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Moneigh Auction Up and Running for ReRun

Moneigh Auction Up and Running for ReRun

ReRun's spring auction of Moneigh paintings created by equine stars such as Zenyatta runs through Sun., May 2 on eBay to benefit retired Thoroughbres.

Wiggins to Retire After Churchill Meet

Wiggins to Retire After Churchill Meet

After training horses for more three decades and having his career peak this year with the success of the sensational filly Rachel Alexandra, Hal Wiggins will ride off into the sunset of retirement at the end of Churchill Downs' fall meet in November.

Rescued Clever Allemont to Old Friends

Rescued Clever Allemont to Old Friends

Clever Allemont, a 26-year-old stallion, has been rescued from the road to slaughter and will be shipped to Kentucky to spend the rest of his days at Old Friends near Georgetown.

Perfect Drift Ceremony Set for Turfway

Perfect Drift Ceremony Set for Turfway

Multimillionaire Perfect Drift will return to Turfway Park one more time for congratulations and honors as he begins his retirement with a special celebration and ceremony Sept. 27 as part of festivities surrounding the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.

Commentary: Feisty

By Robert Laurence - Let me tell you about our Thoroughbred. Feisty, by Acaroid, out of Some One Finer, by Lord Rebeau. It would be generous to call her pedigree "modest."

Courtney Retiring in January

Courtney Retiring in January

Robert Courtney Sr., who bought his first mare in 1941 and the property that became his Crestfield Farm near Lexington in 1956, will retire from the Thoroughbred industry following the Keeneland January sale.

New Nonprofit to Aid Retired Thoroughbreds

New Nonprofit to Aid Retired Thoroughbreds

A newly formed non-profit organization, After the Finish Line, has been formed to provide funding assistance to Thoroughbred rescue organizations across the United States, the San Diego-based 501 (C) (3) announced Oct. 10.

Tranquility Farm Receives Piedra Grant

Tranquility Farm, the Harry A. Biszantz Memorial Center for Thoroughbred Retirement, has received a $21,000 grant from assets of the Piedra Foundation, a non-profit program offering equine surgical assistance that dissolved in 2004.

Ruhlmann Arrives at Old Friends

Ruhlmann, an eight-time stakes winner who earned better than $1.8 million, has arrived at Alfred Nuckols Jr.'s Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky., as part of the Old Friends retirement program.

Sellers Makes Retirement Official

Standing in the lobby of his lawyer's downtown Louisville, Ky., office building, jockey Shane Sellers announced Dec. 15 he has officially retired from racing.

Birdstone Retired; No Stud Plans Yet

Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) this year, has been retired after a routine radiograph taken Nov. 2 revealed a P-1 medial chip in the colt's left front ankle.

Equine Surgery Fund Established in Memory of John Russell

An equine surgery fund has been established in the name of the late trainer John W. Russell for the Tranquility Farm, a California-based retirement facility, has established an equine surgery fund in the name of the late trainer John W. Russell.

Industry Dilemma

Industry Dilemma

By Ray Paulick -- Horse slaughter is the most emotional issue facing the Thoroughbred industry, and there is widespread support within the industry for proposed federal legislation to ban the slaughter of all horses for human consumption.

Equine Retirement Programs

Equine Retirement Programs

It is horse racing's dirty little secret--the big black truck that regularly rolls along the backstretch of tracks large and small, and behind sales rings, picking up the cripples, the too-slow, and horses just plain not wanted by their owners anymore.

Can't Last

By John McEvoy -- No doubt about it, Point Given was the kind of horse that made your heart leap up. So when his injury and subsequent retirement were announced Aug. 31, a great gloom descended on the sport that thought it had finally, at last, produced a star that would continue to thrill people. Wrong again.

Increased Concern

By John Hettinger -- To my way of thinking, one of the most positive developments in our industry in recent times has been the increased concern for the health and welfare of the horse.

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