The Blood-Horse Staff

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California Fund for Retired Horses Passed

California took a first step toward helping more horses after their racing years with the final approval of a new fund to support the state's equine retirement facilities.

During a meeting held Dec. 14 in Inglewood, the California Horse Racing Read More

Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Equine Surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage

Equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, joined readers for Thursday's edition of BloodHorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by ExclusivelyEquine.com. He was the featured gues Read More

Dr. Larry Bramlage to be Guest on Interactive Chat

Join world-renowned equine surgeon Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, for Thursday’s edition of bloodhorse.com's “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by ExclusivelyEquine.com. He will be the gues Read More

Old Friends Welcomes Thoroughbred Champion Williamstown

Williamstown, a former mile record holder at Belmont Park, has arrived at Old Friends retirement home near Georgetown, Ky. He was pensioned from stallion duty after proving infertile this year at Rockin' River Ranch near Winterset, Read More

Santa Anita Closing Main Track to Examine Drainage Issue

Santa Anita Park, currently open for training only, will close its main track Dec. 3-10 to examine its new Cushion Track surface due to problems with drainage.

The move comes just a month before the start of the Santa Anita winter/spring Read More

John Henry 'Moneigh' on eBay

One of the last "Moneigh" paintings done by the late John Henry is up for bids in an eBay auction held by ReRun, the ex-racehorse adoption program.

Previously, Moneighs by the two-time Horse of the Year have been sold online, but it is Read More

EVA Vaccination Snafu Blocks Top European Horse from Running in Japan

Dylan Thomas, who was recently named Cartier Horse of the Year and top older horse in Europe, is no longer a contender for the Nov. 25 Japan Cup due to not testing negative for equine viral arteritis (EVA).

A series of examinations conducted a Read More

Texas Ex-Racehorse Group Launches Founders' Circle

Members of the racing industry in Texas are showing strong support for LOPE Texas, a non-profit racehorse-placement program, the organization reported in a Nov. 15 press release.

Although LOPE has just launched its newest initiative--the Read More

Two Thoroughbred Sales Companies Banning Steroids as of January

Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Co. officials jointly announced Nov. 15 that the policy regarding exogenous anabolic steroids will be implemented for weanlings and yearlings beginning with their 2008 sales.

Keeneland and Read More

Author Josh Pons to be Guest on Interactive Chat

Join Eclipse Award-winning writer and farm owner Josh Pons for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by ExclusivelyEquine.com. He will be the guest live online Read More

Laminitis Studies Financed by Barbaro Fund to Commence

Two projects focusing on the equine disease laminitis will be launched soon utilizing funds raised by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association in memory of the late 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

The projects, at more than $100,000 Read More

Half of Churchill Downs Herpesvirus Quarantine Lifted

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine order for half of Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 after a horse was found to be infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Sixteen horses Read More

Churchill Downs Herpesvirus: Tests Indicate Virus Isolated to One Horse

Thirty-five horses stabled in a barn at Churchill Downs where one other horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have tested negative for the disease, leading track officials to believe the case is isolated.

According to an Read More

Random Drug Tests Clear on Breeders' Cup Entries

The random out-of-competition testing of Breeders’ Cup World Championships participants for Epogen (EPO) and total carbon dioxide (TCO2) have all returned negative, officials announced Oct. 24.

The New Jersey Racing Commission Sept. 17 Read More

10-Year-Old Steeplechaser Wins Fifth Breeders' Cup

Questions abounded over his fitness, but the three-time champion hurdler McDynamo turned back all challengers on the final turn and drew off over the final half-mile to win his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) Oct Read More

Blood-Horse to Publish Special John Henry Magazine

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The issue will be available in early Read More

HorseRacing TV to Salute John Henry Oct. 17

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Sales Integrity Task Force Issues Recommendations

The Sales Integrity Task Force presented its initial recommendations Oct. 15 at Keeneland, suggesting the industry opt for self-regulation through the conditions of sale rather tha Read More

Old Friends Retirement Facility to Organize John Henry Memorial

John Henry, famous for his cantankerous disposition, was a two-time Horse of the Year. He retired in 1985 with earnings of more than $6.5 million. Read More

Injured Teuflesberg Expected to Undergo Surgery Oct. 11

Co-owner and trainer Jamie Sanders said Oct. 9 Teuflesberg will likely undergo surgery Oct. 11 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington.

The 3-year-old colt fractured both sesamoid bones in his left front leg Oct. 6 during the Read More

Jockey Suspended Five Years for Possessing Horse Stimulator

Jockey Roman Chapa recently began serving a five-year suspension issued by the New Mexico Racing Commission after he was found to be in possession of an electrical device. Chapa had appealed the ruling to district court, which on Sept. 11 upheld Read More

Photojournalist Barbara Livingston to be Guest on Interactive Chat

Join author and award-winning photojournalist Barbara D. Livingston for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" sponsored by AIRshod. Livingston will be the guest live online at < Read More

Jockey Club: 37,500 Foals Expected

The Jockey Club reported that 3,881 stallions covered 63,629 mares in North America during 2006. These matings resulted in 36,317 live foals for 2007 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports as of this Sept. 6.

As in past years, Read More

Sire of Derby Winner Monarchos Dead

Maria's Mon, who achieved star status by siring a Kentucky Derby winner from his first crop of foals, was euthanatized the morning of Sept. 14 at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington. The 14-year-old son of Wavering Monarch stood at Read More

Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Kathy Hopkins, KHP Director of Equine Operations

Among her duties as Director of Equine Operations at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park, Kathy Hopkins counts such diverse activities as the planning, organization, management and care of all Read More