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Barbaro Photo Gallery Posted

December 26, 2006

Bloodhorse.com, sister site to TheHorse.com, has established a photo gallery of Barbaro: "A tribute to the heroic Kentucky Derby winner who won the... Read More

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Merry Christmas, Barbaro

December 25, 2006

It's been a Barbaro Christmas at the New Bolton Medical Center. America's favorite horse, who this year was given the greatest gift of all, has been inundated with Christmas presents and cards from his ever-growing legion of fans and admirers... Read More

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Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

December 23, 2006

Florida Herpesvirus Outbreak Leads to Restrictions at Calder Race Course

An outbreak of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) in Wellington, Fla., has led to restrictions on horse movement at Calder Race Course. Horses in two barns have been separated... Read More

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Barbaro Near Release From Hospitalization

December 23, 2006

They've written Christmas carols for him.

They've sent him "trees" made of baby organic carrots and green apples.

Someone even gave him a Christmas stocking.

The devoted fans of Barbaro see the colt's recovery as a wonder... Read More

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Barbaro Examined by Equine Podiatrist

December 21, 2006

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, was examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, head of the equine podiatry service at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., who did some minor work on Barbaro's left hind foot.

"Barbaro is... Read More

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Barbaro Stakes Race to Debut at Pimlico May 2007

December 21, 2006

The Maryland Jockey Club has changed the name of the Sir Barton Stakes to the Barbaro Stakes. The 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds is one of eight added money races on the Preakness undercard.

Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, is... Read More

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Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

December 21, 2006

Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds in Lexington for the January horses of all ages auction.... Read More

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Barbaro Update: Jacksons Undecided on New Home

December 21, 2006

Co-owner Roy Jackson said it still has not been determined where Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will go once he leaves the New Bolton Center, but that the colt's ability to get regular exercise will be a priority.

Jackson, who with his wife... Read More

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Calder Closes Stable Area to New Horses; Takes Other EHV-1 Precautions

December 20, 2006

Edited press release

Calder Race Course track veterinarian Mary Scollay, DVM, announced Dec. 19 that precautionary measures are being taken regarding equine herpesvirus, a contagious disease spread among horses with flu-like... Read More

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USDA Re-Publishes Proposed Rules for Permanent Private Quarantine Facilities

December 19, 2006

The USDA re-published an updated proposal on December 13, 2006, that would permit the establishment and operation of permanent, privately-owned quarantine facilities under certain conditions.

The horse industry is an international... Read More

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Hoof Specialist to Visit Barbaro

December 19, 2006

Barbaro is scheduled to have his left hind foot examined Dec. 19 by Scott Morrison, DVM, an equine podiatrist from Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington, Ky., according to a spokeswoman for the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton... Read More

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Calder Forum on Equine Health Set Dec. 20

December 18, 2006

Calder Race Course in conjunction with Fort Dodge Animal Health will offer a one-hour forum Dec. 20 on health maintenance practices and infection control in horses.

Horsemen are invited and the 10 a.m. forum is open to the public as well. I... Read More

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Polytrack Cleared in Problems at British Track

December 18, 2006

Investigations by racing authorities and officials at Wolverhampton Raceocurse in Britain have determined that the Polytrack artificial surface in use at the track is not responsible for five equine fatalities and a series of recent... Read More

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AHA Distance Award Goes to 23-Year-Old Horse

December 17, 2006

The 2006 winner of the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) Distance Horse of the Year Award is presented to 23-year-old Half-Arabian Aron Moon+//, owned by Mike Tracy of Hollister, Calif. Aron Moon was chosen for his outstanding accomplishments.... Read More

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Missouri Horse Farm to Become Public Park

December 16, 2006

Workers are busy turning land in Springfield, Mo., that once housed a private horse farm into a public park that will feature horses, while also trying to teach environmental lessons to visitors.

The Springfield Parks and Recreation... Read More

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Thoroughbred Charities of America Breaks Charity Auction Record

December 15, 2006

The 17th Annual Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) Stallion Season and Art Auction, which began with a season telephone auction and concluded with a live auction at the Keeneland Entertainment Center on Dec. 1, was a record-breaking... Read More

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Keeneland: More Than $1 Million Donated in 2006

December 15, 2006

At its annual holiday luncheon yesterday (Dec. 14), Keeneland announced it has given more than $1 million in contributions to more than 80 charitable organizations in 2006. With this year's contributions, Keeneland's charitable giving... Read More

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Breyer Presents Barbaro Fund Check, Vets Give Update

December 14, 2006

While Barbaro was spending his 207th day in his stall in the intensive care unit of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine's George D. Widener Hospital at New Bolton Medical Center on Dec. 13, his replica was being exhibite... Read More

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Coastal Commission Approves Del Mar Polytrack

December 13, 2006

The California Coastal Commission gave unanimous approval to plans by Del Mar to replace its dirt surface with synthetic Polytrack, track officials said.

The commission voted Dec. 12 on the Del Mar agricultural district plan, which was... Read More

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Breyer Donating Portion of Barbaro Figure Proceeds to New Bolton Fund

December 13, 2006

When 2006 Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro began his recovery after his career-ending injury in the 2006 Preakness Stakes, the nation began a vigil unlike that held for any athlete, much less a four-legged one. And although his race for... Read More

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Barbaro Gaining Weight, Strengthening

December 12, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is continuing to strengthen on his right hind leg since the cast was removed Nov. 6, according to his medical team. "Barbaro will need a special shoe on his right hind foot that will provide extra support for at... Read More

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British Jockey's Association Calling for Injury Investigation

December 12, 2006

A British Jockey's Association safety officer is requesting an inquiry into the track conditions at Wolverhampton following five fatal injuries to horses there in recent weeks, Read More

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NAHMS Survey Reports Equine Birth Rates and Early Health

December 11, 2006

Horse farms across regions of the United States vary greatly in their size, management, and purpose, but a government study has drawn some similarities. The likelihood that an equine operation had at least one foal born within the last 12 months... Read More

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AHC Offering Tax Handbook for Horse Owners

December 09, 2006

This year, give your favorite horse owner the gift of a stress-free tax season with the American Horse Council's 2006 Tax Handbook. This 1,000-page guide for horse owners and breeders explains the Internal Revenue Code as it pertains to... Read More

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Horses Injured in Barn Collapse Healing

December 09, 2006

The injuries were too much for the pregnant mare, but 20 other horses that were in a southwest Missouri barn that collapsed under the weight of ice and snow are coming along, their owner and a veterinarian said.

Robin Ramirez has been... Read More