Headlines for Monday, February 17, 2014

  • Pontchatrain wins the Buena Vista Stakes.

    Pontchatrain Adds to Win Skein in Buena Vista

    Glen Hill Farm's Pontchatrain edged away from favorite Egg Drop and pacesetter Miss Serendipity in the stretch and extended a three-race win streak in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 17 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tapiture wins the Southwest Stakes.

    Tapiture Strides on in Southwest

    Ron Winchell's homebred Tapiture made his season debut a stirring one Feb. 17 when he galloped to a 4 1/4-length victory over Strong Mandate in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream, Calder Have No Deal on Dates

    Unless serious talks resume soon and quickly produce a settlement, Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course appear to be headed toward another 12 months of bitter head-to-head weekend racing.

  • Hastings Has Three-Year Live Racing Deal

    A multi-party agreement has paved the way for a three-year funding model for Hastings Racecourse in British Columbia, Canada, officials said Feb. 17. The 2014 Thoroughbred meet is expected to begin in late April or early May.

  • Niall Brennan

    Consignor Brennan Aiming for Another Big Year

    Photographs of stakes-winning graduates typically adorn Niall Brennan's shedrows at 2-year-olds in training sales. With the latest crop of stakes horses emerging, this season will be no exception for the Florida consignor.

  • Diagnosing Unusual Hock Lameness

    With six bones articulating in close range and multiple tendons and ligaments controlling extension and flexion, the hock, or the horse equivalent of the human ankle, has many moving and shock-absorbing parts. Add to those the animal’s weight and the fact the joint is almost always in flexion, and you’ve got a recipe for a perplexing number of...