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  • Misremembered is the 121-pound high weight in the Strub.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8342024%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Misremembered Heads Field for Strub Stakes

    A freshened Misremembered, considered a top candidate for this year's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), returns to action for trainer Bob Baffert as the probable favorite in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II).

  • Quarter horses running at Hialeah.

    Hialeah's QH Meet Ends With Mixed Results

    Hialeah Park ended its first Quarter Horse meet Feb. 3, with track owner and chairman John Brunetti Sr. saying it will be up to Florida's politicians to determine whether the track will hold another meet.

  • American Lion is making his 1st start since winning the Hollywood Prevue on Nov. 21.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8647169%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    American Lion Roars Into Lewis Stakes

    Hot Triple Crown prospects American Lion and Tiz Chrome are among seven 3-year-olds ready to line up for the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 6, a key prep for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Distorted Humor is the sire of the promising colt, Drosselmeyer.

    Winstar's TC Hopes at 4 with Drosselmeyer

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Although he hasn't yet won a stakes event, Distorted Humor's son Drosselmeyer showed plenty of potential and jumped into Triple Crown discussions with a nine-furlong allowance win.

  • Central KY Colostrum Banks in Need

    In a release from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club, it was stated that the colostrum banks at both Rood and Riddle and Hagyard in Lexington are dangerously low and in dire need of donations.

  • And They're Off: Feb. 3 Edition

    Lenny and Steve propose a racing schedule for Rachel Alexandra, take a look at what the entrants in the 2009 Kentucky Derby have done since that race, weigh-in on the Michael Gill situation, and more.

  • And They're Off: February 3, 2010

    Lenny and Steve propose a racing schedule for Rachel Alexandra, take a look at what the entrants in the 2009 Kentucky Derby have done since that race, and weigh-in on the Michael Gill situation.Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Stakes Winner Talent Search to Diamond B

    Talent Search, a multiple stakes winner who placed in the 2007 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), will enter stud at Glen and Becky Brok's Diamond B Farm near Mohrsville, Pa.

  • Former MHBA President Clagett Dies

    Hal C.B. Clagett, the former Maryland Horse Breeders Association president who crafted the legislation that created the Maryland-bred Fund in 1962, died on Feb. 1

  • The Week in Photos: February 3, 2010

    This week's slideshow includes photos of Bold Chieftain, Gabby's Golden Gal, Jet Propulsion, Bickersons, Sweet Repent, and This Ones for Phil.

  • Michael Gill

    PHRC Levels No Charges Against Ejected Gill

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, in a release, said Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill was ejected from Penn National to protect the orderly conduct of racing but made no mention of any charges against him.

  • EquiRab Rabies Vaccine Effective in Study (AAEP 2009)

    Rabies is one of those diseases you want to avoid at all costs--it&#39;s rapidly progressive, fatal, and can be transmitted from your horse (or any other infected animal) to you. While vaccines are available for horses, no data was published on their efficacy in the literature until December 2009.

  • Onthedeanslist to Molinaro Stable

    Stakes winner Onthedeanslist will stand at Gino Molinaro's Molinaro Stable near Acton, Ontario, Canada, for a fee of $2,000.

  • Gill Ejected; Says He's Being 'Starved Out'

    Thoroughbred owner Michael Gill, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Feb. 2 by order of the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission, said he has no intention of reversing his decision to leave racing.

  • Ranger Heartley

    Inside Track: Heart of a Hero

    Sue Dowling, who bred the stakes-winning gelding Ranger Heartley with her husband, Craig Upham, decided to name the horse after a local heroic army ranger, Sgt. Jeffrey Hartley, who was killed in Iraq in April 2008.

  • Giant&#39;s Causeway at La Mission in Argentina

    Giant's Causeway Popular in Argentina

    Argentina, the fourth-leading producer of Thoroughbreds in the world, has enjoyed having Giant's Causeway shuttling to farms there for the second straight breeding season.

  • Stakes Winner Prince Bobby B. Dies

    Prince Bobby B., a California stakes winner in the mid-1980s, died Jan. 19 of a heart attack in his paddock at Ann and Matt Springman's Spring Manor Thoroughbreds near Dunnellon, Fla.

  • Severe Laminitis in Horses: Modified Surgical Treatment (AAEP 2009)

    When a horse has a severe case of laminitis with marked instability of the coffin bone, cutting the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) is a treatment that veterinarians often recommend. This surgical procedure is commonly done halfway down the back of the cannon with the horse standing and sedated, but researchers recently described a modified technique th...

  • Eye Removal Surgery Recovery Reviewed (AAEP 2009)

    Horses recover from general anesthesia following removal of an eye (enucleation) equally well as horses recovering from other types of surgeries, reported veterinarians and surgeons from the University of Pennsylvania&#39;s New Bolton Center during a presentation at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention, held Dec. 6-9 in ...

  • War Cry's First Foal Is a Filly

    The first reported foal by War Cry is a filly born Jan. 29 at William H. Rowntree's Willow Ridge Farm near Durham, Ontario, Canada.

  • Henrythenavigator

    Henrythenavigator's First Foal

    The first reported foal by Irish champion Henrythenavigator is a colt born Jan. 20 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.