Thoroughbred Racing

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Afleet Alex Misses Breeders' Cup

December 22, 2005

Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan, DVM, said in mid-October that Thoroughbred Afleet Alex's injured leg, a hairline cannon bone fracture, is still healing and he would not run in the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic. In a joint... Read More

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Donate a Tree to the Kentucky Horse Park

December 20, 2005

For those who would like to combine their love of trees and horses, the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation has an excellent suggestion: Donate trees to the Kentucky Horse Park and receive a year-end tax donation!

The foundation is seeking... Read More

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Afleet Alex to Stand at Gainesway for $40,000

December 14, 2005

Cash is King Stable, Jess Jackson, and Gainesway Farm have announced that dual classic winner Afleet Alex will enter stud for $40,000 at Gainesway near Lexington. "Having Afleet Alex stand at Gainesway is one of the most exciting moments in our... Read More

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AAEP Calls for Ban on Anabolic Steroids in Sale Horse Medication Guidelines

December 14, 2005

The American Association of Equine Practitioners' Task Force on Medication Issues at Public Auction has released its recommendations for medication usage in horses presented for sale at public auctions. They include the banning of anabolic... Read More

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Keeneland Annual Giving Exceeds $1 Million for 2005

December 13, 2005

In 2005, Keeneland has given more than $1 million for charitable giving, research and community support officials announced today (Dec. 13) at its annual holiday luncheon. More than 90 charitable organizations were recipients this year. Through... Read More

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TCA/TOBA Auction Raises $1.9 Million

December 13, 2005

The 16th annual charity stallion season and art auction conducted by Thoroughbred Charities of America and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association on Dec. 3 at CandyLand Farm in Delaware and audiocast to Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington,... Read More

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New Contracts Hurt BLM Sales

November 23, 2005

More than 400 wild horses are looking for new homes after buyers baulked at the new Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contracts that imposed criminal penalties for selling animals to slaughter, according to an article in the Las Vegas... Read More

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Inheritance of RER in Thoroughbreds

November 21, 2005

Recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis (RER) causes affected Thoroughbreds to suffer recurring episodes of muscle cramping, stiffness, excessive sweating, and a reluctance to move after exercise. With no cure available, information on how RER might... Read More

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MSU Researchers Set to Count Michigan Horse Population

November 11, 2005

How many horses are there in Michigan? The answer to this question is just a survey away, thanks to researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and funding from the Animal Industry Initiative, Michigan's animal agriculture research, teaching... Read More

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Picking Up the Pieces at Ellis

November 10, 2005

No call at 2 a.m. is good. Rodney Leibring, DVM, received one of those calls on Nov. 6. Leibring, a Thoroughbred racetrack practitioner, was asked by the male caller if he was at Ellis Park yet. Leibring, confused because he wasn't expected ther... Read More

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Ellis Park Racetrack Clean-Up Focuses on Clubhouse

November 10, 2005

Clean-up efforts were underway at Ellis Park yesterday (Nov. 9) to reopen the storm-battered track for simulcasting operations tentatively on Nov. 16.

Structural engineers from Louisville construction firm Luckett & Farley certified... Read More

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Afleet Alex Out for Year; Gets Vote as Top "Sportsman"

November 09, 2005

Cash is King Stable's Afleet Alex, tabbed by the senior writer at Sports Illustrated to be the magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" for 2005, won't race again until next year, trainer Tim Ritchey announced Nov. 5.

Afleet Alex,... Read More

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Keeneland Foundation Raises $1.03 million for Hurricane Relief

October 27, 2005

As of Oct. 26, the Keeneland Foundation, in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA), Thoroughbred Charities of America, Starquine, and the Casner Family Foundation, raised more than $1.03 million for Hurricane... Read More

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Calder Race Course Sustains Damage from Hurricane Wilma

October 25, 2005

Calder Race Course sustained damage Monday to its clubhouse facility and parts of its stable area as a result of Hurricane Wilma, which stormed across South Florida Oct. 24. The Miami area racetrack lost power during the storm and has cancelled... Read More

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Hurricane Wilma Leads to Calder Cancellation

October 23, 2005

With South Florida under a hurricane warning, Calder Racecourse cancelled live racing and simulcasting Monday (Oct. 24) as the state's southwest coast awaited the arrival of Hurricane Wilma.

Track president Ken Dunn also announced that... Read More

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AAEP On Call Veterinarians to Assist Breeders' Cup Telecast

October 20, 2005

Equine veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' (AAEP) On Call program will assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships at Belmont Park.... Read More

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Preparing for Wilma: Intrastate Requirements for Animals Lifted in Florida

October 20, 2005

Florida agriculture officials have temporarily suspended intrastate requirements for those animals fleeing areas that could be hit by Hurricane Wilma.

Also, "Georgia and Alabama have waived the interstate requirements for those animals... Read More

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Suit Filed Over Death of Thoroughbred Racehorses

October 18, 2005

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the owners of millionaire sprinter Saratoga County, stakes winner Egg Head, and two other horses against a pharmacy that allegedly supplied a compounded drug treatment that led to the deaths of three of the... Read More

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Researchers Examine Racehorses' DNA

October 18, 2005

Researchers from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in Hatfield and Cambridge University in England, plan to extract DNA from the bones of three of history's greatest Thoroughbred racehorses--Eclipse, Hermit, and St. Simon. Details of the... Read More

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Afleet Alex to Miss Breeders' Cup

October 17, 2005

Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan, DVM, have said Afleet Alex's injured leg is still in the healing process and he will not be ready for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

In a joint statement... Read More

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New Turfway Surface Well Received, But Test Comes This Winter

October 17, 2005

The Polytrack experiment at Turfway Park was deemed a success--especially for safety reasons--at the conclusion of the 22-day summer/fall meet, though the Northern Kentucky racetrack expects to get a more accurate picture of the synthetic surfac... Read More

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Filly's Sale will Benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America

October 12, 2005

Ashado, the 2004 Breeders' Cup Distaff and Kentucky Oaks winner and that year's champion 3-year-old Thoroughbred filly, will be offered for sale during the 2005 Keeneland November Mixed Sale by Taylor Made Sales Agency with a special gift back t... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Gala To Benefit Hurricane Victims

October 04, 2005

Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 2005 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration will be held on the evening of Friday, Oct. 28, at historic Roseland Ballroom in New York, with... Read More

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Keeneland Celebrates Dreamer

October 04, 2005

For the second time in two years, Keeneland's stunning landscape and picturesque setting provided the backdrop for a Hollywood movie. To celebrate the opening of Dreamer, the most recent movie filmed at the historic racecourse, Keeneland will... Read More

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"Dreamer" Features Racehorse with Fracture

October 01, 2005

John Gatins, the writer/director of the upcoming movie "Dreamer," used the story of Thoroughbred racehorse Mariah's Storm as the movie's inspiration. In "Dreamer," a Thoroughbred filly named Soñador breaks her leg. The movie tells the story of... Read More