LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Mike Anderson
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise

Fantastic Command Race 5 Allowance
November 26Turf Paradise

Astartobe Race 5 Allowance
James R. Brown
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise

Tinderette Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $16,000
Irish Lass Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $16,000
November 25 – Turf Paradise

Power Corrupt Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
Ambidextrous Duke Race 8 Claiming $3,000
Sandi Gann
Entries
November 24 – Turf Paradise

Hansen’s Victory Race 5 Allowance
November 25Turf Paradise

Brookys Star Race 4 Queen of the Green S.
Hobbits Hero Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
Robert Gilker
Results
November 23 – Del Mar
Victress finished 9th beaten 5 lengths Race 6 View Chart    
Not Yet finished 6th beaten 3 1/4 lengths Race 7 View Chart    
Philip Hall
Entries
November 25Turf Paradise

Lord Vancouver Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
November 26Turf Paradise

Rally Cap Rudy Race 7 Claiming $3,500
Steve Henson
Entries
November 25Turf Paradise

Don’t Hold Me Back Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.

MARIO WATCH

Mario Gutierrez
Entries
November 25Del Mar

Mandy’s Grace Wgt-120 Race 2 Maiden Special Weight
Muchos Besos Wgt-120 Race 3 Claiming $16,000
Terrys Tom Cat Wgt-124 Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
Ann Arbor Eddie Wgt-122 Race 7 Hollywood Derby (Gr 1)
November 26Del Mar

Rooms Wgt-119 Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming $40,000
Secret Touch Wgt-120 Race 6 Starter Allowance $50,000
King Eddie Wgt-120 Race 9 Cecil B. DeMille S. (Gr 3)

Results
November 23 – Del Mar
Change of rider Birdie Gold Race 6 Chart

How Unusual Scores Upset in Red Carpet Handicap

How Unusual © Benoit Photo

Masterfully-ridden by jockey Corey Nakatani, longshot How Unusual spurted between horses at the top of the stretch to enter contention and outfinished 2-1 favored Responsibleforlove in the final sixteenth to win the featured Grade III $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap on Thanksgiving holiday Thursday at Del Mar.

How Unusual, sent to the gate at 9-1 for the mile and three-eighths grass marathon, was outrun in the early stages, but showed an impressive turn of foot when cut loose by Nakatani to score by a half-length in 2:14.92 for the distance.

Responsibleforlove, with Joe Talamo in the saddle, was runner-up, a half-length in front of Laseen, with La Manta Gris fourth in the field of 12 older fillies and mares. Galileo’s Song and Lottie were withdrawn from the original field.

How Unusual, owned by the partnership of Fetkin, Sill and St. Hilaire and trained by Mike Pender, scored her fifth victory in 19 outings and returned $21.80, $7.60 and $5 while earning first money of $60,000. The four-year-old filly now has a total bankroll of $302,367.

Responsibleforlove paid $3.20 and $3.20, while Laseen returned $6.40 to show.

There were no perfect tickets in Thursday’s Pick Six, so Friday’s card will have a carryover of $49,099.

Friday’s program features the Grade II $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup for older horses at a mile and one-half on the grass. Post time for the first of eight races is 12:30 p.m.


COREY NAKATANI (How Unusual, winner) – “Mike (trainer Mike Pender) and I talked and we both agreed that there was only one way to go with her: to take her back, get her to settle and into a nice rhythm and then make that late run. I thought sure she’d handle the distance and she did. She’s a nice filly.”

JOE TALAMO (Responsibleforlove, second) – “Really good trip. She fired. Unfortunately, we didn’t win.”

TIAGO PEREIRA (Laseen, third) – “I had nowhere to run around the turn; I had to wait. Then she came late. If I can get out and get a place, I think we win.”

MIKE PENDER (How Unusual, winner) – “She’s coming around, this filly. Every race gets a little bit better than the one before. We bought her for a ham sandwich at the end of last summer (2016). We bought her for $80,000 privately from Madeline (Auerbach). We’re really happy with this filly and that was a great ride by Corey (Nakatani).”


FRACTIONS: :23.69 :48.39 1:13.57 1:38.59 2:03.05 2:14.92

The stakes win was the second of the meet for rider Nakatani and his first in the Red Carpet. He now has 108 stakes wins at Del Mar, second most all time.

The stakes win was the first of the meet for trainer Pender and his first in the Red Carpet. He now has three stakes wins at Del Mar.

The winner is owned by Hunter Sill from Cardiff, CA; Bob Fetkin from St. Petersburg Beach, FL; Christopher St. Hilaire from Newport Beach, CA, and Pender Racing of trainer Mike Pender from Arcadia, CA.

Del Mar Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, November 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $53,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $55,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $52,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Red Carpet H. $100,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming – $50,000 $28,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Maiden Special Weight $52,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Saturday, November 25 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $12,500 $19,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 3 Claiming – $16,000 $21,000
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $53,000
Race 5 Native Diver S. $100,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $53,000
Race 7 Hollywood Derby $300,000
Race 8 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 9 Jimmy Durante S. $100,000
Sunday, November 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $21,000
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $24,000
Race 3 Seabiscuit H. $200,000
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $53,000
Race 5 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $53,000
Race 6 Starter Allowance – $50,000 $28,000
Race 7 Matriarch S. $300,000
Race 8 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 9 Cecil B. DeMille S. $100,000

Final Entries

Friday, November 24
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 2 Claiming – $20,000 $24,000
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $53,000
Race 4 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $52,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $53,000
Race 7 Hollywood Turf Cup S. $200,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $17,000

Golden Gate Daily Results and Activity

Results

Thursday, November 23
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $12,500 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Claiming – $3,200 $7,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Claiming – $6,250 $11,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $5,000 $9,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $8,000 $12,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Saturday, November 25 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $5,000 $9,500
Race 2 Claiming – $12,500 $10,000
Race 3 Claiming – $40,000 $25,000
Race 4 Claiming – $20,000 $20,000
Race 5 Claiming – $4,000 $8,400
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $13,000
Race 7 Berkeley H. $100,000
Race 8 Allowance $27,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Sunday, November 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $7,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $8,000
Race 3 Starter Allowance – $40,000 $17,000
Race 4 Starter Allowance – $4,000 $10,500
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Race 6 Claiming – $20,000 $20,000
Race 7 Maiden Special Weight $26,000
Race 8 Claiming – $25,000 $23,000
Race 9 Maiden Special Weight $26,000

Woodbine Daily Results and Activity

Early Entries

Sunday, November 26 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $20,000
Race 2 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800
Race 3 Allowance Optional Claiming – $80,000 $66,400
Race 4 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $61,000
Race 6 Allowance $61,000
Race 7 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800
Race 8 Bessarabian S. $175,000
Race 9 Allowance Optional Claiming – $62,500 $62,300
Race 10 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $16,600

Final Entries

Saturday, November 25
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $20,000 $24,100
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,700
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $45,000
Race 4 Maiden Claiming – $16,000 $20,800
Race 5 Optional Claiming – $40,000 $39,800
Race 6 Claiming – $25,000 $32,600
Race 7 Maiden Claiming – $32,000 $30,700
Race 8 Kennedy Road S. $175,000
Race 9 Allowance $61,000
Race 10 Claiming – $12,500 $22,000

1st KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURE WAGERING THIS WEEKEND

LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Mike Anderson
Entries
November 24Turf Paradise

Fantastic Command Race 5 Allowance
November 26Turf Paradise

Astartobe Race 5 Allowance
James R. Brown
Entries
November 24Turf Paradise

Tinderette Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $16,000
Irish Lass Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $16,000
November 25 – Turf Paradise

Power Corrupt Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
Ambidextrous Duke Race 8 Claiming $3,000
Sandi Gann
Entries
November 24Turf Paradise

Hansen’s Victory Race 5 Allowance
November 25Turf Paradise

Brookys Star Race 4 Queen of the Green S.
Hobbits Hero Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
Robert Gilker
Entries
November 23 – Del Mar

Victress Race 6 Red Carpet H. (Gr 3)
Not Yet Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming $50,000
Philip Hall
Entries
November 25Turf Paradise

Lord Vancouver Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.
November 26Turf Paradise

Rally Cap Rudy Race 7 Claiming $3,500
Steve Henson
Entries
November 25Turf Paradise

Don’t Hold Me Back Race 7 Walter R. Cluer Memorial S.

Thrush Prevention

Thrush Prevention 

Daily cleaning of your horse’s hooves can help not only treat but also prevent thrush.

Photo: iStock

Question.

I own a 13-year-old Paint gelding and live in an area where it’s been very wet lately. My horse is out in the pasture year round, but he has a run-in for shelter. When I picked his feet today, I noticed that his frog was soft and the part towards the heel was white.

He is my first horse and he hasn’t had had any feet problems in the two years I’ve owned him, except for losing shoes. How do I treat this and how can I keep his feet dry? He is currently wearing shoes and bell boots on his front feet. Any help would be appreciated.

Amelia Palmer, via e-mail


Answer.

Due to the rain your horse could be suffering from thrush in the frog, which is a bacterial infection of those tissues, especially over the central sulcus, or cleft. You will notice black malodorous exudates over the area. Thrush is caused by Gram-negative anaerobic (not requiring oxygen to grow) bacteria, and it is often benign, but sometimes the bacteria can invade sensitive tissue, causing prolonged infection and lameness.

Daily cleaning of the dirt/debris/mud can help eliminate trapped moisture and prevent opportunistic bacteria from taking over and creating an infection. This can help not only treat but also prevent thrush. Also provide a clean environment (like a stall) to help your horse’s feet stay dry.

Since the bacteria involved are anaerobic, it is important to open and allow oxygen to get into the affected area. Over-the-counter products are available to treat thrush, and foot soaks can also help your horse fight the bacteria. I personally like to use a hoof care product called Kevin Bacon if the thrush is only in the early stages, but if sensitive tissue is exposed I used a diluted povidone-iodine (Betadine) product such as Xenodine.

If your horse becomes lame after prolonged infection I recommend calling your veterinarian time to provide further evaluation. If the horse lives outside all the time without an available stall, you can manage the case with foot wraps or commercial boots to keep his feet clean and dry.

About the Author

Raul Bras, DVM, CJF

Raul Bras, DVM, CJF, is a podiatrist and shareholder at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, where he sees a variety of foot and lameness-related cases. He graduated from Cornell University’s farrier school in 2007 and became a certified farrier in 2009 and a certified journeyman farrier in 2010.