Articles posted March 10, 2006

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Delaware Names New State Veterinarian

Michael Vanderklok, DVM, of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, has accepted the position as State Veterinarian with the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Delaware Names New State Veterinarian

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Michael Vanderklok, DVM, of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, has accepted the position as State Veterinarian with the Delaware Department of Agriculture.

Mr. Silver, Up an Octave Battle in Palm Beach

Mr. Silver and Up an Octave, after trading decisions in two previous clashes, face off again in Sunday's $100,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds on the Gulfstream Park turf. Eight colts are entered.

Downey Profile Analysis: 'Horse for the Course' Doesn't Work in Derby

At TheDowneyProfile.com, we utilize 13 factors more common to Kentucky Derby winners than non-winners, based on our 33-year study, in order to create an objective, weighted-factor predictor of Kentucky Derby success. One factor that we do not use is the "horse for the course" handicapping angle, the one that looks to horses that have run well at Churchill Downs.

Discreet Cat Victorious in UAE Derby Prep

As expected, Godolphin's new recruit Discreet Cat ran out the facile winner of a mile conditions race on the Nad Al Sheba dirt Thursday night to secure his berth in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) in just over two weeks time.

Holtz Returns to Calder as Assistant General Manager

Craig R. Holtz has been appointed assistant general manager at Calder Race Course. Holtz, the director of operations at Oaklawn Park since January 2001, previously held this position at Calder from August 1998 to December 2000. He succeeds Michael Anifantis, who assumed the role of Racing Secretary in January.

Microchips, Equine Genomics on Horse Council Agenda

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The American Horse Council 2006 National Issues Forum will feature an all-day meeting of the Equine Species Working Group as well as a discussion on equine genomics, funding for which could be included in the next farm bill authored by Congress.

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