Thoroughbred Racing


Florida Vet Students Awarded Racetrack Scholarships

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


Full Field of 20 Expected for Kentucky Derby

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


Racehorse Lava Man Reunited with Favorite Groom

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


Derby Hopeful War Pass Sidelined by Injury

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


Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to Hold New Owner Seminar

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


Keeneland, Toyota Award Grant to Equine Humane Center

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


Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Unveiling New Facility

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.

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Miniature Horse in the Suburbs, But For How Long?

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


Independent Filmmakers Document the Road to the Derby

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


Review: Racetrack Fatality Ratio Changes

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.

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MRLS: Tent Caterpillars Hatch in Central Kentucky

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


Welfare and Safety Summit Racehorse Injury Numbers Revised

April 10, 2008

The catastrophic injury rates presented by Mary Scollay, DVM, at the March 17  Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit have been revised after a thorough review.... Read More


Risk Factors for Gastric Ulcers in Thoroughbreds

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


Storm Cat Experiencing Drop in Fertility

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


Derby Hopeful War Pass Endures Rocky New York Flight

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


Readers Respond: Racehorse Awareness

April 04, 2008

More than 1,400 readers of responded to a poll asking, "What do you think is the most pressing issue facing the welfare and safety of racehorses?"

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Curlin to Get Break, Race Later in Year

March 31, 2008

(from Dubai World Cup release)

Curlin winning the 2008 Dubai World Cup

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Gulfstream Park Awards Barbaro Scholarships

March 30, 2008

Gulfstream Park in Hallandell Beach, Fla., in conjunction with the University of Florida (UF), announced the names of this year's three recipients from Gulfstream Park's $30,000 Barbaro Scholarship Program March 29.

The Florida Derby... Read More


Curlin Conquers the World in the Dubai World Cup

March 30, 2008

As 12 horses headed to the post in the $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I), trainer Steve Asmussen stood in the paddock at Nad Al Sheba racecourse. "I’m just wanting the real Curlin to show up,” he said. Moments later, the Smart Strike colt more tha... Read More


Help Award the Title of 'Greatest Thoroughbred of all Time'

March 28, 2008 has launched a new interactive game entitled "March into May."  

Beginning today, and for the... Read More


Giving Omeprazole for Ulcers Intravenously

March 27, 2008

In the past few years, we've been hearing how many more horses have gastric ulcers than we used to think. We also know that oral omeprazole paste (GastroGard, manufactured by Merial Limited, Decatur, Ga.) effectively treats and prevents ulcers.... Read More


John Henry Memorial Statue Underway

March 26, 2008

Work has begun on the John Henry memorial statue that will be part of a small park at the gravesite of the legendary racehorse. John Henry was euthanized last October at the age of 32. He is buried outside his paddock at the Kentucky Horse Park... Read More


Auction Benefits Secretariat Foundation

March 24, 2008

The Claiborne Farm Stallion Memorabilia Auction to benefit the Secretariat Foundation began on eBay March 20 and will run through March 30.

Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase authentic racing artifacts of 1973 Triple Crown winner... Read More


Belmont-Winning Filly Rags to Riches Retired

March 24, 2008

Edited press release

It was announced March 24 that 2007 Belmont Stakes winner and 2007 champion 3-year-old filly Rags to Riches has been retired from racing and will head to Ashford Stud where she will be bred to champion sire... Read More


Intravenous Lidocaine for Controlling Pain and Inflammation

March 23, 2008

Intravenous (IV) lidocaine is one systemic way to manage pain and inflammation, and it also has been used to improve intestinal motility in colic cases. Its use has been a fairly hot topic of late, so Margaret Mudge, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, ACVECC,... Read More