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Polytrack: Woodbine Adjusting Mix for Cold Weather Consistency

April 04, 2007

Woodbine, which experienced problems with its Polytrack surface in cold weather last year and before the start of its meet in late March, hopes to address the issues during a two-step process that will begin in May.

On March 31, opening... Read More

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Barbaro Saddle Donated to Benefit Disabled Jockeys' Fund

April 03, 2007

During a press conference held at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Jockeys’ Guild manager Dwight Manley called for support of the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund as Edgar Prado formally donated the saddle worn by Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky... Read More

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'Very Active' Hurricane Season Predicted

April 03, 2007

The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season should be "very active," with nine hurricanes and a good chance that at least one major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast, a top researcher said Tuesday.

Forecaster William Gray said he expects 17 named storm... Read More

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Derby Festival to Honor New Bolton Center

April 02, 2007

The veterinary clinic that treated Barbaro will receive an award this month for its efforts to save the life of the 2006 Derby winner.

The New Bolton Center will receive the Silver Horseshoe Award, an honor bestowed by the Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Celebrity Team Penning in Kentucky April 10

April 02, 2007

A great night of good, clean fun for the whole family will be found April 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky., at the Celebrity Team Penning event to raise money for the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund. Emmy-winning actor and... Read More

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Keeneland Unveils New Web Site

April 02, 2007

Keeneland unveiled its new Web site April 2, just in time for the 2007 spring race meet that begins Friday. Still located at www.keeneland.com, the site offers a new look, as well as additional... Read More

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Fans Watch on Web as Mare Finally Foals

April 01, 2007

The wait is over for Suerte's followers on the Web, according to NBC11.com. The 21-year-old Trakehner mare delivered a colt last night (March 31) at 7:25pm at Glenhill Far... Read More

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Throat Abscess Blamed for Discreet Cat's Poor Performance

April 01, 2007

A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a Read More

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Auction of Barbaro's Derby Saddle to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Charity

April 01, 2007

The saddle worn by Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction in May to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys.

Edgar Prado, who used the red-and-white leather saddle to guide Barbaro to a dominating victory... Read More

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Barbaro: A Life With Meaning

April 01, 2007

The heartbreaking end to Barbaro's saga was all too familiar to those who love horses, but the true meaning behind the story is uplifting and, as Roy Jackson (who owned Barbaro with his wife, Gretchen) says, full of positives and inspiration. On... Read More

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Donations, Hay Sought for Impounded Michigan Horses

March 31, 2007

The rehabilitation effort for 69 horses found in an alleged state of neglect on a Grass Lake, Mich., farm has begun. A rescue group coordinating the effort is requesting assistance from area horse people and farmers.

Laura Steenrod, a... Read More

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Equine Extravaganza Coming to North Carolina, Virginia

March 31, 2007

The North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh will host Equine Extravaganza, an all-breed, all-discipline horse expo and trade show for the first time August 3-5, 2007. The Virginia Equine Extravaganza will be held October 26-28, 2007 in... Read More

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Matz Has New Derby Shot, but Barbaro Memories Remain

March 30, 2007

Michael Matz could have another horse for the Kentucky Derby this year, yet nothing can replace his memories of Barbaro.

The trainer made that perfectly clear Thursday morning outside his barn at Palm Meadows training center, when he... Read More

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Officials Impound 69 Horses from Michigan Farm

March 30, 2007

Police were searching for two men Thursday after finding 69 allegedly malnourished horses on their debris-strewn farm.

Jackson County prosecutors have issued warrants for James Henderson Jr. and Matthew Mercier charging each with anima... Read More

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'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Update Released

March 29, 2007

Participants in the "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" in October 2006 continue to work on various initiatives but probably won't convene for a second summit until early 2008.

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research... Read More

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Equine Art Benefit Event to Feature More Than 30 Exhibitors

March 28, 2007

The second annual Our Horses, Our Art exhibition will be held at Skera Contemporary Gallery of Northampton, Mass. The July 22-28 exhibit, featuring interpretations of the horse by more than 30 area artists and photographers, will benefit the art... Read More

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Real Quiet Returned to Pin Oak Lane

March 27, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom,... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Economic Impact Expected to be $57.6 Million for New Jersey

March 26, 2007

The economic impact of Monmouth Park hosting the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships is estimated to be $57.6 million, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University in New... Read More

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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