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May 22, 2003
According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, a top Hong Kong horse trainer ridiculed a doping charge against him after officials found the banned substance in a shampoo handed out Read More
April 21, 2003
At least 20 thoroughbred horses on two farms in Pennsylvania have died in the past month and the remaining group of about 30 horses has been impounded, according to animal control officials quoted in an Associated Press story on Read More
April 16, 2003
A massive out-of-competition drug-testing raid was conducted at Randwick racecourse Monday morning in Australia as 30 trainers had blood samples taken from horses in their stable.
The Australian Racing Forensic Laboratory (ARFL) Racing Read More
April 04, 2003
The Grayson-Jockey Club Foundation issued an advisory concerning control methods for Eastern tent caterpillars, which have been linked to mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) in 2001 and 2002.
Dr. Dan Potter, an entomologist at the Read More
April 04, 2003
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will release the quarantine placed on Barn 15 at Turfway Park as of 12:01 a.m. Saturday (April 5). The 80-horse barn was placed in quarantine after three horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus type 1 Read More
April 02, 2003
Keeneland, which opens for its spring meet April 4, is requiring all horses that enter the grounds to have a health certificate written within 72 hours of arrival.
River Downs in Ohio implemented a similar policy in the wake of the Read More
March 07, 2003
Lady's Secret, 1986 Horse of the Year and the richest female at one time, died March 4 from complications from foaling a General Meeting colt at Jack Liebau and Tom Capehart's Valley Creek Farm near Valley Center, Calif. The Thoroughbred mare’s Read More
February 19, 2003
According to an Associated Press story on bloodhorse.com, The University of Kentucky (UK) will receive $11.36 million in funding in the current federal budget, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said Read More
January 28, 2003
A discussion of work being performed to help eradicate Eastern tent caterpillars will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sale pavilion in Lexington, Ky., at 9 a.m. on Jan. 31.
University of Kentucky entomologist Dan Potter and his staf Read More
January 28, 2003
Michael Goodbody is the managing director of Gainsborough Stud Management near Newbury, England. He delivered the following speech to the Thoroughbred Breeders Association (TBA) at its annual awards dinner in London on Jan. 7.
I would now Read More
November 01, 2002
The Australian Horse Industry Council congratulated quarantine authorities for their actions in the case of a horse which became sick during quarantine in Sydney and later was determined to have West Nile virus (WNV). Horse Council president Pau Read More
September 26, 2002
Keeneland will catalog 3,597 lots for the November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. The number is down by 12.6% from last year's figure of 4,119. Tom Thornbury, Keeneland's associate director of sales, identified the effects of mare Read More
August 23, 2002
Officials with the Jefferson County, Ky. Health Department said that at least one mosquito infected with West Nile virus has been found at Churchill Downs.
The discovery of the mosquito came during a routine examination of a group of Read More
August 15, 2002
Churchill Downs' primary weapon against the West Nile virus (WNV) sits in a clear, plastic vial on the desk of track superintendent Butch Lehr, according to AP writer Chris Duncan.
The vial holds birdseed-like pellets that release a Read More
June 05, 2002
According to a recent report from the Daily Racing Form, a horse with rabies died May 12 at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa. The 7-year-old Thoroughbred gelding showed symptoms of rabies and was placed in quarantine before h Read More
June 03, 2002
The government has ordered a nationwide recall of a horse drug sold over the Internet called Miracle Leg Paint, because it contains mercury that is poisonous both to horses and to people, according to an Associated Press report.
Horse Read More
May 10, 2002
Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is funding a new project with the Kentucky Association of Equine Practitioners to seek critical information on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). The project will involve monitoring of mares to seek Read More
May 07, 2002
Seattle Slew, the only horse to win the Triple Crown while undefeated, died Tuesday morning in his sleep at Hill 'n' Dale Farm near Lexington. On May 7, 1977, exactly 25 years ago, Slew won the Kentucky Derby. Seattle Slew had been the last Read More
April 10, 2002
Patchen Beauty, the rare white Thoroughbred mare who garnered a lot of attention when she competed on the Kentucky circuit in the mid-1990s, produced a white colt on April 5 at Warren Rosenthal's Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington, Read More
February 26, 2002
Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew is being removed from stallion service in central Kentucky indefinitely and his return, if ever, to service will depend upon what is in the best interests of the horse, according to a press release by Three Read More
February 19, 2002
A bill that would ban trade of horsemeat and live horses for human consumption has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Rep. Connie Morella of Maryland said in a prepared statement: "Americans do not eat horses. We Read More
February 05, 2002
Two-time Horse of the Year John Henry, who underwent colic surgery Jan. 25 at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington, arrived back home at the Kentucky Horse Park Feb. 4. "He was given a clean bill of health, and everyone is happy Read More
November 12, 2001
The horse genome project and the pros and cons of genetic tinkering within breeding will be the focus of a "Science Times" segment that will air Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9:00 (EST). Science Times is a television series produced jointly by National Read More
November 02, 2001
Bold Forbes, the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner, died Wednesday, August 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky. at age 27. The horse was euthanized due to renal failure and complications from gastroenteritis. Winner of the 1976 Read More
November 02, 2001
The New South Wales Racing Laboratory has developed a test to detect the drug erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, in racehorses, according to release on the Racing New South Wales Web site. The medication is considered a Read More