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Florida Stallion Stakes Series Revamped

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.

Real Quiet Returned to Pin Oak Lane

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.

Real Quiet Completes Test Breeding

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 Winner Barbaro Euthanized

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.

Steve Haskin: Reflections on Barbaro and His Fight for Life

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.

Barbaro Update: Derby Winner Gradually Improving

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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.

Barbaro Doing Well After Cast Removal

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.

Cast Removed from Barbaro's Injured Leg

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 Doing Well: Vets Plan to Remove Cast Next Week

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.

Barbaro Remains Stable; Casts Changed

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.

Barbaro 'Tolerating New Cast Well'

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.

Barbaro's Vet: 'His Leg Looks Excellent'

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."

Barbaro Recovering; Jockey Prado Visits

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.

Richardson Named Race for Education President

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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.

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