Recent News for Sports Medicine

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AHA Distance Award Goes to 23-Year-Old Horse

December 17, 2006

The 2006 winner of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Distance Horse of the Year Award is presented to 23-year-old Half-Arabian Aron Moon+//, owned by Mike Tracy of Hollister, Calif. Aron Moon was chosen for his outstanding accomplishments.... Read More

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New Ky. Highway Signs Designed to Increase WEG Awareness

December 16, 2006

Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher recently unveiled a prototype of highway signs that will be placed in prominent locations throughout Kentucky promoting the state as the home of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The project is a joint... Read More

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Dr. Rick Arthur to be Tuesday's Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

December 16, 2006

Join Rick Arthur, DVM, world-renowned expert in the field of veterinary medicine and advocate for equine health and welfare issues for more than 20 years. Arthur will be the next guest during a special Tuesday edition of Bloodhorse.com's "Talkin... Read More

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Endurance Race Debuts at Games in Qatar

December 16, 2006

Horses galloped through a race in the Arabian desert for the first time in any Asian Games Dec. 14 while a number of more conventional sporting pursuits were completed back in the city.

As the regional games, which have attracted 10,500... Read More

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Missouri Horse Farm to Become Public Park

December 16, 2006

Workers are busy turning land in Springfield, Mo., that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield Parks and Recreation... Read More

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CHRB Files Complaints Against Sherman, Ward

December 16, 2006

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) has filed complaints against trainers Art Sherman and Wesley Ward for medication violations.

The CHRB issues a weekly update of complaints, accusations, stewards rulings, and board decisions... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Breaks Charity Auction Record

December 15, 2006

The 17th Annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which began with a season telephone auction and concluded with a live auction at the Keeneland Entertainment Center on Dec. 1, was a record-breaking... Read More

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Keeneland: More Than $1 Million Donated in 2006

December 15, 2006

At its annual holiday luncheon yesterday (Dec. 14), Keeneland announced it has given more than $1 million in contributions to more than 80 charitable organizations in 2006. With this year's contributions, Keeneland's charitable giving... Read More

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Breyer Presents Barbaro Fund Check, Vets Give Update

December 14, 2006

While Barbaro was spending his 207th day in his stall in the intensive care unit of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Medical Center on Dec. 13, his replica was being exhibite... Read More

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Stadium Jumping Inc. Releases Official Statement on Wellington Outbreak

December 14, 2006

In light of the apparent outbreak of an infectious equine disease within the equestrian community of Wellington, Stadium Jumping, Inc. has announced that this weekend's AGA National Championship and the Christmas Festival Horse Show have been... Read More

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Coastal Commission Approves Del Mar Polytrack

December 13, 2006

The California Coastal Commission gave unanimous approval to plans by Del Mar to replace its dirt surface with synthetic Polytrack, track officials said.

The commission voted Dec. 12 on the Del Mar agricultural district plan, which was... Read More

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HK and Netherlands Sign Travel Protocol for Olympic Horses

December 13, 2006

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Netherlands signed an operational arrangement today (Dec. 13) on the protocol for the import and export of Olympic and Paralympic equestrian event horses between the two places.

The... Read More

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Breyer Donating Portion of Barbaro Figure Proceeds to New Bolton Fund

December 13, 2006

When 2006 Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro began his recovery after his career-ending injury in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the nation began a vigil unlike that held for any athlete, much less a four-legged one. And although his race for... Read More

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Barbaro Gaining Weight, Strengthening

December 12, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is continuing to strengthen on his right hind leg since the cast was removed Nov. 6, according to his medical team. "Barbaro will need a special shoe on his right hind foot that will provide extra support for at... Read More

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British Jockey's Association Calling for Injury Investigation

December 12, 2006

A British Jockey's Association safety officer is requesting an inquiry into the track conditions at Wolverhampton following five fatal injuries to horses there in recent weeks, Read More

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NAHMS Survey Reports Equine Birth Rates and Early Health

December 11, 2006

Horse farms across regions of the United States vary greatly in their size, management, and purpose, but a government study has drawn some similarities. The likelihood that an equine operation had at least one foal born within the last 12 months... Read More

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Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Facilities Progressing

December 10, 2006

The Hong Kong Jockey Club reported on the progress of its construction of new facilities for the 2008 Olympic equestrian events during the week of its Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Races. While the 2008 Olympic Games will be held in... Read More

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2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Announces Athlete's Advisory Committee

December 10, 2006

In order to ensure that the needs and concerns of the equestrian world’s best athletes are addressed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization in charge of putting on the Games,... Read More

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Horses Injured in Barn Collapse Healing

December 09, 2006

The injuries were too much for the pregnant mare, but 20 other horses that were in a southwest Missouri barn that collapsed under the weight of ice and snow are coming along, their owner and a veterinarian said.

Robin Ramirez has been... Read More

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AHC Offering Tax Handbook for Horse Owners

December 09, 2006

This year, give your favorite horse owner the gift of a stress-free tax season with the American Horse Council's 2006 Tax Handbook. This 1,000-page guide for horse owners and breeders explains the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to... Read More

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Regulation of Steroids to be Recommended

December 07, 2006

Members of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) are expected to recommend regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses, but the timetable for the regulations remains up in the air.

RMTC officials earlier in the year said... Read More

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Norman Gets Six-Month Suspension in Louisiana

December 07, 2006

Trainer Cole Norman was suspended for six months and fined $1,000 by the Delta Downs stewards after two horses he saddled in the Jean Lafitte Stakes Nov. 3 at Delta Downs tested in excess of the permitted levels of total carbon dioxide (TCO2). H... Read More

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Digital X Rays Simplify Repository Procedures at Keeneland Sales

December 06, 2006

Keeneland first to offer digital technology for reviewing pre-sale digital radiography exams involving thousands of horses

The Keeneland Thoroughbred breeding stock auction held November in Lexington, Ky., marked the first time... Read More

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Symposium Panel Addresses Question of Keeping Star Horses in Training

December 06, 2006

The loss of star racehorses in training and the negative effect it has on the sport was a hot topic during a panel discussion Dec. 5 at the 33rd Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

A panel that included Eclipse Award-winnin... Read More

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Exercise Study Reveals Anatomical Potential for Fetlock Injury

December 05, 2006

Previous studies have shown that bones develop to suit the purpose routinely required of them; therefore, would young horses in regular work from the time they are foals have stronger musculoskeletal tissues then those left to mature in pasture?... Read More