Thoroughbred Racing

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Kentucky Derby Competitor Scat Daddy Retired Due to Tendon Injury

June 27, 2007

Scat Daddy, a grade I winner the past two years, has been retired from racing because of a slight tendon injury suffered in an unplaced effort in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Johannesburg retired with five wins from nine races... Read More

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Stewards Fine, Suspend Jockey for Kicking Horse

June 26, 2007

Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack stewards handed jockey Victor Molina a $1,000 fine and 30-day suspension June 25 for his actions prior to the third race at the Bensalem, Pa., facility June 18. Molina, a 27-year veteran, was scheduled... Read More

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The Horse Recognized at 2007 American Horse Publications Awards Program

June 25, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications received a total of 13 awards on Saturday, June 23 at the American Horse Publications (AHP) Annual Awards Program held in Albuquerque, N.M. Since its inception in 1970, the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program... Read More

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Managing an Equine Medical Emergency

June 24, 2007

Quality care and rapid response time can mean the difference between life and death for a sick or injured horse.

Although each patient is unique, advanced planning for critical situations can tip the odds in favor of a successful outcome.... Read More

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Jockey Molina to Meet with Stewards Over Kicking Incident

June 20, 2007

Philadelphia Park jockey Victor Molina waived his right to a notice of a formal hearing Tuesday and will instead meet with track stewards on Friday to discuss his actions prior to the third race on Monday, which resulted in his indefinite ejection... Read More

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Jockey Ejected from Philly Park for Kicking Horse in Stomach

June 19, 2007

Veteran jockey Victor Molina was ejected from the grounds of Philadelphia Park Monday after the track received numerous complaints concerning his actions prior to the start of the third race.Molina, who was scheduled to ride the... Read More

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Jockey John Velazquez to be Guest on Blood-Horse Interactive Chat Tuesday

June 18, 2007

Join award-winning jockey John Velazquez for a special Tuesday edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by Equine Oxygen Therapy. Velazquez will be the guest live online a... Read More

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Jockey Paralyzed From Waist Down

June 17, 2007

Jockey Andrew Lakeman is paralyzed from the waist down following a spill during a race at Belmont Park Thoroughbred racetrack last month, the Daily Racing Form reported.

The 32-year-old Lakeman was told by doctors at North Shore... Read More

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Calgary Thoroughbred Track Closing

June 17, 2007

In an article by Billy Powers on the Calgary Sun Web site, the writer lamented that today (June 15) might be the last day for Thoroughbred racing Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

"When they finish the eighth race on today's... Read More

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Oregon Teen Accused of Sexually Abusing Horse

June 16, 2007

A Corvallis, Ore., teenager was arrested after a surveillance camera captured him preparing to sexually abuse a horse inside a barn, police said.

The owners of the barn installed the camera after reporting an assault on the horse last... Read More

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Street Cry Not Shuttling

June 16, 2007

Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia has announced that Street Cry, sire of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, would not return for a fifth season to Australia.

"We would like to assure breeders that this... Read More

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Genetics of Speed: U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College Investigating Racehorse Eclipse

June 15, 2007

Scientists from the U.K.'s Royal Veterinary College and the University of Cambridge are researching what made the undefeated 18th Century horse, Eclipse, such a great champion. The genetics research is giving insights into the origins of the... Read More

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Final TV Ratings for Belmont Slide 12%

June 15, 2007

Final national ratings for ABC's telecast of the June 9 Belmont Stakes from New York showed a 12% percent decline in viewership from 2006. The two-hour program, which aired from 5-7 p.m. EDT, registered a 2.9 rating and an 8 share. Each rating poin... Read More

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New Interest in Retired Racehorses Following TV Feature

June 14, 2007

Hundreds of viewers of a June 8 segment on CBS Evening News with Katie Couric featuring the Kentucky-based stallion retirement facility Old Friends have responded by opening their hearts and wallets.

Old Friends volunteer Ruthann von den... Read More

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USEF Forms Safety Task Force

June 12, 2007

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has formed a task force to review current safety procedures at USEF competitions and to make recommendations to the group's safety committee regarding possible changes to safety standards for... Read More

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Steve Haskin's Belmont Recap: Wonder Woman

June 12, 2007

Call it fate. Call it kismet. Whatever title you prefer, Rags to Riches seemed destined to give trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their first classic winner.

Although "Johnny V" has been Pletcher's first-call rider for years, it... Read More

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Rags to Riches, Foes OK After Grueling Belmont

June 11, 2007

(from Belmont Park notes)

More than seven years after he competed in his first Kentucky Derby with Trippi, More Than Ready and Impeachment in May of 2000, perennial champion trainer Todd Pletcher finally got his first Triple Crown... Read More

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RSPCA Investigating Drowning at Horse Fair

June 11, 2007

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is investigating after a horse drowned in the River Eden at Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria, U.K.

The incident happened on Friday, the second day of the annual event, which runs... Read More

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A Filly Wins the Belmont; Rags to Riches Outduels Curlin

June 09, 2007

After stumbling out of the gate, Rags to Riches won the battle of the sexes Saturday in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), winning a furious stretch duel with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Curlin.

The pace of the race was extremely slow but that did... Read More

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NTRA Barbaro Memorial Fund to Disburse $150,000 at Belmont

June 08, 2007

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced June 7 that the NTRA Charities' Barbaro Memorial Fund will make its first two disbursements, totaling $150,000, this Saturday at Belmont Park in the winner's circle following the seventh... Read More

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Steve Haskin's Belmont Report: The End of the Road

June 08, 2007

It's been a wild and crazy Triple Crown (no tip intended) with lots of twist and curves, and it all comes to a rousing conclusion in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Will Curlin finally regress, and if so, how much? How special is Rags to Riches? Will... Read More

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Colorado Horse Owner Convicted Of Animal Cruelty

June 08, 2007

A Colorado woman whose underweight horse died last year was convicted Thursday of aggravated cruelty to animals.

Jacqueline Lovelace, 61, of Eaton faces up to three years in prison at her sentencing, scheduled for July 26.

The horse,... Read More

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Seven Entered for Saturday's Belmont

June 06, 2007

Slew's Tizzy and Hard Spun, who figure to be the pacesetters in the June 9 Belmont Stakes, drew next to each other at the post position draw this morning. A field of seven was entered in the final leg of the Triple Crown.

Curlin, who won the... Read More

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Curlin vs. Rags Has Belmont Abuzz

June 06, 2007

When all is said and done, the 139th Belmont Stakes has turned out to be one heck of a race after all, Street Sense or no Street Sense. We have seven legitimate horses, with none of the usual no-hopers that seem to pop out of the woodwork for the... Read More

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Pfizer's PreventiCare Program Marks 10 Years

June 05, 2007

Launched in 1997, Pfizer Animal Health's PreventiCare is an equine wellness program that is designed to promote the overall health of horses through routine veterinary care and a sound deworming program. The premise behind the creation of this... Read More