Articles posted June 14, 2009

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Coco Belle Dusts 'Blessing in Desert Stormer

Coco Belle Dusts 'Blessing in Desert Stormer

Trainer Bob Baffert said he wanted to test his champion Indian Blessing over Hollywood Park's Cushion Track before deciding which way to go with her this summer. After her fourth-place finish in the $72,800 Desert Stormer Stakes June 14, a race won in front-running style by Coco Belle, the Hall of Fame conditioner had his answer.

OBS: Royal Academy Filly Gets Fastest Quarter

Hip No. 310, Vienna Calling, a Royal Academy filly consigned by Potrero Stables, agent, zipped an eighth in :10-flat to post the sale's fastest time at the distance at the second and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2009 June Sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age.

Georgia Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against EEE

Two horses in Long County, Ga., have tested positive for Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). The Coastal Health District is encouraging all horse owners in Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh Counties to vaccinate their animals against EEE.

EEE is a mosquito-borne virus that causes swelling of the brain. In horses,...

Planning for the Worst While You're Away

Take the steps to provide the best treatment possible for your horse and your situation, and decrease the stress on yourself and the veterinary team in the event of an equine emergency.

Please turn on your imagination for a moment and put yourself in the following scenario: You're returning home from a relaxing vacation. Your pla...

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