Headlines for Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Bayern overwhelmed a $58,000 allowance test at Santa Anita, winning by 15 lengths.

    Bayern Romps; Eblouissante Second in Return

    In a race that could have Triple Crown implications, Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens for trainer Bob Baffert, stretched out to a mile and overwhelmed a $58,000 allowance test for 3-year-olds, winning by 15 lengths.

  • Trading Leather's Dam Tops Goffs Sale

    Night Visit, dam of 2013 Irish Derby (Ire-I) winner Trading Leather, sold to agent Hubie De Burgh for 975,000 ($1,333,819 in United States funds) to top Goffs February sale on closing day Feb. 13.

  • Rebranded Evangeline Sale Set for March 9

    Having recently completed its first season under the leadership of new owner Boyd Gaming, Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will conduct its annual 2-year-old-in-training sale March 9.

  • Tamarando is 3-1 on the morning line for the El Camino Real Derby.

    Hollendorfer Uses Option in El Camino Real

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer lost his leading candidate for the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. I) Feb. 15 when his undefeated colt Exit Stage Left sustained a training injury. But he had a good back-up plan.

  • Podcast: Larry Collmus

    Larry Collmus reacts to his new position as Churchill Downs announcer, and talks about calling the Kentucky Derby.

  • That Handicapping Show: Barbara Fritchie Handicap

    Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap a very talented Barbara Fritchie Handicap field with most likely great betting odds. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Barbara Fritchie Handicap.

  • Weather Plays Havoc With Racing Calendar

    The harsh winter of 2014 continues to take its toll on U.S. racing, leading to a handful of cancellations at tracks in Kentucky, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northeast as a result of a winter storm or subfreezing temperatures.

  • Long John comes home strong to win the United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas.

    Long John Powerful in U.A.E. Guineas Romp

    Godolphin's Australian group I winner Long John handily dispatched 10 overmatched rivals at the top of the stretch and romped away to win the $250,000 United Arab Emirates Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) Feb. 13 at Meydan.

  • Weather Leads to More Cancellations

    Due to snow in the Baltimore, Md., and Washington D.C. area, live racing at Laurel Park has been canceled for Thursday, Feb. 13. The New York Racing Association announced there would be no Friday racing at Aqueduct.

  • What to Expect with Standing Enucleations

    While severe equine eye injuries or disorders can be gruesome in appearance, they generally aren't life-threatening. Thanks to medical and technological advances, veterinarians can now treat eye issues more effectively than they have in the past. But if treatment fails, veterinarians also have the option of removing the eye without the risks associate...