Articles posted October 20, 2009

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KY Senators Seek Public Vote on Gaming

KY Senators Seek Public Vote on Gaming

During a presentation to members of the horse industry at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 20, Kentucky Senate President David Williams and Sen. Damon Thayer, both Republicans, proposed constitutional amendments regarding the future of the state's horse industry.

F-T November Virtual Catalog has Improvements

F-T November Virtual Catalog has Improvements

Fasig-Tipton, which introduced its virtual catalog concept last year for its Kentucky November select mixed sale, has made a number of technical enhancements since then. The improvements can be seen in the virtual catalog for this year's edition of the November auction, which appears on the sale company's Web site: www.fasigtipton.com.

Keeneland's Valley View Split Into Two Races

Keeneland's Valley View Split Into Two Races

Interest in Keeneland's Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies was so high that the Oct. 23 stakes will be run in two divisions. The first division has been carded as the seventh race and attracted 12 runners, and the second division, with a field of 12 and one also-eligible, is the ninth race. Each race will hold its grade III status.

Tampa Bay and TROT Form Partnership

Tampa Bay Downs has announced its partnership with the Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, a non-profit organization dedicated to the safe retirement, rehabilitation, and adoption of Tampa's racing Thoroughbreds.

Hendra Farms Released from Quarantine

The five remaining properties involved in the recent Hendra virus incidents at Cawarral and Bowen in central Queensland, Australia, were given the all clear after test results were received Oct. 13.

The results were the final piece of information required to allow all quarantine restrictions to be lifted.

At the peak of the response, 22 prope...

Understanding Antibody Titers

One of the most often used and least understood immunological terms is antibody titer. But what does titer mean, and how can this information be used in assessing the immune status of a horse?

A titer is defined as the concentration of specific antibodies in the blood that recognize a particular agent, such as equine influenza virus....

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