Headlines for Tuesday, June 17, 2008

  • Election Year is Key for Horse Industry

    Though the United States presidential election will get the biggest headlines as November approaches, horse industry representatives were told June 17 they should pay attention to -- and get involved in -- congressional races around the country.

  • Horsemen's Request on Purses Denied

    A federal judge in Louisville on June 16 denied the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's request for a preliminary injunction to require Churchill Downs Inc. to consult with it before cutting purses at Churchill Downs.

  • THG to Negotiate for California Horsemen

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors has unanimously endorsed the negotiating model created by the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, and has authorized the THG to represent the TOC in future simulcast negotiations, including in advance deposit wagering negotiations.

  • Yonaguska Colt Tops OBSC Opener

    A colt by Yonaguska was sold for $210,000 to top the June 17 opening session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2008 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • Janney Addresses Safety Recommendations

    Following the recommendations The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Safety Committee made regarding the elimination of steroids, ban of toe grabs, and changes in whip usage, chairman Stuart Janney, along with American Association of Equine Practitioners veterinarian Larry Bramlage, addressed numerous inquiries from the media during a June 17 conference call.

  • Henrythenavigator rolls to his third consecutive Group One win in the St. James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4865476%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    King Henry Rules at Royal Ascot

    The Aidan O'Brien-trained Henrythenavigator won the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) on opening day of Royal Ascot meeting. Other winners on the day include Haradasun, winner of the Queen Anne (Eng-I), and Equiano, winner of the King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I).

  • NY Horseman Becker Dead

    Former Thoroughbred owner and trainer Michael P. Becker died May 23 after a long illness with diabetes in Monroe, N.Y. He was 49.

  • Ban on Steroids, Toe Grabs Recommended

    The Thoroughbred Safety Committee announced June 17 that it is recommending the elimination of steroids in race training and racing, a ban on toe grabs, and a series of whip-related reforms, all aimed at improving safety and integrity in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Special Report: Catastrophic Injuries

    In this report from <i>The Horse</i>, representative members of the equine industry provide an in-depth exploration of catastrophic injuries in the Thoroughbred racehorse.

  • Special Report: Catastrophic Injuries

    <P>Following the euthanasia of the filly Eight Belles, who suffered catastrophic injuries to both front legs a quarter-mile after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby, members of every sector of the Thoroughbred industry have banded together to proactively address safety and welfare issues. <P><I>The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care</I> is prou...