Thoroughbred Racing

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Arkansas Horses Injured in Trailer Accident

March 25, 2007

A report on www.KATV.com from Little Rock, Ark., said a horse trailer overturned on I-40 in Lonoke county while hauling several trail-riding horses. None of the horses was killed, but several were injured in the... Read More

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Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More

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Thoroughbred Shake You Down Retired, Donated to TRF

March 24, 2007

Shake You Down, the third-place finisher in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint who wound up running in $14,000 claiming races earlier this year, has been retired by owner Robert Cole and donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). Cole... Read More

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Colt Rescued After Getting Stuck in Hay Van

March 24, 2007

A 2-year-old Welsh Cob colt climbed into a bit of a predicament in southern England yesterday afternoon (March 23), when he became lodged inside of a van full of hay. Freeing the horse, named Triple Five, required 14 firefighters, a... Read More

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Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Golf Fundraiser

March 23, 2007

The Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Inc. (BGFC) will hold its annual golf tournament scramble fundraiser on Monday, May 14, at The Golf Club of the Bluegrass near Lexington, Ky. There are openings for individuals and teams to play, sponsorship... Read More

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Hong Kong Racing Officials Discover Tranquilizer Device

March 23, 2007

A supervisor at Hong Kong's Happy Valley racetrack uncovered a device believed to be a tranquilizer gun embedded in the turf track, Reuters reported on MSNBC. A police officer sai... Read More

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Queen to Attend Derby, Buckingham Palace Says

March 22, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II is bringing some real royalty to the sport of kings.

The queen and husband Prince Philip plan to attend the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The visit is part of a six-day... Read More

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RVs Available to Rent at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

March 22, 2007

RV Sales of Broward, Fla., announced today (March 22) that it will have seasonal rentals available at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Series from May 9-20, 2007.

RV Sales of Broward owner Gigi Stetler noted that she has had numerous... Read More

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NYPD Mounted Unit Gets New Home

March 21, 2007

A year ago, Troop B of the New York Police Department's Mounted Unit faced eviction to make way for a park expansion along the Hudson River, and officials worried where they and their horses would end up.

On Tuesday, those worries ended whe... Read More

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Ravel Off Triple Crown Trail with Injury

March 21, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher lost one of the many bullets in his Triple Crown assault weapon when Sham Stakes winner Ravel was found to have a possible fracture in his left front cannon bone.

Owned in partnership by Michael Tabor and Derrick... Read More

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Barbaro Documentary by HBO Sports to Air in June

March 20, 2007

HBO Sports has begun production on a documentary that explores the triumph and tragedy of Barbaro. It will air June 6, three days before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

Tracing the colt’s significant... Read More

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Kentucky 'Horses Count' Survey Nears End

March 20, 2007

More than 2,000 surveys have been returned in the "Horses Count" project, a collaborative effort between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky Equine Initiative, Kentucky Horse Council, and Kentucky Equine... Read More

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Equine-Assisted Therapy Research Proposals Needed

March 20, 2007

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact... Read More

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Judge Halts Planting of Genetically Modified Alfalfa

March 15, 2007

A federal judge on Monday temporarily halted the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa across the country in response to a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Farmers who already have purchased the herbicide-resistant... Read More

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Old Friends Finding Company Outside Horse Industry

March 15, 2007

In a scene reminiscent of many retirement communities, three Old Friends retirees-- Sunshine Forever, Awad, and Kiri's Clown--each stand on their own side of a black, three-plank wooden fence that separates their paddocks and seemingly engage one... Read More

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Final Home for Derby Winner Barbaro Still Undecided

March 13, 2007

Barbaro's final resting place might still end up at the scene of his greatest victory, or close to the farm where he was born. Six weeks after Barbaro, impressive winner of the Kentucky Derby, was euthanatized, owners Gretchen and Roy Jackson on... Read More

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TOBA to Hold Pedigree/Conformation and New Owner Clinics

March 10, 2007

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will conduct an auction, pedigree and conformation clinic Mar. 17-18, in Ocala, Fla. The clinic, sponsored by Read More

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American Horse Council Industry Directory Available

March 09, 2007

The American Horse Council's 2007 national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The AHC's Horse Industry Directory is a yearl... Read More

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John Henry at 32: 'Mean and Nasty As Ever'

March 09, 2007

John Henry is grumpy, in one of those "I don't care what you want, I'm not coming over" kind of moods.

So no matter how many times one of the greatest Thoroughbreds is offered a treat, he ignores it. Maybe he's not hungry. Maybe he sees ... Read More

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Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

March 08, 2007

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th... Read More

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Barbaro Author to Blog Triple Crown on Bloodhorse.com

March 07, 2007

Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brings a new and engaging aspect to Bloodhorse.com's Triple Crown Mania coverage when he begins his new blog Read More

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Racetrack Ambulance Protocol Examined After Breeders' Cup Injuries

March 07, 2007

The sight of Fleet Indian standing in discomfort at the top of the Churchill Downs stretch while waiting for an equine ambulance during the running of the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff is something owner Paul Saylor will never... Read More

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Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

March 06, 2007

HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

According to Broadcasting... Read More

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Questions Arise at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as Board Members Leave

March 06, 2007

Several members have recently left the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s board of directors, exits that parallel allegations that leadership dissension and financial struggles are plaguing the non-profit organization.

It is believed a... Read More

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Derby Winner Real Quiet Recovering from Abscesses

March 06, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet. The 12-year-old son of Quiet American was taken there Feb. 19 after showing signs of... Read More