Thoroughbred Racing

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Barbaro: Deep Abscess in Right Hind Potentially as Serious as Laminits

January 28, 2007

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Barbaro was taken back to surgery because New Bolton Center veterinarians could not keep him comfortable on his right hind foot. That foot developed a deep subsolar abscess secondary to bruising when he went through a perio... Read More

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Procedure Performed on Barbaro's Injured Right Hind Leg

January 28, 2007

Barbaro had a custom-made cast removed and underwent a procedure on his right hind leg Saturday (Jan. 27), the same leg the Kentucky Derby winner shattered eight months ago in the Preakness.

The incident is the first time in weeks the le... Read More

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Polytrack Reviewed After 18 Ambulance Runs at Turfway Park

January 27, 2007

Recent temperature drops have given officials at a northern Kentucky racetrack the opportunity to review how well Polytrack surface material handles cold weather, according to a Jan. 26 report in the Lexington... Read More

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Officials: Offseason Events at Churchill Up Racing Appeal

January 25, 2007

Though months away, excitement already was building for the upcoming big event as the offseason crowd took in the attractions at Churchill Downs--home of the Kentucky Derby.

There was no live horse racing, but there were fancy gowns,... Read More

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Barbaro: Left Cast Changed, Right Cast Replaced by Brace

January 25, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is doing well after a planned procedure yesterday. "Barbaro was placed under anesthesia yesterday to have his left hind foot cast replaced," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "We also... Read More

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1970 Kentucky Derby Trophy on eBay

January 24, 2007

An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby trophy is currently being offered on eBay. Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site.... Read More

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Invasor Defeats Barbaro for Horse of the Year Eclipse Award

January 23, 2007

All the adoration for Barbaro at the Eclipse Awards couldn't prevent two of his rivals from winning Thoroughbred racing's biggest honors.

Invasor overwhelmingly defeated the injured Kentucky Derby winner for Horse of the Year, and Barbaro... Read More

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Barbaro's Recovery Voted NTRA 'Moment of the Year'

January 20, 2007

The emotional scene at the New Bolton Center as Barbaro recovered from a serious injury suffered during the Preakness Stakes has been voted the 2006 National Thoroughbred Racing Association “Moment of the Year.”

Barbaro's connections, an... Read More

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Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center Coming to Ocala

January 19, 2007

Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) and Main Street Management Services, Inc. (Main Street) have announced the formation of a joint venture to build a world class equine sports medicine facility in Ocala... Read More

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Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton Issue Statement on Anabolic Steroid Policy

January 19, 2007

Officials from Keeneland Association Inc. and Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc., today jointly announced their support for development of a policy regarding the testing for, and inappropriate use of, anabolic steroids in horses sold at public... Read More

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Barbaro Update: Derby Winner Gradually Improving

January 18, 2007

A week after a setback in his recovery from a broken pastern bone and bout of laminitis, Barbaro continues to gradually improve, according to the latest report from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.

“Barbaro’s comfort... Read More

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Derby Documentary Nears Completion

January 16, 2007

Two brothers working on a documentary about the Kentucky Derby are nearing completion of the project.

John and Brad Hennegan putting the finishing touches on "The First Saturday in May," a film they conceived after seeing stories surroundin... Read More

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Equine Ambulance Staff Members Participate in Large Animal Rescue Training

January 16, 2007

The staff of the Humane Equine Aid and Rapid Transport (HEART) Equine Ambulance recently attended a training session to improve their knowledge of large animal rescue techniques.

Fortunately, it is a rare occurrence that horses are... Read More

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Barbaro "Stable and Comfortable"

January 16, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is stable and comfortable following the latest setback. "Barbaro's comfort improved considerably following the procedure on Saturday morning," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He has been... Read More

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Barbaro Has 'Improved Significantly' After Latest Surgery

January 15, 2007

The chief of surgery at University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center said Jan. 15 that Barbaro had “improved significantly” after undergoing surgery two days earlier to remove more of the left rear hoof that has been impacted by a bout of... Read More

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Horse Dies of Apparent Heart Attack, Jockey Hurt

January 14, 2007

A horse died of an apparent heart attack during a race Saturday (Jan. 13) at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, injuring his jockey.

Carlos Marquez Jr. was taken to Tulane Medical Center with shoulder pain after Arbuckle Bandit went down o... Read More

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Barbaro Undergoes Planned Procedure

January 13, 2007

As previously planned, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia this morning (Jan. 13), so surgeons could fully examine his left hind foot. "While his condition was unchanged over the last two days, we were unable t... Read More

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Barbaro's Problem

January 13, 2007

The daily strolls are out for now, replaced with several hours in a sling. It's a setback, for sure, but Barbaro's outlook is not as grim as it was six months ago.

The Kentucky Derby winner shows no sign of infection in either of his hin... Read More

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Barbaro "Coming Back" After Setback

January 12, 2007

Gretchen Jackson tried to feed her hungry horse, when Barbaro took a nip at his co-owner's hand.

"Typical Barbaro," she said with a laugh.

Barbaro's got some spunk, another affirmative sign that the Kentucky Derby winner is bouncing... Read More

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Barbaro Update: No Sign of Infection in Either Hind Leg

January 12, 2007

Barbaro shows no sign of infection in either of his hind legs, and the Kentucky Derby winner has more healthy tissue on his diseased left hind hoof than he did in July when he was first stricken with laminitis.

"We do not believe that this... Read More

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Armchair Jockeys Getting Chance to Ride for Real, Benefit Charity

January 12, 2007

Britain's armchair jockeys will have the chance to prove they can beat the professionals by taking part in the John Smith's People's Race. This charity race, to be held on Grand National Day on 14th April, will give members of the public a chanc... Read More

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Barbaro "A Horse That Wants to Live"

January 11, 2007

Every time the outlook was grim for Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner pulled through like a champ.

Time will tell if he can do it again.

After months of upbeat progress reports, the horse suffered a significant setback Wednesday... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro Stable and Acceptably Comfortable

January 11, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's management has been changed to include sling support for several hours during the day, according to Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He is getting up and down on his own and continues to eat... Read More

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Humane Society Providing Food for Horses Affected by Drought

January 10, 2007

Snow storms, wildfires, and droughts in the Western United States have created a dire situation for stranded farm animals and hungry horses in the region. By making over $55,000 in donations, The Humane Society of the United States hopes to... Read More

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Barbaro Update: Foot Cast Will Aid Coffin Bone Realignment

January 10, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had a foot cast applied to his left hind foot on Jan. 3, 2007, by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. "This cast was applied with the goal of... Read More