Headlines for Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Emerald's Crockett Given Paul Allen Award

    Emerald Downs president Ron Crockett was recognized with the 2013 Paul Allen Sports Citizen Award, one of Seattle's most prestigious honors, on the evening of Jan. 22.

  • Zensational Storm, Hip 361, sold for $75,000 on January 23.

    OBS Winter Mixed Sale Continues Steady Gains

    Zensational Storm, by Zensational, and Pushingonastring, by Distorted Humor, each sold for $75,000 to top proceedings during the horses of racing age portion of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale Jan. 23 in Ocala.

  • Ohio Panel, PNGI Clash Again Over Track Plan

    Construction of a new racetrack gaming facility in the Mahoning Valley is well under way, but the track's owner and the Ohio State Racing Commission continued a battle over a commitment on the number of stalls Jan. 23.

  • Phil's Dream won the 2013 Nearctic Stakes. The Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine has been downgraded to grade II status in 2014.

    Canada's Nearctic Stakes Downgraded

    The Jockey Club of Canada's Graded Stakes Committee held its annual review of the graded and listed stakes in Canada and while the number of graded stakes in Canada remains unchanged at 43 there is one notable downgrade.

  • Summer Hit won the 2013 All American Handicap.

    Summer Hit Heads 14 in Cal Cup Turf Classic

    Summer Hit is the clear standout in a field of 14 entered for the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, one of three races for older horses included in the Sunshine Millions/California Cup lineup Jan. 25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • That Handicapping Show: Holy Bull Stakes

    A stacked field of 3-year-olds are set to compete in the Holy Bull Stakes. Claire Novak and Frank Angst give their picks on who you need to watch and wager with in the race. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Holy Bull Stakes.

  • Holy Bull Starts Separation on Derby Trail

    The Holy Bull Stakes almost always serves as my Kentucky Derby Trail kick-off because it begins the separation of the contenders from the pretenders.

  • How Effective is Cribbing Surgery?

    Cribbing isn't just annoying for owners and destructive to property. It can also negatively impact your horse's health and is notoriously difficult to control. But there's a glimmer of hope for owners with cribbers: Researchers found that a surgical procedure intended to control cribbing is very effective.