April 23, 2008
Three students from the University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine have received scholarships from Gulfstream Park to further their studies in equine medicine, surgery, and research.
Established after the death of 2006 Kentucky... Read More
April 22, 2008
In spite of the shocking news of the Triple Crown trail-ending injury to 2007 juvenile champion male War Pass and the apparent decision to forego the Kentucky Derby for a run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by the connections of Coolmore Lexington... Read More
April 21, 2008
Three-time Hollywood Gold Cup winner Lava Man seems back to being his old self after recently being reunited with his favorite groom, Noe Garcia, according to trainer Doug O'Neill.
Lava Man is expected to lead the charge for O'Neill's stabl... Read More
April 20, 2008
Robert LaPenta's War Pass, the champion 2-year-old of 2007 and winner of the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Monmouth Park, has suffered a leg injury that has knocked the colt out of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.... Read More
April 18, 2008
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced April 16 that it will conduct a New Owner Seminar on Thursday, May 1, at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky. The seminar, sponsored by Blood-Horse Publications, will feature... Read More
April 17, 2008
Kentucky's at-risk horses are set to receive a gift from the Keeneland Foundation and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in the form of a $20,000 grant to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center.
Located on a 72-acre farm near Lexington, the... Read More
April 16, 2008
The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP) will officially unveil its new adoption facility April 18. The group's new headquarters is located on the grounds of Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y.
The Purple Haz... Read More
April 13, 2008
In British Columbia, Canada, an injunction has been sought from the Supreme Court in the Municipality of North Cowichan requiring a woman to remove her 2-year-old "pet Miniature Horse, Buckley, from a quarter-acre residential lot," according to... Read More
April 13, 2008
Independent filmmakers John and Brad Hennegan, sons of a New York Racing Association placing judge, filmed 500 hours in 2006 during the Throughbred racing season leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The film was designed to "demystify the process,"... Read More
April 12, 2008
The number of catastrophic injuries on dirt tracks has gone up while the corresponding number on synthetic surfaces has gone down, according to a revision of a report first given at the March 17 Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.
The... Read More
April 11, 2008
Experts have reported that Eastern tent caterpillars are developing normally this spring and have just completed the egg hatch stage. Controlling the caterpillars is vital to area horse farms, as University of Kentucky research has strongly linked... Read More
April 10, 2008
April 09, 2008
Up to 86% of Australian Thoroughbred racehorses have been reported to have gastric ulcers. Many factors can contribute to ulcers, and researchers at Murdoch University set out to determine which ones were the most significant for this population... Read More
April 08, 2008
Storm Cat, for years the No. 1 Thoroughbred stallion, has been experiencing difficulties impregnating his mares this breeding season at the Young's family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington. Fewer than half of the 31 mares that the 25-year-old... Read More
April 05, 2008
Trainer Nick Zito hopes the running of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) today at Aqueduct Racetrack in Jamaica, N.Y.) goes smoother than War Pass' flight from Florida to New York.
War Pass banged his head during the turbulent trip... Read More
April 04, 2008
More than 1,400 readers of TheHorse.com responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is the most pressing issue facing the welfare and safety of racehorses?"