Thoroughbred Racing

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Central Kentucky Abortion Accessions Suggest Normal Foaling Season

February 17, 2005

Central Kentucky equine abortion accessions so far in 2005 do not indicate mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). The University of Kentucky's Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center (LDDC) is posting the number of abortion accessions of all breeds... Read More

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Comptroller Critical of New York Standardbred Fund; Portion of Monies Comes From Thoroughbreds

February 15, 2005

A New York state authority that supports Standardbred purses and breeding has lax internal financial controls, according to an audit released Tuesday by state Comptroller Alan Hevesi.

The New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund... Read More

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Fractures in Thoroughbred Racehorses

February 01, 2005

Musculoskeletal injury is the most common cause of lost training days for Thoroughbred racehorses. This type of injury, particularly fractures, is also cited as a major reason horses leave the industry. But the incidence and characteristics of... Read More

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EHV-1 Kills Two Michigan Racehorses

February 01, 2005

At least two horses at Northville Downs Standardbred racetrack in Northville, Mich., contracted equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) and were euthanatized in December. The first case was found Dec. 14, when a 6-year-old Standardbred gelding began... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Central Kentucky

February 01, 2005

High incidences of leptospirosis-induced abortions in Central Kentucky mares could be caused by a tandem effect of temperature and precipitation in certain years, said Capt. David Hall of the U.S. Air Force, who defended his master's thesis at... Read More

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Owner of Central Kentucky Seized Horses Makes Statement

January 18, 2005

Amy Labbe, owner of the mare and foal seized by the Lexington Humane Society (LHS) in Lexington, Ky., on Jan. 5 and brought to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute (HEMI) because of their malnourished condition, comes to the defense of Nancy an... Read More

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Thoroughbred Industry Establishes Fund for Tsunami Relief Effort

January 07, 2005

Donations will be accepted at Keeneland's January Sale

As the devastating toll of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami continues to mount, members of the Thoroughbred industry are establishing a fund for the relief efforts.... Read More

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Be Prepared for the Worst

January 01, 2005

September 15th is a day I will never forget. The Dearborn County Sheriff's office asked if I would respond to a horse trailer accident involving 50 horses, and I was on my way. I was the only vet present to help fire and rescue personnel extract... Read More

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EHV-1 Kills Two Michigan Racehorses

December 28, 2004

At least two horses at Northville Downs Standardbred racetrack in Northville, Mich., contracted equine herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) and were euthanatized. The first case was discovered Dec. 14, when a 6-year-old Standardbred gelding began... Read More

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Leptospirosis in Central Kentucky

December 17, 2004

High incidences of leptospirosis-induced abortions in Central Kentucky horses could be caused by a tandem effect of temperature and precipitation in certain years, said Capt. David Hall of the U.S. Air Force, who defended his Masters thesis on... Read More

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How Racehorses Make the Transition to Stallions

December 15, 2004

Proper training and an optimal environment are crucial to kicking off a racehorse's stud career.... Read More

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Santa Anita Milkshake Testing to Begin Dec. 26

December 14, 2004

Track to test every horse in every race 

Santa Anita Park isn't waiting for a statewide ban to make its stand against "milkshakes." At the meet that begins Dec. 26, the Arcadia, Calif., racetrack will test every horse in... Read More

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Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Needs Help

November 17, 2004

A "wish list" has been put together by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) of needed items for its new Maker's Mark Secretariat Center at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky. The Secretariat Center was designed to showcase... Read More

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Ohio Veterinarian Selected as October My Vet Matters Honoree

November 16, 2004

David M. Miller, DVM, of Akron, Ohio, has been selected as the October honoree in the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) My Vet Matters contest. Miller is the co-founder of Victory Gallop, a therapeutic equestrian program for... Read More

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AQHA Announces Staff Change

November 10, 2004

Gary Carpenter Becomes Foundation Executive Director

Amarillo, Texas – The American Quarter Horse Association announced today that executive director of racing Gary Carpente... Read More

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Birdstone to Gainesway

November 09, 2004

Marylou Whitney's 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone will stand at Graham Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington. The son of Grindstone--Dear Birdie, by Storm Bird was retired the week of Nov. 1 after suffering a chip fracture in his lef... Read More

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Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

November 04, 2004

Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic--Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an undetermined injury to the "left hind ankle." The 6-year-old son of Pleasant... Read More

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Thoroughbred American Chance Dead

November 03, 2004

Nationally ranked and top ranking New York Thoroughbred sire American Chance died on Tuesday, Oct. 18 while standing Southern Hemisphere duties at La Providencia in Argentina. The San Isidro Equine Hospital in Buenos Aires cited colitis-X as the... Read More

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Meet the Epidemiologist

October 15, 2004

As people have become more health-conscious, and bonds between humans and their animals have deepened, the demand for veterinary specialties such as dermatology, behavior, pathology, and surgery has risen. The following is part of a series... Read More

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Champion Thoroughbred Fosters Orphaned Foal

October 13, 2004

Maybe it was an overwhelming maternal instinct. Or maybe it was that headstrong, competitive spirit. Brown Bess wanted another baby. Retired from life as a broodmare, the 22-year-old champion had the roam of a grassy pasture with other pensioned... Read More

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European Breeders' Cup Contenders' Flight Booked for Oct. 25

October 11, 2004

The International Racing Bureau informed Lone Star Park officials that the main charter shipment for horses competing in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships has been provisionally booked to arrive in Dallas on Monday, Oct. 25.... Read More

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Above the Surface: Polytrack

October 04, 2004

Polytrack--polypropylene fibers, recycled rubber, and silica sand covered in a wax coating--has been used for training and racing for years in Great Britain, but Keeneland is the first U.S. facility to install it.... Read More

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Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

October 01, 2004

Smarty Jones, whose Triple Crown quest came up short in the Belmont Stakes, has been retired due to bone bruises in all four cannon bones. He will enter stud at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. (he moved there on Aug. 16).

He now lives... Read More

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Annual Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

October 01, 2004

"We are not here to re-invent the wheel," said Tomas Gimenez, DrMedVet, a professor at Clemson University, addressing a group of first-responders and equine rescue personnel at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington in August. The event was... Read More

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Horse Dies from West Nile Virus at California Racetrack

August 27, 2004

Having identified the first known racehorse to die from the West Nile Virus (WNV) at a California racetrack, equine health authorities are emphasizing the importance of equine vaccinations and booster shots as well as other preventive measures t... Read More