Recent News for Sports Medicine

Article

Official Barbaro Portraits to Benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

October 31, 2006

Kentucky Derby winnder Barbaro, whose shattered leg in the Preakness brought his stunning career to a halt, has been captured beautifully by veterinarian-turned-artist John Fawcett. The two original portraits were commissioned by Roy and Gretche... Read More

Article

Merial U.S. and Ulcergard Web Sites Win Online Excellence Awards

October 31, 2006

Two Merial web sites -- http://us.merial.com and www.ulcergard.com -- recently received Pharmaceutical Standard of Excellence Award... Read More

Article

Quarter Horse Jockey Suspended in Buzzer Case

October 29, 2006

A quarter horse jockey received a one-year suspension Saturday for allegedly using an electronic buzzer to shock a horse he rode at Fairplex Park in September.

Carlos Bautista was accused of using the device on... Read More

Article

Keeneland Reports Record Attendance, Wagering

October 29, 2006

Keeneland reported record attendance and wagering at the 17-day fall race meeting that ended Oct. 28, its first with a new Polytrack surface.

The synthetic track attracted a large contingent of Breeders' Cup-boun... Read More

Article

SmartPak's SmartPink Program Raises Over $25,000 for Breast Cancer Research

October 29, 2006

Kensington Protective Products recently presented SmartPak with a donation in the amount of $5,000 to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation under the auspices of the SmartPink Program. This latest donation brings the total contribution t... Read More

Article

Keeneland's Polytrack Popular With Breeders' Cup Hopefuls on Saturday

October 28, 2006

Racing may have been winding down on Saturday, Oct. 28, the final day of Keeneland's fall meet in Lexington, Ky., but top stakes contenders were taking advantage of the opportunity to get in one last work over Polytrack before the Breeders' Cup... Read More

Article

Vartanian Accused of Methamphetamine Violation

October 28, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed an accusation against Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gregory Vartanian for several rule violations after a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 1 prohibited substance methamphetamine... Read More

Article

Horse Dies in Movie Mishap Near Santa Fe

October 27, 2006

A horse was killed and its rider was seriously injured in an accident on a movie set west of Santa Fe, N.M.

A spokesman for the American Humane Association says producers were shooting a scene Monday in which riders came toward a... Read More

Article

ReRun Launches Breeders' Cup Moneigh Auction on eBay

October 26, 2006

ReRun, the non-profit adoption organization, announced Oct. 25 that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past and present Breeder's Cup winners and contenders are available on eBay.

Each Moneigh is an original... Read More

Article

EasyCare Trivia Contest Offers Hoof Care Clinic Admission

October 26, 2006

EasyCare, Inc. will be giving away multiple prizes including admission to an upcoming two-day Pete Ramey Hoof Care Clinic that will be held in Tucson, Arizona on Jan. 20-21. Also included in the Grand Prize is admission to the Hoof Boot Fitting... Read More

Article

Jersey Officials Await Test Results; Fields Take Hit

October 25, 2006

New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority officials are awaiting test results on a horse that shipped from a Canadian farm to the Monmouth Park backstretch and is suspected of having equine herpesvirus.

The horse, which was sent to the... Read More

Article

California Council Approves Dixon Downs Racetrack Proposal

October 25, 2006

The Dixon City Council has tentatively approved a proposal that will bring a multi-million dollar horse racing track to the California city. The council voted in favor of the Dixon Downs project at their meeting on Monday night (Oct.... Read More

Article

After Five Months, Barbaro Still Going Strong

October 24, 2006

It has been a little over five months since Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was brought to the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. "I am happy to report that Barbaro had another good week, and his... Read More

Article

Calder Institutes Policy to Curb Infectious Diseases Among Racehorses

October 23, 2006

In an effort to control the spread of infectious diseases, including Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1), among Thoroughbred racehorses, Calder Race Course is instituting the following standing policy effective immediately:

All horses seeking... Read More

Article

Churchill Readies Breeders' Cup Quarantine Facilities

October 22, 2006

Churchill Downs is putting the finishing touches on quarantine and isolation facilities that will house foreign participants set to compete in the 23rd... Read More

Article

USDA Distributes Oral Rabies Vaccine in Three Southeastern States

October 22, 2006

Wildlife Services, a program within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, began distributing oral rabies vaccine baits on Oct. 16, to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in portions of Alabama, Georgia, and... Read More

Article

Number of Thoroughbred Breedings Increases in 2006

October 21, 2006

The Jockey Club reported Oct. 19 that 3,053 stallions covered 59,434 mares in North America during 2006, according to "Reports of Mares Bred" received through Oct. 12, 2006.

The number of stallions declined 1.4% from the 3,097 reported at... Read More

Article

Champion Thoroughbred El Gran Senor Euthanatized

October 20, 2006

Central Kentucky Thoroughbred stallion El Gran Senor was euthanatized Oct. 18 at Ashford Stud due to the infirmities of old age. He was 25.

A champion and classic winner in Europe, El Gran Senor sired 55 lifetime stakes winners,... Read More

Article

Atrial Fibrillation Affects General Performance

October 20, 2006

Horses with atrial fibrillation (AF, disorganized electrical conduction and pumping of the atria) can have a difficult time with exercise. Scientists have shown that the condition influences the properties and blood flow in horses during... Read More

Article

Farnam Introduces Horseshoer's Secret Concentrate

October 20, 2006

Maintaining healthy hooves may be the biggest challenge horse owners face when it comes to caring for their horses. Horseshoer's Secret was scientifically developed to ensure your horse receives a balanced blend of the essential ingredients... Read More

Article

Washington, Conn., Coyote Tests Positive for Rabies

October 20, 2006

A coyote that was beaten to death by a man cutting logs has tested positive for rabies, state Department of Environmental Protection officials said Thursday (Oct. 19).

The coyote was suspected of attacking two other town residents before it wa... Read More

Article

Kentucky Horse Census Survey Now Available

October 19, 2006

While the often-raised question, "How many horses are there in Kentucky?" is a simple one, the answer isn't as straightforward. The answer depends on who you ask and how the count is done. What is known is that many horses never get counted by... Read More

Article

Walking Horse Champion "Make-Up" Competition Canceled

October 18, 2006

Tennessean.com reported yesterday (Oct. 17) that the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association (TWHBEA) has voted to... Read More

Article

Summit Issues Recommendations to Improve Racehorse Safety

October 18, 2006

The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended Tuesday (Oct. 17) in Lexington, Ky., after more than 40 participants worked together to draft action plans in six areas to improve conditions in the Thoroughbred industry. The six areas were... Read More

Article

TWHBEA Announces Cancellation of Invitational Horse Show

October 18, 2006

The Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association announced today that the Tennessee Walking Horse Invitational scheduled for Nov. 24 and 25, has been cancelled.
 
"Our goal for this show was to showcase our outstanding... Read More