Citing other pending business commitments, Jack Owens stepped down Tuesday as chair of Thoroughbred Owners of California, but will remain a member of its board of directors.
- By Jack Shinar
Authorities are seeking a gunman who has killed at least four Thoroughbreds in their pastures with a small caliber rifle near Fresno, Calif., in the past week.
Strong Hope, a two-time New York grade II winner, has gotten 11 of the 27 mares bred to him in foal during his initial season at stud.
Age has not stopped Dixieland Band from putting on a show as one of the nation's top sires at age 25. Other seniors joining him in the ranks of top sires include Cozzene, Crafty Prospector, Runaway Groom, and Mt. Livermore.
Expect some frazzled nerves on March 19 when the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture either becomes crystal clear or gets turned upside down. We saw a sneak preview of the latter last weekend when newcomers High Limit and Bellamy Road dropped out of the sky and caused some big explosions in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and in Florida.
Rockem Sockem received the 2004 Michigan Thoroughbred of the year honor during the Michigan Horse Council's International Stallion Expo at the Michigan State University Agriculture Pavilion in East Lansing on March 14.
- By Tom LaMarra
As the 2005 Kentucky General Assembly session nears an end, the horse industry finds itself with a few important benefits--and a sense that it could show a lot of muscle in future legislative endeavors.
- By Tom Precious
The New York Assembly has rejected proposals by Gov. George Pataki to create an oversight board to monitor the New York Racing Association, form a super-agency to oversee all aspects of gambling, and create eight additional video lottery terminal casinos.
"What is the relationship between conformation and performance, and what can we do to impact it?" These questions have been asked by those focused on performance in many species, and they were the focus of one presentation by Liz Santschi, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the Western Veterinary Co...
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