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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff
March 11, 2006
(Edited press release)
The New York Racing Association will allow horses to ship into its racetracks--Aqueduct, Belmont Park, and Saratoga--from Maryland beginning March 18, providing those horses meet certain Read More
March 11, 2006
California Senator Dean Florez is developing legislation to address the issue of funding for the state's major Thoroughbred racetracks to install Polytrack-like surfaces in order to reduce injuries to horses and riders.
The California Read More
January 30, 2006
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) officials are hopeful they will be able to lift the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Feb. 4, MJC chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said at a news conference at Laurel Park on Jan. Read More
January 24, 2006
All but one of the workhorses quarantined at Turfway Park have been cleared to return to the track on Tuesday (Jan. 24) after testing negative for equine herpesvirus.
Robert Stout, DVM, Kentucky state veterinarian, rescinded the Read More
January 23, 2006
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board voted Jan. 19 to adopt an emergency rule allowing for the collection of pre-race blood samples from horses entered into races at the state's Thoroughbred and harness tracks to test for excess Read More
January 16, 2006
The American Horse Council has issued an advisory concerning immigration legislation passed in December by the U.S. House of Representatives that could have negative implications for the horse industry.
According to the AHC, the Border Read More
January 10, 2006
The first foal by dual classic winner Smarty Jones arrived shortly after midnight Jan. 10 at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky. The newborn filly is the third foal from the winning Danzig mare Shoppingwithbetty, who is a daughter Read More
January 07, 2006
Thoroughbred stallion Danzig, who topped the general sires list from 1991-93, was euthanatized Jan. 3 at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., because of the infirmities of old age.
The 29-year-old son of Northern Dancer Read More
December 14, 2005
Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington. "Having Afleet Alex stand at Gainesway is one of the most exciting moments in our Read More
December 13, 2005
The 16th annual charity stallion season and art auction conducted by Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Dec. 3 at CandyLand Farm in Delaware and audiocast to Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Read More
November 09, 2005
Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, tabbed by the senior writer at Sports Illustrated to be the magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" for 2005, won't race again until next year, trainer Tim Ritchey announced Nov. 5.
Afleet Alex, Read More
October 23, 2005
With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday (Oct. 24) as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.
Track president Ken Dunn also announced that Read More
October 17, 2005
Richard Stone Reeves, perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter, died Oct. 7 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y. He was 85.
Over the years, Reeves had been commissioned by top owners and breeders to paint portraits of Read More
October 01, 2005
The Monitoring Committee for the Sales Integrity Program has postponed implementation of the mandatory disclosure of acceptable veterinary practices, says the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
The program's code of ethics Read More
September 01, 2005
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, horse rescue groups are mobilizing to provide assistance to horses and livestock impacted by the devastating storm and are seeking financial support for the effort.
The National Horse Protection Read More
August 30, 2005
As Hurricane Katrina moved through New Orleans, La., Monday, the Fair Grounds racetrack sustained some structural damage and the track's parking lot was being used as a staging area from which rescue vehicles and personnel could Read More
August 25, 2005
The Jockey Club, the registry for Thoroughbreds, has announced a change in its Stud Book rules that will permit representatives of the organization to physically inspect horses. According to a release, the rule change was made to insure the Read More
August 24, 2005
The horse believed to have been Dubai Excellence when sold to stand at stud in Australia has been identified as Samood.
Michael Ford, keeper of the Australian Stud Book, confirmed that recent DNA test have confirmed the horse presently i Read More
August 16, 2005
By Ric Chapman with additional reporting
Authorities are conducting DNA testing to determine the identity of a horse shipped to stand in Australia after preliminary tests proved it is not Dubai Excellence. Th Read More
August 11, 2005
Prominent Florida stallion Tour d'Or, one of the last major stallions stemming from Secretariat's male line, was euthanatized in late July after foundering. The 23-year-old Secretariat grandson by Canadian champion Medaille d'Or stood since the Read More
August 02, 2005
Evelyn Pollard's Saratoga County, winner of the Dubai Golden Shaheen (a Grade 1 race--G1) in the United Arab Emirates in late March, was euthanatized on July 29 after developing laminitis. The Thoroughbred was being treated for colitis Read More
August 02, 2005
The New York Racing Association is "100% committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.
Hayward's Read More
July 25, 2005
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) has released the quarantine of Barn 9 at Ellis Park following a third round of negative test results for the equine bacterial disease known as strangles.
Under the protocol established by the Read More
July 18, 2005
Gary Wilson, DVM, a Winchester, Ky., veterinarian, has been named chief veterinarian for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority (KHRA). Wilson, who has been a practicing veterinarian since 1977, has extensive experience in the field of equine Read More
June 17, 2005
Lyphard, one of the great sires of recent times and certainly one of the longest living, was euthanatized June 10 at Gainesway Farm near Lexington, Ky.
Pensioned in 1996 at age 27, Lyphard lived to be 36.
"Lyphard has been a part Read More