Thoroughbred Racing

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British Jockey's Association Calling for Injury Investigation

December 12, 2006

A British Jockey's Association safety officer is requesting an inquiry into the track conditions at Wolverhampton following five fatal injuries to horses there in recent weeks, Read More

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NAHMS Survey Reports Equine Birth Rates and Early Health

December 11, 2006

Horse farms across regions of the United States vary greatly in their size, management, and purpose, but a government study has drawn some similarities. The likelihood that an equine operation had at least one foal born within the last 12 months... Read More

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AHC Offering Tax Handbook for Horse Owners

December 09, 2006

This year, give your favorite horse owner the gift of a stress-free tax season with the American Horse Council's 2006 Tax Handbook. This 1,000-page guide for horse owners and breeders explains the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to... Read More

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Horses Injured in Barn Collapse Healing

December 09, 2006

The injuries were too much for the pregnant mare, but 20 other horses that were in a southwest Missouri barn that collapsed under the weight of ice and snow are coming along, their owner and a veterinarian said.

Robin Ramirez has been... Read More

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Digital X Rays Simplify Repository Procedures at Keeneland Sales

December 06, 2006

Keeneland first to offer digital technology for reviewing pre-sale digital radiography exams involving thousands of horses

The Keeneland Thoroughbred breeding stock auction held November in Lexington, Ky., marked the first time... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Honored at Record TCA Auction

December 03, 2006

Friday evening's (Dec. 1) Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction was the most successful and perhaps most unique in the 17-year history of the event.

Held for the first time at Keeneland, the TCA auction... Read More

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Racehorse Futural Retired to Old Friends

December 01, 2006

Millionaire Futural, who won the 2001 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) and San Bernardino Handicap (gr. II) and has most recently been running at Hastings Park, is being retired to Old Friends in Georgetown, Ky. Southern California equine... Read More

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Reward Offered for Information on Vermont Horse Shooting

November 30, 2006

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a 16-yr-old gray Arabian through the neck in Derby, Vt., in... Read More

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Barbaro Continues to Gain Strength Steadily

November 29, 2006

Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast on Nov. 6, according to his medical team.

"Barbaro is steadily gaining strength on his right hind limb now that it is out of the cast," said Dean W. Richardson,... Read More

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Monmouth Still Slated to Host 2007 Breeders' Cup

November 29, 2006

Breeders' Cup officials visited Monmouth Park in New Jersey for a tour Nov. 28, but officials said it wasn't because the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority-operated racetrack was in danger of losing the 2007 Breeders' Cup World... Read More

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Barbaro a Candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award

November 29, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is a possible candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.

Although the 3-year-old colt... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Adds Free RSS Feed to Web Site

November 28, 2006

Keeping up-to-date with the latest news and information in the Thoroughbred industry just became easier, faster, and more convenient. The Blood-Horse, the industry's foremost and fastest provider of racing and breeding news and... Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Brother Derek Colics

November 27, 2006

Multiple grade I winner Brother Derek was scratched from the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) because of a colic attack early Sunday morning in his Santa Anita stall.

"He got a little colicky this morning," said trainer Dan Hendricks. "... Read More

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Jockey Russell Baze to be Tuesday's Talkin' Horses Guest

November 26, 2006

Join legendary Northern California rider Russell Baze as he discusses his remarkable career and his current quest to become Thoroughbred racing's all-time leader in career wins by a jockey. Baze will be the next guest during a special Tuesday... Read More

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BHS Backs Ragwort Elimination Project

November 25, 2006

The British Horse Society welcomes a new initiative to develop a fungal mycoherbicide spray to wipe out Ragwort.

BHS Director of Welfare, Access and Safety Mark Weston represented the Society at a recent meeting with the Commonwealth... Read More

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Officials Say Assateague Island Horses Harming Environment

November 25, 2006

Wild horses on Assateague Island are threatening the environment by eating essential grasses, and officials with the National Park Service are mulling options to reduce the horse population.

There are currently 138 horses on the island--too... Read More

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Bernardini Season Added to TCA Auction

November 25, 2006

A season to potential Horse of the Year Bernardini has been added to the stellar roster of seasons which will be included in the Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season Auction. The auction will begin on Nov. 27 and conclude with a... Read More

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Jockey Injured, Horse Euthanatized Following Fall

November 23, 2006

Jockey Calvin Borel was injured and the horse he was riding euthanatized following a fall during the fifth race at Churchill Downs on Thursday.

Borel was riding Pew, a 3-year-old gelding, on the track's turf course when the horse fell on... Read More

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Del Mar to Install Polytrack for 2007 Meet

November 22, 2006

Edited Del Mar report
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced the selection of Martin Collins Surfaces and Footings and its Polytrack surface as the new main track surface for its 2007 summer racing season. The Polytrack manufacturer... Read More

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Concentrated Counterfeit Clenbuterol Having Deadly Effect

November 22, 2006

Veterinarians at Louisiana State University have confirmed that two horses being treated at their veterinary teaching hospital died after ingesting concentrated clenbuterol. Tests on the drug have revealed that the solution contains 70 times the... Read More

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North Carolina Residents Warned of Rabies Risk

November 21, 2006

North Carolina public health officials say recent events highlight the need for to remain vigilant against rabies. Several cases in recent weeks have brought into focus the need to vaccinate pets, including horses, against the disease.... Read More

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Trainer Fined for Attempting to Run Wrong Horse at Churchill

November 21, 2006

During a Nov. 20 Kentucky Horse Racing Authority meeting at the Kentucky Horse Park, the state's chief steward John Veitch announced that trainer Scott Blasi had been fined $2,500 for bringing the wrong horse to the Churchill Downs paddock befor... Read More

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New PlayStation Game Brings Equestrian Competition Home

November 21, 2006

Red Mile Entertainment, Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today (Nov. 21) the release of Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge for PlayStation 2. Developed by IR Gurus Interactive--the same... Read More

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Counterfeit Clenbuterol Killing Horses

November 21, 2006

Two sources have verified that there have been an undetermined number of deaths in Louisiana since last week from an illegal clenbuterol product. One report was that six horses are known dead, and approximately 10 more have been severely affecte... Read More

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Stevie Wonderboy's Return Delayed by Ankle Chip

November 20, 2006

Eclipse Award winner Stevie Wonderboy had a small chip taken out of his right front ankle a week ago, said trainer Doug O'Neill. The 2005 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner had been doing well on the comeback trail, but came out of his last work with... Read More