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Trails Summit Open to Public

January 06, 2007

The second annual Trail and Pleasure Summit will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Ky., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Speakers will include Randall Mitchell, Wranglers Campground; Mike Scott, Illinois Trai... Read More

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Bayer and AQHA Extending Partnership Contract

January 05, 2007

A recent contract extension between Bayer Animal Health and the American Quarter Horse Association will continue the success of equine research.

With its three-year extension, Bayer will continue to donate $25,000 annually to the... Read More

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The Jockey Club Inspects Farms for Early Foals

January 04, 2007

The Jockey Club staff conducted numerous inspections of farms in nine states in late December in check on broodmares with early 2006 breeding or foaling dates.

“Our Registry staff observed a small number of foals that had been born prior... Read More

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South Dakota Horse Attack Investigated

January 02, 2007

A South Dakota state Game, Fish and Parks Department official says he cannot confirm a report Friday of a possible mountain lion attack on a horse in Hughes County.

The horse had wounds on its neck and shoulder, but Andy Lindbloom, regional... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Still a Formidable Challenge

January 02, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's status is essentially the same. "The shoe on his right hind foot was further modified as his strength improved," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery.

"We are aware that there is some... Read More

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Mule-Cloning Veterinarian Moving to Colorado State

December 31, 2006

Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the University of Idaho veterinary scientist who helped create the world's first cloned mules, has left the school to take a job at Colorado State University.

In 2003, Woods, veterinary scientist Dirk... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Forces Seven Scratches at Calder

December 29, 2006

Calder Racecourse's Grand Slam III card will be short seven scratched entries as a result of a Dec. 29 decision by Florida state officials to keep the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) quarantine in place at Payson Park Training Center.

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Beyond Barbaro

December 27, 2006

There is no question 2006 was the year of Barbaro. The unbeaten colt was sensational on that first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, turning in a performance in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that lifted the hopes of racin... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Announces Launch of Three New E-Newsletters

December 27, 2006

"Thoroughbred News," "Racing Preview," and "Racing Recap" E-Newsletters to provide subscribers with up-to-the-minute news and information in their Email Inbox.

Keeping up the latest news and information about... Read More

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Barbaro Photo Gallery Posted

December 26, 2006

Bloodhorse.com, sister site to TheHorse.com, has established a photo gallery of Barbaro: "A tribute to the heroic Kentucky Derby winner who won the... Read More

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Merry Christmas, Barbaro

December 25, 2006

It's been a Barbaro Christmas at the New Bolton Medical Center. America's favorite horse, who this year was given the greatest gift of all, has been inundated with Christmas presents and cards from his ever-growing legion of fans and admirers... Read More

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Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

December 23, 2006

Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

An outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Wellington, Fla., has led to restrictions on horse movement at Calder Race Course. Horses in two barns have been separated... Read More

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Barbaro Near Release From Hospitalization

December 23, 2006

They've written Christmas carols for him.

They've sent him "trees" made of baby organic carrots and green apples.

Someone even gave him a Christmas stocking.

The devoted fans of Barbaro see the colt's recovery as a wonder... Read More

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Barbaro Examined by Equine Podiatrist

December 21, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., who did some minor work on Barbaro's left hind foot.

"Barbaro is... Read More

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Barbaro Stakes Race to Debut at Pimlico May 2007

December 21, 2006

The Maryland Jockey Club has changed the name of the Sir Barton Stakes to the Barbaro Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of eight added money races on the Preakness undercard.

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, is... Read More

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Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

December 21, 2006

Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds in Lexington for the January horses of all ages auction.... Read More

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Barbaro Update: Jacksons Undecided on New Home

December 21, 2006

Co-owner Roy Jackson said it still has not been determined where Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will go once he leaves the New Bolton Center, but that the colt's ability to get regular exercise will be a priority.

Jackson, who with his wife... Read More

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Calder Closes Stable Area to New Horses; Takes Other EHV-1 Precautions

December 20, 2006

Edited press release

Calder Race Course track veterinarian Mary Scollay, DVM, announced Dec. 19 that precautionary measures are being taken regarding equine herpesvirus, a contagious disease spread among horses with flu-like... Read More

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USDA Re-Publishes Proposed Rules for Permanent Private Quarantine Facilities

December 19, 2006

The USDA re-published an updated proposal on December 13, 2006, that would permit the establishment and operation of permanent, privately-owned quarantine facilities under certain conditions.

The horse industry is an international... Read More

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Hoof Specialist to Visit Barbaro

December 19, 2006

Barbaro is scheduled to have his left hind foot examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, an equine podiatrist from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky., according to a spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton... Read More

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Calder Forum on Equine Health Set Dec. 20

December 18, 2006

Calder Race Course in conjunction with Fort Dodge Animal Health will offer a one-hour forum Dec. 20 on health maintenance practices and infection control in horses.

Horsemen are invited and the 10 a.m. forum is open to the public as well. I... Read More

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Polytrack Cleared in Problems at British Track

December 18, 2006

Investigations by racing authorities and officials at Wolverhampton Raceocurse in Britain have determined that the Polytrack artificial surface in use at the track is not responsible for five equine fatalities and a series of recent... Read More

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AHA Distance Award Goes to 23-Year-Old Horse

December 17, 2006

The 2006 winner of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Distance Horse of the Year Award is presented to 23-year-old Half-Arabian Aron Moon+//, owned by Mike Tracy of Hollister, Calif. Aron Moon was chosen for his outstanding accomplishments.... Read More

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Missouri Horse Farm to Become Public Park

December 16, 2006

Workers are busy turning land in Springfield, Mo., that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield Parks and Recreation... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Breaks Charity Auction Record

December 15, 2006

The 17th Annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which began with a season telephone auction and concluded with a live auction at the Keeneland Entertainment Center on Dec. 1, was a record-breaking... Read More