Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Massage Gets Derby Contender Hard Spun Ready to Run

May 03, 2007

Hard Spun's final preparations for the Kentucky Derby have included a sizzling five-furlong work and the usual early morning gallops. You've probably read about all those moves online and in the newspapers. But there's one step in the process yo... Read More

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Barbaro Gold Julep Cup Fetches $22K

May 02, 2007

A New Yorker paid $22,222 Tuesday for a gold-plated mint julep cup honoring 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in a charity auction to benefit retired racehorses and injured jockeys.

The buyer, Bonnie O'Neil, will have Barbaro owner... Read More

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Over-the-Limit Field of 22 Horses Entered in Kentucky Derby

May 02, 2007

Likely favorite Curlin and a record-tying five horses trained by Todd Pletcher were among an over-the-limit field of 22 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for the Kentucky Derby.

Curlin, one of two horses in the field trained by Steve Asmussen, wil... Read More

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USEF Statement on Le Samurai Injury, FEI Inquiry

May 02, 2007

The following is a statement released May 2 by the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF):

The injury to Le Samurai, ridden by Amy Tryon, sustained at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on April 28 is under review by the... Read More

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FEI President Nominated to International Olympic Committee

May 02, 2007

Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein is one of four individuals nominated by the International Olympic Committee Executive Board for election as Committee members. The International Olympic... Read More

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Polytrack Founder Admits Problems at American Tracks

May 01, 2007

Martin Collins, the creator of the Polytrack artificial surface, admitted to having faced problems in North America in an interview with the British monthly racing magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder.
 
Interviewed in the May... Read More

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Barbaro Documentary Will Air on NBC After Derby

May 01, 2007

"Barbaro: A Nation's Horse" has finally found a home. NBC Sports has announced that the one-hour documentary focusing on the life of last year's Kentucky Derby winner will air on the NBC network Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. ET. That will be 90... Read More

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Rolex: Safety Precautions in Place for Horses, Riders, and Spectators

May 01, 2007

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, sponsored by Farnam, is one of the most prestigious events in a potentially dangerous sport. An extensive medical support team for horses and humans works behind the scenes to keep the only four star event in the... Read More

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FEI Investigating Rolex Cross Country Injury

May 01, 2007

An incident on the cross country course at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, sponsored by Farnam, on April 28, has attracted the attention of the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). Le Samurai, a 12-year-old bay Holsteiner/Thoroughbred... Read More

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Tim Conway Helps Don MacBeth Fundraise for Injured Jockeys

April 30, 2007

A celebrity team penning event held at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington on April 10 raised more than $60,000 for the Don MacBeth Memorial Jockey Fund, said Judy McCarron, wife of Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and co-founder of the group... Read More

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Happy Birthday, Barbaro! Fans Pay Tribute

April 30, 2007

No cake, no oats. Only memories, tears, and stories of Barbaro's spirit were shared at this birthday party.

Fans traveled from around the world to pay tribute and honor Barbaro at Delaware Park on Sunday on what would have been the... Read More

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NBC Barbaro Documentary to Air on CNBC Derby Eve

April 30, 2007

"Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," which was pre-empted April 29 by an overtime hockey game on NBC, will be presented Friday, May 4, at 9 p.m. ET and again at midnight on cable network CNBC. In addition, NBC is scrambling to see if it can find a timeslot... Read More

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Managing the Hard Keeper

April 29, 2007

Horses lose weight for a variety of reasons--some medical, some man-made. Learn why your horse might be underweight and what you can do about it.

Have your veterinarian perform a complete physical examination to rule-out medical diseases or... Read More

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Bachman and Gryffindor Lead After Cross Country at Rolex

April 29, 2007

Nearly 47,000 people turned out for a spectacular day of cross country yesterday (April 28) at the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam. A variation of last year's course greeted horses and riders, and at the end of a... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Won by Aussie

April 29, 2007

A press release from the International Sports Movement stated that Australian Clayton Fredericks won the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam. U.S. riders Phillip Dutton and Karen O'Connor finish second and third,... Read More

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Rolex Three-Day Event: Tryon and Le Samurai Take the Lead After Dressage

April 28, 2007

Day Two of dressage during the 2007 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, welcomed much drier skies than the previous day, and it provided a much nicer environment in which to wrap up the dressage phase and head into cross country... Read More

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Derby Trainers Going Against Convention

April 28, 2007

Several entries will have had long layoffs, something that was once unheard of

Four horses have run just two prep races. Four others are coming in off long layoffs. And some didn't even race as two-year-olds. Conventiona... Read More

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A Year Later, Barbaro's Legacy Lives On at the Derby

April 28, 2007

Almost a year later, the cards still are arriving at Churchill Downs. From schoolchildren, from racing fans, from casual observers touched by the valiant fight of a champion.

Even now, three months after Barbaro's death from complication... Read More

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Trail Trotters Now Under Umbrella of AQHA

April 28, 2007

The American Quarter Horse Association recently adopted the Trail Trotters program, which promotes community-based stewardship of trails by equine enthusiasts.
 
Trail Trotters has been a program of the Equestrian Land Conservation... Read More

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Derby Horses: What's in a Name? Tradition, Humor

April 28, 2007

1. Street Sense (Street Cry–Bedazzle): Breeder/owner James Tafel says there's no particular reason for the "sense" portion of his colt's name. The first part, of course, is derived from the name of Street Sense's sire.

2. Scat Daddy... Read More

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Racing Regulators Pass Model Rule on Steroids

April 27, 2007

Regulators attending the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 26 approved a number of model rules, including the prohibition in horses of nearly all anabolic steroid use.

The proposed anabolic steroid... Read More

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Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event: Ransehousen Leads on Day One of Dressage

April 27, 2007

Riders and spectators had the opportunity to bask in the traditional rain on the first two days of The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Presented by Farnam. Spectators came prepared for the typical Rolex wet weather as they gathered to watch the... Read More

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Fans to Mark Barbaro's Birthday Sunday

April 27, 2007

The fans who prayed daily for Barbaro and sent online messages of support never were able to get together to celebrate his recovery. This weekend, those fans will put away their keyboards to meet and honor his memory.

The Kentucky... Read More

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RCI Panel Discusses Ideas for Racehorse Safety

April 26, 2007

Emphatic calls for change in dealing with horse racing injuries and related prevention methods were made April 24 during a panel discussion at the annual Association of Racing Commissioners International Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.

North... Read More

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Action Starts at Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

April 26, 2007

Some 45 horses are set to start the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by Farnam, on Thursday, April 26, after passing this afternoon's first veterinary inspection. The three-member ground jury decided after careful and lengthy... Read More