Articles posted August 29, 2007

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Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

Horse Tests Positive; New South Wales Locked Down

The chances of the New South Wales lockdown being lifted at the end of the coming weekend took a dramatic turn for the worse when a Thoroughbred in training returned a positive for equine influenza Aug. 30.

Borel Leaves the Spa But Says He'd Love to Return

Borel Leaves the Spa But Says He'd Love to Return

Trying to catch Calvin Borel for an interview during his last day of racing at Saratoga was like attempting to pin down a darting dragonfly, and the Cajun jockey looked the part in Bill Farish's brilliant green and yellow silks as he scurried back to the private courtyard behind the jockeys' room before the fourth race of the day.

Strength in a Regional Market

The Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale that concluded Tuesday with 14.8% and 12.7% increases in average and median prices, respectively, benefited from demand for Louisiana-breds.

Porter Starts New Partnership, Turf Club USA

Rick Porter, whose Hard Spun won the Aug. 25 King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I), is launching a new partnership venture named Turf Club USA. Porter, who races as Fox Hill Farm, has also campaigned grade I winners Jostle and Round Pond.

RTCA Loses Bid for Kentucky Property

Members of the Georgetown, Ky., City Council voted 7-0 Aug. 27 to sell 20 acres of the former Bradshaw farm property to Tracy Hilander instead of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.

Seminars to Focus on Fraud and Tax Issues

A series of owners' seminars focusing on fraud and tax issues in the Thoroughbred industry is scheduled for Sept. 12 in Lexington, and will be hosted by a group of attorneys that include those involved in the high-profile James McIngvale lawsuit.

Big Sale Score for Small Owner

Big Sale Score for Small Owner

Oklahoman Judy Curry netted a major windfall for herself and partners with a filly she bought for $2,500 brought $77,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Texas Summer Yearlings sale.

Isolated EIA Case in New Mexico

A group of about 100 horses at Ruidoso Downs Race Track in New Mexico has been tested for Equine Infectious Anemia by the New Mexico state veterinarian's office after a horse stabled near the track's barn area tested positive for the virus last week.

Reminder for Reports of Mares Bred

The Jockey Club encourages stallion owners and managers who have not already done so to submit their reports of mares bred as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving their service certificates for the 2007 breeding season.

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