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Kentucky Observing American Saddlebred Day Aug. 25

July 31, 2007

Stake night at the Kentucky State Fair World's Championship horse show will be part of the official "American Saddlebred Day" throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher has proclaimed August 25 a special day t... Read More

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Rags to Riches Back at Belmont Following UPenn Exam

July 30, 2007

Rags To Riches, this year's Belmont Stakes winner, returned to Todd Pletcher's barn at Belmont Park July 27 following two days at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, where she had a complete physical... Read More

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Two Montana Horses Contract WNV

July 28, 2007

Montana's acting state veterinarian says West Nile virus has been confirmed in horses in Blaine and Phillips counties.

Jeanne Rankin says neither of the two horses was vaccinated against the disease; and both are still alive.

The... Read More

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Barbaro, Secretariat Art to Support Laminitis Research

July 28, 2007

A new set of prints and a poster featuring Triple Crown winner Secretariat and 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro will benefit the fight against laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their... Read More

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Arizona Horse Dies During Rescue from Sinkhole

July 26, 2007

A 1,200-pound Quarter Horse died over the weekend after falling into a sinkhole in Queen Creek, Ariz. An Associated Press story on KVOA.com reported Sunday (July 22) that the 11-year-old horse, Cash, "became trapped last night when it fell... Read More

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Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

July 26, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored... Read More

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Officials Investigating Horse Deaths Near Dry Lake in Central Nevada

July 26, 2007

According to an Associated Press article on ksby.com, federal officials have launched an investigation into the deaths of 55 wild horses and an antelope found close to a watering hole on a Central... Read More

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Emergency Preparation Course Held for Connecticut Horse Owners

July 25, 2007

Around 75 horse owners and first responders came together July 14 in Old Lyme, Conn., to learn about horse-related issues they could face during disasters. The event was a collaborative effort between the Valley Shore Emergency... Read More

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Intratumoral Chemotherapy Helpful in Preventing Sarcoid Recurrence

July 25, 2007

Veterinarians have attacked sarcoids with everything from scalpels to lasers, and cryotherapy to caustic chemicals. But chemotherapy administered intratumorally could be a viable new option in removing and preventing future outbreaks, according... Read More

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University of Tennessee Looking for Overweight, Laminitic Horses

July 23, 2007

Researchers at the University of Tennessee are asking horse owners with overweight, cresty, and/or laminitic horses to consider permanently donating these animals to the University for use in a research project. The research group is studying ne... Read More

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Rags to Riches Pulled Up During Drill

July 23, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags to Riches was pulled up Sunday morning shortly after beginning a five-furlong workout at Belmont Park. According to Daily Racing Form, the 3-year-old filly did not display any immediate signs of injury.... Read More

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CHRB Supports Owners' Plan for Retired Racehorses

July 21, 2007

Preliminary approval of a plan by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to create a charitable fund for retired racehorses was granted by the state horse racing board during its meeting at Del Mar on July 19.

The TOC proposes to deduct a modes... Read More

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Public Invited to Official Measuring of World's Tallest Horse Contender

July 20, 2007

At only 3 years old, an English Shire horse named Tina still has some room to grow. But the draft horse is already so big, her Tennessee owners are hoping she can break records. Officially named Jenson Diplomat Tina, she is still a teenager in hors... Read More

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Polytrack Debuts Successfully at Del Mar

July 19, 2007

Trainer T.R. (Ray) Bell II and jockey Jon Court had never received so much attention for capturing a maiden event as they did when Special Smoke became the first horse to win a race over Del Mar's new Polytrack racing surface July 18.

"I had a... Read More

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Belmont Winner Rags To Riches Spikes Temp, Will Skip Race

July 16, 2007

Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches will not run in Saturday's Coaching Club American Oaks, at Belmont Park as planned, trainer Todd Pletcher said July 16. The daughter of A.P. Indy spiked a temperature that forced the cancellation of her... Read More

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NYRA Planning "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga

July 16, 2007

The New York Racing Association, after speaking with Sackatoga Stable managing partner Jack Knowlton and trainer Barclay Tagg, is moving ahead with plans to hold a "Funny Cide Day" at Saratoga Aug. 10, at which the recently retired Kentucky Derb... Read More

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Derby, Preakness Winner Funny Cide to Retire at 7

July 15, 2007

Sackatoga Stable’s Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness and one of the most popular horses in recent years, has been retired, trainer Barclay Tagg said July 13.

Tagg stated that Funny Cide retires perfectly sound.... Read More

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Stolen Horse Turns Up In Parade

July 14, 2007

An observant woman attending a Fourth of July parade in Streator spotted a horse that had been missing from Black Hawk College in Kewanee, Ill., for months.

Sizzle, an 18-year-old mare used in the university's equine program, was stolen... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Board Discusses Out of Competition EPO Testing

July 14, 2007

Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for... Read More

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Racehorses Test New Del Mar Polytrack Surface

July 13, 2007

Thoroughbreds tested Del Mar's new artificial surface for the first time Thursday, working out over the track ahead of next week's opening of the 43-day summer meeting.

The $9 million Polytrack, a mixture of sand, fibers, rubber, and wax, was... Read More

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17-Year-Old Racehorse Gets New Job as Ambassador

July 12, 2007

If 17-year-old Thoroughbred Alpena Magic has any magic left, he'll have to share it with kids and not on the racetrack.

The horse was sold by owner Kenneth Robinette to Ellis Park track president Ron Geary on Wednesday. Geary scratched Alpena... Read More

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New Barbaro Film in the Works

July 11, 2007

Apparently, there is no end to the nation's appetite for all things Barbaro. At least, Universal Pictures hopes there isn't. The Hollywood studio has acquired the screen rights to "Gone Like the Wind," an article written about the 2006 Kentucky... Read More

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Floods, Tornadoes, Ice Storms: 2007 a Rough Year in Kansas

July 10, 2007

The first half of 2007 has been one to forget for many Kansans as blizzards, deadly tornadoes, and now flooding have caused millions of dollars in damage, disrupted lives and put a dent in the state's economy.

Of the state's 105 counties,... Read More

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Derby Winner War Emblem Has Another Fruitless Season at Stud

July 09, 2007

After five years of trying to coax Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem into performing regular breeding duties, Shadai Stallion Station officials might be reaching the limit of their patience with the horse they purchased for about $17... Read More

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Jockey Suspended for Overuse of Whip

July 05, 2007

Jockey Frankie Dettori was suspended Thursday for 14 days for overuse of his whip while guiding Ramonti to victory in last month's Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A disciplinary panel was told that Dettori struck his mount 25 times... Read More