Articles posted July 23, 2009

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Charles Town and HRTV Reach Agreement

Charles Town Races & Slots and HorseRacing TV have reached a new agreement which will allow the track's races to be shown live on the network through, at least, the end of the 2009 racing season.

That Handicapping Show: Eddie Read

That Handicapping Show: Eddie Read

Jason and Les Instone from Brisnet preview the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar on July 25. Plus, quick picks for the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Eddie Read.

Denali Stud to Launch Bloodstock Division

Denali Stud president Craig Bandoroff announced July 23 that the farm is launching a bloodstock division, to be headed by Brian Collins. Collins will work toward developing Denali's clientele and will assist the farm's clients in all aspects of the Thoroughbred business.

Del Mar Sets Attendance Record on Opening Day

Del Mar Sets Attendance Record on Opening Day

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported a record crowd of 44,907 for the July 22 season opener, exceeding the previous all-time record crowd of 44,181 set in 1996 when Dare and Go upset Cigar in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).

Drought Burdens Texas Horse Rescues

Texas' worst drought in 50 years has burnt up pasture and raised the price of hay, leaving horse rescues to cope with an increase in abandonment and neglect cases as owners struggle to feed their horses.

"The cost of hay is going up, if you can even find it," said Jennifer Williams, PhD, president and executive director of Texas' Bluebonnet Equine...

Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

The UK's National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling financially. The new publications cover "

Registering a Thoroughbred Foal? Remember Retirement Program

The majority of Thoroughbred registration applications were recently mailed to the breeders fo 2009 live foals. The Jockey Club is reminding owners and breeders that they can contribute to the post-racing care of Thoroughbreds through a voluntary checkoff program that benefits Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foun...

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