Headlines for Tuesday, June 9, 2009

  • HealthWatch: Stem Cell Therapy for Tendonitis

    According to Dr. Alan J. Nixon of Cornell University, veterinarians might be able to treat horses with injuries to their superficial digital flexor tendons (SDFTs) effectively by injecting stem cells directly into the injured tendon using cells that were harvested and expanded from the horse's own bone marrow.

  • Cardmania

    1993 Champion sprinter Cardmania is the star of the United Pegasus Foundation, which rescues and retrains former race horses.

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    Overbrook Farm to Disperse Stock

    Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. Young into one of North America's most successful breeding establishments, announced June 9 that it will completely disperse its yearlings, breeding stock, and the majority of its horses in training.

  • Jockey Jackie Davis

    Jockey Jackie Davis, following in the footsteps of her father Robbie.

  • Trainer Joe Herrick

    From the hotel business to doing what he loves, working with horses, including stakes winner Olympic Moment.

  • KY Commission Endorses Governor's VLT Plan

    Citing threats to the state's racing and breeding industries from other states in which alternative gaming boosts purses and breeding programs, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission June 9 unanimously endorsed a plan for video lottery terminals at racetracks that was unveiled earlier in the day by Gov. Steve Beshear.

  • Benevolence, Slots, Exclusions on HBPA Agenda

    Backstretch programs, racetrack gaming, and exclusionary practices are the primary topics for forums scheduled for the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association summer convention June 30-July 3 in Shepherdstown, W.V.

  • Vinery Stud Sells Session Topper in Australia

    Trainer John Wallace purchased the two highest-priced lots June 9 during the opening session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale on Australia's Gold Coast. He went to Aust$220,000 (approximately $173,991) to secure a Flying Spur Graceful Lily colt, which was consigned by Vinery Stud. He also purchased an Encosta de Lago Major Drama filly for Aust$145,000 ($114,676) from Coolmore Stud.

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    KY Gaming Debate Continues; Bill Introduced

    On the eve of the release of racetrack gaming legislation on the call for a special session of the Kentucky General Assembly, the state's top lawmakers debated the merits of the plan and indicated it won't be a slam dunk.

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  • Belmont Contender Dunkirk to Undergo Fracture Repair

    <P>Dunkirk, who ran a gutsy, front-running second in the June 6 Belmont Stakes, came out of the race with a non-displaced condylar fracture of the left hind cannon bone and will undergo surgery June 9 at the brand new Ruffian Equine Medical Center across the street from Belmont Park. Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, will perform the operation. <P>"He wi...

  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Racetrack, Casino Case

    <P>The U.S. Supreme Court is staying out a fight between Illinois' casinos and horse tracks over a state law that cropped up in the impeachment and indictment of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. <P> <P>The casinos object to a law that forces them to transfer of millions of dollars to the state's horse tracks. <P> <P>Last year, the state Supreme Court un...