Recent News for Sports Medicine

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University of Pennsylvania Newsmagazine Posts Story on Barbaro Team

October 18, 2006

The University of Pennyslvania's bellwether has published a story about the team that has been treating Barbaro since he shattered his right hind leg in the Preakness... Read More

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Grade I Winner Bandini Retired to Walmac

October 17, 2006

Bandini, a grade I winner and track-record setter, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at John T. Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac Farm near Lexington, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus is being syndicated and will stan... Read More

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Bluegrass Cat to Stand for $50,000 at WinStar

October 17, 2006

Bluegrass Cat, a twice classic-placed grade I winner, will begin his stallion career in 2007 for a fee of $50,000 at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

The 3-year-old son of Storm Cat is out of the A.P. Ind... Read More

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Seabiscuit Star to Appear at Charity Horse Show

October 17, 2006

(Edited press release)
Rich In Dallas, one of the equine stars of the 2003 blockbuster film Seabiscuit, will attend the second annual charity horse show to benefit The Exceller Fund. The event will be held Oct. 28 at the Patrick Henr... Read More

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Cities Crowd the Field to Lure Lucrative Horse Shows

October 16, 2006

Oklahoma City, situated in the middle of the United States and at the confluence of three major interstate highways, long has been an inviting home to equine events, enough so that some in that industry refer to the city as the Horse Show Capita... Read More

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Racehorse Welfare Summit Open to Public

October 15, 2006

The Monday morning (Oct. 16) session of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be open to the public and the media. A media briefing will be held at the conclusion of the summit on Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 17).

The Monday... Read More

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AQHA Members Now Receive Benefits through MetLife

October 14, 2006

American Quarter Horse Association members are now eligible to apply for benefits through MetLife Auto & Home. As the result of a new partnership between MetLife and AQHA, members may apply for benefits that aren't available to the general... Read More

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Celebrities and Audience to Judge Trainer Challenge at Virginia Expo

October 13, 2006

The Virginia Equine Extravaganza returns to Richmond's Raceway Complex October 27-29, 2006, for the third annual equine symposium and first-ever three-day Virginia-based colt-starting competition emceed by horse behavior expert and clinician... Read More

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Presidential Perks Can Include Horses, Dogs

October 13, 2006

When U.S. presidents receive gifts, the items are acknowledged, then packed away in a government warehouse to await the opening of his future library.

It's been the fate of many pairs of cowboy boots and hats, expensive rugs, glinting... Read More

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Welfare and Safety Summit Begins Monday at Keeneland

October 13, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit opens Monday at Keeneland in Lexington with a session of presentations and panel discussions that will be open to the public. The session, which will be held in the Keeneland sale pavilion, will run... Read More

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Smarty Jones Colt Stands Out at OBS Sale

October 12, 2006

A colt from the first crop of Smarty Jones became the highest-priced horse sold so far this year at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale when he brought $170,000 Wednesday (Oct. 11). Clear Sky Stable purchased the chestnut weanling... Read More

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Israel Opens First Racetrack

October 12, 2006

Angry demonstrators and rabbis as well as a ban on gambling failed to stop the inauguration of Israel's first horse racetrack, as thousands of fans cheered the four-legged competitors.

It's not much at this point -- just a collection of... Read More

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Bee Pollen Product Increases Appetite, Study Shows

October 12, 2006

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have reported in a pilot study that a bee pollen-based product shows promise in improving athletic horses' feed intake.... Read More

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Chat Today With One of the Year's Most Successful Thoroughbred Owners

October 11, 2006

Canadian-born and California-based J. Paul Reddam faces the possibility in less than a month of having as many as six runners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships. Reddam's possibles for next month's Breeders’ Cup include Juvenile... Read More

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Woman Charged With Drunk Horse Riding

October 11, 2006

A northeast Georgia woman faces a drunk driving charge after riding a horse onto a highway, where she was hit by a car.

Authorities say 22-year-old Heather Darnell of Mountain City also was cited for entering a traffic lane. She remains... Read More

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Blood-Horse Publications Announces the Release of New Exclusively Equine Catalog

October 11, 2006

Blood-Horse Publications, parent company of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care and TheHorse.com, has announced that the holiday edition of the Exclusively Equine consumer catalog is now... Read More

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The Golden Boy: Reflections on Champion Precisionist

October 11, 2006

California lost the golden boy of its golden age of horse racing Sept. 26 with the death of Precisionist at the age of 25 (click here for the story on his death). The champion was... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Drug Council Forms Testing Partnership with RMTC

October 10, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council has allotted $1.5 million over three years to partner with the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium on a research project to determine withdrawal guidelines and threshold levels of therapeutic... Read More

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Racehorse Bolts, Drowns in Australia

October 10, 2006

Australia's Herald Sun reported today that a Thoroughbred racehorse drowned after bolting, crashing through a racetrack railing, and... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Museum on Mission to Find Missing Trophies

October 10, 2006

Like all good detectives, Joyce Trammell worked the phones, wrote letters, traveled and ran across a little bit of luck.

Trammell, a researcher for the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, Ky., was trying to find all of the missing... Read More

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Racehorse Euthanatized After Oregon Spill; Jockeys Injured

October 10, 2006

Two jockeys who were thrown from their horses on opening day at Portland Meadows have been released from a Portland hospital, track officials said. One rider's horse had to be euthanatized.

Jose Rivera Jr. was released Sunday night after... Read More

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Richardson Continues to be Pleased With Barbaro's Progress; Cast Changed

October 10, 2006

Veterinarians changed Barbaro's cast Monday, officials at the George D. Widener Hospital said today (Oct.10).
"We placed Barbaro under general anesthesia to remove the old cast on his right hind limb and took new radiographs to assess the... Read More

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Smaller Farms Making Impact in Thoroughbred Breeding Market

October 09, 2006

The market - fueled by sales of horses fetching enormous sums - is growing. More horses than ever are being sold, according to Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell. And encouraged by small farms like Monticule that have made big splashes at sal... Read More

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N.C. Cooperative Extension Kicks Off Horse Husbandry Series

October 09, 2006

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Horse Husbandry Section at North Carolina State University will kick off its 2006-2007 Extension Horse Short Course and Clinic Series in October with an introductory level horse judging short... Read More

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How S. Neurona Gets to the Horse's Central Nervous System

October 09, 2006

Scientists have shown the protozoan parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) might enter the horse's central nervous system hidden in leukocytes (white blood cells) that cross the blood-brain barrier.

"Horses are... Read More