Thoroughbred Racing

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Barbaro to Start from Post 6 as Even-Money Choice

May 18, 2006

Lael Stables' Barbaro, undefeated winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will break from post position 6 and was installed as the even-money morning line favorite in Saturday's $1-million Preakness Stakes (gr.... Read More

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Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery

May 16, 2006

Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.... Read More

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May 21-27 is Hurricane Awareness Week

May 15, 2006

History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster.... Read More

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Freedom Health Sponsors the First Annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party

May 15, 2006

Join hosts Chris Lincoln and Randy Moss of ESPN on June 17 for the first annual Thoroughbred Fraternity Party, presented by SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program. The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville,... Read More

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Lawyer Ron to Miss Preakness; To Have Chip Removed

May 11, 2006

Lawyer Ron is scheduled to have a small chip removed from his right, hind ankle May 12 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The surgery, to be performed by Larry Bramlage, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, will force the son of Langfuhr to... Read More

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Barbaro Back at Fair Hill; Preakness Field is Work in Progress

May 10, 2006

(Edited press release)

Barbaro, winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived safely at his home at the Fair Hill Training Facility in Northeast Maryland after vanning from Churchill Downs. The... Read More

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Preakness Celebration Announces 2006 Events

May 09, 2006

Maryland Preakness Celebration, Inc. announced the calendar of events for Preakness Week 2006 last week at a press event at the World Famous Lexington Market, which was attended by Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Maryland Preakness Celebration,... Read More

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KEEP Informational Meeting in the Central Kentucky Area

May 09, 2006

A public meeting is scheduled for tonight, May 9, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington to explain the Kentucky Equine Education Project's (KEEP) mission and goals for 2006 and beyond, as well as ask for important input from the local horse... Read More

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132nd Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2006

For complete coverage of the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby, The Run for the Roses, go to Read More

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Former Derby Contender Finds a Home

May 05, 2006

Four years after being considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Tracemark, a 7-year-old gelding, is embarking on a life of retirement on a California farm.

Not much newsworthy about that, even during Kentucky Derby season. But... Read More

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Thoroughbred Champion Personal Ensign Back in Spotlight

May 04, 2006

In 1988, Personal Ensign became the first American horse in more than 80 years to retire as an undefeated champion. Today she is back in the spotlight, appearing in a TV public service announcement (PSA) to promote public understanding, respect,... Read More

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Ferdinand Derby Anniversary Impetus for Slaughter-Ban Push

May 04, 2006

Supporters of legislation that would ban the transport of horses to slaughter for human consumption are hopeful the measure will pass Congress this year, a co-sponsor of the bill said May 3. Meanwhile, members of the Kentuck... Read More

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Keeneland Horse Doesn't Have Strangles

May 02, 2006

A Thoroughbred racehorse at Keeneland began showing slight signs of filling in the submandibular region (under the jaw) late last week, and on Saturday (April 29) the horse was moved to a private clinic for diagnosis. The fear was that the horse... Read More

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Living With Your Contractor

May 01, 2006

The scenario is everyone's worst nightmare: Two men speaking a version of English you can't understand roll in on the wrong day at the wrong time in a muddy, beat-up truck with an ancient backhoe leaking hydraulic fluid on ... Read More

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Bloodhorse.com "Morning Line" Takes You Behind the Scenes at the Kentucky Derby

April 28, 2006

Beginning Monday, May 1, and running daily through Derby Day, Saturday, May 6, bloodhorse.com introduces Morning Line, a new feature designed to bring the horses, people, and places of... Read More

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USDF Educational Center Finds New Home at Kentucky Horse Park

April 26, 2006

Nearly 200 equine sport notables and enthusiasts, and state government dignitaries braved a rainy afternoon Friday (April 21) to join United States Dressage Federation (USDF) officials and staff in a ribbon cutting opening of the National... Read More

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ReRun Features Famous Athletes' Moneigh Paintings on eBay

April 25, 2006

ReRun Inc., the nonprofit adoption organization, announced Monday (April 24) that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby winners and other notable racehorses are available on eBay beginning this... Read More

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NRHA Affiliates Commit to International Affiliate Program

April 24, 2006

Recently approved for participation in the International Affiliate Program by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors were five Affiliates requesting the distinction.  The Austrian Reining Horse Association, Dutch... Read More

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Search Continues for What Caused Derby Contender's Fate

April 24, 2006

Edited Churchill Downs press release

While veterinarians at a Central Kentucky equine hospital continue their search for the disease that felled Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender With a City, his owner and trainer said... Read More

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Jockey Injured After Colt Wins Forerunner

April 21, 2006

Two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey John Velazquez remained hospitalized Thursday evening (April 20) following a nasty spill in Keeneland's feature race, the Forerunner Stakes. The incident occurred when Velazquez's mount, Up an Octave, broke... Read More

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"Saddle Up a Saddlebred" Search Now Online

April 21, 2006

Saddlebred.com has a new and valuable feature titled, "Saddle Up a Saddlebred," which allows anyone interested in seeing, riding, or learning more about Saddlebreds to enter their zip code... Read More

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University of Minnesota Launches Equine Dental Education Program

April 20, 2006

Citing the importance of good dental care to the health of horses, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine today (April 20) announced the Minnesota Equine Dental Symposia (MEDS), a series of continuing education programs for... Read More

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Keeneland Going With Polytrack; Other Track Renovations Planned

April 20, 2006

The Keeneland Association board of directors gave its approval to install a synthetic surface known as Polytrack on the main racetrack during an April 19 meeting. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and the Central Kentucky track will be... Read More

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Derby Party Will Benefit LSU Equine Isolation Unit

April 19, 2006

The Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and its Equine Health Studies Program (EHSP) invite all horse racing enthusiasts and merrymakers to its seventh annual Kentucky Derby Party presented by Louisiana law firm Taylor,... Read More

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KEEP Scholarship Program Launched

April 19, 2006

The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) Board of Directors has announced an annual $1,000 scholarship program for five undergraduate students working toward a career in the equine industry who are also attending colleges or universities in... Read More