Headlines for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

  • Mark Casse

    Casse Optimistic About Derby Prep Starters

    While Coastline and Conquest Titan have not yet registered breakthrough graded stakes victories, trainer Mark Casse sees some positive signs as they prepare for their most important stakes races to date.

  • Close Hatches won the Azeri Stakes on March 15 at Oaklawn.

    Close Hatches Heads Compact Apple Blossom

    Close Hatches will try to add a third top-level victory to her resume in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I), in which she meets four opponents, including last year's winner On Fire Baby, April 11 at Oaklawn Park.

  • OTTB Show to Benefit CANTER, ReRun

    The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday, May 4 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year's renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun.

  • Moynihan, Spendthrift Active at Inglis Sale

    Kentucky-based bloodstock agent John Moynihan and Spendthrift Farm were among a strong international presence at the Inglis Easter yearling sale on its April 8 opening day, which saw several seven-figure horses.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Set to Return in Maker's 46 Mile

    Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will get his 2014 campaign started April 11, when he takes on six foes in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland in his first start of the year.

  • Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International

    RCI Chief: Industry Must Get Its Act Together

    The president of horse racing's umbrella regulatory group said the tendency for self-flagellation and participants' refusal to take responsibility for their actions--or lack of action--is a major threat to the future.

  • Lasseur Becomes Co-Owner of Keane Stud

    Veterinarian Winslow B. Stevens of Keane Stud Operations near Amenia, N.Y., has announced that Philippe Lasseur, long-time farm manager, has become a co-owner and full partner in their Thoroughbred breeding business.

  • Steven Crist

    Steven Crist Hospitalized

    The Daily Racing Form has reported that Steven Crist, the editor and publisher emeritus of the publication, was placed in a hospital April 6 in critical but stable condition after suffering cardiac arrest.

  • Grand National Steeplechase World Records

    With the 2014 Grand National Steeplechase on April 5, we're taking a look back at some of the very best world records from this prestigious and historic sporting event.

  • Foaling Horses: 101 to 911

    During and after foaling are two of the most critical times in a neonate and his mother's lives. One little thing gone wrong could set off a potentially life-threatening cascade of events for either horse. Rissa Parker, BVSc Pret, from Glen Austin Equine Clinic, in Gauteng, South Africa, has had a special interest in mare and foal care for the past 24...