Easter Bunnette, dam of Havre de Grace, and her 2012 Tiznow filly. View Slideshow
Jockey Frank Alvarado was perfect at Golden Gate Fields Feb. 24, winning with all five of his mounts on the eight-race program. Three of his victories came aboard horses trained by Steve Specht.
The New Mexico Racing Commission has suspended the use of clenbuterol for Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing, effective April 20.
The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's American Graded Stakes Committee announced Feb. 24 it has postponed implementing a ban on race-day medication in graded stakes races for 2-year-olds in 2012.
Jockey Javier Castellano rode the 3,000th winner of his career Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park, guiding Virtuously to a late-closing victory in the sixth race.
Footage of Rachel Alexandra's Curlin colt, who was born on Jan. 22, 2012, at Stonestreet Farm. Watch Video
The $400,000 Gotham (gr. III) at Aqueduct March 3 will likely feature more than a dozen 3-year-olds, headed by 2011 juvenile champion Hansen.
BloodHorse.com has released a special digital report, "2012 Triple Crown Preview" that is available for download at www.BloodHorse.com/TCPreview.
Setsuko, gearing up for his expected rematch with Game On Dude in the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), drilled seven furlongs handily over the track in a sizzling 1:23 4/5 for trainer Richard Mandella Feb. 24.
An industrial site near Mountain Grove, Mo., could be the location of the first horse processing plant established in the U.S. since federal funding for USDA horsemeat inspections was reinstated.
Instead of shipping the mare to Oaklawn Park for her season debut in the $150,000 Azeri (gr. III) on March 17, Horse of the Year Havre de Grace will stay at Fair Grounds for the New Orleans Ladies Stakes on the same day.
The weekend of Feb. 25-26 is loaded with important races, including the Fountain of Youth. Read Blog
The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. has launched the Equineline Mare Produce Records application for the iPad.
After Thunder Moccasin's visually impressive win in the Hutcheson Stakes, Starlight Racing's tentative plan is not roses in May but one-turn sprint races -- at least for now.
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Though the gambling amendment was defeated, there are signs of positive change in the Kentucky legislature. read blog
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The grade II Fountain of Youth could come down to whether one of the three top-rated horses reacts well to a touch of the whip.
Compared to what’s known about seizures in humans and small animals, there’s surprisingly little data about seizures in horses. In addition, veterinarians and owners use many different terms to describe the disorders. To further collective knowledge, a research team recently undertook a study aimed at better defining this relatively rare equin...
In Kentucky and surrounding states, winter has been abnormally mild. Thus, most cool season pasture grasses have not had a real dormancy period. Unless there is a late cold spell, we expect pastures to "green-up" earlier this year.
Each year, researchers publish hundreds of equine surgery and lameness studies. During the 2011 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Nov. 18-22 in San Antonio, Texas, some of the most clinically relevant surgery and lameness studies were presented during the annual Kester News Hour. Scott E. Palmer, DVM, Dipl. AVBP (Equine Practic...
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