Amanda Duckworth

Amanda Duckworth is an editorial intern for The Blood-Horse.

Articles by Amanda Duckworth

First Win for Barbaro Brother Nicanor

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

Rags to Riches' Foal Taking After Her Mother

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.

The Giant's Causeway filly, who was Read More

Big Brown Settles in at Stud Farm

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

Second 'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Planned

Participants from the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit announced a second summit is scheduled for March 17-18, 2008, at Keeneland. In addition, members on Sept. 20 Read More

Kentucky Equine Hospital to Hold Open House July 14

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

Horse Slaughter to Resume In Illinois

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

Federal Court of Appeals Affirms Horse Slaughter Illegal in Texas

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

1970 Kentucky Derby Trophy on eBay

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

Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

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

Barbaro a Candidate for Sports Illustrated's 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award

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

Horse Slaughter Bill on Hold

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

Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

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

Horse Slaughter Bill Passed by House

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

Horse Slaughter Bill Nears Vote

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.

A Read More

Lost in the Fog: How Common is Equine Cancer?

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

Third Consultant Deems Arlington Park Surface Safe

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

Federal Hearing on Horse Slaughter Draws Large Crowd

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

Slaughter Legislation Could Be Put To Vote

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

Kansas Barn Fire Kills 43 Horses

A Feb. 5 fire in a barn at Eureka Downs in Eureka, Kan., killed 43 horses and remained under investigation as of Feb. 6, officials said.

Both Thoroughbreds and Quarter Horses, most of which were 2-year-olds in training, were killed. Read More