Articles posted September 30, 2009

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Two Feverish Horses Removed From Hoosier

Hoosier Park Racing & Casino has detected two horses in the quarantine barn exhibiting fever, so as a precautionary measure, both horses were removed from the grounds and shipped to a secondary quarantine facility per recommendation of the Indiana State Board of Animal Health.

Median Price Increases at Goffs Orby Sale

Part one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale in Ireland ended Sept. 30 in Ireland with an 11.1% increase in median price from 2008 and a 6.7% loss in average price. This year, there were two sessions in part one of the auction -- down from three last year -- and the sale's gross dropped 31.5%, in part because fewer horses were offered and sold.

RTCA Extends White Horse Nominee Deadline

The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Sept. 30, that the nominations deadline date for the 2009 White Horse Award has been extended to Oct. 15.

Turcotte in Turfway Park Appearance Oct. 3

Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who guided the legendary Secretariat into Triple Crown history in 1973, will be at Turfway Park Saturday, Oct. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. to greet fans and sign autographs.

Rachel 'Doing Great,' Ships to Ky. Tuesday

Rachel 'Doing Great,' Ships to Ky. Tuesday

Rachel Alexandra is enjoying her well-deserved vacation at Saratoga following an arduous and ambitious campaign that culminated with a memorable victory over older males in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I). The daughter of Medaglia d'Oro will ship back to Churchill Downs on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Crady Named to Direct Thoroughbred Charities

  • TOBA

Erin Crady, the director of marketing and communications for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, has been named the new executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America.

PNGI Still in Hunt for Aqueduct VLT Contract?

Penn National Gaming Inc., believed to be facing an uphill battle in the bidding wars to develop a video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct, has offered the cash-starved New York state government $250 million in a non-contingency, upfront payment for the exclusive contract and believes it's still in the hunt for the project.

Mine That Bird Drills for Goodwood Stakes

Mine That Bird Drills for Goodwood Stakes

Mine That Bird, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), registered his first workout at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29 when he drilled five furlongs under Joe Talamo in 1:01.80 in preparation for the $350,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 10.

Nearly 100 Thoroughbreds Placed through Maryland Group this Year

Maryland's Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR) is a 501(c)(3) charity that was created by Thoroughbred horsemen for Thoroughbred horsemen as a way to retire former racehorses. Last year TPR placed over 150 horses. This year, they are well on their way to meeting and possibly exceeding that number as they are quickly approaching 100 and i...

Study: Single EHV-1 Mutation Can Cause Lethal Neurologic Disease

A single mutation in the genome of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) was "necessary and sufficient" to cause neurologic disease in horses in a new study, reported Cornell University researchers.

All strains of EHV-1 can cause respiratory disease and abortion, but only a subset of EHV-1 strains can cause neurologic disease said Nikolaus Osterrieder, DVM...

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