Headlines for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

  • Rule most recently won the Delta Jackpot on December 4.

    Roman Ruler: Rewriting the Inbreeding Rule

    Alan Porter addresses the emerging acceptance of Mr. Prospector inbreeding--while discussing the emergence of juvenile standout Rule, whose sire Roman Ruler is a Mr. Prospector double carrier.

  • NTRA Prepares Expanded Code for Alliance

    An expanded code of standards for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance should be ready for review and a vote by the NTRA board of directors in March 2010.

  • Stakes Winner Billy Allen to Canada

    Billy Allen, who raced in 10 different countries, will stand in 2010 at Dean and Debbie Walkowski's Walkowski's Thoroughbreds near Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.

  • Lonny Powell

    Powell to Head AZ Department of Racing

    Lonny Powell, a longtime industry official who has worked on the racetrack and regulatory sides, has been appointed director of the Arizona Department of Racing. Powell, currently a consultant, will begin his new job Jan. 4, 2010.

  • Equine Injury Data Called Critical to Racing

    The Jockey Club Equine Injury Database has compiled statistics over a 12-month period for 84% of all flat racing in North America, but now comes the process of analyzing the data in an attempt to quantify the results.

  • You Make the Call - Colt of the Decade

    The first 10 years of the new century have produced many superstar runners in North America. The editors have whittled down a lengthy list to what they believe to be the 12 best male runners of the decade (2000-09).

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    Whatsthescript to Tommy Town in California

    Whatsthescript, a California grade II winner who placed in the 2008 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will enter stud at Tom and Debi Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif.

  • Aqueduct cancelled racing for Dec. 9 due to poor weather and high winds.

    Weather KOs Racing Across the Country

    A large winter storm sweeping across the country producing snow and high winds has caused several tracks to cancel their race cards for Dec. 9.

  • Virginia's White New AAEP President

    Dr. Nathaniel White was inducted as the 2010 president of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) during the organization's 55th annual convention, which ended its five-day run in Las Vegas Dec. 9.

  • British Horse Society Promotes Responsible Breeding with Campaign

    The British Horse Society (BHS) has reported that its "Drawing the Line on Indiscriminate Breeding" campaign continues to gain momentum as more famous faces show their support and encourage the equestrian world to "Think Before You Breed." Olympic dressage rider Carl Hester is the latest well-known equestrian to show his support f...