • Kauai Katie takes on 5 in the Acorn.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2337168543&k=8QTxwmg">Order This Photo</a>

    Kauai Katie Stretches Out for Acorn

    Grade II winner Kauai Katie will stretch out to take on Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) also-rans Midnight Lucky and Close Hatches while those two turn back in distance in the $300,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) May 27 at Belmont.

  • Just The Judge Favorite in Irish 1000 Guineas

    Just The Judge is set to meet 15 opponents in the Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) May 26 at the Curragh after coming enticingly close to classic victory in the English equivalent at Newmarket earlier this month.

  • Fort Larned

    Fort Larned Breezes at Churchill Downs

    Trainer Ian Wilkes sent 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned through a five-furlong breeze in :59 4/5 May 24 at Churchill Downs, continuing preparations for the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Tornado damage

    Reported Equine Deaths Exceed 150 in Oklahoma

    Joe Lucas, executive vice president for the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, said that more than 150 horses perished in the tornados that hit Moore and the Oklahoma City area. That count includes all breeds.

  • Flotilla<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2507939190&k=Mbs3Fg2">Order This Photo</a>

    Flotilla Sails to Transatlantic Success

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Flotilla, one of two 2012 Breeders' Cup winners for sire Mizzen Mast, returned to win the 2013 Poule d'Essai des Pouliches-French One Thousand Guineas.

  • Stabilizing Equine Limb Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2012)

    Many fractures once deemed inoperable can now be surgically repaired successfully, but management approaches during the critical post-fracture window can have a major impact on outcomes. One equine practitioner reported that veterinarians must be prepared with the appropriate knowledge and equipment to help save these patients&#39; lives.