Articles posted July 8, 2009

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Injury Sidelines Bridgmohan

Injury Sidelines Bridgmohan

Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan could be sidelined for as long as six weeks after suffering a compression fracture in a vertebra, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. He was injured when a 2-year-old he was working July 6 at Churchill Downs broke down after the wire.

Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

Keeneland Reduces RNA Commission

Keeneland has reduced its sales commission on horses that fail to meet their reserves to 2.5%. The rate will be in effect for this year's September yearling and November breeding stock sales and the 2010 January horses of all ages sale.

Time Machine Sets Pace at Tattersalls

Time Machine Sets Pace at Tattersalls

Time Machine, a 3-year-old Halling gelding, was the most expensive horse sold on the second day of the Tattersalls July mixed sale in England, bringing 95,000 guineas. Irish trainer Robbie Hennessy purchased Time Machine on July 8 from trainer John Gosden's Clarehaven Stables.

Woodbine Suspends 'Turbo-Charged' Pick 6

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced July 8 it is suspending its "Turbo-charged Pick 6" wager promotion, while leaving open the option of bringing it back later in the season or for special events.

Barbaro Statue

Barbaro Statue

Barbaro is back home at the track where he became a legend. A bronze statue honoring the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner is now a permanent fixture at Churchill Downs, nearly three years after the colt suffered a breakdown at the Preakness.

David Prine

David Prine

For David Prine, just being alive was something of a longshot. Nearly killed in a gas explosion in a Louisville, Ky. kitchen in 1999, paralyzed on one side and unable to speak, Prine endured years of physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and several surgeries. Somehow, the long and tortuous road to recovery led him to the racetrack

KHRC Suspends Rick Dutrow 30 Days

KHRC Suspends Rick Dutrow 30 Days

In a rare decision, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has rejected it's stewards and hearing officer's recommendations and suspended trainer Rick Dutrow 30 days for a Clenbuterol positive that dates back to May 2, 2008.

Breeders' Cup Recommendations on Table

Breeders' Cup Recommendations on Table

While Breeders' Cup is currently operating with debt some believe will result in cuts to purses, a 20-member group has been working toward long-term solutions to bring the organization back to financial stability.

Sarcoids, Pain Management Among WCVM Horse Research Studies

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine's Equine Health Research Fund (EHRF) has allocated a total of $69,000 to five new equine health research projects--all of which cover topics of vital importance for researchers and for horse owners.

This year's studies focus on several critical conditions in horses including equine sarcoids, equine influe...

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