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Australia Equine Flu Complicates 2008 Olympic Team Qualification

November 02, 2007

The 2007 Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) regional Olympic dressage qualification event, which was scheduled to take place Oct. 24 through 28, is among the hundreds of equestrian events that have been cancelled as a result of the Read More

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Focus on Lameness

November 01, 2007


See what veterinarians and owners learned during the AAEP's late summer meeting on lameness.

Want to know what veterinarians talk about when they get together? This year it was... Read More

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9-Year-Old Racehorse The Tin Man Retired due to Fracture

November 01, 2007

The Tin Man, a 9-year-old multi-millionaire who has experienced continued stakes success on the racetrack, suffered a fractured knee while coming out of anesthesia following an Oct. 25 surgical procedure.

Trainer Richard Mandella, who was... Read More

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Half of Churchill Downs Herpesvirus Quarantine Lifted

October 31, 2007

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has lifted a quarantine order for half of Barn 47 at Churchill Downs, which was placed under quarantine Oct. 26 after a horse was found to be infected with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1).

Sixteen horses... Read More

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Churchill Downs Herpesvirus: Tests Indicate Virus Isolated to One Horse

October 30, 2007

Thirty-five horses stabled in a barn at Churchill Downs where one other horse tested positive for equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) have tested negative for the disease, leading track officials to believe the case is isolated.

According to an... Read More

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Proceeds from Barbaro Ornament to Benefit Laminitis Research

October 30, 2007

The group known as the Fans of Barbaro has announced they will offer holiday ornaments featuring a graphite pencil illustration of Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who was euthanatized in January after developing laminitis in the... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners, Breeders of George Washington, React to Breeders' Cup Injury

October 29, 2007

Roy and Gretchen Jackson had not seen George Washington since he was a yearling.

Still, when they watched the Breeders' Cup Classic from their Pennsylvania home Oct. 27 and saw the 4-year-old colt sustain the injury that led to his... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Veterinary Report on George Washington

October 28, 2007

During the running of the Breeders' Cup Classic Thoroughbred race, George Washington was injured and subsequently euthanatized. Following is a report from the Breeders' Cup notes team from an Oct. 27 interview by Erin Wing with AAEP On-Call... Read More

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Churchill Downs Officials Hope EHV-1 Case Isolated

October 28, 2007

Officials at Churchill Downs say a case of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) confirmed in one horse should have limited impact on the fall meet that begins Sunday, as long as the disease is contained.

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture on... Read More

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Cancer-Stricken Child to Get New Miniature Horse

October 27, 2007

A boy stricken with brain cancer could soon have a miniature horse to replace the one killed by a pair of pit bulls earlier this week, a Make-A-Wish Foundation official said Thursday.

The 34-inch-tall, 250-pound Appaloosa probably will arrive... Read More

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Racing Officials, Trainers Prepare for Wet Breeders' Cup

October 26, 2007

 

Although the current forecast calls for weather that could dampen Breeders' Cup weekend, Monmouth Park and Breeders' Cup officials, as well as trainers, are remaining optimistic.

"When you play... Read More

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Random Drug Tests Clear on Breeders' Cup Entries

October 25, 2007

The random out-of-competition testing of Breeders’ Cup World Championships participants for Epogen (EPO) and total carbon dioxide (TCO2) have all returned negative, officials announced Oct. 24.

The New Jersey Racing Commission Sept. 17... Read More

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Samaritan Who Saved Racehorse Groom Named White Horse Award Winner

October 25, 2007

Navy Aircraft Mechanic first class Johnny Arrendondo Ponce became the first non-track worker to win the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award when it was presented Oct. 25 at the Taylor Made Stallions' White Horse Heroes Luncheon... Read More

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World Games 2010 Names Official Artist

October 24, 2007

The World 2010 Games Foundation Inc., the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, today announced it has commissioned internationally renowned artist LeRoy Neiman as the Officia... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contender a Stem Cell Success Story

October 24, 2007

The day after winning a big stakes race in 2005, Greg's Gold turned up in his barn with a bowed tendon--the kind of injury that depresses owners and puts expensive Thoroughbreds out to pasture forever.

Not this time.

Using stem cells... Read More

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Surrounded by Fire, California Thoroughbred Farm Unscathed

October 23, 2007

Golden Eagle Farm remains unscathed despite having been surrounded by wildfires that forced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Southern California residents. On Monday, Oct. 22, it was business as usual on the farm owned by the Mabee... Read More

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Racing Medication Group Refocusing on Drug Testing, Uniformity

October 23, 2007

After nearly five years in existence, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium is refocusing on some of its core goals such as uniform rules, drug research, and standardizing drug-testing procedures in the United States.

Included as part o... Read More

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WEG 2010: Rood & Riddle Named Official Equine Hospital and Veterinary Partner

October 22, 2007

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will be the official equine hospital and veterinary partner for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as announced today by the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. Rood & Riddle is the first sponsorship partner... Read More

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10-Year-Old Steeplechaser Wins Fifth Breeders' Cup

October 21, 2007

Questions abounded over his fitness, but the three-time champion hurdler McDynamo turned back all challengers on the final turn and drew off over the final half-mile to win his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National Steeplechase (NSA-I) Oct... Read More

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Tilt Tables Help Horses Recover from Anesthetic

October 20, 2007

To use a tilt table, a horse recovering from anesthesia is restrained to the top of the table--which is generally hydraulic--in lateral recumbency (down and on his side). The table is slowly tilted upright as the horse returns to consciousness... Read More

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John Henry Memorial Service Today

October 19, 2007

A public memorial service for John Henry will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Horse Park. Look for coverage of the service, including video, on TheHorse.com.... Read More

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John Henry: Uncommon Hero

October 19, 2007

John Henry was euthanized Oct. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park at age 32.... Read More

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Blood-Horse to Publish Special John Henry Magazine

October 19, 2007

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The issue will be available in early... Read More

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John Henry Remembered at Memorial Service

October 19, 2007

Perhaps the loudest ovation at the memorial service for John Henry Oct. 19 at The Kentucky Horse Park came when John Nicholson thanked John's "special friends."

The man who runs the Horse Park was speaking of the dedicated group of employees... Read More

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Trainer in Cobra Venom Case Agrees to Yearlong Suspension

October 18, 2007

The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority reached a settlement agreement with trainer Patrick Biancone Oct. 17 that will bar him from training horses for six months and prevent him from applying for a trainer's license for an additional six months.... Read More