Headlines for Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Viva Lad Steps Up for Presque Isle Mile

    Harry and Tom Meyerhoff's talented miler Viva Lad steps up to stakes company for the first time in the $200,000 Presque Isle Mile Stakes Sept. 7 at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Artemis Agrotera

    New York-Breds Could Continue Strong Year

    One year after London Bridge became the first New York-bred to win a race at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, horses bred in the Empire State are securing spots with an eye toward doing more damage at this year's event.

  • Carpe Diem at the OBS March Sale.

    Carpe Diem, OBS March Co-Topper, Wins Debut

    Carpe Diem, whose $1.6 million sale price was the co-highest at the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training, led all the way to win his career debut Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Study: Boots, Wraps Increase Leg Heat During Exercise

    Tendon boots help protect horses’ front legs from injuries such as hoof strikes or collisions with jumps. Wraps protect this sensitive area during travel or flat work. But Austrian researchers have determined that boots and wraps have definite effects on skin and tendon temperature as well—and those effects are probably not without health cons...