Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Breeders' Cup Adds Three New $1-Million Races

January 08, 2007

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will have a new look at first-time host Monmouth Park this year--an expanded two-day event that will inaugurate three $1-million stakes designed to accommodate owners and breeders.

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Largest Ever Keeneland January Sale Opens Monday

January 07, 2007

Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale, which begins Monday (Jan. 8) in Lexington, will be bigger than ever before. The auction's total of 2,933 lots exceeds by 425 the former January record of 2,508, set last year.

"The... Read More

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Hoof Beats Unveils New Web Site

January 07, 2007

Hoof Beats, harness racing's leading magazine and the official publication of the U.S Trotting Association, is proud to unveil its new Web site. Click on www.hoofbeatsmagazine.com and see... Read More

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Trails Summit Open to Public

January 06, 2007

The second annual Trail and Pleasure Summit will be held Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown, Ky., from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Speakers will include Randall Mitchell, Wranglers Campground; Mike Scott, Illinois Trai... Read More

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Bayer and AQHA Extending Partnership Contract

January 05, 2007

A recent contract extension between Bayer Animal Health and the American Quarter Horse Association will continue the success of equine research.

With its three-year extension, Bayer will continue to donate $25,000 annually to the... Read More

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The Jockey Club Inspects Farms for Early Foals

January 04, 2007

The Jockey Club staff conducted numerous inspections of farms in nine states in late December in check on broodmares with early 2006 breeding or foaling dates.

“Our Registry staff observed a small number of foals that had been born prior... Read More

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South Dakota Horse Attack Investigated

January 02, 2007

A South Dakota state Game, Fish and Parks Department official says he cannot confirm a report Friday of a possible mountain lion attack on a horse in Hughes County.

The horse had wounds on its neck and shoulder, but Andy Lindbloom, regional... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Still a Formidable Challenge

January 02, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's status is essentially the same. "The shoe on his right hind foot was further modified as his strength improved," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery.

"We are aware that there is some... Read More

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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Adds Director of External Relations

January 02, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation today announced that it has added Terry Johnson as its Director of External Relations. Johnson assumes the post after serving for two years as Executive Director of the Kentucky Sports Authority in Frankfort.... Read More

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Mule-Cloning Veterinarian Moving to Colorado State

December 31, 2006

Gordon Woods, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT, the University of Idaho veterinary scientist who helped create the world's first cloned mules, has left the school to take a job at Colorado State University.

In 2003, Woods, veterinary scientist Dirk... Read More

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Northern California Trainer Rogers Suspended

December 30, 2006

California trainer Allen E. Rogers was suspended by Bay Meadows stewards after a horse in his care tested in excess of the specified level for the 2-(1-hydroxyethyl) promazine, a Class 3 violation.

Swen finished third in the third race a... Read More

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Oregon Mare Rescued From Mud Hole

December 30, 2006

Firefighters rescued a 2-year-old mare yesterday (Dec. 29) from a hole in her pasture in Salem, Ore., said KOIN News 6 in an online report (Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantine Forces Seven Scratches at Calder

December 29, 2006

Calder Racecourse's Grand Slam III card will be short seven scratched entries as a result of a Dec. 29 decision by Florida state officials to keep the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) quarantine in place at Payson Park Training Center.

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Idaho Endurance Rider, Horse Train for Another Marathon Ride

December 28, 2006

Lisa Benner and her horse are endurance athletes.

They covered 100 miles across the Sierra Nevadas in less than 24 hours, and now they're training to do it again.
"It's you against the clock," Benner said of the difficult... Read More

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Beyond Barbaro

December 27, 2006

There is no question 2006 was the year of Barbaro. The unbeaten colt was sensational on that first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs, turning in a performance in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) that lifted the hopes of racin... Read More

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The Blood-Horse Announces Launch of Three New E-Newsletters

December 27, 2006

"Thoroughbred News," "Racing Preview," and "Racing Recap" E-Newsletters to provide subscribers with up-to-the-minute news and information in their Email Inbox.

Keeping up the latest news and information about... Read More

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Barbaro Photo Gallery Posted

December 26, 2006

Bloodhorse.com, sister site to TheHorse.com, has established a photo gallery of Barbaro: "A tribute to the heroic Kentucky Derby winner who won the... Read More

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Merry Christmas, Barbaro

December 25, 2006

It's been a Barbaro Christmas at the New Bolton Medical Center. America's favorite horse, who this year was given the greatest gift of all, has been inundated with Christmas presents and cards from his ever-growing legion of fans and admirers... Read More

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Stopping Steroids

December 24, 2006

Progress in racing's war on drugs started with a report in August 2000 from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Task Force on Racing Integrity and Drug Testing at The Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The following... Read More

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Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

December 23, 2006

Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

An outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Wellington, Fla., has led to restrictions on horse movement at Calder Race Course. Horses in two barns have been separated... Read More

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Barbaro Near Release From Hospitalization

December 23, 2006

They've written Christmas carols for him.

They've sent him "trees" made of baby organic carrots and green apples.

Someone even gave him a Christmas stocking.

The devoted fans of Barbaro see the colt's recovery as a wonder... Read More

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White Delivers State-of-the-Art Lecture At Annual Convention

December 22, 2006

Nathaniel White, II, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the Jean Ellen duPont Shehan Professor and director of Virginia Tech's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, presented the prestigious Frank J. Milne State-of-the-Art lecture at the American Association of... Read More

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Barbaro Examined by Equine Podiatrist

December 21, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., who did some minor work on Barbaro's left hind foot.

"Barbaro is... Read More

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Barbaro Stakes Race to Debut at Pimlico May 2007

December 21, 2006

The Maryland Jockey Club has changed the name of the Sir Barton Stakes to the Barbaro Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of eight added money races on the Preakness undercard.

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, is... Read More

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Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

December 21, 2006

Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds in Lexington for the January horses of all ages auction.... Read More