Headlines for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

  • Angelina Costa

    Inside Track: Step in the Right Direction

    For Angelina Costa, her family, and the legions of professionals and volunteers at the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program, the weekly sessions are therapeutic as well as enjoyable. This farm, along with dozens like it throughout the country, helps children with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities by teaching them to ride.

  • Tracks Helping to Craft Ohio VLT Proposal

    As Ohio racetracks are busy working on a plan for racetrack gaming, horsemen's groups are lobbying the state legislature to get behind Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland's proposal for video lottery terminals at tracks.

  • Drion Named Farm Manager

    Shack Parrish, president of Indian Creek, announced that Nicky Drion has been named farm manager of the Paris, Ky., farm.

  • HealthWatch: Pastured Horses More Fit

    Horses are better able to maintain fitness when turned out on large pasture, according to Dr. Patty Graham-Thiers of Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol, Va. She presented her recent study results at the 2009 Equine Science Society Meeting, held May 29-31 in Keystone, Colo.

  • Buckie Fires, Retired Outrider, Dies

    Retired outrider Buckie Fires, who hails from a prominent racing family, died June 20 in Rivervale, Ark., from complications from breaking a hip.

  • Medication Threshold Review, AAEP 2008

    At the 2008 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention, held Dec. 6-10 in San Diego, Calif., Keith Soring, DVM, presented material (on behalf of Tom Tobin, PhD, of the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center) regarding withdrawal times and therapeutic thresholds of medications in horses. A threshold is a defined concentratio...

  • NYRA Schedules Second Hearing Over Detention Barn Breach

    <P>The New York Racing Association has scheduled another hearing June 24 to investigate trainer Jeff Mullins' actions in the Aqueduct detention barn April 4. <P>An enhanced version of NYRA's Barn Area Violations Panel already held one hearing in the Mullins matter on May 14, and adjourned the proceedings to June 24 without taking any action against the ...