Headlines for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

  • And They're Off: March Madness Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk about the Rebel, including Tapiture's trip, look at the Spiral and the Sunland Derby, discuss the Hall of Fame nominees, and talk to Bob Baffert about Hoppertunity, Bayern, and more.

  • Centrique appears to be the one to beat in the Inside Information Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2954257439&k=N6jszM8">Order This Photo</a>

    Centrique One to Beat in Inside Information

    Centrique, one of three from trainer Marty Wolfson's barn, appears to be the one to beat in an evenly matched renewal of the $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lucayan takes on four in the San Luis Rey Stakes.

    Lucayan Can Give Drysdale Sixth San Luis Rey

    Hall of Fame trainer Neil Drysdale will be looking for his sixth lifetime win in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf March 22 at Santa Anita. With two of the five entrants, he has a good shot to get it.

  • And They're Off: March Madness Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk about the Rebel, including Tapiture's trip, look at the Spiral and the Sunland Derby, discuss the Hall of Fame nominees, and talk to Bob Baffert about Hoppertunity, Bayern, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Sloane Square is undefeated in two starts.

    Bourbonette: Sloane Square in Stakes Debut

    After winning her first two starts by a combined 11 3/4 lengths, Michael Tabor's Sloane Square will try stakes company for the first time March 22 in the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

  • Alidiva

    Champion Producer Alidiva Dies at 27

    Champion producer Alidiva died at the Taylor family's Taylor Made farm near Nicholasville, Ky., March 17. The Irish-bred daughter of Chief Singer had been pensioned for several years and died of the infirmities of old age.

  • Patrick Cosgrave

    Jockey Cosgrave Suspended Six Months

    Stewards have suspended jockey Patrick Cosgrave for six months after determining he maneuvered his front-running mount Anaerobio to intentionally create a racing lane for stablemate Vercingetorix in the Jebel Hatta (UAE-I).

  • Black Onyx won the 2013 Spiral Stakes.

    Spiral Stakes: Three Decades of Sponsorships

    It was the year a major race sponsorship went from booze to beds. And though the partnership lasted only one year--it was cut short--it played at least a small role in getting Thoroughbred racing to think outside the box.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream's Casino Request Rejected

    The Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering has rejected Gulfstream Park's request to move a racing permit to a Miami bay front site where it wants to build a casino.

  • Study Compares Laparoscopic, Conventional Cryptorchidectomy

    Your veterinarian says your horse needs surgery, and there are two options to choose from—a tried-and-true but somewhat invasive procedure or a newer, less invasive method that lets them return to function quicker. While the latter option seems enticing, you might want to stick to tradition, depending on the procedure: Researchers recently learned t...