Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Seabiscuit Statue Making Whistlestop Tour

April 14, 2007

After an absence of more than 55 years, a classic, life-sized bronze sculpture of the legendary racehorse Seabiscuit has started its long journey home to Ridgewood Ranch in Willits, Calif.

To be transported by a historic, fully restored... Read More

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Roy and Gretchen Jackson to Speak at RTCA Fundraiser

April 14, 2007

Roy and Gretchen Jackson, the owners of Barbaro, will be the featured guests at the 2007 Call to the Post dinner and auction at the Ocala, Fla., Hilton April 22 to benefit the Ocala Farm Ministry of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America... Read More

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Bone Bruise Knocks Ketchikan Off Triple Crown Trail

April 14, 2007

B. Wayne Hughes' Ketchikan, runner-up to Circular Quay in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), was officially taken off the Triple Crown trail on Tuesday when the colt was found to be suffering from a bone bruise that will take him out of training for... Read More

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World Games 2010 Foundation Selects Official Photographer

April 13, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation today (April 13) announced it has reached an agreement with Red Sky Publishing for Doug Prather to be the official photographer for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

The Foundation stated in a... Read More

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University of Missouri-Columbia Announces Finalists for Vet Dean

April 12, 2007

The co-chairs of the University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine search committee, Michael O'Brien, dean of the College of Arts and Science, and John Dodam, associate dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, have announced... Read More

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HorseTV Channel Executive Named WEG 2010 Media Chair

April 11, 2007

The HorseTV Channel's Chris Stafford has been named as Chair of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010 Media Committee. The committee will oversee media services for the games.

"I am delighted and honored to have this responsibility,"... Read More

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Teen, Taxi Driver Nab Runaway Carriage Horse

April 09, 2007

A runaway horse pulled a carriage with two out-of-town tourists on a wild ride through downtown Indianapolis streets, until a teenager rode to the rescue in a pursuing taxi, leaped out and grabbed the horse's reins.

The driver of the Yellow... Read More

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Donation Keeps Injured Jockey Fund Afloat

April 09, 2007

A California horse owner's donation to a struggling fund for permanently disabled jockeys will keep it solvent for another month, the head of the Jockeys' Guild said Monday.

Owner Michael Bello has pledged $58,000 to the fund, which gives... Read More

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Freedom Health Aminorex Findings Confirmed by Canadian Racing Agency

April 07, 2007

The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) confirmed Freedom Health's findings that the use of injectable levamisole in racehorses may result in a positive drug test for the banned substance aminorex--a Class 1 drug that carries a recommended penalt... Read More

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FEI Equine Veterinarians Provide Guidelines for Hong Kong Olympic Imports

April 07, 2007

The Fédération Equestre Internationale recently released the following information about temporary importations into Hong Kong for the 2008 Olympics.

The importation schedule and quarantine protocols have been finalized. A 7-da... Read More

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Thoroughbred Owner Files Suit Over Heel Nerving Disclosure

April 06, 2007

Trainer Richard Mandella and owner B. Wayne Hughes have been named as defendants in a lawsuit brought by a Thoroughbred owner in Arizona for allegedly failing to disclose that a surgical procedure had been performed on a horse claimed from Hughe... Read More

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2008 Olympic Games: FEI Discusses Transport of Horses

April 06, 2007

The Veterinary Committee and the Welfare Sub Committee of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) had a meeting March 19 to discuss transport issues concerning the 2008 Olympic Games. The meeting was attended by Martin Atock, appointed... Read More

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Barbaro Birthday Party Planned at Delaware Park

April 06, 2007

A celebration of Barbaro's life will take place at Delaware Park on April 29, 2007 from 6-9:00 p.m. This event is open to anyone who would like to honor Barbaro on his fourth birthday at the track where his racing career started.

The... Read More

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Barbaro Documentary Airs April 29 on NBC

April 05, 2007

One week before this year's Run for the Roses, NBC Sports will present a one-hour documentary on Barbaro, who took last year's Kentucky Derby in dramatic fashion. "Read More

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Chair of World Games 2010 Foundation Stepping Down

April 04, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced the resignation of its board chairman, Jim Host. Tandy Patrick has been named the... Read More

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Polytrack: Woodbine Adjusting Mix for Cold Weather Consistency

April 04, 2007

Woodbine, which experienced problems with its Polytrack surface in cold weather last year and before the start of its meet in late March, hopes to address the issues during a two-step process that will begin in May.

On March 31, opening... Read More

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Barbaro Saddle Donated to Benefit Disabled Jockeys' Fund

April 03, 2007

During a press conference held at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning, Jockeys’ Guild manager Dwight Manley called for support of the Disabled Jockeys’ Fund as Edgar Prado formally donated the saddle worn by Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky... Read More

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Allen Named WEG 2010 Official Veterinary Coordinator

April 03, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc. has announced their selection of Kent Allen, DVM, as the official Veterinary Coordinator of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010.

"Dr. Allen will be a tremendous asset to th... Read More

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'Very Active' Hurricane Season Predicted

April 03, 2007

The 2007 Atlantic hurricane season should be "very active," with nine hurricanes and a good chance that at least one major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast, a top researcher said Tuesday.

Forecaster William Gray said he expects 17 named storm... Read More

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Derby Festival to Honor New Bolton Center

April 02, 2007

The veterinary clinic that treated Barbaro will receive an award this month for its efforts to save the life of the 2006 Derby winner.

The New Bolton Center will receive the Silver Horseshoe Award, an honor bestowed by the Kentucky Derby... Read More

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Celebrity Team Penning in Kentucky April 10

April 02, 2007

A great night of good, clean fun for the whole family will be found April 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky., at the Celebrity Team Penning event to raise money for the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund. Emmy-winning actor and... Read More

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Keeneland Unveils New Web Site

April 02, 2007

Keeneland unveiled its new Web site April 2, just in time for the 2007 spring race meet that begins Friday. Still located at www.keeneland.com, the site offers a new look, as well as additional... Read More

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Fans Watch on Web as Mare Finally Foals

April 01, 2007

The wait is over for Suerte's followers on the Web, according to NBC11.com. The 21-year-old Trakehner mare delivered a colt last night (March 31) at 7:25pm at Glenhill Far... Read More

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Throat Abscess Blamed for Discreet Cat's Poor Performance

April 01, 2007

A recently-discovered throat abscess in Discreet Cat has been cited as the probable reason for the millionaire racehorse's poor showing in the Dubai World Cup yesterday (March 31), according to a Read More

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Auction of Barbaro's Derby Saddle to Benefit Disabled Jockeys Charity

April 01, 2007

The saddle worn by Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro will be sold at a charity auction in May to raise money for permanently disabled jockeys.

Edgar Prado, who used the red-and-white leather saddle to guide Barbaro to a dominating victory... Read More