Articles posted September 19, 2009

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Summer Bird Posts 'A-Plus' Work for Gold Cup

Summer Bird Posts 'A-Plus' Work for Gold Cup

Belmont Stakes and Shadwell Travers (both gr. I) winner Summer Bird left his connections with wide smiles the morning of Sept. 19 after a solid workout for the 3-year-old's next engagement, the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.

Another Laugher For D' Funnybone in Futurity

Another Laugher For D' Funnybone in Futurity

Paul Pompa Jr.'s D' Funnybone followed up his impressive Saratoga Special (gr. II) win with another no-doubt-about-it victory, this one in the $250,000 Futurity (gr. II) Sept. 19 at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old son of D'wildcat is sure to be one of the favorites for the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) later this fall, if he is entered.

Friesan Fire on the Comeback Trail

Friesan Fire on the Comeback Trail

Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was diagnosed with a pair of leg injuries after the Preakness (gr. I), is back in training and targeting a comeback later this fall. Who his trainer will be, however, is unclear at this time.

Rutherienne Wins Noble Damsel Photo

Rutherienne Wins Noble Damsel Photo

Rutherienne has had some tough beats during a 10-race stretch in which she won just once but finished on the board in every one of those starts. Her improbable victory in the $107,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 19 at Belmont Park will make up for some of that disappointment.

Training Alters Stride in Racehorses

Training mature racehorses produces a decrease in the protraction (extension) time of the forelimb and might reduce the risk of training-induced injuries, according to Marta Ferrari, DrMedVet, PhD, MRCVS, of Park Veterinary Centre in Watford, UK, and colleagues at London's Royal Veterinary College in a new study.

Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the horses. In recognition of the efforts of Kentucky's equine rescue facilities, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) regularly pro...

Free Lecture at UC Davis on International Disaster Response

The International Animal Welfare Training Institute welcomes you to the first lecture in the 2009-2010 school year series to be held Monday, Sept. 21. Dick Green, EdD, will present "International Response to Disasters: The Animal Component" at 6 p.m. in Room 1020, Gladys Valley Hall, at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hosp...

Michigan State Unveils Large-Animal Open-Bore MRI

Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is now armed with what it says is the first large-animal, open-bore MRI ever at an academic institution, a move that will allow veterinarians to tackle research questions and greatly impact both animal and human health.

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