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  • Trevor Denman

    California HOF to Induct Denman, Windy Sands

    Legendary race caller Trevor Denman and champion stallion Windy Sands will be inducted in the California Hall of Fame at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11.

  • Pat Cumming's Dubai Picks: Jan. 31

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing Jan. 31 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Thewayyouare Colt Tops Karaka Select Session

    A colt by young sire Thewayyouare sold for $200,000 (US$166,561), the highest price at the first session of New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 30.

  • UAE Derby Draws 27 U. S. Nominations

    The grade II UAE Derby has drawn 27 nominations from the United States, comprising about a quarter of the 105 names submitted for the race. Bob Baffert and Ken McPeek lead the trainer list.

  • Done Talking won the 2012 Illinois Derby.

    Illinois Derby Purse Increased to $750,000

    The Illinois Racing Board Jan. 29 approved an increase in the purse for this year's Illinois Derby (gr. III) at Hawthorne Race Course and a renewal of the $400,000 American St. Leger started last year at Arlington.

  • Sharestan won the Al Rashidiya Trial on Jan. 10.

    Sharestan Aims to Step Up in Al Rashidiya

    Godolphin's Sharestan was an impressive winner of the trial for the $200,000 Al Rashidiya Sponsored by Dubal (UAE-II) earlier this month and will try for a breakthrough group win in the main event Jan. 31 at Meydan.

  • Ellis Park Partner Buys Colorado Casino

    Saratoga Harness Racing Inc., which last year acquired an ownership interest in Ellis Park in western Kentucky, said Jan. 29 it has completed its purchase of Fitzgeralds Casino Black Hawk in Colorado.

  • Arlington Park

    Arlington Stakes Races to Offer $5.5 Million

    The International Festival of Racing, featuring the 31st running of the Arlington Million Stakes (gr. I), tops a 2013 schedule that includes 25 stakes races worth $5.5 million during 89 days of racing at Arlington Park.

  • Attorney Selected to Run NY Gaming Commission

    A lawyer with a long racing and gambling regulatory background will become the top executive of the New York State Gaming Commission, a new agency that legally comes to life Feb. 1 to oversee all gambling-related industries.

  • Midday and Foal

    Midday Delivers Colt, Booked to Frankel

    Juddmonte on Jan. 29 announced the arrival of the first foal out of 2009 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Midday. The six-time group I-winning mare will form part of Frankel's first book in 2013.

  • Jockeys' Guild Supports Medication Reform

    Members passed a resolution supporting The Jockey Club's Reformed Racing Medication Rules including a two-category medication system, progressive points-style penalties, and reciprocity among jurisdictions.

  • Pins Colt Tops Final Karaka Premier Session

    The highly anticipated sale of a half brother to 2012 Sportingbet W. S. Cox Plate (Aus-I) winner Ocean Park highlighted the second and final session of New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale Jan. 29 at Karaka.

  • After the Wire - 1/27/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes as well as a few other stellar performances from the weekend. What did you think of the Holy Bull Stakes?

  • Jackson Bend

    Jackson Bend Won't Stand in 2013

    Jackson Bend, a multiple grade I winner who was retired from racing in October, will not stand his first season at stud in 2013 after it was determined that he would require more time to recover from a training accident.

  • Salix

    Group: Salix Effective in Treating EIPH

    A group of scientists met with representatives of the Thoroughbred Owners of California Jan. 18 to discuss exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhaging and later issued a joint statement supporting use of furosemide.

  • Fastnet Rock Colt Sets Off Karaka Fireworks

    Total revenues and average price shows gains at the opening session of New Zealand Bloodstock's premier yearling sale at Karaka Jan. 28, which was led by a Fastnet Rock colt bought for $1,975,500 ($1,637,550 U.S.).

  • Two Supplements' Effects on Nonglandular Ulcers (AAEP 2012)

    According to several reports, veterinarians have identified equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in up to 40% of Quarter Horses and 93% of Thoroughbred racehorses. EGUS can lead to poor body condition, disruptions in training, impaired performance, colic, and other complications, some of them quite severe. While many veterinarians and owners use FDA-appro...

  • Premier Steps wins the  Sweetest Chance Stakes.

    Premier Steps Gets Initial U.S. Triumph

    Favored Premier Steps, handled confidently by jockey Javier Castellano, caught pacesetting Discreet Marq in the last strides to post a neck victory in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27.

  • Fed Biz

    Baffert's Fed Biz, Guilt Trip Drill for Strub

    Fed Biz and Guilt Trip, the one-three finishers in a three-horse photo in the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II), worked six furlongs in company on Santa Anita's wet/fast main track on the morning of Jan. 27 for the Strub Stakes.

  • After the Wire - 1/27/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Holy Bull Stakes as well as a few other stellar performances from the weekend. What did you think of the Holy Bull Stakes?

  • 'Cheap 'n' Easy' Method for Evaluating Stallion Sperm Described (AAEP 2012)

    Veterinarians and breeding farm managers regularly examine stallion semen samples under a microscope to check sperm motility, especially samples from horses with suspected fertility issues. But while they can check sperm for this common fertility measure on the farm or in the average veterinary clinic, evaluating sperm morphology--to ensure the head, midp...