Thoroughbred Racing

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RCI Panel Discusses Ideas for Racehorse Safety

April 26, 2007

Emphatic calls for change in dealing with horse racing injuries and related prevention methods were made April 24 during a panel discussion at the annual Association of Racing Commissioners International Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

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Churchill Downs to Honor Barbaro, Jacksons on Derby Day

April 25, 2007

Representatives from Churchill Downs will honor the late 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and his owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, during a winner's circle ceremony at this year's Derby May 5. The ceremony will take place between races six and... Read More

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NBC's Barbaro Documentary Premieres Sunday

April 25, 2007

The NBC Sports documentary "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," premieres Sunday at 5 p.m. (EST) on what would have been Barbaro's fourth birthday. A special one-hour look at the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, who touched the hearts of horse racing fans and... Read More

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The Barbaro Effect: A Better Life for Horses

April 24, 2007

Nobiz Like Shobiz. Scat Daddy. Curlin. Circular Quay.

As the countdown begins to the Kentucky Derby, these colts and a half dozen other hopefuls will be publicized, scrutinized and handicapped all the way to post time on May 5 at Churchill... Read More

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Drunken Man Parks Horse in Bank Foyer

April 24, 2007

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La Ville Rouge Foals Full Brother to Barbaro

April 22, 2007

La Ville Rouge, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, foaled a full brother to the late Classic-winning colt April 19.

According to a release from Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, where the mare is kept,... Read More

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Horse Euthanatized after Keeneland Fall

April 22, 2007

Racey Dreamer, representing the year's leading jockey, trainer and owner in steeplechase racing, was euthanatized Friday, as Mixed Up went on to win the $150,000 Royal Chase at Keeneland.

Racey Dreamer, an 8-year-old son of A.P. Indy,... Read More

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Drug Testing: California Thoroughbred Owners Could Face Fines

April 20, 2007

Owners whose horses have repeated medication violations would be subject to tough new penalties under changes given initial approval by the California Horse Racing Board April 19.

Over the objections of the Thoroughbred Owners of California,... Read More

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2008 Breeders' Cup to be First on Synthetic Surface

April 20, 2007

The Oak Tree Racing Association will host the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 24-25, 2008, Breeders' Cup Limited announced April 19.

The two-day event will be televised live on ESPN.... Read More

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Hall of Fame Jockeys Support Disabled Riders at Keeneland

April 19, 2007

Hall of Fame jockeys Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Don Brumfield, Earlie Fires, Chris McCarron, Bobby Ussery, and Kent Desormeaux took questions from racing fans and signed autographs at Keeneland in an April 18 event that supported... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Suspended After Horse Switch

April 17, 2007

A New Zealand racehorse trainer who supplied horses to the late British Queen Mother has been suspended for three months for switching horses in a trials race, New Zealand newspapers reported Tuesday.

Kim Clotworthy, who trains in... Read More

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Fracture Knocks Notional Off Derby Trail

April 16, 2007

Florida Derby runner-up Notional suffered non-displaced condylar fracture of his left front ankle Saturday morning at Keeneland and will not run in the Kentucky Derby, owner J. Paul Reddam said.

Reddam said the son of In Excess came off... Read More

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Cocktail Auction for TRF to Feature Barbaro, Secretariat

April 16, 2007

How do you top a $1,000 cocktail made with exotic ingredients from around the world and served on one day in one place, the Kentucky Derby?

Easy. Toss in a slew of past Derby winners--including sentimental favorite Barbaro--a Christie's... Read More

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Figuerola Laboratories Unveils New Logo

April 16, 2007

Figuerola has supported clinical research, development and testing for selective lines of therapeutic and sports nutraceuticals for people of all ages, their companion animals, and their horses.... Read More

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Watch Thoroughbred Races on Bloodhorse.com

April 15, 2007

Thoroughbred graded stakes races will be available for viewing within 20 minutes of actual live race and archived on Bloodhorse.com for 45 days

On April 13, Bloodhorse.com, the Thoroughbred industry’s leading online Web site for... Read More

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Horse Killed in Possible Drunken Driving Wreck

April 15, 2007

A horse was euthanized and its rider charged with being drunk on horseback after a Kentucky state trooper struck the horse with his cruiser, state police said in an Associated Press article on April 15.

Trooper James Richard was driving... Read More

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Seabiscuit Statue Making Whistlestop Tour

April 14, 2007

After an absence of more than 55 years, a classic, life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit has started its long journey home to Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif.

To be transported by a historic, fully restored... Read More

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Roy and Gretchen Jackson to Speak at RTCA Fundraiser

April 14, 2007

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of Barbaro, will be the featured guests at the 2007 Call to the Post dinner and auction at the Ocala, Fla., Hilton April 22 to benefit the Ocala Farm Ministry of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America... Read More

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Bone Bruise Knocks Ketchikan Off Triple Crown Trail

April 14, 2007

B. Wayne Hughes' Ketchikan, runner-up to Circular Quay in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), was officially taken off the Triple Crown trail on Tuesday when the colt was found to be suffering from a bone bruise that will take him out of training for... Read More

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University of Missouri-Columbia Announces Finalists for Vet Dean

April 12, 2007

The co-chairs of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine search committee, Michael O'Brien, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and John Dodam, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, have announced... Read More

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Teen, Taxi Driver Nab Runaway Carriage Horse

April 09, 2007

A runaway horse pulled a carriage with two out-of-town tourists on a wild ride through downtown Indianapolis streets, until a teenager rode to the rescue in a pursuing taxi, leaped out and grabbed the horse's reins.

The driver of the Yellow... Read More

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Donation Keeps Injured Jockey Fund Afloat

April 09, 2007

A California horse owner's donation to a struggling fund for permanently disabled jockeys will keep it solvent for another month, the head of the Jockeys' Guild said Monday.

Owner Michael Bello has pledged $58,000 to the fund, which gives... Read More

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Thoroughbred Owner Files Suit Over Heel Nerving Disclosure

April 06, 2007

Trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a Thoroughbred owner in Arizona for allegedly failing to disclose that a surgical procedure had been performed on a horse claimed from Hughe... Read More

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Barbaro Birthday Party Planned at Delaware Park

April 06, 2007

A celebration of Barbaro's life will take place at Delaware Park on April 29, 2007 from 6-9:00 p.m. This event is open to anyone who would like to honor Barbaro on his fourth birthday at the track where his racing career started.

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Barbaro Documentary Airs April 29 on NBC

April 05, 2007

One week before this year's Run for the Roses, NBC Sports will present a one-hour documentary on Barbaro, who took last year's Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion. "Read More