Thoroughbred Racing

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Bloodhorse.com "Morning Line" Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Derby

April 28, 2006

Beginning Monday, May 1, and running daily through Derby Day, Saturday, May 6, bloodhorse.com introduces Morning Line, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of... Read More

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USDF Educational Center Finds New Home at Kentucky Horse Park

April 26, 2006

Nearly 200 equine sport notables and enthusiasts, and state government dignitaries braved a rainy afternoon Friday (April 21) to join United States Dressage Federation (USDF) officials and staff in a ribbon cutting opening of the National... Read More

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ReRun Features Famous Athletes' Moneigh Paintings on eBay

April 25, 2006

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit adoption organization, announced Monday (April 24) that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby winners and other notable racehorses are available on eBay beginning this... Read More

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NRHA Affiliates Commit to International Affiliate Program

April 24, 2006

Recently approved for participation in the International Affiliate Program by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors were five Affiliates requesting the distinction.  The Austrian Reining Horse Association, Dutch... Read More

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Search Continues for What Caused Derby Contender's Fate

April 24, 2006

Edited Churchill Downs press release

While veterinarians at a Central Kentucky equine hospital continue their search for the disease that felled Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender With a City, his owner and trainer said... Read More

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

April 21, 2006

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland's feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez's mount, Up an Octave, broke... Read More

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"Saddle Up a Saddlebred" Search Now Online

April 21, 2006

Saddlebred.com has a new and valuable feature titled, "Saddle Up a Saddlebred," which allows anyone interested in seeing, riding, or learning more about Saddlebreds to enter their zip code... Read More

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University of Minnesota Launches Equine Dental Education Program

April 20, 2006

Citing the importance of good dental care to the health of horses, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine today (April 20) announced the Minnesota Equine Dental Symposia (MEDS), a series of continuing education programs for... Read More

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Keeneland Going With Polytrack; Other Track Renovations Planned

April 20, 2006

The Keeneland Association board of directors gave its approval to install a synthetic surface known as Polytrack on the main racetrack during an April 19 meeting. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and the Central Kentucky track will be... Read More

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Derby Party Will Benefit LSU Equine Isolation Unit

April 19, 2006

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and its Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) invite all horse racing enthusiasts and merrymakers to its seventh annual Kentucky Derby Party presented by Louisiana law firm Taylor,... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Launched

April 19, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Board of Directors has announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program for five undergraduate students working toward a career in the equine industry who are also attending colleges or universities in... Read More

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"Beautiful Horses of Texas" Painting Exhibit Premiers in Austin--July 7-9

April 17, 2006

Equine artist Karen Brenner's series of paintings, "Beautiful Horses of Texas," will be on display at Sheplers in Austin, Texas, July 7-9. The exhibit will include 29 luminous oil paintings depicting horses from around the Lone Star State.... Read More

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UK Program Offers Pasture Evaluation to Central Kentucky Horse Farms

April 13, 2006

Central Kentucky horse farms interested in assistance from the University of Kentucky (UK) in evaluating their pastures now have access to a new program from the College of Agriculture's Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.

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Storm Cat Career Development Award

April 10, 2006

The first Storm Cat Career Development Award has been presented to Jonathan Cheetham, VetMB, of Cornell University. The $15,000 grant is designed to give an early boost to an individual considering a career in equine research and is funded by a... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Record Research

April 10, 2006

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has approved a record total of $957,260 for equine research projects in 2006. in a meeting in Palm Beach, Fla., on Feb. 27, the board approved launch of 12 new projects,... Read More

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MRLS Effects Minimal in Central Florida

April 07, 2006

The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area's vast equine industry.

That was the... Read More

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Belmont Bash To Benefit Equine Research, World Hunger

April 05, 2006

The charity event formerly known as the Belmont Ball and the Belmont Celebration will have a new name, a new location, and a new entertainment format when it debuts on Thursday, June 8. The event, hosted by the New York Racing Association and Th... Read More

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Interval Training: A Better Option for Racehorses?

March 28, 2006

Musculoskeletal injury is the main cause of wastage in Thoroughbred racehorses worldwide, with nearly 30% of all fractures being pelvic and tibial stress fractures. Studies in California in the late 1990s suggested fast work increased the risk o... Read More

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Forelimb Conformation of the Growing Thoroughbred

March 01, 2006

University of Wisconsin researchers found certain forelimb characteristics in growing Thoroughbreds are associated with higher birth weights, and their carpal (knee) conformation is associated with the parents'. Both genetics and environment... Read More

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Using GPS to Train Racehorses

March 01, 2006

An Australian researcher says he's found a reliable way for trainers to monitor Thoroughbred racehorse fitness using global positioning system (GPS) technology measurements of velocity and heart rate during fast gallop training routines. He... Read More

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Jockey Club Inspects Thoroughbred Broodmares

March 01, 2006

As a follow-up to a rule revision last August that added provisions for field inpections, The Jockey Club (TJC) sent two teams of representatives to Thoroughbred farms in six states in December 2005 to examine broodmares with early 2005 breeding... Read More

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California Horse Racing Board to Require Polytrack Installation at Tracks

February 19, 2006

California racing associations that operate meets of at least four continuous weeks would be required to install a synthetic racing surface by the end of 2007 or face a loss of dates, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) decided Feb.... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Lameness in Racehorses

February 17, 2006

Inconsistencies in racetrack surfaces account for a large number of lamenesses in racehorses, said Jeff Blea, DVM, of the Southern California Equine Foundation in Arcadia, Calif., during the Lameness in Racehorses Forum held at the 51st Annual... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Using GPS to Train Racehorses

February 16, 2006

An Australian researcher reported he's found a reliable way for trainers to monitor Thoroughbred racehorse fitness using global positioning system (GPS) technology measurements of velocity and heart rate during normal fast gallop training... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2005: Forelimb Conformation of the Growing Thoroughbred

February 16, 2006

University of Wisconsin researchers have shown that certain forelimb characteristics in the growing foal are associated with higher birth weights, and a foal's carpal (knee) conformation is associated with the carpal conformation of both of its... Read More