Headlines for Friday, March 21, 2014

  • CANTER Off to Good Start in Texas

    CANTER, an online service that helps transition racehorses into second careers, announced March 21 that its newly established Texas operation successfully moved six ex-runners in the first week.

  • Prairie Meadows Opposes Proposed Casino

    Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino is opposing a proposed casino in Jefferson, Iowa, that it estimates would reduce its gaming revenue by nearly $13 million.

  • Groups Step Up Call for Model Drug Rules

    Racing industry organizations have greatly stepped up their call for swift adoption of national model rules on medication and drug testing in the wake of probes into allegations of mistreatment and over-medication of horses.

  • Triple Crown Late Nomination Deadline Nears

    Owners and trainers wishing make their 3-year-olds eligible for the 2014 Triple Crown series have until March 22 to add their horses to the roster of late nominations for the trio of American classics.

  • NTRA Safety Alliance Re-Accredits Turfway

    Turfway Park has earned re-accreditation from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance, the organization announced March 21.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen Hall of Fame Nomination Tabled

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame announced March 21 that the nomination of Steve Asmussen for possible induction into the shrine this year has been tabled as a result of developments over the last two days.

  • Solitary Ranger won the John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway on March 1.

    Solitary Ranger, Tamarando Clash in Spiral

    Susan Moulton's John Battaglia Memorial winner Solitary Ranger will attempt to become just the second horse to win that prep and the Spiral Stakes when he takes on 3-1 favorite Tamarando March 22 at Turfway Park.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Zayat Scratches Asmussen-Trained Horses

    Prominent owner Zayat Stables has directed the scratching of all of the stable's horses entered for this weekend's races under the name of trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Diagnosing the Cloudy Equine Eye

    When clouds start rolling in, it often means a storm is brewing. For horses with cloudy eyes, the source of that storm could be one of many. Fortunately, veterinarians are well-versed in the diagnostic and treatment options for cloudy-eyed horses.