Horse owners should not become too lax even though researchers say the insult that caused the foal losses and other health problems this spring in Kentucky and other states probably is past. There still are lingering problems in the aftermath of the initial injury.
Robert E. Meyerhoff's Include, winner of the May 12 Pimlico Special (gr. I), has been installed the 7-5 morning-line favorite after drawing post two for 62nd running of the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Suffolk Downs.
Led by a Sea Hero mare in foal to End Sweep, the Australian Broodmare Sale conducted by the William Inglis & Company ended Monday with a 17% increase in average price.
Now that live racing and simulcasting has ended permanently at Garden State Park, Pennwood Racing, which owns nearly 10 acres of land at the site, must wait for off-track betting legislation to pass in New Jersey, and gain regulatory approval from Cherry Hill Township, before it begins construction on a planned off-track wagering parlor.
Equine industry officials met with United States Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman Wednesday in Washington, D.C., to discuss, among other issues, mare reproductive loss syndrome and its impact on breeders and owners.
Jockey David Harrison was taken to intensive care after his mount My Chief took a heavy fall at Hong Kong's Sha Tin racecourse May 30 according to The Racing Post.
The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture posted the following information on its web site at http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/VetScience/mrls/brief529.htm :
Three of the top older horses in the country headline the 62nd running of the grade II, $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap Saturday at Suffolk Downs.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved plans for Indianapolis Downs, which would become the state's second pari-mutuel racetrack. It did so despite continued objections by Hoosier Park and its majority owner, Churchill Downs Inc. Hoosier Park officials have said the central Indiana market cannot support two racetracks.
Normally, the sounds of thunder cascading down the stretch of the two New England major thoroughbred tracks -- Suffolk Downs and Rockingham Park emanate from horses. Now, the thunderclaps are coming from New England horsemen, who say they need a bigger share of the simulcasting pie to survive.
While cost isn't always the most important consideration when it comes to a crisis, over time, the costs can add up.
Despite chilly, overcast weather on Saturday, opening day of Monmouth Park's 72-day season, the Oceanport, N.J., racetrack drew a total of 52,349 patrons for its three-day Memorial Day weekend.
By Robert D. Fierro -- Jerry Brody told you what he thought and didn't mind being quoted that way. Tall, stately, with a perennially skeptical smile, he'd wander and work the sales like he worked his restaurants, mixing and mingling at tracks across the world, catering and pandering to no one except his beloved Marlene, who adored him in return.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- The recent agreement between the TV Games Network and Youbet.com looks like a win-win-win-win situation for the racing industry.
Successful stallion Pine Bluff is due back at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., May 31 following colic surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the American Horse Council have prepared legislation they hope is introduced by Kentucky Sens. Jim Bunning and Mitch McConnell when Congress reconvenes June 4.
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