Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Racing Regulators Pass Model Rule on Steroids

April 27, 2007

Regulators attending the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 26 approved a number of model rules, including the prohibition in horses of nearly all anabolic steroid use.

The proposed anabolic steroid... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event: Ransehousen Leads on Day One of Dressage

April 27, 2007

Riders and spectators had the opportunity to bask in the traditional rain on the first two days of The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Farnam. Spectators came prepared for the typical Rolex wet weather as they gathered to watch the... Read More

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Fans to Mark Barbaro's Birthday Sunday

April 27, 2007

The fans who prayed daily for Barbaro and sent online messages of support never were able to get together to celebrate his recovery. This weekend, those fans will put away their keyboards to meet and honor his memory.

The Kentucky... Read More

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RCI Panel Discusses Ideas for Racehorse Safety

April 26, 2007

Emphatic calls for change in dealing with horse racing injuries and related prevention methods were made April 24 during a panel discussion at the annual Association of Racing Commissioners International Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

North... Read More

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Action Starts at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 26, 2007

Some 45 horses are set to start the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, on Thursday, April 26, after passing this afternoon's first veterinary inspection. The three-member ground jury decided after careful and lengthy... Read More

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Churchill Downs to Honor Barbaro, Jacksons on Derby Day

April 25, 2007

Representatives from Churchill Downs will honor the late 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and his owners, Roy and Gretchen Jackson, during a winner's circle ceremony at this year's Derby May 5. The ceremony will take place between races six and... Read More

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NBC's Barbaro Documentary Premieres Sunday

April 25, 2007

The NBC Sports documentary "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," premieres Sunday at 5 p.m. (EST) on what would have been Barbaro's fourth birthday. A special one-hour look at the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, who touched the hearts of horse racing fans and... Read More

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The Barbaro Effect: A Better Life for Horses

April 24, 2007

Nobiz Like Shobiz. Scat Daddy. Curlin. Circular Quay.

As the countdown begins to the Kentucky Derby, these colts and a half dozen other hopefuls will be publicized, scrutinized and handicapped all the way to post time on May 5 at Churchill... Read More

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Drunken Man Parks Horse in Bank Foyer

April 24, 2007

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FEI Drug Testing More Horses

April 24, 2007

In 2006 the FEI set a new mark for numbers of horses drug tested, as well as the number of events covered. In total, the FEI tested 3,173 horses. There were 1,500 tests conducted in 1996, meaning the number of tests has doubled in 10 years.... Read More

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Regulators Consider Anabolic Steroid Limits

April 24, 2007

A model rule that limits anabolic steroid use to four approved substances was unanimously passed in a committee hearing of the Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 23, highlighting the opening-day morning session of the... Read More

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Merv Griffin To Be Thursday's Guest On Bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses"

April 24, 2007

Join legendary entertainer/entrepreneur and Thoroughbred owner and breeder Merv Griffin for Thursday’s edition of bloodhorse.com “Talkin’ Horses” sponsored by Equine Oxygen Therapy. Griffin will be the special guest live online at Read More

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Rolex: Lexington Equine Hospitals to Provide Educational Events

April 23, 2007

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington this week (April 26-29), and two area equine hospitals will be presenting veterinary lectures, demonstrations, and tours for spectators looking to get some... Read More

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La Ville Rouge Foals Full Brother to Barbaro

April 22, 2007

La Ville Rouge, the dam of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, foaled a full brother to the late Classic-winning colt April 19.

According to a release from Dr. John and Alice Chandler's Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, where the mare is kept,... Read More

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Horse Euthanatized after Keeneland Fall

April 22, 2007

Racey Dreamer, representing the year's leading jockey, trainer and owner in steeplechase racing, was euthanatized Friday, as Mixed Up went on to win the $150,000 Royal Chase at Keeneland.

Racey Dreamer, an 8-year-old son of A.P. Indy,... Read More

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Drug Testing: California Thoroughbred Owners Could Face Fines

April 20, 2007

Owners whose horses have repeated medication violations would be subject to tough new penalties under changes given initial approval by the California Horse Racing Board April 19.

Over the objections of the Thoroughbred Owners of California,... Read More

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FEI: 2008 Olympic Games Progress Report

April 20, 2007

Delegates of the Hong Kong Equestrian Company have reported on the progress made thus far in the preparations for the 2008 Olympic Games. The presentation, which was followed by a question and answer session, covered key areas including venues... Read More

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2008 Breeders' Cup to be First on Synthetic Surface

April 20, 2007

The Oak Tree Racing Association will host the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 24-25, 2008, Breeders' Cup Limited announced April 19.

The two-day event will be televised live on ESPN.... Read More

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Hall of Fame Jockeys Support Disabled Riders at Keeneland

April 19, 2007

Hall of Fame jockeys Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr., Pat Day, Don Brumfield, Earlie Fires, Chris McCarron, Bobby Ussery, and Kent Desormeaux took questions from racing fans and signed autographs at Keeneland in an April 18 event that supported... Read More

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Racehorse Trainer Suspended After Horse Switch

April 17, 2007

A New Zealand racehorse trainer who supplied horses to the late British Queen Mother has been suspended for three months for switching horses in a trials race, New Zealand newspapers reported Tuesday.

Kim Clotworthy, who trains in... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event Coverage Available Live on the Web

April 17, 2007

Equestrian sports fans around the world will be able to watch the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, as it happens.

This year's Rolex Kentucky CCI****, returns to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., April... Read More

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Fracture Knocks Notional Off Derby Trail

April 16, 2007

Florida Derby runner-up Notional suffered non-displaced condylar fracture of his left front ankle Saturday morning at Keeneland and will not run in the Kentucky Derby, owner J. Paul Reddam said.

Reddam said the son of In Excess came off... Read More

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Cocktail Auction for TRF to Feature Barbaro, Secretariat

April 16, 2007

How do you top a $1,000 cocktail made with exotic ingredients from around the world and served on one day in one place, the Kentucky Derby?

Easy. Toss in a slew of past Derby winners--including sentimental favorite Barbaro--a Christie's... Read More

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Figuerola Laboratories Unveils New Logo

April 16, 2007

Figuerola has supported clinical research, development and testing for selective lines of therapeutic and sports nutraceuticals for people of all ages, their companion animals, and their horses.... Read More

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Watch Thoroughbred Races on Bloodhorse.com

April 15, 2007

Thoroughbred graded stakes races will be available for viewing within 20 minutes of actual live race and archived on Bloodhorse.com for 45 days

On April 13, Bloodhorse.com, the Thoroughbred industry’s leading online Web site for... Read More