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Skeeter Johnson, Polo Player, Dies

S.K. "Skeeter" Johnson died April 5 at the Delray Medical Center in Florida. He was 53.

According to a report from the Palm Beach Daily News, Johnson was injured the previous day on the family polo field near Wellington, Fla., while Read More

'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Update Released

Participants in the "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" in October 2006 continue to work on various initiatives but probably won't convene for a second summit until early 2008.

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research Read More

Real Quiet Returned to Pin Oak Lane

Kentucky Derby winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Read More

Kentucky Stallion Sahm Dead

Sahm, the sole male offspring from the great European mare Salsabil, was euthanized March 20 because of an ongoing intestinal disease. The 13-year-old son of Mr. Prospector stood at Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Farm near Lexington.

Sahm race Read More

Ravel Off Triple Crown Trail with Injury

Trainer Todd Pletcher lost one of the many bullets in his Triple Crown assault weapon when Sham Stakes winner Ravel was found to have a possible fracture in his left front cannon bone.

Owned in partnership by Michael Tabor and Derrick Read More

Real Quiet Completes Test Breeding

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the center.

"He felt comfortable in covering the Read More

Barbaro Author to Blog Triple Crown on

Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brings a new and engaging aspect to's Triple Crown Mania coverage when he begins his new blog Read More

Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

According to Broadcasting Read More

Questions Arise at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as Board Members Leave

Several members have recently left the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s board of directors, exits that parallel allegations that leadership dissension and financial struggles are plaguing the non-profit organization.

It is believed a Read More

Derby Winner Real Quiet Recovering from Abscesses

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet. The 12-year-old son of Quiet American was taken there Feb. 19 after showing signs of Read More

Delaware Park Honors Barbaro With Stakes Race

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year, will be honored with a stakes race in his name at Delaware Park.

Delaware Park's Chief Operating Officer Bill Fasy announced Thursday that the track has officially Read More

Candy Stripes, Sire of Invasor, Dies in Argentina

Candy Stripes, sire of 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor, died Feb. 28 at Haras Carampagne in San Antonio de Areco in Argentina because of colic. The son of Blushing Groom was 25.

Candy Stripes not only sired Argentine-bred Invasor, who won Read More

Abscess Might be Root of Real Quiet's Lameness

Champion Real Quiet, who was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares, is undergoing treatment on his back feet after nuclear scintigraphy revealed heat in the Read More

Storm Cat Colt Died of Aneurysm During Calder Work Out

An autopsy of the $900,000 Storm Cat yearling, purchased as a yearling by Florida-based consignors Randy  Hartley and Dean De Renzo, died of an aneurysm suffered during a Feb. 25 breeze show for the March 6 Fasig-Tipton Calder sale of Read More

Derby Winner Real Quiet Sidelined from Stallion Duty

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet was taken to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center Feb. 19 after showing signs of discomfort after mounting his mares. He stands at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa. Read More

Racetracks Impose Restrictions Due to EHV-1 Concerns

Penn National and Charles Town racetracks have imposed restrictions on horses shipping to their tracks as a result of suspected cases of equine herpesvirus in the Mid Atlantic region.

Penn National reported that its stable area has been Read More

Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation to Donate Funds to Barbaro Memorial Fund

Blood-Horse Publications has announced that The Blood-Horse Charitable Foundation will donate a minimum of $10,000 to the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) established the NTRA Read More

Committee Calls for Ban on Certain Toe Grabs

A special committee on shoeing and hoof care that was formed coming out of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit held in October 2006 is calling for a ban of toe grabs with a height greater than four millimeters on the front shoes of Read More

Transcript of Talkin' Horses with Author of Barbaro Book

Sean Clancy, author of the upcoming Eclipse Press release Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart, is a critically acclaimed Read More

Blood-Horse to Publish Barbaro Commemorative Issue

Blood-Horse Publications has announced it will publish a special edition commemorating the life of Barbaro, the classic winner who died Jan. 29.

The "Barbaro Commemorative Collector’s Edition", devoted to the career of the Kentucky Derby Read More

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