Canterbury Park received approval from the Minnesota Racing Commission Nov. 19 to conduct a 62-day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet in 2010. The season will mark the 25th anniversary of the racetrack that opened as Canterbury Downs.
Stormy B, sold in foal to Tiz Wonderful for $67,000, headlined the Nov. 19 session of Keeneland's November breeding stock sale.
- By Esther Marr
The state of Georgia may be in for some changes in the coming months as horse enthusiasts try to convince lawmakers that building a racetrack is vital to both the struggling breeding industry and the economy as a whole.
The New Jersey Racing Commission has awarded 2010 racing dates that closely resemble those of this year.
Graded stakes winner Maybry's Boy has been relocated to Empire Stud near Hudson, N.Y.
Trainer Steve Asmussen now believes Haynesfield is ready for another try against graded company, and has entered him in the $100,000-added Discovery Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds going nine furlongs at Aqueduct. A field of six was drawn for the program feature.
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of brisnet preview the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on November 21. Watch Now
Top state officials in New York are still discussing options for an operator of the long-delayed Aqueduct racetrack casino, but negotiators appear split on whether a final announcement needs to be a part of talks now underway to resolve the state's deficit.
On Nov. 28, jockeys across North America will be asked to contribute one mount fee to the Julia Brimo Fund, set up to assist with her expenses during rehabilitation for her injuries.
Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland of brisnet preview the Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) at Hollywood Park on November 21. Plus, quick picks for the Cardinal Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Graded stakes winner Congressionalhonor sired his first winner when his daughter Congresionalaffair won Nov. 18 at Laurel.
Fort Prado, an eight-time Illinois champion, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Richard Duchossois' Hill 'N Dale Farms near Barrington, Ill.
The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced its award winners for 2009:
Quality Road, whose exploits have been followed closely since his traumatic encounter with the starting gate before the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) cleared a major hurdle Wednesday, schooling at Belmont to the satisfaction of trainer Todd Pletcher and starter Bob Duncan.
Diabolical, a grade II winner and millionaire, will stand at Fred Alexander's A & A Ranch near Anthony, N.M.
Polish, a 10-year-old son of Danzig, will stand at John Pomier's Pomerosa Farms near Duson, La.
Equine recurrent uveitis, also called moon blindness, is the leading cause of vision loss in horses. Brian Gilger, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVO, chief of the Ophthalmology service at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, covered the topic at the first AAEP Focus on Ophthalmology meeting in Raleigh, N.C., last month.
The estimated 4.6 million Americans involved in the equine industry might be at risk of developing respiratory symptoms due to poor air quality in horse barns, according to a questionnaire study undertaken earlier this year by investigators at Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
Most weeds are not palatable and will be avoided by pastured livestock if adequate forage is available. However, in hay, most livestock cannot differentiate weeds from beneficial long-stemmed forage, which can result in accidental ingestion and possibly a loss in performance or even death.
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