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Arlington Park to Install Polytrack for $10 Million

Edited press release

Arlington Park has selected Polytrack as the new synthetic racing surface that will replace its organic dirt track for the 2007 meet that begins May 4. The project will cost an estimated $10 million. Read More

Three Groups Join Efforts on Equine Scholarships

Edited press release

The Kentucky Equine Education Project, Kentucky Horse Council, and the Race for Education have announced a joint effort to promote Kentucky's equine scholarships.

While each organization will continue to award Read More

New York Equine Inventory Valued at $1.8 Billion

Edited press release

The inventory value of equines in New York was $1.83 billion at the end of 2006, according to the United State Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service.

Steve Ropel, director of th Read More

Barbaro Memorial Fund to Benefit Laminitis Research

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced today (Feb. 1) that it will lead a national fundraising program, the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund, to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research in the name of Read More

Jackson on 'Larry King Show': Barbaro's Final Resting Place Still Undecided

During a Jan. 30 appearance on "Larry King Live," owner Roy Jackson said a decision has not been reached concerning Barbaro's burial.

"We just wanted to give some thought as to where the most appropriate place would be," he said. "We Read More

Two Los Alamitos Horse Deaths Attributed to EHV-1

Edited CHRB report

Rick Arthur, DVM, equine medical director for the California Horse Racing Board, reported Monday that two barns are under quarantine at Los Alamitos Race Course following the deaths of two horses from the Read More

Industry Reaction to Barbaro's Death

Robert L. Evans, Churchill Downs Incorporated president and chief executive officer:
"Churchill Downs Incorporated and the entire Kentucky Derby family are deeply saddened by the passing of Barbaro. Our hearts and prayers are Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted in Northern Cal; 3 New Cases at Los Alamitos

Quarantine restrictions at Golden Gate Fields, Bay Meadows and the Alameda County Fair at Pleasanton due to the presence of Equine Herpes Virus-1 were lifted Jan. 10, but three new cases of EHV-1 at Los Alamitos Race Course have been confirmed, Read More

A Decade of Dawning: Lessons Learned by a City Boy Turned Farm Owner

By Richard Zwirn

I had to chuckle. Here I was, leading two headstrong, unruly yearling colts from a field in a driving rainstorm and managing just fine. Ten years earlier, an 11-year-old broodmare was delivered to our farm and I was Read More

Washington Stallion Petersburg Dead

Guy Roberts reported the loss of his prominent stallion Petersburg Dec. 22. The 20-year-old son of Danzig, who had been ill the past few months, stood at Roberts' Guy Bar Farm near Sunnyside, Wash.

Bred in Kentucky by Seahorse 85, Petersbur Read More

Hall of Fame Trainer Bud Delp Dies

(From Maryland Jockey Club)
Hall of Fame trainer Grover G. "Bud" Delp, conditioner of the three-time champion Spectacular Bid, died Friday night at his Ellicott City home due to cancer. He was 74.

There will be no memorial Read More

Northern California Trainer Rogers Suspended

California trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended by Bay Meadows stewards after a horse in his care tested in excess of the specified level for the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine, a Class 3 violation.

Swen finished third in the third race a Read More

Calder Closes Stable Area to New Horses; Takes Other EHV-1 Precautions

Edited press release

Calder Race Course track veterinarian Mary Scollay, DVM, announced Dec. 19 that precautionary measures are being taken regarding equine herpesvirus, a contagious disease spread among horses with flu-like Read More

Calder Forum on Equine Health Set Dec. 20

Calder Race Course in conjunction with Fort Dodge Animal Health will offer a one-hour forum Dec. 20 on health maintenance practices and infection control in horses.

Horsemen are invited and the 10 a.m. forum is open to the public as well. I Read More

Coastal Commission Approves Del Mar Polytrack

The California Coastal Commission gave unanimous approval to plans by Del Mar to replace its dirt surface with synthetic Polytrack, track officials said.

The commission voted Dec. 12 on the Del Mar agricultural district plan, which was Read More

Barbaro's Owners Honored at Record TCA Auction

Friday evening's (Dec. 1) Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction was the most successful and perhaps most unique in the 17-year history of the event.

Held for the first time at Keeneland, the TCA auction Read More

The Blood-Horse Adds Free RSS Feed to Web Site

Keeping up-to-date with the latest news and information in the Thoroughbred industry just became easier, faster, and more convenient. The Blood-Horse, the industry's foremost and fastest provider of racing and breeding news and Read More

Top Thoroughbred Brother Derek Colics

Multiple grade I winner Brother Derek was scratched from the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) because of a colic attack early Sunday morning in his Santa Anita stall.

"He got a little colicky this morning," said trainer Dan Hendricks. " Read More

Del Mar to Install Polytrack for 2007 Meet

Edited Del Mar report
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced the selection of Martin Collins Surfaces and Footings and its Polytrack surface as the new main track surface for its 2007 summer racing season. The Polytrack manufacturer Read More

Hip Fracture Leads to Euthanasia of Kentucky Stallion Diesis

Diesis, an English champion and prominent Kentucky stallion, was euthanatized Nov. 18 at Mill Ridge Farm, owned by Alice Chandler and her husband, Dr. John Chandler, near Lexington. The 26-year-old pensioned son of Sharpen Up had fractured a hip Read More

Fleet Indian Continues Stall Rest

Fleet Indian, who was injured during the stretch run of the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff, underwent precautionary radiographs and an ultrasound Nov. 13 at Taylor Made Farm.

"The ultrasound just really showed what we knew already," Read More

EHV Outbreak Negatively Impacts Meadowlands Meet

Edited press release

The Thoroughbred meet at Meadowlands that ended Nov. 11 was negatively impacted by an outbreak of equine herpes virus which placed nearly 100 horses in quarantine.

Wagering for the 33-date meet Read More

Thoroughbred Champion Bowl Game Dead at 32

Bowl Game, the champion turf male of 1979 who was believed to be the oldest living Eclipse Award winner, was euthanatized due to the infirmities of old age Nov. 10 at the age of 32. Under the care of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation since Read More

Racehorse Welfare and Safety Recommendations Released

Edited press release

A cross-section of prominent participants from the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry who participated in the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington, on Oct. 16-17, have drafted recommended Read More

Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

Keeneland reported record attendance and wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

The synthetic track attracted a large contingent of Breeders' Cup-boun Read More