Cool Coal Man, a grade II-winning son of Mineshaft, will stand the 2011 breeding season at Hartley/DeRenzo Thoroughbreds in Ocala, Florida for a fee of $5,000.
- By Tom LaMarra
United States purses increased slightly in January year-over-year despite a reduction in racing days, but pari-mutuel handle on U.S. races dropped almost 10%.
Sam Houston Race Park in Texas has canceled live night racing for Friday, Feb. 4, due to inclement winter weather.
The New York Racing Association got a bump -- for one month, anyway -- in attendance and on-track handle to make up for some of the losses of the closing of the New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
Broodmares and broodmare prospects are among the horses that will be offered as the breeding season approaches.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. has cataloged 490 horses for its March select sale of 2-year-olds in training. The number is up 44.1% from 2010's total of 340.
In the absence of an agreement between horsemen and Delaware Park on racing dates, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is prepared to set its own schedule for 2011 during its next meeting Feb. 9.
Efforts by Oaklawn Park to resume live racing were dealt a setback by more snow in Arkansas on the morning of Feb. 4 and the tack has canceled racing for Feb. 5-6.
Just because there are no 3-year-old dirt stakes at Gulfstream this weekend doesn't mean there are no races with Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) implications.
Turfway Park, as part of its first Saturday night program in decades Feb. 5, will feature a deep, full field of 3-year-olds in the $50,000 WEBN Stakes, one of the local preps for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes.
Hard-knocking veteran Snaafy took the lead with over two furlongs to go and cruised to a comfortable 4 3/4-length victory in the listed Jebel Ali Mile at Jebel Ali Racecourse Feb. 4.
The select portion of New Zealand Bloodstock's national yearling sale, which ended its three-day run Feb. 4 at Karaka, couldn't keep pace with last year's edition.
Safe in the U S A, a son of Gone West produced from champion sprinter Safely Kept, will relocate to Tommy Town Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, California for the 2011 breeding season.
Handicapper Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival races Feb. 5.
Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.has canceled live racing for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5, due to recent winter storms and will reschedule those races for Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 7-8, respectively.
More than 100 items, including horses and stallion seasons, have been donated to an auction benefiting equestrians that were affected by the recent flooding in Australia, according to a report from Horsetalk.co.nz.
Pamela Wilkins, DVM, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVECC, Chief of Staff of the Large Animal Clinic and Professor of Equine Internal Medicine and Emergency/Critical Care at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, offers these recommendations for horse safety in extreme winter conditions:
The Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Veterinary Medicine has received a grant from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) for $20,000 in support of a State/Regional Disaster Management Training Program. The $20,000 from the AVMF is matched with in-kind gifts for a total value of $63,200. This program will provide emergency response tr...
The process of becoming an Equine Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry was covered during one of the Table Topic sessions at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. There are two phases to completion of the Equine Dental fellowship: credentialing and testing. To begin the credentialing por...
When it comes to managing the carbohydrates in a horse's diet, knowing the basics of how horses digest food is half the battle. Laurie Lawrence, PhD, an equine nutritionist from the University of Kentucky's Department of Animal and Food Science who gave a presentation at the University of Kentucky's Breeders' Short Course, held Jan. 22 in ...
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