Recent News for Sports Medicine

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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

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John Henry at 32: 'Mean and Nasty As Ever'

March 09, 2007

John Henry is grumpy, in one of those "I don't care what you want, I'm not coming over" kind of moods.

So no matter how many times one of the greatest Thoroughbreds is offered a treat, he ignores it. Maybe he's not hungry. Maybe he sees ... Read More

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American Horse Council Industry Directory Available

March 09, 2007

The American Horse Council's 2007 national directory of breed and sport organizations, equine publications, state resources, and racing and gaming organizations is now available for purchase.

The AHC's Horse Industry Directory is a yearl... Read More

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Churchill Downs Adds Quarantine Facility

March 08, 2007

Foreign horsemen who wish to ship their Thoroughbreds to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and other races at Churchill Downs will benefit from an on-track quarantine and isolation facility now located on the grounds.

When th... Read More

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Barbaro Author to Blog Triple Crown on Bloodhorse.com

March 07, 2007

Critically acclaimed author and former champion steeplechase jockey Sean Clancy brings a new and engaging aspect to Bloodhorse.com's Triple Crown Mania coverage when he begins his new blog Read More

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Racetrack Ambulance Protocol Examined After Breeders' Cup Injuries

March 07, 2007

The sight of Fleet Indian standing in discomfort at the top of the Churchill Downs stretch while waiting for an equine ambulance during the running of the Nov. 4 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff is something owner Paul Saylor will never... Read More

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Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games Unveils New Logo

March 07, 2007

The World Games 2010 Foundation has unveiled the new merchandising and marketing logo for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, which is coming to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2010. The announcement was made today (March 7) at the Downtown Arts... Read More

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Report: HBO Planning Barbaro Documentary

March 06, 2007

HBO Sports, in an effort to increase its stature within and outside the company, is planning to announce soon the production of a documentary about Barbaro, the deceased winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

According to Broadcasting... Read More

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Questions Arise at Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation as Board Members Leave

March 06, 2007

Several members have recently left the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s board of directors, exits that parallel allegations that leadership dissension and financial struggles are plaguing the non-profit organization.

It is believed a... Read More

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Derby Winner Real Quiet Recovering from Abscesses

March 06, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet. The 12-year-old son of Quiet American was taken there Feb. 19 after showing signs of... Read More

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Additional Barbaro Breyer Models to Benefit Laminitis Fund

March 05, 2007

Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year.

“We have received so many calls, emails and letters from... Read More

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Delaware Park Honors Barbaro With Stakes Race

March 05, 2007

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner who died earlier this year, will be honored with a stakes race in his name at Delaware Park.

Delaware Park's Chief Operating Officer Bill Fasy announced Thursday that the track has officially... Read More

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Horse Breaks Into House in Louisiana Subdivision

March 03, 2007

A man was sound asleep in bed, his wife in the bathroom, when a horse came crashing through their home in Zachary, La. The 1,500-pound horse made tornado-like circles inside and left behind a huge mess.

The house is in Audubon Court, a... Read More

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HRTV to Re-Air John Henry Special

March 02, 2007

HorseRacing TV will re-air its original presentation of  "John Henry: Standing Tall at 30" tonight (March 2) at 8 p.m. ET.

The re-airing of the one-hour documentary, which originally debuted in 2005, will coincide with the champion... Read More

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National Finals Rodeo: Rodeo Does Vegas

March 01, 2007

Equestrian sports are the only events in the Olympics where male and female athletes compete against each other equally, whether humans or horses. Men and women, geldings, stallions, and mares are all equals. Rodeo is the only sport where humans an... Read More

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AAEP Convention 2006: Lameness

March 01, 2007

Oral Joint Supplements: Do They Work?

In 2005, nutraceutical... Read More

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Muscle Disorders (AAEP 2006)

March 01, 2007

Careful inspection of a horse's muscle mass and symmetry and hands-on palpation educates the examiner about the horse's muscle tone and comfort level. The examiner also evaluates the horse in motion and conducts a full lameness exam.... Read More