Thoroughbred Racing

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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

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Rescue Training and Exhibitions Held in Central Kentucky

August 18, 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 earlier this month. The event... Read More

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Smarty Jones Makes the Move to Kentucky

August 16, 2004

Smarty Jones moved into his new Kentucky home at Three Chimneys Farm on Monday morning.

The Pennsylvania-bred winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness left his home state Saturday for Three Chimneys Farm in Midway,... Read More

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Survey: Horse Industry Thriving in Minnesota

August 10, 2004

The horse industry in Minnesota has grown rapidly in the last five years. In a recent economical assessment, Brian Buhr, an economist with the University of Minnesota Extension Service, estimated that Minnesota's horse industry generates nearly... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Appoints Executive Director

August 04, 2004

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has appointed Liz Harris of Midway, Ky., as its executive director. Harris has served on the TCA board for eight years. Among other fund-raising activities, she recently was on the campaign... Read More

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Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

August 04, 2004

Go Smarty Go--To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm 
By Ron Mitchell and Evan Hammonds

Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to... Read More

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Efficacy of Common Anti-Ulcer Medications in Racehorses

August 01, 2004

Gastric ulcers are so common in racing horses that many equine practitioners maintain their racing patients on anti-ulcer medications to prevent and treat gastric ulcers. Reports in the literature place the percentage of racing horses in trainin... Read More

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VS in Texas: Breeders' Cup Moving Ahead With Plans

August 01, 2004

Breeders' Cup, which has plans to set up a "disease-free zone" to allow horses to ship in and out of Lone Star Park, is moving full-steam ahead with preparations for this year's World Thoroughbred Championships even as a vesicular stomatitis (VS... Read More

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Drugs: Good and Bad

August 01, 2004

Olympics. Just the word makes us swell up with pride. This month horses and riders from around the world will converge on the birthplace of the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. The idea of the Olympics is to have all countries send their best... Read More