Articles posted January 6, 2011

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Racing Historian, Editor Rowe, 97, Dies

Howard A. Rowe, long-time editor-in-chief of "American TURF Monthly" magazine and a widely-known raconteur and historian of American Thoroughbred racing, died of natural causes on Jan. 5 at the age of 97

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

Close Race for Second-Crop Sires

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
Leadership of the stallion crop with 1st 3yos of 2010 was determined by less than $21,000. Some names changed and others made the transition from leading freshman sires of 2009.

'Sez Who' Owner Faces Florida Foreclosure

Richard Simon, owner of Sez Who Thoroughbreds, is facing foreclosure on 86 acres of farmland in Florida after allegedly defaulting on more than $8.1 million in loans, according to court documents filed in Ocala.

Track Slots Bill to Floor of Illinois House

A bill that would dramatically expand Illinois gaming, including permitting slot machines at the state's racetracks, has advanced to the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Welcomes New Surgeon

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Ky., welcomes Laura Werner, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, to its surgery department. Werner specializes in lameness and equine emergency services and she is returning to Hagyard after having previously spent a year there as a surgical intern during her advanced training.

Horse Processing Plants: Not Just a Horse Issue

As the lackluster economy continues to challenge the horse industry, ranchers, lawmakers, and horse owners gathered at the Summit of the Horse in Las Vegas, Nev., this week to discuss the economic state of the industry and the unwanted horse issue. One of the topics drawing much attention to the summit was ways to re-establish the horse processing industr...

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