Thoroughbred Racing

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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

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Driver Hits Two Buggies in Lancaster, Pa.

November 20, 2006

Police in Lancaster County, Pa., have charged a man with drunken driving after he collided with two horse-drawn buggies, reports Pennsylvania television news station Read More

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Bomb Hoax Forces Evacuation of English Racetrack

November 19, 2006

An anonymous bomb threat forced authorities to evacuate an English horse racing track Saturday (Nov. 18), but police found nothing suspicious.

Security officials at Lingfield Park Racecourse, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of... Read More

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Jockey's Guild Sues Its Former Attorney For Negligence

November 18, 2006

The Jockey's Guild has filed a lawsuit against the organization's former legal counsel claiming he and others were negligent in their responsibilities to protect the financial interests of the Guild and its 1,300 member-jockeys at race tracks... Read More

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Officials Continue Review of Churchill Ambulance Response

November 17, 2006

In the days following the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs, questions remain as to why an equine ambulance was delayed in attending to Fleet Indian after the mare suffered an injury at the top of the stretch in the... Read More

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Minn. Horse Shooting Believed to be Intentional

November 16, 2006

Investigators with the Sherburne County, Minn., sheriff's office are looking into a weekend horse shooting they believe was intentional, reported KARE 11,... Read More

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Final Turn: Phar Lap Redux

November 15, 2006

By Morton Cathro

News reports from Australia alleging that the country's legendary wonder horse, Phar Lap, died not of colic but of deliberate arsenic poisoning, has thrust affluent Atherton, a secluded enclave on the San Francisco... Read More

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Pfizer Animal Health Supports New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.

November 15, 2006

Pfizer Animal Health is proud to announce its support of New Canaan Mounted Troop, Inc.--a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to building leadership, responsibility and confidence in youth through sound horsemanship. In order to help further... Read More

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Volunteers Help Horses During California Wildfires

November 15, 2006

While the Esperanza wildfire burned around them, approximately 100 horses were able to wait out the blaze in their own pastures in Riverside County, Calif., with care from Riverside Emergency Animal Rescue Services (REARS). According to Frank... Read More

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US Rider Teams with EKU to Provide Equine Rescue Training

November 14, 2006

Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) will soon be visited by some four-legged friends. USRider and EKU are collaborating to present large-animal emergency rescue training for the third consecutive year. They are bringing in specially-trained... Read More

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Barbaro Able to Bear Weight on Right Hind Leg Following Cast Removal

November 14, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast last week, according to his medical team.

"Barbaro's strength on the right hind limb has been gradually improving," said Dean W. Richardson,... Read More

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"Training Thru Trust" Horseman Signs On With aaVaa World Health Care Products

November 13, 2006

avVaa World Health Care Products Inc., a global biotechnology company offering therapeutic, natural skin and health care products, announced today that it has signed a spokesman agreement with Doug Mills of Training Thru Trust, Read More

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Kennel Owner Arrested After Failing to Cremate Horse

November 13, 2006

State troopers and natural resources police are charging the owner of Bethany Beach Kennels in Ocean View, Del., following the discovery that a dead horse believed to have been cremated never was.

The 32-year-old Arabian mare belonged to... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Bowl Game Dead at 32

November 12, 2006

Bowl Game, the champion turf male of 1979 who was believed to be the oldest living Eclipse Award winner, was euthanatized due to the infirmities of old age Nov. 10 at the age of 32. Under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation since... Read More

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Truck Plows Into Mule Carriage; 3 Dead

November 12, 2006

A tractor-trailer plowed into a mule-drawn covered carriage that was returning from the annual town festival in Alapaha, Ga., Saturday (Nov. 11), killing three people and injuring three others.

The victims, who were all related, had left th... Read More

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Derby Winner Giacomo Retired to Adena Springs

November 11, 2006

Giacomo, upset winner of the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been retired to Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm near Midway, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Holy Bull will stand for a live foal fee of $12,500.

A homebred racing for Jerry and... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

November 10, 2006

Edited press release

A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended... Read More

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Probios Horse Treats

November 08, 2006

Each Probios treat contains live, naturally occurring microorganisms that restore and maintain the natural balance of digestive bacteria in the horse's gut.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Injuries Turn Focus Back to Artificial Surfaces

November 07, 2006

For the second time in six months, tragedy struck one of Thoroughbred racing's showcase events. The arrival of a new racing surface, however, could usher in an era of safer American tracks.

Pine Island was fatally injured and Fleet Indian... Read More