The Blood-Horse Staff
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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff
February 25, 2004
In conjunction with its focus on the plight of the retired and unwanted Thoroughbred in the Feb. 28 issue of Blood-Horse magazine, Blood-Horse Publications announces the establishment of what is believed to be the first-ever online Read More
January 09, 2004
Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced a clean bill of health for prominent stallion Broad Brush this week. Radiographs taken last week indicate the 21-year-old former leading sire has healed completely following fusion Read More
December 23, 2003
Hagyard-Davidson McGee veterinary clinic near Lexington will be hosting a three-day animal rescue course Jan. 2-4 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
According to a release, the course will focus on "basic concepts applicable to safe and Read More
December 18, 2003
Blood-Horse Publications (parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care) announces the acquisition of a new building which will serve as the company's new corporate headquarters. The 46,000 square foot building, built in Read More
December 17, 2003
A fire last Friday that resulted in the deaths of 22 horses at the Cross International training center in Henderson, Ky. was apparently caused by sparking from a heat bulb or heat lamp.
The Henderson Gleaner reported the state Read More
December 12, 2003
A barn fire at a training center in Henderson, Ky. early Friday morning left 22 horses, mostly Thoroughbreds, dead, according to an Associated Press story in The Gleaner. Fire officials estimated a $500,000 loss, but that number was Read More
December 10, 2003
Champion filly Our Mims was euthanized at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. on Dec. 9. The 1977 champion, who was 29 years old, died after suffering a bout of colic and was buried at Calumet Farm near Lexington, Ky.
November 06, 2003
The racing commissions that govern Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing in Delaware have been testing for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies since June 1, and in the future may implement rules to penalize horses that test positive.
In a Read More
October 26, 2003
Sheikh Maktoum's Storming Home, seventh as the 2-1 favorite in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), had a chunk taken out of his right hind foot when he was involved in a bumping incident with Sulamani rounding the first turn.
Joh Read More
September 16, 2003
Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.
James Tucker, controller for Read More
September 08, 2003
Allen's Prospect, sire of 57 stakes winners and a hallmark of consistency, was euthanized Wednesday, Sept. 3, at age 21 following surgery at New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania for removal of a tumor under his jaw.
"He had a fast-growing Read More
September 03, 2003
Martha Gerry, who raced the champion Forego, has helped the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation establish a fund in his name to help feed the 600+ horses currently being cared for by the program.
Gerry has agreed to lend the name of her former Read More
August 12, 2003
Edited from track reports
Jockeys Tyler Baze and Jose Silva suffered serious injuries Monday in a five-horse spill which marred the running of the fourth race at Del Mar.
Xrays disclosed that Baze sustained fractures of Read More
August 08, 2003
(Published in the Aug. 2 issue of The Blood-Horse) In the wake of the disturbing news of Ferdinand's demise in Japan, letters and e-mails from fans expressing both regret and anger have flooded in-boxes. It is likely, however, Read More
June 23, 2003
The Belmont Ball, hosted by the New York Racing Association on June 5 at Belmont Park, raised more than $175,000 for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. The black-tie event this year honored internationally renowned equine artist Richar Read More
June 17, 2003
Seabiscuit, a feature film from Universal Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Spyglass Entertainment, will premiere in Louisville, Ky., on Sat., July 19, 2003. The premiere, which will be held at the historic Louisville Palace and Read More
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