Headlines for Monday, June 22, 2009

  • Frost Giant to Shuttle to Chile

    Frost Giant, last year's Suburban Handicap (gr. I) winner, will shuttle to Haras Santa Monica in Chile for 2009.

  • Rachel Alexandra

    Rachelmania: Free Admission, Pink Bracelets

    When Rachel Alexandra makes her Belmont Park debut in the 53rd renewal of the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 27, the New York Racing Association will give away pink bracelets embossed with the filly's name and admission for ladies will be free.

  • Artie Schiller, Bellamy Road to Pauls Mill

    Ben P. Walden Jr., president of Hurricane Hall near Lexington, has announced that the farm's stallion operation will be relocated to his newly purchased 265-acre Pauls Mill near Versailles, Ky.

  • 62 'Win and You're In' Races for 2009 Cup

    The Breeders' Cup Challenge, a series of automatic qualifying races for the $25.5 million 2009 Breeders' Cup World Championships, has expanded to a record 62 races taking place in seven countries.

  • BC Challenge Series Adds Four British Races

    The Breeders' Cup announced June 22 that the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes sponsored by Sony (Eng-I), Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) and Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-II) at Ascot on Sept. 26, and the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Oct. 17, have been selected to the 2009 Breeders' Cup Challenge series.

  • Tall Fescue Control in Horse Pastures

    <P>Managers on Kentucky horse farms prefer pastures used for grazing pregnant mares to be composed of Kentucky bluegrass and orchardgrass and little, if any, tall fescue. Most of the tall fescue in Kentucky pastures is "KY 31," and essentially all of that species contains the natural race of the endophytic fungus <I>Neotyphodium coenophialum</I>. This fun...

  • Widespread Drug Contamination Found at Racetracks

    <P>Since racetrack environments contain residues of multiple drugs that can be detected by standard testing procedures, environmental drug contamination as an explanation for positive drug tests in racehorses needs to be considered like it currently is in human athletes, said researcher Steven A. Barker, BS, MS, PhD, Everett D. Besch Distinguished Profess...

  • Rutgers Offers Equine Health Podcasts for Horse Owners

    <P>The Equine Science Center at Rutgers University is offering a series of podcasts based on Cooperative Extension fact sheets to help horse owners learn "on the run." The audio recordings are available for download at <A href="http://www.esc.rutgers.edu/" target=_blank>esc.rutgers.edu</A>. &nbsp; <P>The source material for the podcasts consists of orig...