Thoroughbred Racing

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Buddha's Prognosis?

May 03, 2002

Kentucky Derby pre-race second choice Buddha was declared out of the race on Friday morning because of a sore left front foot.

Buddha worked on Thursday and cooled out sound. But on Friday morning when he was taken from his stall at 5... Read More

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Harlan's Vet Gets A Holiday

May 03, 2002

Kentucky Derby favorite Harlan’s Holiday is getting a lot of attention this week, including a visit from the veterinarian who cared for him over the winter racing season in Florida.

Dr. Tom Brokken of Florida was invited to the... Read More

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Buddha's Diagnosis Uncertain, But Favorable

May 03, 2002

Dr. Ken Reed, the attending veterinarian for Derby pre-race second choice Buddha, did a preliminary examination of the colt on Friday before lunchtime after Buddha was withdrawn from the Derby Friday morning because of lameness i... Read More

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Veterinarians On-Call at Derby

May 02, 2002

The American Association of Equine Practitioners created the On-Call program 11 years ago to assist media in understanding injuries and treatment of horses before, during, and after upper-echelon equine events. Most of the 70 events covered by... Read More

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Rare White Thoroughbred Born in Kentucky

April 10, 2002

Patchen Beauty, the rare white Thoroughbred mare who garnered a lot of attention when she competed on the Kentucky circuit in the mid-1990s, produced a white colt on April 5 at Warren Rosenthal's Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington,... Read More

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Racetrack Vets Could Form Own Organization

March 12, 2002

As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force prepared for its March 12 meeting, some racetrack veterinarians moved closer to forming their own organization.

Representatives from The Race... Read More

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Thoroughbred Pedigrees Show Little Genetic Diversity

March 01, 2002

More than 95% of Thoroughbreds share the same paternal lineage, and almost half of the genetic makeup of the breed can be attributed to just 10 foundation horses. These facts are just a few of the recent findings brought to light by a research... Read More

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Seattle Slew to Undergo Surgery

February 26, 2002

Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is being removed from stallion service in central Kentucky indefinitely and his return, if ever, to service will depend upon what is in the best interests of the horse, according to a press release by Three... Read More

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Davy Jones to Ride at the 2002 Blood-Horse Sportsman’s Challenge

February 21, 2002

Ever wanted to race against a singing Monkey? Davy Jones of the Monkees will be the celebrity rider in the 2002 Blood-Horse Sportsman’s Challenge, which will be run at the High Hope Steeplechase on May 19 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.... Read More

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John Henry Back Home

February 05, 2002

Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who underwent colic surgery Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, arrived back home at the Kentucky Horse Park Feb. 4. "He was given a clean bill of health, and everyone is happy... Read More

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Intradermal Skin Testing May Not Be Reliable for Diagnosing Heaves

February 01, 2002

Allergens in the pasture and barn are believed to trigger chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD or heaves) in horses. It is unclear whether simply developing an allergy leads to COPD, or if a horse must
be born susceptible to the... Read More

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Laminitis in Central Kentucky

February 01, 2002

These findings suggest that the causes of laminitis or conditions associated with laminitis still remains elusive in many of the cases, which prevents us from developing a preventive strategy for this disease.... Read More

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John Henry Recovering From Colic Surgery

January 29, 2002

John Henry, the former leading money-earner in Thoroughbred racing who has been a popular attraction at the Kentucky Horse Park since his arrival in 1985, is recuperating from colic surgery performed Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee... Read More

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Keeneland Hosts Digital X-Ray Technology Demonstration

January 24, 2002

Keeneland is exploring digital X-ray technology with the idea of improving the repository for its sales. But there probably won't be any major changes this year, according to Keeneland's director of sales, Geoffrey Russell.

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Text of Racehorse Medication Summit Report

January 09, 2002

From the American Association of Equine Practitioners

Note: The Summit report follows in its entirety. Jim Gallagher and Dr. Wayne McIlwraith are serving as the spokespersons for this effort. Mr. Gallagher can be reached at... Read More

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Breeding Contracts: Read the Fine Print

December 01, 2001

Spring -- a time for new beginnings and unrealized potential -- might be the most enjoyable season of the year for a mare owner. The sight of a healthy foal romping with its dam in the field can easily pus... Read More

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West Nile Virus Suspected in Horse at Churchill Downs

November 12, 2001

Officials awaited word Nov. 12 on whether a Churchill Downs-based horse euthanized Oct. 25 had West Nile virus (WNV). A preliminary diagnosis indicated Rocket Express, a 2-year-old colt, had contracted the virus.

The Kentucky State... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Purchases The Equine Image

November 02, 2001

The Blood-Horse, Inc., the parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, has announced the acquisition of The Equine Image magazine. This is a publication serving equine art enthusiasts since its founding in 1986. The magazine... Read More

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Cornell Nutritionist Joins Editorial Advisory Board

November 02, 2001

The Horse introduces its newest member to the Editorial Advisory Board. The professionals from around the world who serve on the Advisory Board offer their counsel and... Read More

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Building The Equine Orthopaedic Center

November 02, 2001

Building plans for construction of the worldâs first Equine Orthopaedic Research Center are underway, and work on the 12,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin no later than Jan. 1, 2001, at Colorado State University in Fort Collins,... Read More

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Horses Abandoned At Racetrack in Pakistan

November 01, 2001

A racecourse that hosted Pakistan's largest races has closed, and more than 200 Thoroughbreds there are slowly starving, according to the Associated Press.

The racetrack was shut down after a dispute with the government about licensing fees... Read More

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Nephrosplenic Entrapment

November 01, 2001

Q: My 17-year-old Quarter Horse had surgery in September of 2000 for nephrosplenic entrapment (in which the large colon becomes hooked over the nephrosplenic ligament). We went back on June 13 for the same surgery. They... Read More

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Derby Decisions

October 10, 2001

Every competitive horse has normal wear and tear, just like human athletes. Horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby in Thoroughbred racing receive more media attention than probably any other equine athletes. So, when a spring season arrives,... Read More

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Boarding Contracts Part 2

October 05, 2001

Many attorneys recommend including in boarding contracts an exculpatory clause in which the boarder agrees to a waiver of the farm's liability for personal injuries or injuries to the horse. This is important due to the nature o... Read More

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Central Kentucky to Get Reproduction/Podiatry Center

October 05, 2001

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital has begun construction on a new facility that will be home to a podiatry center and a stallion and mare reproduction center. The facility’s new 20-stall barn will be completed by December 15, and the main facility... Read More