California's aging satellite wagering network got a wake-up call from the new chairman of the state's horse racing board during its meeting Feb. 19 at Santa Anita Park.
Mine That Bird, 50-1 winner of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is about six weeks from being returned to the racetrack, trainer Chip Woolley said Feb. 19.
- By Tom LaMarra
The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled its annual meeting and conference for April 12-14 in Lexington.
Proper Reality, a 25-year-old multiple graded stakes winner of more than $1.7 million, was euthanized Feb. 19 at Hagyard's Equine Medical in Lexington.
Jockey Kelsi Purcell is recovering from injuries sustained when she was thrown from her mount in Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino's first race Feb. 13.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission and The Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program have announced the leading Indiana-sired and -bred performers for the year 2009.
Grade II winner Zavata has been acquired by Larry Ernst from Dixiana Farm near Lexington for stallion duty at his Foot Fall Farm near Palmyra, Ind.
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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie used his veto power to scrap budgets for the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey and Standardbred Breeders and Owners Aassociation of New Jersey.
Golden Gate Fields in Northern California is the 15th racetrack to be fully accredited by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance.
Branden Bingham and Ronald Scott Fairchild posted a winner with their first ever starter last month at Turfway Park when Gaffney Station broke an 0-for-21 streak
With new positions in a re-drawn Southwest Stakes, the complexion of the race has changed.
John's Call, a grade I winner and millionaire for Douglas Joyce, was euthanized Feb. 18 at trainer Tom Voss' farm near Monkton, Md.
Contrary to common belief, older horses do not carry higher worm burdens than their younger counterparts, said Oklahoma State University veterinarians.
Acepromazine, often called simply Ace, is commonly used to tranquilize horses for veterinary procedures. However, its use in male horses can cause penile prolapse, or an inability to retract the penis back into the sheath. This effect is desired in some instances, such as when acepromazine helps the horse "let down" for sheath cleaning.
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