From TTimes TODAY: Salix talk on Twitter puts me to sleep

Horsemen and racing veterinarians, however, will tell you, me, Crist, and Drape that Salix, more than any of the other ‘adjunct’ anti-bleeding medications—Amicar, Kentucky Red, Clotol, and Tranex—that are also allowed on race day in Kentucky but rarely addressed in the media, is the most efficient means for controlling what is technically known as EIPH—exercise-induced pulmonary … Continue reading From TTimes TODAY: Salix talk on Twitter puts me to sleep

Princess Arabella injury actually highlights strength of Oaks

The Bob Baffert-trained Sunland Park Oaks winner Princess Arabella, it was announced today, was retired with a tendon injury. A  New York Times expose from March 25 about breakdowns/injuries and the state of the racing industry highlighted Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico as the most dangerous track in the nation, followed closely by New Mexico’s … Continue reading Princess Arabella injury actually highlights strength of Oaks

Zayat, Baffert, and the Unbridled sire line of Bodemeister

Ahmed Zayat got into the business in 2005, and in 2006 he made the splashy $4.6 million yearling purchase later named Maimonides. A son of the ultra talented Seattle Slew 2-year-old Vindication,  Maimonides was trained by Bob Baffert to win one of two lifetime starts. Obviously talented, he’d won his maiden by 11 and a … Continue reading Zayat, Baffert, and the Unbridled sire line of Bodemeister