Thoroughbred Racing

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Veterinary Technicians to Receive The Horse Free Via Intervet Sponsorship

July 08, 2008

The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health announces that the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants (AAEVT) has become its newest association of subscribers and is pleased to recognize the generous... Read More

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Seattle Slew Fund Supports Equine Spinal Research

July 05, 2008

The memory of great American racehorse Seattle Slew will live on in active biomedical research, after a gift from the horse's owners to Washington State University.

Seattle Slew was one of the greatest horses ever to grace American racing, and... Read More

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Judge Transfers Curlin Ownership

July 05, 2008

A judge is putting more distance between Horse of the Year Curlin and two minority owners accused of fraud.

Special Judge Roger Crittenden ordered that a company that holds a 20% share of the horse now be managed by a court-appointed receiver.... Read More

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Funny Cide Gets the Last Laugh

July 04, 2008

This July 4th marks the one-year anniversary of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide's last race. The champion didn't rest on his laurels, though: just 48 hours after crossing the finish line for the last time, Funny Cide found himself employed in... Read More

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The American Shetland Pony Club Celebrates 120th Anniversary

July 04, 2008

The American Shetland Pony Clubv(ASPC) is ready to rock and roll with the celebration of their 120th Anniversary during the 2008 American Shetland Pony National Championship Congress Show in Cloverdale, Ind. The Shetland Pony Championship... Read More

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Judge Transfers Thoroughbred Champion's Ownership

July 04, 2008

A judge is putting more distance between Thoroughbred Horse of the Year Curlin and two minority owners accused of fraud (see below).

Special Judge Roger Crittenden ordered that a company that holds a 20% share of the horse now be managed... Read More

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Racetrack Enacts Zero-Tolerance Slaughter Policy

July 03, 2008

Sending racehorses to slaughter will not be tolerated at Suffolk Downs racetrack in Boston. Track management will now deny trainers stalls if they sell a horse for slaughter. This latest move bolsters other efforts underway to protect... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Research: EO-3

July 03, 2008

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Big Brown Works for First Time Since Belmont

July 02, 2008

Dual classic winner Big Brown returned to the track July 2 for his first "breeze" since being pulled up in the June 7 Belmont Stakes. The move was extremely slow, but apparently the five-furlong move in a dawdling 1:06 3/5 at Aqueduct did not... Read More

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Racehorse Rehabilitator Helps Transition to New Careers

July 02, 2008

Hundreds of former racehorses owe their second careers to Leigh Gray. Manager of Dr. Don Shields' lay-up facility, Winner's Circle Ranch in Bradbury, Calif., Gray not only rehabilitates racehorses for a living, she does it in her spare time.... Read More

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Paris Bound? Curlin has First Workout on Turf

July 01, 2008

Reigning "Horse of the Year" Curlin successfully completed the first step in what could be a journey to Paris to run in the famed Gran Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with a solid work July 1 under jockey Robby Albarado over the Matt Winn Turf Course... Read More

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Live and Learn (Equine Education Opportunities)

July 01, 2008

Educational opportunities abound for horse owners and handlers.

For horse owners and equine enthusiasts interested in increasing their knowledge, training, or skills, there have never been more opportunities to learn.... Read More

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Fans of Barbaro Plan Second Annual Celebration

June 30, 2008

The Fans of Barbaro (FOB) will be hosting their annual "Celebration of Barbaro" at Delaware Park the weekend of July 12-13.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America. Organizers say they hope to surpass... Read More

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Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

June 30, 2008

George Maylin, DVM, PhD, the director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board drug testing and research program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the post-race test results on Belmont Stakes favorite Big Brown came back "clean"... Read More

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Boy's Wish to Meet Smarty Jones Granted

June 27, 2008

The Kentucky region of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Three Chimneys Farm recently teamed up to grant a young boy's wish of meeting Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Smarty Jones. His experience will be chronicled June 30 during... Read More

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David O'Connor Elected to American Horse Council

June 27, 2008

David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist, and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist, has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Horse Council.

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Suspended Jockey Responds to Whipping Incident

June 26, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23. (For more on this see "Read More

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Big Brown's Trainer Faces Clenbuterol Positive

June 25, 2008

A horse trained by Rick Dutrow tested positive for twice the allowable level of the bronchodilator clenbuterol, which helps burn fat and promote muscle growth, the New York Times reported June 25.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority... Read More

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Jockey Suspended for Using Whip on Horse's Face

June 25, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose was suspended for six months following a stewards' hearing the morning of June 24 for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during the third race at Delaware Park June 23.

In the official ruling, Delaware Park... Read More

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Tempo SC Ultra Pest Control Concentrate

June 25, 2008

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Beyond the Track: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

June 25, 2008

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EfferSan, Multipurpose Disinfectant and Sanitizer for Equine Operations

June 25, 2008

EfferSan effectively disinfects in five minutes against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Salmonella enterica, and will sanitize in one minute against Salmonella typhi on pre-cleaned, hard, nonporous surfaces.... Read More

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AAEP Supports Thoroughbred Safety Recommendations

June 24, 2008

The AAEP has endorsed the three initial recommendations of The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee. The committee announced its recommendations June 17, including the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe... Read More

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Photo Series Shows Big Brown's Belmont Shoe Trouble

June 24, 2008

Each day brings new entries in the "Brown Shoe Diaries." The latest photos from the Belmont Stakes reveal Big Brown was stepped on by Guadalcanal leaving the gate, and that the shoe did not re-set itself during the race as previously thought; th... Read More

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Big Brown's Owners Adopt No-Drug Policy

June 23, 2008

International Equine Acquisitions Holdings (IEAH) Stables--the partnership that races Big Brown--has taken the first bold step in securing a no-drug policy in racing by announcing Monday that all its horses starting Oct. 1 will race without any... Read More