Thoroughbred Racing

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Barbaro's Stall Remains Empty on Ky. Farm

February 01, 2007

Greg Burchell doesn't know if it'll be days or weeks. For now, he just can't bear leading any of the 26 horses on his farm into a certain stall inside barn No. 4.

The stall is different from the others because a diamond-shaped opening allow... Read More

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Barbaro Memorial Fund to Benefit Laminitis Research

February 01, 2007

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced today (Feb. 1) that it will lead a national fundraising program, the NTRA Charities Barbaro Memorial Fund, to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research in the name of... Read More

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Jackson on 'Larry King Show': Barbaro's Final Resting Place Still Undecided

January 31, 2007

During a Jan. 30 appearance on "Larry King Live," owner Roy Jackson said a decision has not been reached concerning Barbaro's burial.

"We just wanted to give some thought as to where the most appropriate place would be," he said. "We... Read More

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Barbaro's Legacy: Veterinary Learning, Public Education, Research Funding

January 31, 2007

"There have been an awful lot of positives," co-owner Roy Jackson said at a news conference Monday (Jan. 29), just hours after Barbaro was euthanatized after a series of ailments, including laminitis in three feet.

"Veterinary medicine... Read More

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Book Excerpt: King of the Derby

January 31, 2007

Editor's Note: This is an excerpt from Barbaro: The Horse Who Captured America's Heart by Sean Clancy. This book is available for pre-order from Read More

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Thank You, Barbaro

January 30, 2007

A world apart from New Bolton Center in Pennsylvania sits a group of equine practitioners for a continuing education meeting in Baja, Mexico. Even here, several time zones and hundreds of miles away, Barbaro has been on everyone's minds. Then... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro's Death 'Still Hard to Deal With'

January 30, 2007

For the last eight months, one of Dean Richardson's first stops on his morning rounds was Barbaro's ICU stall.

Richardson looked into the colt's bright eyes, made sure he was comfortable and formed an emotional bond with the Kentucky... Read More

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Veterinary Team Exhumes Horse that Died on Bollywood Film Set

January 30, 2007

A team of veterinarians exhumed the body of a horse that died on the set of the Bollywood (term for the Indian film industry, based in Bombay) film "Drona," The... Read More

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Barbaro's Maryland Connections Take Loss Personally

January 30, 2007

Barbaro prepared for the biggest races of his career at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., munching on buttercups and frolicking in plush fields under the watchful eye of trainer Michael Matz.

So when news of his death Monday... Read More

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Scholarship Started in Barbaro's Name

January 30, 2007

A Florida track is honoring Barbaro by establishing a scholarship in his name.

Officials say the award will be worth at least $20,000 and will go to high school students planning to study veterinary medicine at the University of Florida.... Read More

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Churchill Downs Would Like to be Barbaro's Final Resting Place

January 30, 2007

Officials of the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs say they'd be honored if Barbaro were buried in a garden along with four other Derby winners.

The horse's final resting place could be just a few hundred yards from the scene of... Read More

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Derby Winner Barbaro Euthanatized: "Difficult For Him to go on Without Pain"

January 29, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanatized Monday (Jan. 29) after complications from his injury at the Preakness last May.

"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain,... Read More

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Jockeys, Horses Injured in Pileup at Golden Gate Fields

January 29, 2007

(from Golden Gate Fields report)
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, all-time leading rider by victories, sustained a cracked rib when he went down at Golden Gate Fields a race prior to the California Derby.
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Barbaro: Richardson Provides More Information on Recent Procedures

January 29, 2007

Barbaro's fight for survival might have reached a critical point. The Kentucky Derby winner suffered a significant setback over the weekend, and surgery was required to insert two steel pins in a bone--one of three shattered eight months ago in... Read More

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Richardson: Last Night "Not a Great Night" for Barbaro

January 29, 2007

The doctor who's treating Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro says last night was "not a great night" for the horse.

Barbaro is once again fighting for survival, and the doctor is warning that another setback could bring a decision to... Read More

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Remembering Barbaro

January 29, 2007

On the morning of Jan. 29, Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center, made the somber announcement most everyone had been prepared to hear more than... Read More

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Barbaro Timeline: Significant Developments in Barbaro's Life

January 29, 2007

A chronology of Barbaro's life, from winning the Kentucky Derby through his Jan. 29 death.
   
May 6 - Wins Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths for sixth straight win.
    
May 20 - Injured at start... Read More

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Industry Reaction to Barbaro's Death

January 29, 2007

Robert L. Evans, Churchill Downs Incorporated president and chief executive officer:
"Churchill Downs Incorporated and the entire Kentucky Derby family are deeply saddened by the passing of Barbaro. Our hearts and prayers are... Read More

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Richardson: Barbaro Euthanasia Peaceful and at the Right Time

January 29, 2007

It was, by all accounts, a peaceful ending to what had sometimes been an epic struggle to keep the horse that America held on to as its own comfortable, happy, and on track to a normal, if not celebrity, equine life.

Dean Richardson,... Read More

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Barbaro: Deep Abscess in Right Hind Potentially as Serious as Laminits

January 28, 2007

On Saturday, Jan. 27, Barbaro was taken back to surgery because New Bolton Center veterinarians could not keep him comfortable on his right hind foot. That foot developed a deep subsolar abscess secondary to bruising when he went through a perio... Read More

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Procedure Performed on Barbaro's Injured Right Hind Leg

January 28, 2007

Barbaro had a custom-made cast removed and underwent a procedure on his right hind leg Saturday (Jan. 27), the same leg the Kentucky Derby winner shattered eight months ago in the Preakness.

The incident is the first time in weeks the le... Read More

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Polytrack Reviewed After 18 Ambulance Runs at Turfway Park

January 27, 2007

Recent temperature drops have given officials at a northern Kentucky racetrack the opportunity to review how well Polytrack surface material handles cold weather, according to a Jan. 26 report in the Lexington... Read More

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Officials: Offseason Events at Churchill Up Racing Appeal

January 25, 2007

Though months away, excitement already was building for the upcoming big event as the offseason crowd took in the attractions at Churchill Downs--home of the Kentucky Derby.

There was no live horse racing, but there were fancy gowns,... Read More

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Barbaro: Left Cast Changed, Right Cast Replaced by Brace

January 25, 2007

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is doing well after a planned procedure yesterday. "Barbaro was placed under anesthesia yesterday to have his left hind foot cast replaced," said Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "We also... Read More

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1970 Kentucky Derby Trophy on eBay

January 24, 2007

An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby trophy is currently being offered on eBay. Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site.... Read More