Articles posted December 17, 2009

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TRPB Developing 'Tote Security Initiative'

TRPB Developing 'Tote Security Initiative'

The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau publicly acknowledged Dec. 17 its work on a "tote-enhancing initiative designed to address fan concerns with pari-mutuel wagering and improve efficiency and security in the future."

Wildcat Heir Sets Record for 2yo Winners

Florida first-crop stallion Wildcat Heir set a Northern Hemisphere record of 39 2-year-old winners in a year when his daughter Future Heiress won a maiden race Dec. 17 at Calder Race Course.

KY Farm Tour Web Site to be Launched

In an effort to promote the local Thoroughbred industry, a recently formed company called Horse Capital Productions will launch a Web site Jan. 15 to serve as a bridge between farms and tour companies in the Bluegrass.

Owner Zayat Surprised by Bank's Lawsuit

Owner Zayat Surprised by Bank's Lawsuit

Ahmed Zayat, who operates one of North America's leading racing stables and is a major buyer at equine auctions, said he is surprised that a major bank has filed suit seeking repayment of more than $34 million in loans.

Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis Update

Peruvian Paso, Arabian, American Saddlebred, and American Quarter Horse owners have been patiently waiting for an update on the diagnosis and treatment of equine systemic proteoglycan accumulation (ESPA). While no new data has been published recently, researchers have been working diligently to make progress in this field.

State Animal Cruelty Laws Graded

Kentucky, North Dakota, Hawaii, Idaho, and Mississippi have the weakest animal protection laws in the nation, according to a report released by the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) on Tuesday.

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