Headlines for Monday, May 27, 2013

  • Sahara Sky wins the Metropolitan Handicap.
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    Sahara Sky Nabs Metropolitan 'Cap at Wire

    Sahara Sky, invading from Southern California for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, needed every inch of the long Belmont Park stretch run to catch pacesetting Cross Traffic in a heart-pounding finish to the Metropolitan Handicap.

  • Marketing Mix wins the Gamely Stakes.

    Marketing Mix Shows No Rust in Gamely Verdict

    Off since Breeders' Cup weekend, Marketing Mix shook off the rust to close gamely between horses in the stretch under Gary Stevens, nipping a hard-charging Tiz Flirtatious in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) May 27.

  • Master Rick wins the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Master Rick Rolls On in Lone Star Park 'Cap

    In a near replay of last month's Texas Mile Stakes (gr. III), Master Rick galloped past stablemate Prayer for Relief in the stretch to win the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) by one length May 27.

  • Comma To The Top wins the Los Angeles Stakes.

    Comma to the Top Soars in Los Angeles

    Fans looking for drama in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) May 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park missed out as 3-5 favorite Comma to the Top seized control early and was never seriously challenged in the sprint.

  • Midnight Lucky wins the Acorn Stakes.
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    Midnight Lucky Shakes Clear for Acorn Triumph

    Midnight Lucky more than made up for her lackluster fifth-place performance in the May 3 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when the Bob Baffert-trained filly unleashed a powerful 6 1/4-length victory in the May 25 Acorn Stakes.

  • Salix (furosemide)

    Study: Salix Can Lead to Calcium Imbalance

    A study conducted at Kentucky Equine Research indicates that 72 hours after being administered Salix (furosemide, also commonly called Lasix), active horses had difficulty replenishing calcium levels.

  • Discreet Marq wins the Sands Point Stakes.
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    Discreet Marq Gate to Wire in Sands Point

    Patricia Generazio's homebred Discreet Marq, in her first start for trainer Christophe Clement, took the early lead and kept on going in the $200,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 27.

  • Rose to Gold

    Rose to Gold Recovering From Surgery

    Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti's three-time graded stakes-winning filly Rose to Gold is recovering from surgery for bone chips and will not resume racing until this September at the earliest.

  • 2013 Update on Nocardioform Placentitis in Kentucky Mares

    Approximately 20,000 mares are bred in Kentucky each year, which means that it is literally “raining foals” in the spring, as long as things go as planned. Unfortunately, late-term abortions and even abortion storms can occur, resulting in massive economic and emotional mayhem.