Articles posted July 15, 2009

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Evita Argentina Facing Tall Task in A Gleam

Evita Argentina Facing Tall Task in A Gleam

She has already beaten colts this season when she captured the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita. Now Evita Argentina will try to become the first 3-year-old since Honeymoon in 1946 to beat older fillies and mares in the A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) on closing weekend at Hollywood Park.

English Channel Relocates to Lane's End

English Channel, the 2007 champion turf male, has been relocated to Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., for the 2010 season. Owned by Brad Kelley and James Scatuorchio, English Channel entered stud in 2008 and his first foals arrived this year.

Sariska's Pedigree Combines Speed, Stamina

MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter

A female-line descendent of the top sire-producing mare Selene, Sariska adds the group I Irish Oaks to her impressive record. Here is an example of a stamina-oriented damline infused with raw speed.

Unbridled Belle vs. Acoma in Del 'Cap

Unbridled Belle vs. Acoma in Del 'Cap

Team Valor International's Unbridled Belle has been simply terrific in her career at Delaware Park, winning five of seven starts at the track including the 2007 Delaware Handicap (gr. II). On July 19, the 6-year-old mare will try to continue her domination when she takes on six rivals in the $1 million event.

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Rick Dutrow Appeals Kentucky Suspension

Citing a variety of claims that his client's rights were violated, an attorney for trainer Rick Dutrow has filed an appeal over the 30-day suspension levied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for a Clenbuterol positive in the spring of 2008.

Gross, Average Decline at Japan Foal Sale

The Japan Racing Horse Association (JRHA) foal sale suffered downturns of 33.1% in gross and 32.3% in average during its two-day run that ended July 15 at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The three-day gross for the foal and yearling sales combined was down 21.4% from the previous year and the average fell 21.9%.

Simple Steps to Reduce Infectious Horse Disease Risk

Infectious diseases are a constant risk to the health and welfare of horses. Along with vaccination, preventive management techniques are critical to disease prevention.

Horse owners should:

  • Develop a comprehensive biosecurity plan with a veterinarian and communicate it to all employees. This plan should include disinfe...

Horse Owner Disaster Prep Videos Available

When an emergency or natural disaster occurs, horse owners must be prepared to take the necessary precautions. In some circumstances this requires evacuating the area.

Texas A&M University developed three video segments on sheltering and evacuating horses during a natural disaster or emergency situation.

Video Segments

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