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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff
May 19, 2005
While the socialization process of transforming fillies and mares from racetrack careers into broodmares might be easier than it is for stallions, biologically it is significantly more complex for distaffers to begin their reproductive Read More
May 18, 2005
Churchill Downs and Kentucky veterinary officials are segregating horses because of a possible outbreak of an equine respiratory virus in three barns, but no horses entered in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) are affected.
Rusty Ford of Read More
March 17, 2005
Initial test results show that 19 horses have tested positive for possible strangles infection at the Trackside training center in Louisville, Ky., according to information provided by Churchill Downs.
In all, 49 horses--43 Thoroughbreds Read More
March 11, 2005
Prominent Thoroughbred stallion Kingmambo, who was taken out of stallion duty in late February at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., because of an injured leg, will spend about three more weeks on the sidelines due to an Read More
February 10, 2005
The New York Racing Association will begin pre-race and post-race testing for "milkshakes" Feb. 16 at Aqueduct. Both forms of testing will be performed in an effort to collect data to determine the best method.
Random pre-race testing Read More
February 07, 2005
Kentucky racetracks could begin testing for "milkshakes" this spring under their own guidelines, officials said.
A milkshake is a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and a liquid given to a horse before it competes. Milkshakes are believed to Read More
January 05, 2005
Arizona Department of Racing officials have planned hearings in early January for eight horse owners or trainers whose barns were raided by state and federal officials Dec. 15 at Turf Paradise in Phoenix.
The raids, according to the Read More
January 04, 2005
Coolmore stallion owners are donating one nomination to every one of their stallions worldwide to aid humanitarian efforts following the earthquake-tsunami catastrophe in Asia and Africa, Coolmore announced Dec. 30.
The stud farm in Read More
December 14, 2004
According to an AP story on Bloodhorse.com, racehorse trainer Glenn Hild pleaded innocent Dec. 7 to misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty.
Hild, former owner of Broken Word Farm, nea Read More
December 10, 2004
Assembly member Jerome E. Horton announced legislation Dec. 7 to combat illegal substances in California racehorses, in particular milkshakes.
The bill would require the California Horse Racing Board to adopt emergency regulations to Read More
November 22, 2004
In a move designed to standardize drug testing fees across the country, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced a new plan to restructure fees for competitions in California. This restructuring will finally put California on Read More
November 17, 2004
An arrest warrant was issued yesterday (Nov. 16) for Arkansas trainer Glenn Hild on 17 charges of animal cruelty, according to Mary Ann Taft, Arkansas State Humane Officer. The 17 Thoroughbreds Hild allegedly mistreated Read More
November 11, 2004
Harry Thompson Jr., the leading trainer at Penn National Race Course eight of the past 10 years, has been suspended for 315 days and fined $5,250 for positive tests of clenbuterol in 2002.
The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pa., reported Read More
November 04, 2004
Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic--Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an undetermined injury to the "left hind ankle." The 6-year-old son of Pleasant Read More
October 27, 2004
The Louisiana State Racing Commission medication committee has asked the full commission to ban the use and possession of the blood-doping substances erythropoietin (EPO) and darbepoietin, as well as consider measures aimed at random Read More
October 25, 2004
William O. Reed, DVM, died Oct. 23 at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. He was 83 years old.
Internationally regarded as one of the finest equine practitioners of his time, Reed is perhaps most remembered for his surgery on the Read More
October 15, 2004
Syndicate manager Robert Clay announced Oct. 13 that Three Chimneys Thoroughbred stallion Wild Again is being retired due to declining fertility. "Wild Again has been a distinguished member of our stallion roster for the last 13 years," Clay Read More
October 05, 2004
John T. "Jack" Bryans, MS, PhD, an equine researcher who developed numerous vaccines, died Saturday night from cancer at his home in Lexington. He was 80.
August 16, 2004
Smarty Jones moved into his new Kentucky home at Three Chimneys Farm on Monday morning.
The Pennsylvania-bred winner of this year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness left his home state Saturday for Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Read More
August 10, 2004
Gary and Mary West's millionaire grade II winner Dollar Bill, who proved popular enough to warrant his own web site, was euthanized Aug. 3 after foundering. He suffered from ankle problems during his racing career and had been a patient at Rood Read More
August 04, 2004
Go Smarty Go--To Stud at Three Chimneys Farm
By Ron Mitchell and Evan Hammonds
Smarty Jones, the Elusive Quality colt whose quest for the Triple Crown came up short in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has been retired due to Read More
June 18, 2004
Edited from Churchill Downs reports
Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, winner of the 2003 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) and third to Colonial Colony in this year's renewal, is recovering from throat surgery to correct an Read More
June 18, 2004
Edited release from The Jockey Club
The Belmont Celebration, hosted by the New York Racing Association and The Jockey Club on June 4 at Belmont Park, raised more than $235,000 for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Read More
May 25, 2004
(from Belmont Park notes)
In the Preakness on May 15, Rock Hard Ten, a huge colt, was especially conspicuous. As the last horse loaded into the gate at Pimlico, Rock Hard Ten had the attention of the racing world and NBC's Read More
May 11, 2004
California Thoroughbred racing trainer Frank Monteleone and assistant trainer Linda Mikus have been found liable for compensatory and punitive damages plus interest totaling $635,000 as the result of a civil suit brought against them by two hors Read More