Recent News for Sports Medicine

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Australian Thoroughbred Crop At Risk; Meeting For American Breeders Sept. 14

September 12, 2007

Audio | American Thoroughbred breeders interested in supplying bred mares for the 2008 Australian spring sales should attend a meeting by William Inglis and Son,... Read More

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Equine Influenza Spreads to Thoroughbreds at Darley Australia

September 10, 2007

If everything you have read about the equine influenza problem in Australia has seemed bad news...then it just got worse.

Three high-priced yearlings residing at Darley, in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, have been confirmed to have... Read More

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Transcript: Talkin' Horses with Kathy Hopkins, KHP Director of Equine Operations

September 10, 2007

Among her duties as Director of Equine Operations at Lexington's Kentucky Horse Park, Kathy Hopkins counts such diverse activities as the planning, organization, management and care of all... Read More

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New Surgery for Roarers Restores Talented Racehorse

September 10, 2007

A new way to correct a respiratory condition commonly called "roaring" has returned a Thoroughbred mare to the track, earning her owners more than $300,000 since her recovery in 2006.

Raging Rapids, a strapping 5-year-old mare, won a race... Read More

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Equine Influenza: Australian Racehorse Dead

September 10, 2007

A 6-year-old racehorse named Tip of the Iceberg was euthanatized Sunday after going into respiratory failure as a result of equine influenza, the Read More

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Millionaire Pacer Sharky Spur Recovering From Training Injury

September 09, 2007

The Standardbred racing industry was rocked when one of their superstars, millionaire pacer Sharky Spur, suffered a career-ending injury when a training accident June 6 left the long pastern bone of his right front leg shattered.

With an... Read More

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Keeneland November Sale Will Have Record Numbers

September 09, 2007

While getting ready for the massive September yearling sale that starts Sept. 10 in Lexington, Keeneland officials also were working hard to put the finishing touches on the November breeding stock auction catalog. And it will be a big... Read More

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Kentucky Derby Film Big Hit at Festival

September 08, 2007

Judging from the enthusiastic reaction of the patrons at the Newark Film Festival in Newark, Del., Sept. 6, the Hennegan Brothers' award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May" is destined for great things once the Hennegans get the film... Read More

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Flu Outbreak: Australian Thoroughbred Breeders Looking to Kentucky Stallions

September 05, 2007

The outbreak of equine influenza that is jeopardizing the Australian breeding season has the breeders Down Under taking a hard look at sending their mares to Kentucky-based stallions this fall and winter.

On Sept. 3, the Web site for the... Read More

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'Polytrack Lab' Turfway Has More Data, Answers

September 04, 2007

Opening night, Sept. 5, will mark the two-year anniversary of the debut of Polytrack at Turfway Park. The surface, save for maintenance and some tweaking of content, is about as even from the inner rail to the outer rail today as it was in 2005.... Read More

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Fewer Thoroughbred Injuries on New Arlington Track

September 03, 2007

Months after installing an $11-million synthetic racing surface, officials at Arlington Park racecourse in Arlington, Ill., said fewer horses are having fatal breakdowns and attendance is up.

That's good news for the northwest suburban... Read More

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Dr. Robert Copelan Named Thoroughbred Club 'Honor Guest'

September 03, 2007

Pioneering equine veterinary practitioner Dr. Robert Copelan has been named the Honor Guest of the Thoroughbred Club of America’s 76th annual testimonial dinner, club president Mike Barnett announced Aug. 31.

Copelan, who will be honored... Read More

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Barbaro Jockey Prado Injured in Saratoga Fall

September 02, 2007

Jockey Edgar Prado took off his mounts and was hospitalized with a possible injured right ankle following a Sept.1 racing accident at Saratoga Race Course.

The jockey rode Christophe Clement trainee Admiral Bird to a second-place... Read More

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Detecting Pain

September 01, 2007

Recent studies have shown that horses are far more stoic than we had imagined. On the scale of pain tolerance, they are much higher than people. For example, the thrashing colicky horse often needs surgery, and after surgery, pain is very difficult... Read More

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Derby Winner Genuine Risk Still Going Strong at 30

August 31, 2007

With the recent death of 1982 Kentucky Derby winner Gato Del Sol, Genuine Risk's position as the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner takes on additional importance. That's to be... Read More

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Equine Flu: Thoroughbred at Randwick Racecourse Tests Positive

August 30, 2007

The New South Wales Department of Primary Industries stated on Aug. 30 that a Thoroughbred tested positive for equine influenza at Randwich Racecourse. Initial tests at Elizabeth Macarthur Laboratories in Menagle have detected influenza type... Read More

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WEG 2010: Rutter to be Director of Community and Volunteer Affairs

August 29, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc., the organization responsible for planning, staging, and conducting the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, has announced that Cathy Rutter will join their team as Director of Community and Volunteer... Read More

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Belmont Winner Rags To Riches' Temperature Back to Normal

August 29, 2007

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported this morning that Rags to Riches, the first filly to win the Belmont Stakes in 102 years, has had her temperature drop to normal levels and will likely head back to the track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30.... Read More

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Veterinarian Appealing Suspension in Snake Venom Case

August 28, 2007

Dr. Rod Stewart has appealed a suspension order issued by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority in connection with the ongoing investigation of trainer Patrick Biancone.

Lisa Underwood, executive director of the KHRA, said following an Aug. 2... Read More

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Jockey Suspended, Fined for Whipping Injured Horse

August 27, 2007

An apologetic Russell Baze was suspended for 15 days by Bay Meadows stewards and fined $2,500 Aug. 26 for misusing his whip as the result of a complaint arising from an incident at the Bay Area track last week.

"I'm not going to try to... Read More

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University of Guelph Researchers Investigating Racehorse Heart Rates

August 24, 2007

Exactly how fast is the heart rate of a racehorse as it flies around the track?

For the first time ever, two University of Guelph researchers will be able to answer this question as part of a study aimed at recording the maximum heart rate... Read More

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Vet Suspended from Tracks for Noncompliance in Venom Investigation

August 23, 2007

Dr. Rod Stewart, a veterinarian for racehorse trainer Patrick Biancone, was suspended by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority for failing to comply with an order to turn over his computer and records to state stewards.

Stewards requested the... Read More

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Reporting Adverse Drug Effects

August 23, 2007

Horses have their own unique physiological makeup that reacts to therapeutic medications differently. ... Read More

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Ex-Jockey Turns Trick Horse Entertainer

August 23, 2007

"Go home and wash dishes! Have babies!" was the greeting Denise Boudrot got from the railbirds (track spectators) when she first began racing Thoroughbreds in 1972.
 
In 1972, Boudrot rode in her first horse race, one of thousands she... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Council Supports Regulation of Steroids

August 23, 2007

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council supports the regulation of anabolic steroids in horses at racetracks and auctions in the state, but requested further explanation of withdrawal times and other testing-related issues in the model rule... Read More