Headlines for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

  • Study Links Cell Damage to Corticosteroids

    Initial results of a study conducted by the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center suggest accepted dosage levels for several corticosteroids commonly used in racing should be examined.

  • Tapiture

    Tapiture Takes On Rebel Invaders and Old Foes

    Homebred Tapiture looks to continue his journey to the Kentucky Derby when he takes on two he beat in the Southwest Stakes along with California invaders, among others, in the March 15 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn.

  • Iotapa won the 2014 Santa Maria Stakes.

    Iotapa Heads Tough Lineup in Santa Margarita

    After breaking through with her first graded stakes win one month ago, Iotapa seeks grade I glory when facing seven other older fillies and mares in the $350,000 Santa Margarita Stakes March 15 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Don't Tell Sophia won the 2014 Bayakoa Stakes.

    Azeri: Don't Tell Sophia Faces Close Hatches

    Don't Tell Sophia has sailed through the early part of 2014, but faces a stout test March 15 in the $200,000 Azeri Stakes (gr. II) against multiple grade I winner Close Hatches, On Fire Baby, and Flashy American.

  • New Standards May Be Imposed on NY Stewards

    New York racing regulators raised the prospects of imposing new transparency standards on stewards, including possibly publicly releasing videos that are used by officials in decisions affecting the outcome of a race.

  • Taptowne won the 2013 West Virginia Governor's Stakes.

    Taptowne Draws Rail in Well-Matched Razorback

    Multiple stakes winner Taptowne, preparing for a likely start in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) in a month's time, was assigned top weight of 117 pounds for the $200,000 Razorback Handicap (gr. III) March 15 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Gary Stevens

    Hall of Fame Jockeys to Compete at Pimlico

    One of the unique offerings on this year's Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) day card at Pimlico Race Course May 16 is the $50,000 Jockey Challenge Presented by Xpressbet that will feature seven active Hall of Fame riders.