With 10 to 15 inches of snow expected by the evening, the Maryland Jockey Club has cancelled live racing and simulcasting at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course for Dec. 19.
Stanley Beard, who purchased his first horse in 1947 and later served as president of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, died Dec. 14 at age 79.
Ted Carr, farm manager for Gerald Ford's Diamond A. Farm, will retire at the end of the year. Carr's son, Ted M. "Mac" Carr, who is currently serving as assistant farm manager, will take over the reins as of Jan. 1.
Auction will be held Jan. 25 and 26 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California.
North Street, a 5-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, brought the highest price of Aust$33,000 ($29,408 in U.S. funds) during the William Inglis & Son Melbourne December Thoroughbred sale at Oaklands in Australia Dec. 18.
Dove Hunt, sire of 21 stakes horses, will stand in 2010 at Richard Hessee's Trophy Club Training Center near Royal, Ark.
The number of Kentucky horses abandoned by their owners rose through 2009, according to a report released by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) this week. County officials, rescue operators, and KHC members provided data for the report, which compared the number of horses abandoned or placed in equine rescues between 2007 and 2009.
Placentitis, which often is caused by an ascending infection that enters the mare's uterus through the cervix, is the single most important cause of premature delivery of a foal. Placentitis accounts for nearly one-third of late-term abortions and fetal mortality in the first day of life. During the past six years, the University of Kentucky (UK) Live...
This is one of a series of articles translated as part of our partnership with A Caballo, an equine publication based in Mexico, and Jorge Murga, DVM. Keep an eye on TheHorse.com for more Spanish-language resources coming soon. Read this article in English.
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