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March 28, 2008
Beginning today, and for the Read More
March 24, 2008
The Claiborne Farm Stallion Memorabilia Auction to benefit the Secretariat Foundation began on eBay March 20 and will run through March 30.
Bidders will have the opportunity to purchase authentic racing artifacts of 1973 Triple Crown winner Read More
March 24, 2008
Edited press release
It was announced March 24 that 2007 Belmont Stakes winner and 2007 champion 3-year-old filly Rags to Riches has been retired from racing and will head to Ashford Stud where she will be bred to champion sire Read More
March 22, 2008
The Virginia Racing Commission will offer free pre-race testing for anabolic and androgenic steroids in horses that race at Colonial Downs this year.
The commission, at its March 19 meeting, unanimously adopted regulations and penalties Read More
March 21, 2008
Sierra Sunset, a three-length winner of the $300,000 Rebel March 15 at Oaklawn Park, has a hairline fracture of his left front ankle and is out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby, trainer Jeff Bonde reported.
"It's not bad enough to Read More
March 20, 2008
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) will hold its spring board of directors meeting March 25 in conjunction with the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual convention in Austin, Texas.
The RMTC will receive an Read More
March 17, 2008
Darley stallion Songster will be taken out of stud duty and put back into training due to undetermined fertility issues.
"It's obviously an unfortunate situation, but one that happens occasionally in our business," said Charlie Boden, Read More
March 17, 2008
Thoroughbred stallion Kingmambo, who missed several days of breeding because of a neurological problem, has returned to action at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
The plan is to have Kingmambo cover a mare a day. Read More
March 12, 2008
A barn at Charles Town Races & Slots was placed under quarantine March 10 after a local veterinarian reported he was treating a 4-year-old filly for neurological signs of an unknown origin.
Live racing and training at the West Virginia Read More
March 11, 2008
An agreement signed March 10 will enable horsemen from Kentucky and Mexico to share knowledge and resources and set up commercial and technical exchanges to improve both equine industries.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer and Read More
March 03, 2008
BloodHorse.com has launched a collection of Weblogs. The BloodHorse.com Blog Stable is now available 24/7 at BloodHorse.com/Blogs.
Each individual blog, written by Read More
February 25, 2008
Thoroughbred trainers David LaCroix and Melody Conlon were each fined $3,000 by Santa Anita stewards for violating limits on the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol last year, the California Horse Racing Board reported Feb. 23.
LaCroix wa Read More
February 21, 2008
Beginning with the 2008 season, horse owners at Emerald Downs can make contributions to accredited Thoroughbred rescue, retirement and rehabilitation facilities through a voluntary $1 per start minimum contribution from their horsemen's bookkeeper Read More
February 20, 2008
Horse of the Year Curlin looked to be in great shape Feb. 20 when he took his first look at the main dirt track of Nad Al Sheba, site of his main target, the Dubai World Cup.
The son of Smart Strike cantered gently around the Read More
February 19, 2008
Champion Winning Colors, winner of the 1988 Kentucky Derby, was euthanized Feb. 17 following complications from colic at Hagyard Davidson McGee vet clinic near Lexington. The 23-year-old Caro mare was buried at Greentree Farm, a division of Read More
February 14, 2008
The Economic Stimulus Act signed into law by President Bush on Feb. 13, 2008 includes two tax incentives that would allow a much bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service during 2008, according to an advisory Read More
January 29, 2008
A bill that would make a state-funded loan of up to $1 million available to construct a horse slaughtering facility in South Dakota is no longer under consideration.
A spokesperson for Sen. Jay Duenwald, chair of the state's Senate Agriculture Read More
January 23, 2008
The Maryland Department of Agriculture announced Jan. 22 that horses stabled in Barn 7 at the Bowie Training Center cannot leave until test results are completed for a horse showing clinical signs suggestive of equine herpesvirus.
Equine Read More
January 22, 2008
Curlin began the 2007 racing season as a maiden. After winning his first race of the year by an eye-popping 12 3/4 lengths, the son of Smart Strike has been nearly unstoppable. His remarkable campaign carried him all the way to the Breeders' Cup Read More
January 10, 2008
January 08, 2008
Santa Anita Park canceled live racing for Jan. 7 because of continued problems with its Cushion Track surface.
The Southern California racetrack also scrapped its Jan. 5-6 programs. The surface doesn't properly drain, and a storm dumped Read More
January 07, 2008
The California Horse Racing Board will meet in special session by teleconference Jan. 8 to consider allowing the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of its racing dates to Hollywood Park if the drainage problem that Read More
December 29, 2007
A valid attempt to name foals of 2006 must be made by Feb. 1, 2008, in order to avoid a $75 late fee, The Jockey Club announced Dec. 27.
As an aid in selecting a desired name, The Jockey Club once again has published on the Read More
December 26, 2007
Dale Baird, the all-time leading Thoroughbred racehorse trainer by wins, died in an automobile accident Dec. 23, a spokesman for Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort confirmed. He was 72.
The Greenfield, Ind., Daily Reporter Read More
December 20, 2007