Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Officials Impound 69 Horses from Michigan Farm

March 30, 2007

Police were searching for two men Thursday after finding 69 allegedly malnourished horses on their debris-strewn farm.

Jackson County prosecutors have issued warrants for James Henderson Jr. and Matthew Mercier charging each with anima... Read More

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Delaware Toughens Penalites for Blood Doping

March 29, 2007

Anyone caught using blood-doping agents such as erythropoietin will be fined $5,000 and suspended for 10 years under new regulations adopted March 27 by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

The rules will take effect April 10 in... Read More

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'Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse' Summit Update Released

March 29, 2007

Participants in the "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" in October 2006 continue to work on various initiatives but probably won't convene for a second summit until early 2008.

The Jockey Club and Grayson-Jockey Club Research... Read More

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Equine Art Benefit Event to Feature More Than 30 Exhibitors

March 28, 2007

The second annual Our Horses, Our Art exhibition will be held at Skera Contemporary Gallery of Northampton, Mass. The July 22-28 exhibit, featuring interpretations of the horse by more than 30 area artists and photographers, will benefit the art... Read More

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500-Day Countdown to 2008 Olympic Games Begins

March 28, 2007

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is one of five organizations participating in an "Olympics Countdown" exhibition from today (March 27) until April 1, following this afternoon's inauguration of a 500-Day Countdown Clock at Kowloon Park, Tsim Sha Tsui.... Read More

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Real Quiet Returned to Pin Oak Lane

March 27, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom,... Read More

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SmartPak to Repeat Rolex Course Walk

March 26, 2007

SmartPak will be repeating their popular Rolex Course Walk with Olympian Amy Tryon again this year. While most riders only dream of running a four-star course, the next best thing is experiencing it through the eyes and with the insights of an... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Economic Impact Expected to be $57.6 Million for New Jersey

March 26, 2007

The economic impact of Monmouth Park hosting the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships is estimated to be $57.6 million, according to a study released Monday by the Center for Urban Policy Research at Rutgers University in New... Read More

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Arkansas Horses Injured in Trailer Accident

March 25, 2007

A report on www.KATV.com from Little Rock, Ark., said a horse trailer overturned on I-40 in Lonoke county while hauling several trail-riding horses. None of the horses was killed, but several were injured in the... Read More

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Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More

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Queen's Granddaughter Has New Olympic Ride

March 25, 2007

A gift from the family of the late Sherelle Duke, who was killed when competing in a three-day event last August, gave Zara Phillips, Princess Anne's daughter, the 12-year-old gelding Glenbuck. This is according to an article by Camilla Rominey,... Read More

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Thoroughbred Shake You Down Retired, Donated to TRF

March 24, 2007

Shake You Down, the third-place finisher in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint who wound up running in $14,000 claiming races earlier this year, has been retired by owner Robert Cole and donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). Cole... Read More

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Farewell to Olympic Eventer 3 Magic Beans

March 24, 2007

Nina Fout's 2000 Olympic partner, 3 Magic Beans, was euthanatized on March 15 due to a degenerative spinal cord disease. He was 17.

"Beans" came to Fout "with a zero-dollar earnings record" from the racing string of her father, the late... Read More

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Colt Rescued After Getting Stuck in Hay Van

March 24, 2007

A 2-year-old Welsh Cob colt climbed into a bit of a predicament in southern England yesterday afternoon (March 23), when he became lodged inside of a van full of hay. Freeing the horse, named Triple Five, required 14 firefighters, a... Read More

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Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Golf Fundraiser

March 23, 2007

The Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Inc. (BGFC) will hold its annual golf tournament scramble fundraiser on Monday, May 14, at The Golf Club of the Bluegrass near Lexington, Ky. There are openings for individuals and teams to play, sponsorship... Read More

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Hong Kong Racing Officials Discover Tranquilizer Device

March 23, 2007

A supervisor at Hong Kong's Happy Valley racetrack uncovered a device believed to be a tranquilizer gun embedded in the turf track, Reuters reported on MSNBC. A police officer sai... Read More

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Queen to Attend Derby, Buckingham Palace Says

March 22, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II is bringing some real royalty to the sport of kings.

The queen and husband Prince Philip plan to attend the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The visit is part of a six-day... Read More

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Treating Stifle Injuries

March 22, 2007

A panel of three veterinarians addressed the topic of stifle treatment at the Western Performance Horse Forum.... Read More

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RVs Available to Rent at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

March 22, 2007

RV Sales of Broward, Fla., announced today (March 22) that it will have seasonal rentals available at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Series from May 9-20, 2007.

RV Sales of Broward owner Gigi Stetler noted that she has had numerous... Read More

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NYPD Mounted Unit Gets New Home

March 21, 2007

A year ago, Troop B of the New York Police Department's Mounted Unit faced eviction to make way for a park expansion along the Hudson River, and officials worried where they and their horses would end up.

On Tuesday, those worries ended whe... Read More

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Ravel Off Triple Crown Trail with Injury

March 21, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher lost one of the many bullets in his Triple Crown assault weapon when Sham Stakes winner Ravel was found to have a possible fracture in his left front cannon bone.

Owned in partnership by Michael Tabor and Derrick... Read More

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Barbaro Documentary by HBO Sports to Air in June

March 20, 2007

HBO Sports has begun production on a documentary that explores the triumph and tragedy of Barbaro. It will air June 6, three days before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

Tracing the colt’s significant... Read More

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Kentucky 'Horses Count' Survey Nears End

March 20, 2007

More than 2,000 surveys have been returned in the "Horses Count" project, a collaborative effort between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky Equine Initiative, Kentucky Horse Council, and Kentucky Equine... Read More

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Equine-Assisted Therapy Research Proposals Needed

March 20, 2007

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact... Read More

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Aminorex Positives Linked to Injectable Dewormer

March 18, 2007

For more than two years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, aminorex (for more information see Read More