Headlines for Thursday, September 5, 2013

  • Title Contender wins the Ohio Derby.

    MacPherson Has Formidable Duo in B.C. Derby

    Craig MacPherson, leading the trainer standings at Hastings Racecourse, sends out a formidable duo in Reporting Star and Bluegrass Pride for the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 8 at the Vancouver track.

  • That Handicapping Show: Iroquois Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Iroquois Stakes and mention the Super Derby and Masters Stakes. The Iroquois Stakes is a win and you're in race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • Groupie Doll won the 2012 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

    Masters Key to Groupie Doll's Campaign

    While Groupie Doll returned from a layup with a passable third in the Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park, she'll have little margin for error in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 9.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Handle Up by 5.2%, Attendance Even

    Following on the heels of a robust 2012 season, Del Mar did even better in 2013 with all key business categories finishing on the upswing as the track's 74th summer session came to a close Sept. 4.

  • That Handicapping Show: Iroquois Stakes

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Iroquois Stakes and mention the Super Derby and Masters Stakes. The Iroquois Stakes is a win and you're in race for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Sponsored by Racing2Day.com Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Iroquois Stakes.

  • First Winners Reported for Cowboy Cal

    Cowboy Cal was represented by his first U.S. winner when in his second start Tachi captured a maiden special weight race at Indiana Downs Aug. 27.

  • Haskin: Rachel and Brent: A Love Story

    As the masses followed Rachel Alexandra's condition, a relationship was forming that would change the life of Brent Comer, medical technician at Rood & Riddle Veterinary Clinic.

  • Could Intrauterine Marbles Cause Pyometra in Mares?

    Mares in estrus can be challenging—and even dangerous—to deal with. So some owners seek a veterinarians' help to control their mares' estrous cycles and reduce estrus-related behavior. One of those methods involves placing a marble in the mare's uterus, which essentially keeps the mare from cycling.