Amanda Duckworth is an editorial intern for The Blood-Horse.
Articles by Amanda Duckworth
May 14, 2009
Trainer Michael Matz switched Nicanor to the turf for his fourth career start and it clearly suited the colt well, as he demolished a maiden special weight field by 15 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park May 13.
The 3-year-old Dynaformer colt, who Read More
March 17, 2009
Although she is little more than a week old, Rags to Riches' first foal is already displaying the same independent streak her mother was known for.
November 06, 2008
On a delightful autumn afternoon, Big Brown contently stood for photos and surveyed his new home while fulfilling the role of guest of honor during Three Chimneys Farm's open house for breeders Nov. 5.
Big Brown, who arrived at the Midway, Read More
September 20, 2007
July 03, 2007
A new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.
Woodford Equine Hospital, which branched off from Woodford Veterinary Clinic, has completed construction on its surgery suites, indoor working Read More
May 07, 2007
As the result of a federal court ruling, the horse slaughter plant in DeKalb, Ill., will temporarily be able to resume business.
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 1 granted Cavel Read More
March 07, 2007
The entire 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed March 5 an earlier panel decision upholding a Texas state law that bans the sale of horsemeat for human consumption.
The full court, which consists of 19 judges, rejected without Read More
January 24, 2007
An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby trophy is currently being offered on eBay. Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site. Read More
January 04, 2007
Although there are no horse slaughter plants in Kentucky, a largely symbolic bill has been introduced by Sen. Tom Buford to outlaw the practice in the state.
"It seemed contrary to be advocating what a great state we are for horses, but Read More
November 29, 2006
Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is a possible candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.
Although the 3-year-old colt Read More
September 21, 2006
A bill in the U.S. Senate that aims to end horse slaughter for human consumption will most likely be put on hold until next year.
"With an abbreviated schedule in this session before we adjourn for elections and the recess, it doesn't look Read More
September 18, 2006
Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct Read More
September 07, 2006
A bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 with a final vote of 263-146. Two amendments to alter the bill both failed to pass.
If the bill Read More
September 06, 2006
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption. With the vote drawing near, those on both sides of the issue have been trying to garner last-minute support.
August 29, 2006
The grim diagnosis of 2005 champion sprinter Lost in the Fog's inoperable tumors has raised questions about the occurrence of cancer in equines.
"It's not a common problem in horses in general," said Elizabeth Davis, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, an Read More
August 10, 2006
Tests performed Aug. 8-9 on the main track at Arlington Park have determined the Illinois track is consistent and safe for racing.
"I would not expect the track to be a significant factor in either fractures or soft tissue injuries," sai Read More
July 26, 2006
A legislative hearing Tuesday by the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection concerning the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act drew a large crowd, causing the hearing to be moved after opening Read More
July 05, 2006
The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act could be put to a vote when Congress returns July 10 from its Fourth of July recess. Before the break, Capitol Hill was the scene of intense lobbying from those on both sides of the issue. Read More