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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

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Filly Rags to Riches Will Run in Belmont

June 05, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher announced Tuesday morning that the filly Rags to Riches will contest the June 9 Belmont Stakes and be ridden by John Velazquez. Also, trainer Greg Fox said Rafael Bejarano has been named to ride Slew's Tizzy.

Pletcher... Read More

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Trainer, Jockey Suing Disney Over "Ruffian" Movie

June 05, 2007

Trainer Frank Whiteley Jr., jockey Jacinto Vasquez, and Thoroughbred Legends LLC have filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries, ABC and ESPN, over "Ruffian," a television movie that is scheduled... Read More

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Old Friends to be Featured on CBS News

June 05, 2007

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based near Lexington, will be featured in a segment on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric June 7th. This is the first news piece... Read More

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List of Belmont Contenders Continues to Grow

June 04, 2007

They're not pouring out of the woodwork, but they're coming--slowly but surely. Normally, if the winner of the Kentucky Derby defects from the Belmont Stakes, it's going to bring a deluge of newcomers looking to take a shot at the final leg of the... Read More

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Bengals' Chad Johnson will Race Horse for Charity

June 03, 2007

Chad Johnson's trash talk won't work on his next opponent.

As part of a charity promotion, the Cincinnati Bengals receiver has agreed to race a horse at a track next weekend. He's not running against Mr. Ed, so his gift for in-your-face... Read More

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Barbaro Painting Brings $14,400 for Memorial Fund

June 03, 2007

Artist Susan Sommer-Luarca's portrait "Barbaro"--a 5' by 4' tonal acrylic on canvas that was painted at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week--brought a final price of $14,400 at the conclusion of bidding yesterday on eBay.

The... Read More

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War Admiral's Kentucky Derby Trophy Found

June 01, 2007

The Kentucky Derby Museum has located War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby Gold Cup Trophy, and it will be loaned to the museum for its Kentucky Derby Gold Cup exhibition in 2010.

The Triple Crown winner's Derby trophy was privately purchased in... Read More

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Belmont: Curlin, Hard Spun Take Over Center Stage

June 01, 2007

With the racing world still rocking from the bombshell dropped by Carl Nafzger Thursday morning, all thoughts immediately turned to the two big horses who will remain on their Triple Crown journey and the two trainers who elected to see it through... Read More

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HBO's Barbaro Documentary Debuts June 6

June 01, 2007

"Barbaro," a documentary exploring the triumph and tragedy of the Thoroughbred who captured the public's imagination last year after winning the Kentucky Derby, will premiere on HBO on Wednesday, June 6 at 10:00 p.m. (EST).

Tracing Barbaro'... Read More

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Street Sense to Pass Belmont, Focus on Travers

May 31, 2007

The streets of New York will be a little less crowded next weekend because Street Sense will not be running in the June 9 Belmont Stakes but instead will be pointed toward the Travers at Saratoga and a fall campaign. The announcement was made by... Read More

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South Dakota Short on Farm Animal Vets

May 31, 2007

Fewer veterinary school graduates are taking their talent, time and training to the farms and ranches of South Dakota. It's a trend seen in other farm states, too, in part because Americans love their pets.

The nation's 28 veterinary... Read More

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Trainers of Belmont Contenders Ship, Plan Final Works

May 31, 2007

With the June 9 Belmont Stakes fast approaching, trainers of the expected contenders were making plans for travel and pre-race works May 31.

Larry Jones will ship Hard Spun to Belmont Park from Delaware Park June 2 and will ready the son of... Read More

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Belmont Decision for Street Sense to Come Thursday

May 30, 2007

A decision on whether Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby, will compete in the June 9 Belmont Stakes will be made during a May 31 press conference at Churchill Downs.

According to Churchill officials, trainer Carl Nafzger will be... Read More

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Barbaro Painting at $12,600 on Ebay, Two Days Remain

May 30, 2007

Bidding on Susan Sommer-Luarca's portrait "Barbaro," a 5' by 4' tonal acrylic on canvas that was painted at Churchill Downs during Kentucky Derby week this year and signed by jockey Edgar Prado, is up to $12,600 with bidding continuing on Ebay... Read More

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Unusual Tornado Damages Connecticut Horse Barn

May 29, 2007

The National Weather Service confirmed that a small tornado briefly touched down Monday afternoon and damaged a horse barn in Somers, Conn.

The landspout, which the weather service said is technically a tornado because it was a rotating... Read More

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Mustangs Used for Border Patrol

May 28, 2007

There is a 309-mile section of the U.S./Canadian border from Washington State into Montana that is so rugged that vehicles can't be used. However, the Border Patrol that is responsible for that area uses natives to help them negotiate the... Read More

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UMaine Professor Reveals Racetrack Defects

May 28, 2007

A biomechanical engineer at the University of Maine is working to make the nation's racetracks safer for the Thoroughbred horses that run on them.

Professor Michael "Mick" Peterson's tools are radar and a robotic metal hoof that mimics a... Read More