Articles posted September 15, 2009

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Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

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Keeneland Sale Continues Downward Spiral

Three seven-figure horses pumped up the excitement on the second day of the Keeneland September yearling sale, but they didn't provide a big enough boost to end the discouraging slump in the auction's key business figures.

Could Gaming Compact Doom Tampa Bay Downs?

Tampa Bay Downs vice president and general manager Peter Berube says the track "might not be in a position to continue" racing if the Florida legislature accepts the latest gaming compact between Gov. Charlie Crist and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Storm Cat-Fleet Indian Colt Brings $2,050,000

Storm Cat-Fleet Indian Colt Brings $2,050,000

Agent John Ferguson bought Hip No. 342, a Storm Cat colt of champion mare Fleet Indian, for $2,050,000, the highest price so far during the first two days of the Keeneland September yearling sale. The colt was consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent.

Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

 Unbridled's Song Filly Brings $1 Million

An Unbridled's Song filly consigned by Stone Farm, agent, became the first seven-figure offering of the Keeneland September yearling sale when she was purchased by agent John Ferguson for $1 million during the early portion of the Sept. 15 second session.

War of Words Over KY Racetrack Gaming Issue

War of Words Over KY Racetrack Gaming Issue

Kentucky Senate President David Williams has continued a war of words with leading Democrats over the politics surrounding proposed racetrack gaming in Kentucky. But Williams, a Republican, has also apparently drawn the ire of Kentucky's top GOP leader.

Haefner and Lipovsky Appointed to HHRF

Clinical psychologists Dr. Paul Haefner of Loudoun County, Va., and Dr. Julie Lipovsky of Isle of Palms S.C., have been appointed to the Scientific Committee of Horses and Humans Research Foundation.

Florida Horse Poaching Information Rewards Rise to $20K

The reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a series of horse poaching incidents in Florida rose to $20,000 today when Crime Stoppers of Miami-Dade County Inc. increased its reward offer to $15,000. The Humane Society of the United States is also offering a separate $5,000 reward for information critical to ...

59 Horses Quarantined, Strangles Suspected at Hoosier Park

Fifty-nine horses have been quarantined because of a suspected contagious infection at Hoosier Park racetrack in central Indiana.

Hoosier Park officials placed the horses in quarantine Saturday after one Thoroughbred at the stable began exhibiting signs of Streptococcus equi infection, or strangles, a contagious bacterial disease common i...

New Home for Your Horse: Questions to Ask

Horse owners faced with the decision to find their horses a new home, whether it be locating that perfect retirement home, a new job in therapeutic riding, the mounted patrol, or even with a new owner, need to ask some important questions before giving up care of their animal. Own Responsibly, the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) handbook, can p...

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