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  • Keertana takes on 9 in the Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.<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%3D9506305%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Keertana, Zagora Collide in Endeavour

    Keertana, a winner in four of her five starts last year including three in graded ranks, returns from an extended layoff as one of the main contenders in the $150,000 Endeavour Stakes (gr. IIIT) Feb. 4 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • I'll Have Another

    I'll Have Another a Wildcard in Lewis

    Trainer Doug O'Neill has picked a tough spot for his promising colt I'll Have Another, who returns from a five-month absence in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita.

  • THS: The Robert B. Lewis Stakes

    Jason and Tom preview the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) and the Withers Stakes (gr. III). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Robert B. Lewis and the Withers.

  • Hansen<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%3D9757124%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hansen, Union Rags Top Experimental 'Cap

    Hansen, the 2011 champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, and grade I winner and BC runner-up Union Rags, were assigned 126 pounds on the annual Experimental Free Handicap.

  • KY Gaming Bill Sidetracked by Filing Deadline

    A lawsuit over legislative redistricting and the resulting extension of the filing deadline for the November election has stalled action on a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling in Kentucky.

  • Downey Profile: Might Take Some Swagger

    The grade III Withers Stakes adds spice to the dead-of-winter Triple Crown Trail in New York. In the spirit of things, Dick Downey looks for a horse to upset Alpha.

  • Repairing Jaw Fractures in the Field (AAEP 2011)

    Nobody wants to find their horse with a bloody mouth, displaced teeth, and broken, displaced jaw bones. But despite their ghastly appearance most jaw fractures can be repaired relatively easily in a field setting, noted one veterinarian at the recent American Association of Equine Practitioners convention.

  • Liaison and Rousing Sermon finished 1-2 in the CashCall Futurity.

    Liaison Faces Rousing Sermon Again in Lewis

    Liaison, at this early juncture trainer Bob Baffert's most accomplished contender for the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and beyond, faces seven opponents in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 4.

  • San Fernando Stakes winner Tapizar will try for a repeat performance in the Strub Stakes.

    Tapizar Will Be Hard to Catch in Strub Stakes

    Off his scintillating front-running triumph in the San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) lat month, Tapizar will be a heavy choice when he faces seven opponents in the $200,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 4.

  • Sir Beaufort Stakes winner Mr. Commons faces 7 in the Arcadia.

    Mr. Commons Draws Outside for Arcadia

    After registering his first graded stakes win with a powerful effort in the Sir Beaufort Stakes (gr. IIT) to open the meet, Mr. Commons is a clear standout in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT) Feb. 4 at Santa Anita.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 3

    Dick Powell gives his selections for the Feb. 3 program at the Dubai Carnival, including Shindagha Sprint Stakes (UAE-III) and UAE 1000 Guineas, both sponsored by Gulf News.

  • Calibrachoa won the 2011 Toboggan by a half-length.<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%3D9379588%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Repole, Dubb Entries Square Off in Toboggan

    Mike Repole and Michael Dubb, who were in a neck-in-neck owner's title race for most of the 2011 Saratoga meet, square off once again in the Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 4, as each will send out a coupled entry.

  • Count Fleet winner Alpha is back at Aqueduct for the Withers.<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%3D9796121%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alpha Stands Out in Revamped Withers

    Alpha is the heavy favorite for the $200,000 Withers (gr. III), which replaces the Whirlaway Stakes as the first of three New York preps leading up to the Triple Crown. The Feb. 4 race is now at two turns on the inner track.

  • Maryland Jockey Club to Honor Rapid Redux

    The Maryland Jockey Club will honor the connections of Rapid Redux Feb. 18 at Laurel Park. Rapid Redux has won 22 consecutive races, including a perfect 19-for-19 season a year ago, and took home a pair of national awards.

  • Barrel Racing

    Voters OK Slots at Florida Barrel Racing Site

    Voters in Gadsden County, Fla., Jan. 31 approved a ballot issue that authorizes a casino with slot machines at Gretna Racing, the Gretna facility that completed the first pari-mutuel barrel racing meet in Florida.

  • Proper Use of Antibiotics for Uterine Infections (AAEP 2011)

    Treating a broodmare's uterine infection properly can mean the difference between her conceiving or staying empty this season. Proper treatment also can determine whether or not you contribute to antibiotic resistance; development of "superbugs" is a genuine concern in not only the human medical but also the veterinary community. Accomplishi...

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Beshear Sticks With Gambling Amendment Plan

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear said Jan. 31 he expects a casino gambling amendment to be introduced "in a few days," and again accused Republican Sen. President David Williams of attempting to derail the process.

  • Union Rags

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    Union Rags Continues His Work

    Union Rags, one of the top early season Triple Crown contenders, worked for the fourth time this month, breezing five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 Jan. 31 at Palm Meadows.

  • Jockeys' Guild Seeks Contracts With Tracks

    On the heels of signing a contract with Churchill Downs Inc. that ended a protracted stalemate, the Jockeys' Guild is preparing to launch an initiative to get other tracks to enter into agreements with the organization.