The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

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.

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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

Kentucky Derby Film Big Hit at Festival

Judging from the enthusiastic reaction of the patrons at the Newark Film Festival in Newark, Del., Sept. 6, the Hennegan Brothers' award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May" is destined for great things once the Hennegans get the film Read More

Number of EI-Infected Horses Continues to Grow

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries said 835 horses on 119 properties across the state were infected with equine influenza (EI) as of Sept. 3, with another 2,900 horses on 319 additional properties considered suspect of having Read More

EIA Case Discovered Near New Mexico Track

A group of about 100 horses at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in New Mexico has been tested for equine infectious anemia (EIA) by the New Mexico state veterinarian's office after a horse stabled near the track's barn area tested positive for the virus Read More

Belmont Winner Rags To Riches' Temperature Back to Normal

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in 102 years, has had her temperature drop to normal levels and will likely head back to the track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30. Read More

Equine Influenza Threatens Start of Aussie Breeding Season

Australia's major studs have been rocked by confirmation that more than 30 of the world's leading shuttle stallions will be detained in quarantine for up to a month after the detection of a virus in one horse recently imported from Japan, Read More

Chase to Oversee Horse Council Communications

Sarah A. Chase is joining the staff of the American Horse Council as the new director of communications for the Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Chase, who has served as director of the Washington office of a major national consumer group, Read More

Bramlage to be Honored by Turf Writers Association

From the National Turf Writers Association

Noted veterinary surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, jockey Calvin Borel, and award-winning racing journalist Dick Jerardi will be honored Oct. 24 with awards presented by Read More

Merv Griffin Dead; Owned Champion Racehorse Stevie Wonderboy

Entertainer Merv Griffin, a Hollywood producer and popular California Thoroughbred owner who campaigned 2005 male juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy, died Aug. 12 from prostate cancer.

Griffin was hospitalized last month for a recurrence of Read More

1982 Kentucky Derby Winner Gato Del Sol Dead

Gato Del Sol, who won the 1982 Kentucky Derby as a homebred for Arthur B. Hancock III and Leone J. Peters, was euthanatized Aug. 7 at Hancock's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The 28-year-old pensioned stallion was foaled and raised at Stone.

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Derby Winner Funny Cide to Have His Day at the Spa

Funny Cide, the first New York-bred to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, and who captivated fans with his pursuit of the 2003 Triple Crown, will be celebrated with a retirement party Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

The Sackatoga Stable gelding Read More

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Rags to Riches Back at Belmont Following UPenn Exam

Rags To Riches, this year's Belmont Stakes winner, returned to Todd Pletcher's barn at Belmont Park July 27 following two days at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, where she had a complete physical Read More

Clark to Receive Thoroughbred Charities of America Industry Service Award

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced that Priscilla Clark will receive the TCA Industry Service Award at the 18th annual TCA Stallion Season and Art Auction at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 30.

Clark will be honored Read More

Rags to Riches Reported Sound After Exam

Rags to Riches appeared to be sound and in good condition after being examined by Steve Allday, DVM, July 23 at Belmont Park.

The daughter of A.P. Indy out of the Deputy Minister mare Better Than Honour was pulled up on the track July 22 at th Read More

CHRB Supports Owners' Plan for Retired Racehorses

Preliminary approval of a plan by the Thoroughbred Owners of California to create a charitable fund for retired racehorses was granted by the state horse racing board during its meeting at Del Mar on July 19.

The TOC proposes to deduct a modes Read More

Belmont Winner Rags To Riches Spikes Temp, Will Skip Race

Belmont Stakes winner Rags To Riches will not run in Saturday's Coaching Club American Oaks, at Belmont Park as planned, trainer Todd Pletcher said July 16. The daughter of A.P. Indy spiked a temperature that forced the cancellation of her Read More

Breeders' Cup Board Discusses Out of Competition EPO Testing

Members of the Breeders' Cup Members and Trustees and the Board of Directors discussed a proposal before the state of New Jersey, home to Monmouth Park, site of the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to conduct out of competition testing for Read More

Louisiana Racing Commission Hires Equine Medical Director

Tom David, DVM, has been hired as equine medical director for the Louisiana State Racing Commission effective July 9.

David, who has experience in private practice and as association veterinarian at Fair Grounds racetrack, will supervise Read More

Texas Track Cancels Races Due to Rain

Severe weather, including .8 of an inch of rain in a 15-minute span, caused the cancellation of the final six races Sunday at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

A severe thunderstorm popped up over Lone Star Park at approximately Read More

Immigration Bill Appears Dead--Indefinitely

The United States Senate postponed action June 28 on comprehensive immigration reform--perhaps until after the 2008 November election--when an effort to limit debate on the Senate floor failed to garner enough votes.

In all, 46 senators Read More

Kentucky Derby Competitor Scat Daddy Retired Due to Tendon Injury

Scat Daddy, a grade I winner the past two years, has been retired from racing because of a slight tendon injury suffered in an unplaced effort in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old son of Johannesburg retired with five wins from nine races Read More

Immigration Bill Survives Senate Vote

The United States Senate voted June 26 to revive broad legislation to overhaul the country's immigration system. The measure was thought to be dead earlier in the month.

Under Senate rules, at least 60 votes from the 100-seat chamber wer Read More