"In the final analysis, we do not understand this disease," said Dr. Bruce Webb, an entomologist at the University of Kentucky who has been a leading researcher into the problem of Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome.
Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, last seen winning the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), continues down the road to his first start since winning on the World Thoroughbred Championship card by working six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 with jockey Alex Solis aboard at Santa Anita Tuesday morning.
The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale will return to the Del Mar racetrack this year for the first time since 1995. The one-night auction is scheduled for Monday, August 16, when it will kick off Pacific Classic Week.
The new Kentucky Horse Racing Authority includes several individuals with ties to the Thoroughbred industry. The authority replaces the Kentucky Racing Commission, which was abolished Jan. 6 by Gov. Ernie Fletcher.
Stonerside Stables' millionaire Congaree, an Eclipse Award finalist for 2003‚s older male, will most likely make his 6-year-old debut in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Bob Baffert said.
Horse Racing TV will air full replays of the previous day's racing action from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita throughout the current race meetings at both tracks.
In an effort to better accommodate the training schedules of California horsemen, Barretts has added a sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to its schedule in 2004.
By Ray Paulick -- Ashford Stud, the Kentucky division of Coolmore, the massive worldwide bloodstock operation that has a dominating presence in Australia and its home base of Ireland, has transformed the stallion business, here and throughout the world, in a major way.
By John DeSantis -- Aspiring jockey Ashton Fitzpatrick is living a dream every day of her life. Don't we all wish we were, too?
Way West, whose progeny earnings are approaching $5 million, will stand at O'Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.Va.
Symboli Kris S, a Kentucky-bred son of deceased U.S. stallion Kris S., was named Japan's Horse of the Year for the second consecutive year.
- By Tom LaMarra
With the 2004 Kentucky General Assembly session set to get under way Jan. 6, the state's racing and breeding industry, which has devised legislation to authorize a constitutional amendment on racetrack casinos, is working to line up sponsors. Legislative leaders, however, continue to downplay the chances of passage of any bill to expand gambling.
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