The Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, in conjunction with Florida stallion owners, have announced an agreement with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Churchill Downs Inc., which will bring significant changes to juvenile racing at Calder Race Course this year.
The first reported foal sired by millionaire Badge of Silver is a filly born Jan. 26 at Carl Pollard's Hermitage Farm near Goshen, Ky.
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Early nominationsl, at $600 per horse, are being taken for this year's Triple Crown races, which start with the 134th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on Saturday, May 3. The early nomination period closes on Saturday, Jan. 19.
Long celebrated for Emmy Award-winning sports documentaries, HBO scores another winner with "Barbaro" that debuts Wednesday at 10 p.m (ET).
NBC's one-hour documentary, "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," will premiere Sunday, April 29, on what would have been the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's fourth birthday.
Officials with the Dubai Racing Club on Saturday officially outlined the plans for the new Meydan Racecourse that will replace Nad al Sheba racecourse, which presented its Dubai World Cup card for the 12th time Saturday.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and champion Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, was returned March 22 to Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm near New Freedom, Pa.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet, who was treated at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for abscesses in both hind feet, completed a successful test breeding March 19 at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Real Quiet is recuperating at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center following treatment for abscesses in both hind feet.
Breyer Animal Creations announced Friday, March 2, that due to demand, it will produce more portrait models of Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner who died earlier this year.
Barbaro, who thrilled racing fans with his sublime victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and captivated many millions more worldwide with his gut-wrenching fight for life after suffering a catastrophic breakdown in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized Jan. 29.
The connections of Barbaro, the deceased winner of last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), were honored Feb. 5 in a resolution adopted by the Pennsylvania state Senate.
On the morning of Jan. 29, Dr. Dean W. Richardson, head of surgery at New Bolton Medical Center, made the somber announcement most everyone had been prepared to hear more than eight months earlier. Barbaro had been euthanized. The wave of grief that was anticipated back then now came swiftly and unexpectedly.
A week after a setback in his recovery from a broken pastern bone and bout of laminitis, Barbaro continues to gradually improve, according to the latest report from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
- By Ron Mitchell
A week after a setback in his recovery from a broken leg and bout of laminitis, Barbaro continues to gradually improve, according to the latest report from the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
The chief of surgery at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center said Jan. 15 that Barbaro had "improved significantly" after undergoing surgery two days earlier to remove more of the left rear hoof that has been impacted by a bout of laminitis.
Barbaro shows no sign of infection in either of his hind legs, and the Kentucky Derby winner has more healthy tissue on his diseased left hind hoof than he did in July when he was first stricken with laminitis.
Barbaro's right hind leg keeps getting stronger and should eventually be healthy enough to allow the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner to live a comfortable, happy life.
Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast on Nov. 6, according to his medical team.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro continues to improve following the removal of his right hind leg cast last week, according to his medical team.
- By Ron Mitchell
The cast on Barbaro's right hind leg cast was removed Monday, Nov. 6, according to his medical team. "Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia for the cast removal," said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, chief of surgery at the New Bolton Center.
Barbaro, the unbeaten winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is in good health and progressing well on his road to recovery, Dr. Dean Richardson told reporters in a Nov. 1 press conference during the National Turf Writers' Association dinner in Louisville, Ky.
The boot that had been protecting the foot of classic winner Barbaro that been impacted by laminitis has been replaced by a bandage as the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner continues to gradually improve.
Barbaro is improving slowly and steadily, according to veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania George D. Widener Hospital's New Bolton Center.
Bloodhorse.com has announced an early evening special edition of Talkin' Horses featuring Dr. Dean Richardson, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.
After almost three months in the Intensive Care Unit of Penn's George D. Widener Hospital, classic winner Barbaro has begun brief outings to some grassy areas adjacent to the ICU to hand graze.
Classic winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton Center.
Barbaro remains in stable condition with good vital signs after a restful night, according to a release from the New Bolton Center, where the colt owned by Roy and Gretchen Jackson continues battling laminitis.
Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the New Bolton Center, reported Tuesday that Barbaro is resting comfortably after receiving his sixth cast yesterday since his accident at the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 20.
In its review of information at its regular monthly meeting concerning the injury to Barbaro, the Maryland Racing Commission has decided to review the stewards' tape of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) to determine whether they can shed further light on exactly what happened to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner.
Dr. Dean W. Richardson, chief of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, on Tuesday got his first look at the right rear leg of Barbaro since he performed surgery on the colt and reported "his leg looks excellent."
I've been waiting since the Derby to write "The Morning Line" from the Morning Line, the backstretch kitchen at Belmont Park.
The tears for Barbaro have all been shed, and now people around the world anxiously await each daily report on the colt's condition. It's been more than a week since Barbaro's horrific injury in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which set off an outpouring of emotion on a national scale never before seen in Thoroughbred racing.
Michael Anifantis has been appointed racing secretary at Calder Race Course it was announced Friday by track president Ken Dunn and Churchill Downs Inc. senior vice president Donald Richardson.
The board of directors of The Race For Education, a national education scholarship foundation, has named Donald R. Richardson, senior vice president of racing for Churchill Downs Inc., as the organization's new president. Doug Cauthen, president of WinStar Farm and RFE's president since its inception in 2002, remains on the board.
The Tattersalls July sale got off to a strong start Tuesday as the Newmarket, England auction firm reported solid gains in every major statistical category.
When the 128th Kentucky Derby is renewed May 4 at Churchill Downs, the field assembled will become the first in the history of the race to wear color-coded saddlecloths.
The Jockey Club has elected Michael C. Byrne, J. Michael O’Farrell, Leverett Miller, John C. Oxley, John W. Phillips, Dr. Hiram C. Polk Jr., and Dr. J. David Richardson to its membership.
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