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TOBA to Reconvene Sales Integrity Task Force

February 19, 2007

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which facilitated the Sales Integrity Task Force in 2004, has agreed to reconvene the task force to address Kentucky House Bill 388 and other issues relating to the sale of horses in the... Read More

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Transfixation Pin Cast Recovery: Timelines Set

February 17, 2007

Researchers at Colorado State University (CSU) set time guidelines for the use of transfixation pin casts for horses with comminuted phalangeal fractures. They found that horses with fractures maintained in this type of cast for 40-80 days had increa... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park Planning New Facilities for WEG

February 17, 2007

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Equine Affaire Returns to Ohio in April

February 17, 2007

Equine Affaire returns to the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus this April with a powerhouse line-up of clinicians and presentations. The event will include with four full days of clinics, demonstrations, and seminars, with no repetition in the... Read More

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Horse Park Planning Birthday Party for John Henry

February 16, 2007

John Henry's admirers will be gathering at 1 p.m. March 9 to wish the five-time Eclipse Award winner a happy 32nd birthday at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington.

Photo ops, birthday cake, and reminiscing about the cherished racehorse,... Read More

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Transcript of Talkin' Horses with Author of Barbaro Book

February 16, 2007

Sean Clancy, author of the upcoming Eclipse Press release Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart, is a critically acclaimed... Read More

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Beijing Olympic Organizers Meet with FEI Board

February 15, 2007

The President and the executive board members of the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) commended the efforts and progress made by the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of 29th Olympiad (BOCOG) and the Equestrian Committee in... Read More

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Blood-Horse to Publish Barbaro Commemorative Issue

February 13, 2007

Blood-Horse Publications has announced it will publish a special edition commemorating the life of Barbaro, the classic winner who died Jan. 29.

The "Barbaro Commemorative Collector’s Edition", devoted to the career of the Kentucky Derby... Read More

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No Charges Following N.H. Horse Impoundment

February 13, 2007

No charges will be filed following the seizure of five horses from a Rye, N.H., farm. The horses' owner has been diagnosed with dementia and moved to a long-term care facility, Read More

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U.K. Racing Authorities Investigating Horse Death

February 13, 2007

The U.K.'s Horseracing Regulatory Authority (HRA) is investigating the death of steeplechaser Venn Ottery, who was euthanatized after fracturing his pelvis while running at Newbury on Saturday (Feb. 10), Read More

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Author of Barbaro Book to be Guest on Talkin' Horses

February 13, 2007

Join Sean Clancy, author of the upcoming Eclipse Press release Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart, for Thursday's edition o... Read More

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Barbaro's Owners Pledge Support for UPenn Equine Disease Research

February 13, 2007

A $3-million gift from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Barbaro, will endow a chair in the name of Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

In acknowledging the... Read More

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Drug Contaminants, 'Zero Tolerance' Policy on Collision Course

February 12, 2007

A Louisiana research project that shows racehorses can come into contact with drug residue just about anywhere on the backstretch has some horsemen calling for an end to "zero tolerance" drug-testing policies and creation of a national panel to... Read More

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Temperature Believed to Have Impact on Polytrack

February 12, 2007

As officials and horsemen at Turfway Park work daily to find an optimum Polytrack surface for winter racing, there is growing sentiment the synthetic material is affected by temperature or swings in temperature.

Recently, horsemen have... Read More

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Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart (Excerpt)

February 10, 2007

This was no longer the stressed-out horse last seen standing a few yards past the finish line at Pimlico, wired by adrenalin and pain. No, this was more like the Barbaro the world had come to expect, the one presiding over his barn at Fair Hill... Read More

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Immigration Bill Brings Call for Political Action

February 09, 2007

Horsemen have indicated they plan to step up efforts to educate legislators about their concerns regarding immigration policy in the United States given the horseracing industry's heavy reliance on foreign workers, particularly those of Hispanic... Read More

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Pennsylvania Senate Honors Barbaro and His Connections

February 09, 2007

The connections of Barbaro, the deceased winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby, were honored Feb. 5 in a resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania state Senate.

The resolution, introduced by four senators, recapitulated the horse’s career an... Read More

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Kentucky Governor Supporting Funding for Horse Park Projects

February 08, 2007

Governor Ernie Fletcher announced his support for the funding of three major improvements at the Kentucky Horse Park: a new outdoor stadium, an expansion of the new covered equine arena and comprehensive improvements of the park's 30-year-old... Read More

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Kentucky Equine Humane Center Seeking Farm Equipment and Supplies

February 08, 2007

Horses of all breeds in Kentucky who are currently in life-threatening situations will be given a second chance at Kentucky Equine Humane Center (KEHC). Assistance from the public will be crucial in helping get the center ready to... Read More

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Barbaro's Memory Spurs Retirement Program Donations

February 07, 2007

Soon after the death of Barbaro Jan. 29, horse racing enthusiasts and fans of the colt began contacting equine retirement organizations and making donations in his memory.

"We've received at least a dozen donations from Minnesota, Wisconsin... Read More

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Stallion Manager Sandy Hatfield to Be Guest on "Talkin' Horses"

February 07, 2007

Join Sandy Hatfield, stallion manager at Three Chimneys Farm, for Thursday's edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses."

Hatfield has overseen an all-star roster of Thoroughbred racehorses and will be the guest live online at Read More

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Farnam Offering New Scholarship for Pony Club Members

February 07, 2007

Farnam is sponsoring a new scholarship for U.S. Pony Club (USPC) members as a reward for excellence in academic pursuits and outstanding achievements in Pony Clubs.

The Farnam Equine Pharmaceuticals Scholarship will be awarded to an... Read More

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Arlington Park to Install Polytrack for $10 Million

February 06, 2007

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Arlington Park has selected Polytrack as the new synthetic racing surface that will replace its organic dirt track for the 2007 meet that begins May 4. The project will cost an estimated $10 million.... Read More

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Horse Owners Contributing Prize Money to Hong Kong Olympic Fund

February 05, 2007

Racehorse owners in Hong Kong will now contribute part of their prize money to support cultural, educational, promotional, and community involvement programs related to the 2008 Olympic equestrian events, with the setting up of the 2008... Read More

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Barbaro: Unhappy Ending

February 05, 2007

Fairy tales are not supposed to have unhappy endings. Barbaro was to leave New Bolton Medical Center, walking soundly with his head held high, and live happily ever after. But Thoroughbreds, despite the fairy tales they inspire, live in a... Read More