Articles posted September 9, 2009

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Pioneerof The Nile to Vinery

Pioneerof The Nile to Vinery

Santa Anita Derby victor Pioneerof the Nile, second to Mine That Bird in this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, will begin his stallion career at Dr. Tom Simon's Vinery in Kentucky.

Old Warrior Cosmonaut Retired

Old Warrior Cosmonaut Retired

Flying Zee Stable's 7-year-old Cosmonaut has been retired following a successful career, in which the son of Lemon Drop Kid-Cosmic Fire, by Capote, won eight of 36 starts for earnings of nearly $1.4 million.

Cahill Road Colt Tops Washington Sale

A son of Cahill Road brought the highest price of $60,000 during the Washington Thoroughbred Breeders Association (WTBA) summer yearling sale Sept. 8 at the Morris J. Alhadeff Sale Pavilion at Emerald Downs. Jill and Dave Heerensperger purchased the bay colt, which is a full brother to The Great Face, winner of the 2007 Longacres Mile (gr. III) and Mt. Rainier Handicaps at Emerald Downs.

Mister Baileys Dead

Mister Baileys, a stakes-record-setting English classic winner who stood several seasons in Kentucky, has died at the age of 18 because of lengthy complications from grass sickness.

Inside Track: House Party

Inside Track: House Party

In mid-July, Ruben Beltran, Consul General of Mexico, paid a visit to Anna House, a childcare center located on the backstretch of Belmont Park for the working families at the New York racetrack.

Endine: Can Keep the Peace Break Through?

Endine: Can Keep the Peace Break Through?

Runner-up in her previous four starts -- the last three in graded stakes company -- Gary and Mary West's Keep the Peace looks to finally break through when facing seven fillies and mares in the $150,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 12 at Delaware Park. The 4-year-old Touch Gold filly was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite.

McPeek's Victories to Benefit Equine Research

McPeek's Victories to Benefit Equine Research

Trainer Kenny McPeek will make a donation of $50 for each of his wins in 2009 to Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, it was jointly announced Sept. 9 by McPeek and foundation president, Edward Bowen. The pledge is retroactive to July 1.

MEC Racetrack Sales Moving Along Slowly

MEC Racetrack Sales Moving Along Slowly

The Chickasaw Nation appears well on its way to purchasing Remington Park in Oklahoma from Magna Entertainment Corp., but the fate of other MEC racetrack holdings is fuzzy at best.

Zoonotic Hendra Virus Reported on North Queensland Farm

Biosecurity Queensland is managing another case of Hendra virus infection on a property outside Bowen in North Queensland after test results on a deceased horse came back positive for the virus.

Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons, BVSc, MBA, PhD, said last week a private vet had reported a suspect case to Biosecurity Queensland after atte...

Nearly 200 Horses Adopted Through TheHorse.com Service

We're only nine adoptions away from 200 horses finding new homes through TheHorse.com's Adoption Service for Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds. Originally launched as a Thoroughbred service in November 2008, Standardbreds were recently added into the mix.

The service is a bulletin board on which owners can list any Thoroughbred or Standardbred offer...

Florida Equine Vets to Meet on Marco Island

Registration is still open for the Florida Association of Equine Practitioners' 5th annual Promoting Excellence Symposium, to be held Oct. 1-3 on Marco Island, Fla.

The meeting offers 34 hours of continuing education credits for veterinarians, including two hours of Florida pharmacy credit.

The scientific program includes multiple presentatio...

Former Owners of Seized Retired Polo Ponies Sought

An equine welfare advocate is hoping to reunite polo ponies seized from a farm owned by Polo Pony Retirement Foundation operator Nancy Mackall in August with former owners who want them back.

Twenty equines were residing on the farm when Orange County, Va., Animal Control Officers removed 10 allegedly malnourished horses from the property in respo...

Investigating Platelet-Rich Plasma for Equine Tendon Injuries

A single injection of platelet-rich plasma appears beneficial for acute clinical tendon injuries in horses, report a group of scientists from The Netherlands.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a fraction of whole blood that contains a concentrated source of platelets--microscopic storage facilities for a variety of growth factors that facilitate ...

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