Thoroughbred Racing

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John Henry at 32: 'Mean and Nasty As Ever'

March 09, 2007

John Henry is grumpy, in one of those "I don't care what you want, I'm not coming over" kind of moods.

So no matter how many times one of the greatest Thoroughbreds is offered a treat, he ignores it. Maybe he's not hungry. Maybe he sees ... Read More

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Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

March 08, 2007

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th... Read More

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Barbaro Author to Blog Triple Crown on Bloodhorse.com

March 07, 2007

Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brings a new and engaging aspect to Bloodhorse.com's Triple Crown Mania coverage when he begins his new blog Read More

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Racetrack Ambulance Protocol Examined After Breeders' Cup Injuries

March 07, 2007

The sight of Fleet Indian standing in discomfort at the top of the Churchill Downs stretch while waiting for an equine ambulance during the running of the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff is something owner Paul Saylor will never... Read More

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Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

March 06, 2007

HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

According to Broadcasting... Read More

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Questions Arise at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as Board Members Leave

March 06, 2007

Several members have recently left the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s board of directors, exits that parallel allegations that leadership dissension and financial struggles are plaguing the non-profit organization.

It is believed a... Read More

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Derby Winner Real Quiet Recovering from Abscesses

March 06, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet. The 12-year-old son of Quiet American was taken there Feb. 19 after showing signs of... Read More

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Additional Barbaro Breyer Models to Benefit Laminitis Fund

March 05, 2007

Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year.

“We have received so many calls, emails and letters from... Read More

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Delaware Park Honors Barbaro With Stakes Race

March 05, 2007

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year, will be honored with a stakes race in his name at Delaware Park.

Delaware Park's Chief Operating Officer Bill Fasy announced Thursday that the track has officially... Read More

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HRTV to Re-Air John Henry Special

March 02, 2007

HorseRacing TV will re-air its original presentation of  "John Henry: Standing Tall at 30" tonight (March 2) at 8 p.m. ET.

The re-airing of the one-hour documentary, which originally debuted in 2005, will coincide with the champion... Read More

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National Finals Rodeo: Rodeo Does Vegas

March 01, 2007

Equestrian sports are the only events in the Olympics where male and female athletes compete against each other equally, whether humans or horses. Men and women, geldings, stallions, and mares are all equals. Rodeo is the only sport where humans an... Read More

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Storm Cat Colt Died of Aneurysm During Calder Work Out

February 28, 2007

An autopsy of the $900,000 Storm Cat yearling, purchased as a yearling by Florida-based consignors Randy  Hartley and Dean De Renzo, died of an aneurysm suffered during a Feb. 25 breeze show for the March 6 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale of... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Surpasses $1 Million Mark

February 28, 2007

For the first time, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will distribute more than $1 million for research grants in 2007.

The foundation's board of directors recently approved 13 new projects, including three devoted to the... Read More

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Horse Euthanatized After Attack by Dogs

February 28, 2007

A Spokane Valley, Wash., racehorse attacked by two pit bull terriers was so badly injured it had to be euthanatized, its owners said. The dogs were ordered destroyed Tuesday after they were deemed to be dangerous.

The horse, named Drink... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Announces New Endowment Fund

February 27, 2007

Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced a gift of $250,000 from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. The fund will be used to create a permanent endowment for TCA to assure future grant giving.

It will also offer donors an... Read More

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Derby Winner Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

February 27, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares. He stands at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.... Read More

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Storm Cat Colt Dies During Calder Workout Show

February 26, 2007

A Storm Cat colt that sold for $900,000 as a yearling collapsed and died Sunday after working an eighth of a mile at Calder Race Course during the first under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The... Read More

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Hong Kong Equine Virus Remains a Mystery

February 26, 2007

Veterinary officials are warning horse owners and trainers in Hong Kong that they might never know what virus caused fevers in eleven horses last week, the South... Read More

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Smarty Jones Treated for Minor Seminal Blockage

February 24, 2007

Smarty Jones, starting his third season at stud, has been successfully treated for a minor temporary blockage in his reproductive tract and has returned to normal breeding activity.

Dan Rosenberg, president of Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm... Read More

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Ohio Sheriff Investigating Dead, Missing Horses

February 24, 2007

Several horses in Cherry Valley, Ohio, were found dead and 11 turned up missing at a farm that had been under surveillance by the county humane society because of reports that the animals were underfed.... Read More

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KHP Planning Party for John Henry's 32nd Birthday

February 24, 2007

That same tenacity of heart and spirit which propelled John Henry to two Horse of the Year titles and record earnings, may have something to do with his ability to keep going well beyond the life-expectancy of most horses. John Henry will turn 3... Read More

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Racetracks Impose Restrictions Due to EHV-1 Concerns

February 23, 2007

Penn National and Charles Town racetracks have imposed restrictions on horses shipping to their tracks as a result of suspected cases of equine herpesvirus in the Mid Atlantic region.

Penn National reported that its stable area has been... Read More

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Management Team Kills Wolf After Cattle Attacked, Horse Injured

February 22, 2007

An endangered Mexican gray wolf that apparently killed three calves in southwest New Mexico has been fatally shot by the team that manages the animals.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a removal order for the wild-born member of th... Read More

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Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation to Donate Funds to Barbaro Memorial Fund

February 22, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications has announced that The Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation will donate a minimum of $10,000 to the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) established the NTRA... Read More

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Runaway Donkey Walks Back into Captivity

February 22, 2007

Jenny the donkey, whose exploits since escaping from her Pittsfield, Me., corral Jan. 18 have been well documented, sauntered back to captivity yesterday (Feb. 21), the Read More