Articles posted July 14, 2009

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Deep Impact's Half-Brother Makes Big Impact

A half-brother to two-time Japanese Horse of the Year Deep Impact was the star of the opening session of the Japan Racing Horse Association foal sale, bringing the highest price of 165-million yen (approximately $1,736,842 in U.S. funds) July 14 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

New Handicapping Contest for Breeders' Cup

New Handicapping Contest for Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup and the Oak Tree Racing Association have announced that the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge, a two-day handicapping tournament, will take place during the 2009 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 6-7.

Inside Track: Walk On

Inside Track: Walk On

When Jon Hall, yearling manager at Taylor Made Farm, heard that his daughter had been diagnosed with breast cancer, he decided to do something to fight the disease that was threatening her life.

Eldaafer, Nite Light Meet Again in Greenwood

Eldaafer, Nite Light Meet Again in Greenwood

Eldaafer and Nite Light, separated by only a nose in last month's Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will meet again July 18, this time with a Breeders' Cup berth on the line. The older horses will square off in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack.

HealthWatch: Lower Airway Inflammation

Based on diagnostic tests currently used in human medicine, researchers from the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom say an easy and noninvasive analysis of "exhaled breath condensate" (EBC) could lead to improved diagnosis and monitoring of lower airway disease in horses.

Breeders' Cup Package Up for Auction July 15

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Breeders' Cup Package Up for Auction July 15

A VIP package for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships will be auctioned Wednesday, July 15, as part of the "Don't Give Up ESPYs V Foundation Auction" to assist the V Foundation's fight against cancer.

New Zealand, South Africa Info on Equineline

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The Jockey Club Information Systeams has announced that equineline.com reports and services have been expanded to include pedigrees and detailed race results from New Zealand and South Africa.

TrackMaster Players Club Launched

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TrackMaster, an Equibase company, has announced the launch of the TrackMaster Players Club, a specially designated area of trackmaster.com where both Thoroughbred and harness racing enthusiasts can access a myriad of free products to aid their handicapping.

Stauffer OK'd to Resume Announcing Duties

Stauffer OK'd to Resume Announcing Duties

Hollywood Park issued a statement July 14 saying that track announcer Vic Stauffer, who was hospitalized July 11 with a "mini stroke," will return to the announcer's stand for the final four day's of the spring-summer meet.

AVMA Names Small Animal Vet as New President

The title of President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) was officially handed down today at the 2009 AVMA Convention in Seattle. James Cook, DVM, handed the title to Larry Corry, DVM.

Corry, a small-animal practitioner from Buford, Ga., becomes the 129th president of the AVMA.

Corry served 15 years in the AVMA House of De...

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