Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Olympic Eventing: Additional Injuries Reported

August 12, 2008

Peter Flarup of Denmark and Silver Ray rocketed up from 45th place after dressage to 20th place after having a fantastic cruise around the track during yesterday's cross-country at Beas River, but there were concerns about a front leg later in... Read More

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Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Fulfills Need

August 11, 2008

With the vision of a few caring people, in 2004 Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y., created the first Thoroughbred adoption facility run as a collaborative effort between racetrack management and local horsemen. They named it... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: U.S. Team Falters on Cross Country

August 11, 2008

Seventy horses took on Mike Etherington-Smith's eight-minute cross country course at the Beas River venue in Hong Kong. None achieved the optimum time, and only one rider escaped with time penalties in the single digits (Australia's Shane Rose... Read More

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Olympic Eventing: Cross-Country Wet, But a Bright Day for Sport

August 11, 2008

The good news is that the anxiously awaited eventing cross-country competition at the 2008 Olympic Games was a success, with careful planning and course design, the weather, and a dollop of luck combining to produce a four-hour contest with no... Read More

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Eventing Is Early Focus of 2008 Equestrian Olympic Competition

August 10, 2008

Rain, more rain, and some tense moments in the trot-up

The number eight is considered lucky by the Chinese--that's why the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Games were held on 8-08-08--but Aug. 8 proved a bit of a... Read More

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Alltech Young Scientist Program Kicks off 2008-2009

August 09, 2008

Global animal health company Alltech announced the launch of its annual Young Scientist Program Aug. 8. Traditionally held for undergraduate students, this year a second category was added to include graduate students.
 
"A commitment... Read More

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World Games 2010 Foundation Selects Director of Hospitality Programs

August 09, 2008

 The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that Kim Bennett has been selected as Director of Hospitality Programs for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.

As Director of Hospitality Programs, Bennett will oversee the... Read More

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Tropical Storm Dampens Olympic Equestrian Venue, Clears Air

August 09, 2008

The wind and rain that buffeted the Olympic equestrian venue this week has dampened everyone except the horses, according to the Associated Press article at Seattle... Read More

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Watch Olympic Equestrian Events Live on the Web

August 09, 2008

Did you know you can watch the Olympics live on your computer even when they aren't on television?

Visit nbcolympics.com to watch live streaming video of Olympic equestrian... Read More

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Olympic Equestrian Results Day 1

August 09, 2008

Find out Olympic equestrian event results and schedules on nbcolympics.com.

Current top standings for Individual Eventing Dressage Day 1 ar... Read More

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Live From the Equestrian Olympics Blog Aug. 9

August 09, 2008

Don't miss today's blog (Aug. 9) from award-winning equestrian journalist Jennifer Bryant at TheHorse.com/blogs/equestrian-olympics/. She will be giving us behind-the-scenes looks... Read More

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How Olympic Modern Pentathlon (Which Includes Horse Show Jumping) is Scored

August 09, 2008

Modern pentathlon consists of five events--pistol shooting, epee fencing, freestyle swimming, equestrian show jumping, and running.

A maximum score of 200 points in the shooting portion equates to 1,336 modern pentathlon points.... Read More

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Man Protests China's Human Rights Record Near Olympic Equestrian Event Venue

August 08, 2008

A British man was taken away after unfurling banners that denounced China's human rights record on a major bridge in Hong Kong ahead of the Beijing Olympics' opening ceremony Friday.

Other protesters critical of China's human rights... Read More

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U.S. Olympic Horses Shine at First Horse Inspection

August 08, 2008

Before the 2008 Olympic Games officially began, the U.S. Eventing riders had an important task at hand: to make sure their horses were sound and ready to perform. All five American horses sailed through the first horse inspection today and are a... Read More

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Hong Kong Equestrian Team Aims High

August 08, 2008

The Hong Kong Olympic equestrian team is one of the youngest in jumping events, and team members will do their best in the coming competition, Team Chef d'Equipe Sacha Eckjans said.

The Hong Kong team, which includes 30-year-old Samantha... Read More

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Sudan Injured, Out of Arlington Million

August 08, 2008

Gary Tanaka's Sudan, projected as the probable pace setter in the Arlington Million (gr. IT), was withdrawn from the race Aug. 8.

"He was fine when he galloped yesterday," trainer Bobby Frankel said. "But when we scanned him this morning... Read More

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Endangered Thoroughbreds on the Way to Being Rescued

August 07, 2008

Forty-six Thoroughbreds that wound up on a feedlot in Phoenix, Ariz., are on their way to being rescued, according to the president of a Southern California horse retirement farm who has spearheaded the effort to save the animals.

"I'm... Read More

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Hong Kong's Shetland Pony Ambassadors are 'Precious' and 'Remarkable'

August 07, 2008

A prize-presentation ceremony was held Aug. 7 for the winner of a naming competition for two Shetland ponies donated by the American Shetland Pony Club to Hong Kong to celebrate the city's hosting of the Olympic equestrian... Read More

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Big Brown Won't Meet Curlin in Woodward

August 07, 2008

When Jess Jackson announced Aug. 5 that Curlin's next racing engagement would be in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 30, some believed it would be the perfect venue for the reigning Horse of the Year to meet dual classic winner Big... Read More

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French Eventing Horse is Withdrawn from Olympics

August 07, 2008

The French eventing squad suffered a heavy blow Aug. 7 with the news that Jean Teulere's star performer Espoir de la Mare has been withdrawn from the 2008 Olympic Games on veterinary advice.

The 16-year old gelding aggravated an old... Read More

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Olympic Blog by Jennifer Bryant on TheHorse.com

August 07, 2008

Jennifer Bryant, author of Olympic Equestrian: A Century of International Horse Sport, will offer first-hand accounts from Hong Kong, site of the 2008 Olympic Equestrian events, in a Read More

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Keeneland Partners with HOK Sport to Develop Master Plan for Track

August 07, 2008

Keeneland announced today (Aug. 7) that it has contracted with HOK Sport, the world's leading sports architecture firm, to develop a master plan for the current and future use of its facility.

As part of the process, HOK will undertake a... Read More

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Open Letter Welcoming the U.S. Equestrian Team to Hong Kong

August 06, 2008

(Editor's note: The following letter is from the Hong Kong Commissioner to the U.S., Margaret Fong to the U.S. Equestrian Team competing at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.)

Hong Kong Co-Hosts 2008 Beijing Olympic and... Read More

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Inaugural FEI World Reining Championships Set

August 06, 2008

The newest addition to international reining, the first-ever Fédération Equestre Internationale World Reining Championships, is seeing a world of support with 20 countries from four continents expected in the Sept, 12-14 competition in Manerbio,... Read More

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2008 America's Horse Cares Grant Recipients Named

August 06, 2008

The American Quarter Horse Foundation is proud to announce the 2008 America's Horse Cares grant recipients. America's Horse Cares is a program of the Foundation that funds therapeutic riding centers.

In order to receive funding through... Read More