Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Nearly 100 Rescued Equids in U.K. Recovering

January 19, 2008

Following up on an article TheHorse.com first started covering on Jan. 9, the latest news from the multiagency rescue of more than 90 equids, including horses, ponies, and donkeys, from a farm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, U.K., is that the... Read More

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Manure Pile Disappearing From Santa Fe Horse Racetrack

January 17, 2008

Workers are smoothing out a pile of manure at The Downs at Santa Fe horse racetrack in New Mexico.

Crews are spreading the manure four to five inches thick over a 40-acre parcel of the track.The manure will be tilled into the soil and... Read More

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Santa Anita to Close for Footing Fix

January 17, 2008

A liquid binder officials believe will save Santa Anita Park's Cushion Track should take about 10 days to acquire and another four to mix with the synthetic racing surface, the California Horse Racing Board was told Jan. 16.

Track president... Read More

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30% of WEG Trade Show Booths Already Booked

January 16, 2008

Companies and other organizations around the world have taken advantage of the first opportunity to become a vendor at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Trade Show. The World Games 2010 Foundation launched its trade show advance... Read More

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WEG 2010 Selects Official Horse Transport Company

January 16, 2008

The World Games 2010 Foundation has appointed Peden Bloodstock as the official shipping agent for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held Sept. 25-Oct. 10, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Peden Bloodstock will be engaged i... Read More

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Joint Authorities--Orthopedic State of the Art (BEVA 2007)

January 15, 2008

Two veterinarians compiled the latest on equine orthopedic topics and presented it to their colleagues at the 46th British Equine Veterinary Association Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland... Read More

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Jacksons 'Very Close' to Making Decision on Barbaro Site

January 15, 2008

Nearing the one-year anniversary of Barbaro's death, Gretchen Jackson said she and her husband, Roy, are close to announcing where the ashes of the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby will be buried.

Barbaro was euthanatized Jan. 29, 2007,... Read More

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Olympic Horse Manure Management Going Green in Hong Kong

January 15, 2008

The Hong Kong Jockey Club recently demonstrated its manure management program, illustrating one way in which the club will observe the "Green Olympics" theme of the 2008 Olympic Games. Stable waste and manure from the Olympic equestrian venues a... Read More

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Santa Anita Trying New Synthetic Material to Fix Drainage Woes

January 15, 2008

Synthetic material that includes a liquid binder will be added to Santa Anita Park's main surface in an effort to improve drainage, the Southern California racetrack announced Jan. 15.

After several days of testing material manufactured by... Read More

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Oregon Rancher Completes Cross-Country Ride

January 14, 2008

An Oregon rancher who set off on a cross-country horseback ride seven months ago in search of what's good in America dismounted in Hendersonville, N.C., feeling encouraged by the spirit and stories of the people he met.

Bill Inman's journey... Read More

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First Keeneland Sale Since New Steroids Rule; One Test Requested

January 14, 2008

Although Keeneland's January Thoroughbred horses of all ages sale was the first to be conducted under new policies allowing buyers the right to request testing for exogenous anabolic steroids in weanling and yearling purchases, there was only on... Read More

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Don Burt Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Karen O'Connor Named Equestrian of the Year

January 13, 2008

It was a night for celebration and standing ovations during the much-anticipated Pegasus Awards where the equestrian world’s brightest stars gathered to be honored and celebrate achievements from 2007, as well as a lifetime.

The highligh... Read More

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Two Canadian Riders Opt Out of Olympics

January 12, 2008

Three top dressage riders--one from Switzerland and two from Canada—have renounced their participation in the 2008 summer Olympics in China, citing potential equine health hazards posed by extreme climate and travel conditions.

Canadian... Read More

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Cohesive Rules for Racehorse Steroids Sought

January 11, 2008

The head of a major horsemen's group in the United States has proposed a national approach for regulation of anabolic steroids in racehorses with an implementation date of Jan. 1, 2009.

Roughly 10 jurisdictions around the country are preparing... Read More

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BEVA 2007: Students Win Clinical Research Awards at BEVA

January 10, 2008

Each year at the British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (BEVA), the organization awards prizes to top student presentations in the clinical research portion of the program. The 2007 award winners’ talks were both rooted in orthopedics,... Read More

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Olympic Organizers Confident Hong Kong Weather will not Endanger Horses

January 10, 2008

Olympic organizers do not expect other equestrian teams to follow the lead of Switzerland by pulling out of events at this year's Games due to Hong Kong's heat and humidity.

The Swiss team said Wednesday that it would not take part in the... Read More

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Blood-Horse Launches Stallion Tour Video Library

January 10, 2008

Blood-Horse Publications has announced the launch of its Blood-Horse New Stallions Tour, a specialized online video library available on BloodHorse.com and Read More

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Racing Officials, Legislators Discuss Racehorse Steroids

January 09, 2008

An impending Congressional hearing on steroid use in Major League Baseball--and the possibility the inquiry could expand to other sports--has led the Thoroughbred racing industry to take preemptive action on Capitol Hill.... Read More

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Swiss Dressage Team Opts Out of Beijing Games; Humidity, Travel Stress Cited

January 09, 2008

Switzerland's dressage team will not take part at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The move follows the withdrawal of the team's top rider, Silvia Ikle, who doesn't want to expose her horse to travel-related stress and the humid conditions in Hon... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Honored for Contributions to Thoroughbred Racing

January 09, 2008

The Kentucky Horse Park, an educational theme park, equine competition facility, and home of the great racehorse John Henry for 23 years, has been honored with the 2007 Special Eclipse Award.

The Special Eclipse Award, which is presented by... Read More

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WEG 2010 Partner Selects Provider for Private Property Rentals

January 09, 2008

Event Home Leasing will serve as the official private property rental provider during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, to be held in Lexington, Ky. The group was selected by Short's Travel Management, the official housing bureau... Read More

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Santa Anita Cancels Live Racing due to Ongoing Footing Trouble

January 08, 2008

Santa Anita Park canceled live racing for Jan. 7 because of continued problems with its Cushion Track surface.

The Southern California racetrack also scrapped its Jan. 5-6 programs. The surface doesn't properly drain, and a storm dumped... Read More

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Early Exercise and Future Tendon Health

January 07, 2008

Tendon injuries are an important cause of wastage in athletic horses, particularly (when injuries occur in) energy storing tendons--such as the superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT)--which act like springs to contribute to movement.... Read More

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Footing Trouble: Santa Anita Races Could Shift to Hollywood

January 07, 2008

The California Horse Racing Board will meet in special session by teleconference Jan. 8 to consider allowing the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of its racing dates to Hollywood Park if the drainage problem that Read More

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Rain Shuts Down Santa Anita Racing

January 06, 2008

Santa Anita officials canceled racing for Jan. 5 after Southern California was hit with the first of a series of rainstorms the previous evening. The Cushion Track synthetic surface, installed at Santa Anita this past summer to replace its main dir... Read More