Dollar Bill, this year's hard-luck horse, will run in the Preakness Stakes if he works well at Churchill Downs Sunday or Monday, trainer Dallas Stewart said Friday. The son of Peaks and Valleys, who has gained fame this spring by having his own website, will ship to Baltimore on Wednesday. Pat Day again will ride.
Hunter Valley Thoroughbred breeders are increasingly concerned regarding a continuing ban on Thoroughbred imports from Europe imposed by the Australian quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS) as a result of the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Europe.
A sequence of events surrounding the equine health crisis in Kentucky
TVG announced that it will broadcast the entire card from Pimlico including the Black-Eyed Susan Friday, May18, as well as several of the undercard stakes on Preakness Day Saturday.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) has announced that legendary '70s band Blood, Sweat & Tears will perform at the organization's 2001 National Awards Dinner September 7 at Adena Springs Farm outside Midway, Ky.
Dogwood Stable's Distilled, winner of the Illinois Derby, will not run in the 126th Preakness Stakes after suffering a small tear in the suspensory ligament in his left front ankle while galloping at Belmont Park Friday morning. In other news, Monarchos' stablemate Hero's Tribute, who was pointing for the Sir Barton Stakes on the Preakness undercard, popped a quarter crack during a jog at Pimlico this morning, and will now wait for the Peter Pan Stakes.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has named the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) a horseracing affiliate of its nonprofit branch, NTRA Charities. The TRF provides aftercare and adoptive services for retired racehorses in several states, and is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the U.S.
Two-time English champion sprinter Elnadim will shuttle to Westbury Stud near Auckland, New Zealand, for the Southern Hemisphere season.
Following is the text of the presentation by Dr. Tom Riddle, of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., at Thursday's Late Term Abortions and Early Fetal Loss Syndrome information session at Keeneland. Riddle was the first veterinarian to focus on the early fetal loss problem
A guide to some of the technical or scientific terms being used to describe the current foal/fetal loss syndrome
TVG has announced that it will televise the $1.65 million Singapore Airlines International Cup from Kranji Racecourse beginning at 11 a.m. eastern standard time Saturday, May 12. The race will be shown on a tape-delayed basis, and there will be no TVG account wagering on the contest.
Jockey Gary Stevens, readying for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) aboard Point Given, said he thought the unusually hard Churchill Downs racing surface hurt the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite more than some of the lighter horses in the race.
If it isn't broke, why fix it? Trainer John Ward indicated that Monarchos, who won the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) off a light work tab, would likely repeat that winning formula in the week leading up to the second jewel of the Triple Crow, the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).
The old-timers say Kentucky is horse country because of its soil. What's now growing on that soil could be the cause of a rash of late-term losses in foals, early embryonic death, pericarditis (fluid surrounding the heart), reduced growth rates in young horses, and other problems that might not yet have been recognized.
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