Thoroughbred Racing

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Smarty Jones Treated for Minor Seminal Blockage

February 24, 2007

Smarty Jones, starting his third season at stud, has been successfully treated for a minor temporary blockage in his reproductive tract and has returned to normal breeding activity.

Dan Rosenberg, president of Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm... Read More

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Ohio Sheriff Investigating Dead, Missing Horses

February 24, 2007

Several horses in Cherry Valley, Ohio, were found dead and 11 turned up missing at a farm that had been under surveillance by the county humane society because of reports that the animals were underfed.... Read More

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KHP Planning Party for John Henry's 32nd Birthday

February 24, 2007

That same tenacity of heart and spirit which propelled John Henry to two Horse of the Year titles and record earnings, may have something to do with his ability to keep going well beyond the life-expectancy of most horses. John Henry will turn 3... Read More

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Racetracks Impose Restrictions Due to EHV-1 Concerns

February 23, 2007

Penn National and Charles Town racetracks have imposed restrictions on horses shipping to their tracks as a result of suspected cases of equine herpesvirus in the Mid Atlantic region.

Penn National reported that its stable area has been... Read More

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Management Team Kills Wolf After Cattle Attacked, Horse Injured

February 22, 2007

An endangered Mexican gray wolf that apparently killed three calves in southwest New Mexico has been fatally shot by the team that manages the animals.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a removal order for the wild-born member of th... Read More

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Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation to Donate Funds to Barbaro Memorial Fund

February 22, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications has announced that The Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation will donate a minimum of $10,000 to the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) established the NTRA... Read More

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Runaway Donkey Walks Back into Captivity

February 22, 2007

Jenny the donkey, whose exploits since escaping from her Pittsfield, Me., corral Jan. 18 have been well documented, sauntered back to captivity yesterday (Feb. 21), the Read More

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N.C. State Hosting Pain Recognition Seminar

February 20, 2007

North Carolina State University will be hosting a "Pain Recognition and Management in the Horse" seminar this coming Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, 4700 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, N.C.... Read More

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Jockey Suffers Fatal Injuries During Race in Virgin Islands

February 20, 2007

Puerto Rican jockey Manuel Caraballo died after being trampled during a race, authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands said Monday.

Caraballo, a jockey with more than 40 years experience who was semi-retired, fell from his mount, Emilin, o... Read More

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TOBA to Reconvene Sales Integrity Task Force

February 19, 2007

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which facilitated the Sales Integrity Task Force in 2004, has agreed to reconvene the task force to address Kentucky House Bill 388 and other issues relating to the sale of horses in the... Read More

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Equine Affaire Returns to Ohio in April

February 17, 2007

Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus this April with a powerhouse line-up of clinicians and presentations. The event will include with four full days of clinics, demonstrations, and seminars, with no repetition in the... Read More

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Horse Park Planning Birthday Party for John Henry

February 16, 2007

John Henry's admirers will be gathering at 1 p.m. March 9 to wish the five-time Eclipse Award winner a happy 32nd birthday at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

Photo ops, birthday cake, and reminiscing about the cherished racehorse,... Read More

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Transcript of Talkin' Horses with Author of Barbaro Book

February 16, 2007

Sean Clancy, author of the upcoming Eclipse Press release Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart, is a critically acclaimed... Read More

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Blood-Horse to Publish Barbaro Commemorative Issue

February 13, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications has announced it will publish a special edition commemorating the life of Barbaro, the classic winner who died Jan. 29.

The "Barbaro Commemorative Collector’s Edition", devoted to the career of the Kentucky Derby... Read More

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No Charges Following N.H. Horse Impoundment

February 13, 2007

No charges will be filed following the seizure of five horses from a Rye, N.H., farm. The horses' owner has been diagnosed with dementia and moved to a long-term care facility, Read More

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U.K. Racing Authorities Investigating Horse Death

February 13, 2007

The U.K.'s Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) is investigating the death of steeplechaser Venn Ottery, who was euthanatized after fracturing his pelvis while running at Newbury on Saturday (Feb. 10), Read More

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Author of Barbaro Book to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

February 13, 2007

Join Sean Clancy, author of the upcoming Eclipse Press release Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart, for Thursday's edition o... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Pledge Support for UPenn Equine Disease Research

February 13, 2007

A $3-million gift from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Barbaro, will endow a chair in the name of Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

In acknowledging the... Read More

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Temperature Believed to Have Impact on Polytrack

February 12, 2007

As officials and horsemen at Turfway Park work daily to find an optimum Polytrack surface for winter racing, there is growing sentiment the synthetic material is affected by temperature or swings in temperature.

Recently, horsemen have... Read More

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Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart (Excerpt)

February 10, 2007

This was no longer the stressed-out horse last seen standing a few yards past the finish line at Pimlico, wired by adrenalin and pain. No, this was more like the Barbaro the world had come to expect, the one presiding over his barn at Fair Hill... Read More

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Immigration Bill Brings Call for Political Action

February 09, 2007

Horsemen have indicated they plan to step up efforts to educate legislators about their concerns regarding immigration policy in the United States given the horseracing industry's heavy reliance on foreign workers, particularly those of Hispanic... Read More

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Pennsylvania Senate Honors Barbaro and His Connections

February 09, 2007

The connections of Barbaro, the deceased winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby, were honored Feb. 5 in a resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania state Senate.

The resolution, introduced by four senators, recapitulated the horse’s career an... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Seeking Farm Equipment and Supplies

February 08, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will be given a second chance at Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KEHC). Assistance from the public will be crucial in helping get the center ready to... Read More

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Farnam Offering New Scholarship for Pony Club Members

February 07, 2007

Farnam is sponsoring a new scholarship for U.S. Pony Club (USPC) members as a reward for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Clubs.

The Farnam Equine Pharmaceuticals Scholarship will be awarded to an... Read More

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Barbaro's Memory Spurs Retirement Program Donations

February 07, 2007

Soon after the death of Barbaro Jan. 29, horse racing enthusiasts and fans of the colt began contacting equine retirement organizations and making donations in his memory.

"We've received at least a dozen donations from Minnesota, Wisconsin... Read More