The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Clenbuterol Appeals Denied, Suspensions Upheld

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

Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

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

Louisiana Targets Blood-Doping,

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

Top Veterinarian William O. Reed Dies

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

Wild Again Pensioned at Three Chimneys

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

Noted Equine Researcher Jack Bryans Dead at 80

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.

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Smarty Jones Makes the Move to Kentucky

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

Millionaire Dollar Bill Euthanized

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

Smarty Jones Retired Due to Bone Bruises

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

Perfect Drift Recovering From Throat Surgery

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

Research Projects Benefit from Belmont Celebration

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

Rock Hard Ten Goes to Gate School

(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

Judge Rules California Trainer Defrauded Owners

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

Switcheroo Seems to Be Working With War Emblem

Derby Winner War Emblem, who experienced difficulties breeding mares at the Yoshida family's Shadai Stallion Station in Japan in 2003 during his first season at stud, has covered nearly 50 mares at the farm this year. The resourceful Shadai team Read More

Laminitis Claims Irish Sire In The Wings

Darley lost one of its flagship Irish stallions Saturday with the death of In The Wings, winner of the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and a proven European classic sire.

The 18 year-old son of Sadler's Wells–High Hawk (by Shirley Read More

Young Stallion Booklet Dies of Colic

Thoroughbred Grade I winner Booklet, who entered stud this year at the Greathouse family's Glencrest Farm near Midway, Ky., was euthanized the morning of March 4 because of complications from colic at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee Associates veterinary Read More

In the Wings Relieved of Stallion Duty Because of Laminitis

Darley stallion In the Wings, who won the 1990 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) and was a champion in France, was diagnosed with laminitis the past weekend and has been relieved temporarily from stallion duty. The 18-year-old son of Sadler's Wells Read More

The Blood-Horse Launches Online Directory of Thoroughbred Welfare and Rescue Organizations

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

Broad Brush Recovery Complete

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

Vet Clinic To Host Animal Rescue Course

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

Blood-Horse Inc. Purchases New Building; Offices to Move in First Quarter of 2004

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

Heat Lamp Likely Source of Fatal Barn Fire in Kentucky

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

Fire at Kentucky Training Facility Leaves 22 Horses Dead

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

Champion Our Mims Dead at Age 29

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.

A Read More

Delaware Testing for Blood-Doping Antibodies

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