Headlines for Thursday, June 18, 2009

  • BH Retrospective: Teaming With Success

    Bloodhorse.com introduces a new feature, Blood-Horse Retrospective. Step back into the pages of The Blood-Horse to remember important people and events from Thoroughbred history. Our first retrospective features William T. Young, the founder and driving force behind Overbrook Farm's successful breeding and racing programs.

  • NY Jockey Studart Has Surgery for Broken Leg

    Jockey Maylan Studart underwent surgery June 18 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. to help mend a broken left leg that was the result of an accident earlier in the day at Belmont Park at approximately 9:45.

  • THS: New York Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and the Wizard analyze the 2009 New York Stakes (gr. II). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the New York Stakes.

  • Indiana HBPA Clarifies Release From Coalition

    The Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association said it was part of a discussion to assist racetracks by surrendering a portion of horsemen's revenue from slot machines but isn't a member of the coalition that issued a June 16 release to that effect.

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    Summer Bird to Skip Weekend Breeze

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird will not breeze this weekend as originally planned in preparation for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2, according to trainer Tim Ice.

  • CDI president and CEO Robert Evans

    Evans Cites Benefits of Non-Racing Ventures

    While Churchill Downs Incorporated will continue to focus on racing as its primary business, its ability to expand into more profitable ventures such as alternative gaming and concerts will be key to future growth.

  • Biancone's Daughter Saddles First Winner

    Trainer Marie Biancone, daughter of French-born conditioner Patrick Biancone, saddled Kona Stable's Grand Symphony to an upset win in the seventh race at Arlington Park June 14 for the first win of her career.

  • PSSM Genetic Mutation Reported in Some UK Horse Breeds

    Collaborative efforts between researchers have identified that a genetic mutation in enzyme glycogen synthase 1 (GYS1) is an important cause of polysaccharide storage myopathy (PSSM) in a variety of UK horse breeds.

  • R. Equi and Extrapulmonary Disorders, AAEP 2008

    <I>Rhodococcus equi</I> bronchopneumonia is a prevalent cause of disease in foals, said M. Keith Chaffin, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, a professor of medicine at Texas A&amp;M University's vet school, at the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, which was held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif. (The lead author of the paper was Sarah M. Reuss...

  • NTRA Safety Alliance Gives Delaware Park Accreditation

    <P>The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced June 17 that Delaware Park in Stanton, Del., has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility. <P>Delaware Park is the fourth racing facility to be so designated by the alliance. Churchill Downs and Keeneland ...

  • Respiratory Health Webinar June 18

    <P> <P>TheHorse.com's&nbsp;Webinar on&nbsp;<A href="http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=webinar">Managing Noninfectious Respiratory Problems</A>&nbsp;was broadcast&nbsp;June 18 at&nbsp;8 p.m. ET. This Webinar&nbsp;was sponsored by <A href="http://www.bi-vetmedica.com/divisions/equine_division.html" target=_blank>Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc</A...