Thoroughbred Racing

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New Turfway Surface Well Received, But Test Comes This Winter

October 17, 2005

The Polytrack experiment at Turfway Park was deemed a success--especially for safety reasons--at the conclusion of the 22-day summer/fall meet, though the Northern Kentucky racetrack expects to get a more accurate picture of the synthetic surfac... Read More

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Filly's Sale will Benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

October 12, 2005

Ashado, the 2004 Breeders' Cup Distaff and Kentucky Oaks winner and that year's champion 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, will be offered for sale during the 2005 Keeneland November Mixed Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency with a special gift back t... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Gala To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 04, 2005

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at historic Roseland Ballroom in New York, with... Read More

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Keeneland Celebrates Dreamer

October 04, 2005

For the second time in two years, Keeneland's stunning landscape and picturesque setting provided the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. To celebrate the opening of Dreamer, the most recent movie filmed at the historic racecourse, Keeneland will... Read More

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"Dreamer" Features Racehorse with Fracture

October 01, 2005

John Gatins, the writer/director of the upcoming movie "Dreamer," used the story of Thoroughbred racehorse Mariah's Storm as the movie's inspiration. In "Dreamer," a Thoroughbred filly named Soñador breaks her leg. The movie tells the story of... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Admission With Dreamer Movie Stub

September 21, 2005

Everyone who buys a ticket to see the Dreamworks film Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story will receive free admission to the 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Belmont Park. Dreamworks and Loews... Read More

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Churchill Downs Incorporated Twin Spires Club to Sponsor 'Racing to the Rescue Drive' For Members

September 15, 2005

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) is offering a unique and easy way for racing fans to contribute to the relief efforts in Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Katrina. Through its customer-rewards program, the Twin Spires Club... Read More

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The Jockey Club Foundation Donates $100,000 To Hurricane Relief

September 09, 2005

The Jockey Club Foundation, which assists needy individuals throughout the Thoroughbred racing industry, has made a $100,000 contribution to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts being spearheaded by two industry organizations.

A check fo... Read More

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Thoroughbred Industry Supports Hurricane Relief

September 06, 2005

Individuals in the Thoroughbred industry are teaming up with Starquine and Brisnet to host a Thoroughbred stallion season auction to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Live bidding will take place Sept. 26 thru Sept. 29th at Read More

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Keeneland To Accept Donations For Disaster Relief; Casners Commit $1 Million

September 06, 2005

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) chairman and WinStar Farm co-owner Bill Casner and his wife, Susan, have made a commitment to match up to $1 million raised during the Keeneland September Thoroughbred Yearing Sale at Keeneland... Read More

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Churchill Downs' Louisiana Safe List Names Grow

September 05, 2005

Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has located approximately 40% of its Louisiana workforce displaced by Hurricane Katrina. As of Sept. 5, 203 employees had been located through the company’s toll-free CDI Louisiana Employee Hotline 877/244-5536... Read More

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Open-Access Veterinary Journal Launched

September 01, 2005

Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes, underwent surgery July 27 at the New Jersey Equine Clinic (NJEC) in Clarksburg, N.J. after suffering a condylar fracture.

"It's a relatively common type... Read More

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Fair Grounds Racetrack Damage Unknown; Track Used as Staging Area

August 30, 2005

As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could... Read More

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Damage on Louisiana Thoroughbred Farms Not as Bad as Expected

August 30, 2005

The damage of Hurricane Katrina on south Louisiana Thoroughbred farms wasn't as bad as originally feared, but it will take time to repair and replace fencing and barns, as well as remove debris and tree limbs.

"It's not as bad as I... Read More

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Jockey Club Rule Changed; Inspections Possible of Early Foals

August 25, 2005

The Jockey Club, the registry for Thoroughbreds, has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the... Read More

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Equine Scholars Program

August 24, 2005

Students at Georgetown College in Kentucky now have the opportunity to “get their foot in the door” of the equine industry, no matter their area of study. The new Equine Scholars Program is a collaboration between the university and the... Read More

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USRider Enhances Web Site

August 23, 2005

In its continuing effort to enhance service and benefits to its members, USRider has upgraded its web site. This modernization allows members to manage most aspects of their membership online.
 
Founded in 2002 and administered by the... Read More

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Feeding Horses: General Principles

August 16, 2005

Feeding programs should meet the individual horse's needs, as these requirements vary with the amount and type of forage and grains fed, amount of pasture available, use of the horse and amount of exercise, and individual metabolism... Read More

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Lipizzaner Stallions of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna to Tour United States

August 02, 2005

For the first time in more than 15 years, the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and its troupe of 30 Lipizzaner stallions are coming to tour America. The November and December tour dates coincide with the 60th anniversary of U.S. General... Read More

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Bigger Thoroughbreds Sell Better

August 01, 2005

2005 EQUINE SCIENCE SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM, TUCSON, ARIZ., MAY 31-JUNE 3

"Pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of... Read More

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Double Fund Raiser for Thoroughbred Charities of America

July 25, 2005

Thoroughbred Charities of America is planning a Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 54th-ranked Saratoga National Golf Club. This year the group is adding Las Vegas Night, with major prizes including Hummers, Vespas, Harleys, hot... Read More

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Two Horses Saved From Fire in Canada

July 22, 2005

A 13-year-old girl ran into a burning barn to retrieve a horse, reports The London Free Press online edition. Another horse was... Read More

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Racetrack Compost Plan Underway

July 22, 2005

An anaerobic digester serving an Ohio racetrack and the city of Columbus will divert more than 125,000 tons of organic waste away from an area landfill. The composting operation will be built at Scioto Downs, says Read More

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New Resources for the Breeding Community

July 19, 2005

The first edition of the Performance Horse Registry (PHR) e-newsletter, American Breeder News, was sent on July 8. A breeder-savvy publication about sport horse breeding in North America, American Breeder News will be delivered... Read More

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Disease Control at Racetracks and Horse Events

July 05, 2005

The following guidelines may be implemented at equine facilities to prevent diseases from affecting an event and/or in the face of a disease outbreak. Disease control will be initiated at one of three levels; the federal government deals with... Read More