Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Suspension Reduced for Jockey who Whipped Horse in Face

July 23, 2008

Jockey Jeremy Rose, who was suspended for six months for whipping his mount Appeal to the City in the face during a June 23 race at Delaware Park, had his suspension reduced to 90... Read More

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More on Jockey Suspension Reduction

July 23, 2008

Following a three-hour hearing that resulted in the reduction of Eclipse Award-winning jockey Jeremy Rose's suspension from six months to 90 days, attorney Alan Foreman and Bernard... Read More

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Equine Ultra Vitalizing Mist and Detangler

July 23, 2008

Best Shot Pet Products International, has introduced Equine Ultra Vitalizing Mist and Detangler.

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Jane Heart's Barbaro Jewelry to Benefit the Fund for Laminitis Research

July 23, 2008

Jane Heart announces the introduction of her original, licensed jewelry designs of the racehorse Barbaro. In cooperation with Gretchen Jackson, Jane has adapted a picture of Barbaro looking out of his stall the morning of the Preakness into an... Read More

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Olympic Horse Transport Team Ready to Roll

July 22, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently trotted out its tried and true horse transportation system for the local media, demonstrating how the fleet will safely and efficiently whisk Olympic equines to and from their competitions in three weeks.... Read More

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Texas Bracing for Tropical Storm Dolly

July 22, 2008

Texas mobilized National Guard troops and residents along the Gulf Coast near the Mexican border were buying plywood, flashlights and other supplies as Tropical Storm Dolly--expected by forecasters to strengthen into a hurricane this week--heade... Read More

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USEF, USEA Release Statement on Upcoming HBO Story on Eventing

July 22, 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Eventing Association (USEA) today released a statement regarding the upcoming HBO Real Sports story on the equestrian sport of eventing. This story, entitled "Deadly Ride," will... Read More

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Jockey Club Launches Racehorse Injury Database

July 22, 2008

The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the Read More

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New Racetrack Opens in Detroit, Crowd Exceeds Capacity

July 21, 2008

Jerry Campbell, chairman and CEO of the new Pinnacle Race Course near Detroit, Mich., said he couldn't remember the last time horse racing was featured on the front page of The Detroit News. Even when the old Detroit Race Course was up an... Read More

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Road to Nowhere: Tevis Hopefuls Head Home

July 21, 2008

Carrie Miracle-Jordan and Marilyn McCoy drove nearly 1,000 miles from Sierra Vista, Ariz., to Auburn, Calif., last week. Jordan planned to ride Stealawin, McCoy's 10-year-old Arabian gelding, in the 100-mile Tevis Cup endurance race.... Read More

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Horsemen's Group Hosts Racehorse Welfare and Safety Forum

July 21, 2008

During a July 18 equine welfare and safety forum, Jay Hickey recalled that in 1982, legislation to regulate parts of the horseracing industry was circulated in the halls of Congress. The bill, which had the not-so-enticing name of the "Corrupt... Read More

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First Look at WEG Horse Park Layout, Venues

July 21, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation and the Kentucky Horse Park today released the first renderings of the Kentucky Horse Park venue plans for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, as well as the artistic renderings of a permanent indoor aren... Read More

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Oregon Horse Owners Face Rising Costs, Tough Choices

July 20, 2008

Tiffany Ostrander made one of the most difficult phone calls of her life to a horse rescue organization, asking if it might have room for her beloved 8-year-old quarter horse, Montana, or her 13-year-old pony, Trudy.

The 37-year-old Ben... Read More

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Horses Seized at Illegal Oklahoma Racetrack Sold at Auction

July 20, 2008

A raid on an illegal racetrack in Oklahoma last year resulted in seizure and retainment of 40 of the 70 horses rounded up at that time. Twenty-five of those horses were sold at auction yesterday (July 19) during a three-hour auction at Heritage... Read More

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10-Year-Old Racehorse Breaks Record, Earns Breeders' Cup Spot

July 19, 2008

Five years after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita, Evening Attire will have a chance to run on America's richest day of racing once again, as the remarkable 10-year-old iron horse romped to a 8 1/4-length victory in the... Read More

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Two Kentucky Tracks Ban Toe Grabs on Racehorse Shoes

July 18, 2008

Officials at Keeneland and Turfway Park announced July 17 a new shoe policy banning the use of toe grabs. The policy is effective at both racetracks beginning Sept. 1.

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Strategic Plan for Racehorse Safety in Works

July 18, 2008

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is formulating a "strategic plan" for equine health and safety and will seek support from various industry organizations when the document is released, probably in early fall.

NTRA president and... Read More

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Racehorse Anabolic Steroid Ban Recommended in Kentucky

July 17, 2008

A subcommittee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has unanimously recommended that anabolic steroids be banned in horse racing in the state.

"The use of anabolic androgenic steroids shall be banned in horses competing in pari-mutuel... Read More

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Understanding the USEF Equine Drugs and Medications Program

July 17, 2008

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is the national governing body for equestrian sport and is a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. The USEF is responsible for enforcing the rules of 27 breeds and disciplines. Formerly this... Read More

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Racetrack Group to Implement Safety Initiatives

July 16, 2008

Penn National Gaming Inc., second only to Magna Entertainment Corp. in terms of number of racetrack holdings in North America, said July 15 it has developed equine health and safety initiatives it hopes implement at all of its properties in six... Read More

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Curlin's Owner Asking Fans to Help Determine Course of Career

July 16, 2008

Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable is majority owner of Horse of the Year Curlin, is appealing to the horse's fans to help him decide which direction he should take with the colt's campaign for the remainder of 2008.

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More Than $1 Million in Equestrian Aid Distributed

July 15, 2008

More than $1 million has been raised and distributed by 12-year-old nonprofit the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF), the group recently announced. This money is used to support equestrians with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. It provides... Read More

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Movement Restrictions Enacted at West Virginia Racetrack

July 15, 2008

Movement of horses on or off the grounds of Charles Town Races and Slots has been called to a halt after a horse there displayed neurologic signs. The track is located in Charles Town, W.V.

"The track has imposed a quarantine to keep any... Read More

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Curlin Recovers from First Turf Start, Could Go to Europe

July 14, 2008

Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin came out of his second-place finish to Red Rocks in Belmont Park's Man o'War Stakes July 12 in good order and was on his way to Saratoga the following morning.

The Man o'War was Curlin's first start on turf... Read More

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Local Media Tour Hong Kong Horse Hospital

July 14, 2008

High-tech horse diagnostics were recently on display as the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Equine Hospital hosted a tour for local journalists.

The visiting media were shown some of the high-tech equipment used in the hospital. Demonstrations... Read More