Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Dubai International Horse Fair Begins April 1

March 25, 2007

For the third consecutive year, the Dubai International Horse Fair (DIHF)  will serve as a forum for international manufacturers and traders, and regional distributors, retailers, and equestrian enthusiasts. Over 200 companies will bring... Read More

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Queen's Granddaughter Has New Olympic Ride

March 25, 2007

A gift from the family of the late Sherelle Duke, who was killed when competing in a three-day event last August, gave Zara Phillips, Princess Anne's daughter, the 12-year-old gelding Glenbuck. This is according to an article by Camilla Rominey,... Read More

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Thoroughbred Shake You Down Retired, Donated to TRF

March 24, 2007

Shake You Down, the third-place finisher in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint who wound up running in $14,000 claiming races earlier this year, has been retired by owner Robert Cole and donated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). Cole... Read More

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Farewell to Olympic Eventer 3 Magic Beans

March 24, 2007

Nina Fout's 2000 Olympic partner, 3 Magic Beans, was euthanatized on March 15 due to a degenerative spinal cord disease. He was 17.

"Beans" came to Fout "with a zero-dollar earnings record" from the racing string of her father, the late... Read More

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Colt Rescued After Getting Stuck in Hay Van

March 24, 2007

A 2-year-old Welsh Cob colt climbed into a bit of a predicament in southern England yesterday afternoon (March 23), when he became lodged inside of a van full of hay. Freeing the horse, named Triple Five, required 14 firefighters, a... Read More

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Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Golf Fundraiser

March 23, 2007

The Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Inc. (BGFC) will hold its annual golf tournament scramble fundraiser on Monday, May 14, at The Golf Club of the Bluegrass near Lexington, Ky. There are openings for individuals and teams to play, sponsorship... Read More

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Hong Kong Racing Officials Discover Tranquilizer Device

March 23, 2007

A supervisor at Hong Kong's Happy Valley racetrack uncovered a device believed to be a tranquilizer gun embedded in the turf track, Reuters reported on MSNBC. A police officer sai... Read More

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Queen to Attend Derby, Buckingham Palace Says

March 22, 2007

Queen Elizabeth II is bringing some real royalty to the sport of kings.

The queen and husband Prince Philip plan to attend the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs, Buckingham Palace said Wednesday. The visit is part of a six-day... Read More

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Treating Stifle Injuries

March 22, 2007

A panel of three veterinarians addressed the topic of stifle treatment at the Western Performance Horse Forum.... Read More

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RVs Available to Rent at Kentucky Spring Horse Shows

March 22, 2007

RV Sales of Broward, Fla., announced today (March 22) that it will have seasonal rentals available at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show Series from May 9-20, 2007.

RV Sales of Broward owner Gigi Stetler noted that she has had numerous... Read More

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NYPD Mounted Unit Gets New Home

March 21, 2007

A year ago, Troop B of the New York Police Department's Mounted Unit faced eviction to make way for a park expansion along the Hudson River, and officials worried where they and their horses would end up.

On Tuesday, those worries ended whe... Read More

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Ravel Off Triple Crown Trail with Injury

March 21, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher lost one of the many bullets in his Triple Crown assault weapon when Sham Stakes winner Ravel was found to have a possible fracture in his left front cannon bone.

Owned in partnership by Michael Tabor and Derrick... Read More

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Barbaro Documentary by HBO Sports to Air in June

March 20, 2007

HBO Sports has begun production on a documentary that explores the triumph and tragedy of Barbaro. It will air June 6, three days before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time.

Tracing the colt’s significant... Read More

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Kentucky 'Horses Count' Survey Nears End

March 20, 2007

More than 2,000 surveys have been returned in the "Horses Count" project, a collaborative effort between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky Equine Initiative, Kentucky Horse Council, and Kentucky Equine... Read More

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Equine-Assisted Therapy Research Proposals Needed

March 20, 2007

Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) invites proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact... Read More

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Aminorex Positives Linked to Injectable Dewormer

March 18, 2007

For more than two years, racehorses (principally Standardbreds) have tested positive for the amphetamine, aminorex (for more information see Read More

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NBC Television to Broadcast Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

March 16, 2007

NBC television will once again bring America's only Four Star Three-Day Event to a national television audience.

This year's Rolex Kentucky CCI****, an FEI Qualifying Competition for the 2008 Olympic Games, will... Read More

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Windblown Debris Blamed for Montana Horse Death

March 15, 2007

A windblown plastic sheet is being blamed for the death of a horse in Helena, Mont., the Helena Independent Record reported.

The sheet... Read More

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Judge Halts Planting of Genetically Modified Alfalfa

March 15, 2007

A federal judge on Monday temporarily halted the planting of genetically engineered alfalfa across the country in response to a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Farmers who already have purchased the herbicide-resistant... Read More

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Old Friends Finding Company Outside Horse Industry

March 15, 2007

In a scene reminiscent of many retirement communities, three Old Friends retirees-- Sunshine Forever, Awad, and Kiri's Clown--each stand on their own side of a black, three-plank wooden fence that separates their paddocks and seemingly engage one... Read More

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WEG: Legislators Break Without Decision on Horse Park Projects

March 14, 2007

A $28 million appropriation for improvements to the Kentucky Horse Park was left in the lurch Monday when lawmakers adjourned without reaching an agreement on a number of major construction projects.

The money was to be used to build an... Read More

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Ontario Reinstates Trainers With Aminorex Positives

March 14, 2007

Though it stands by its equine drug-testing program, the Ontario Racing Commission said March 13 it will allow trainers with positives for aminorex, a methamphetamine-like substance, to enter horses in races in the province. The investigation... Read More

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Final Home for Derby Winner Barbaro Still Undecided

March 13, 2007

Barbaro's final resting place might still end up at the scene of his greatest victory, or close to the farm where he was born. Six weeks after Barbaro, impressive winner of the Kentucky Derby, was euthanatized, owners Gretchen and Roy Jackson on... Read More

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Drug Positives Have Regulators, Horsemen Scratching Heads

March 12, 2007

Recent positives for aminorex, a drug that has had no commercial source since the 1980s and has no place in racehorses under industry guidelines, has regulators seeking answers and horsemen on the defensive.

There have been positives for... Read More

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TOBA to Hold Pedigree/Conformation and New Owner Clinics

March 10, 2007

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) will conduct an auction, pedigree and conformation clinic Mar. 17-18, in Ocala, Fla. The clinic, sponsored by Read More