Headlines for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

  • SITA's New Mare Policy Causes Confusion

    Fasig-Tipton and Keeneland executives are raising questions about the the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers' new guidlelines for older mares and barren mares, saying the policies they had agreed to support differed on one key point from what has appeared in recent published reports.

  • Ripples Maid Tops Tattersalls Opener

    The stakes-winning mare Ripples Maid brought the top price of 132,000 guineas as the Tattersalls July mixed sale opened with sharp downturns in its key business figures. The gross, average, and median all declined by 40% or more July 7 in England.

  • Big City Man

    Big City Man Dies of Strangulated Cecum

    Big City Man, who defeated champion Indian Blessing in this year's Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I), died July 5 of a strangulated cecum, several hours after a six-furlong work in 1:13.40 at Hollywood Park.

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    Indian Blessing Looking to Bounce Back

    Hal and Patti Earnhardt's homebred Indian Blessing will try to rebound from the worst start of her career, as she ships to Florida for the first time to take on eight challengers in the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) July 11 at Calder Race Course.

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    Benny the Bull Eyes Smile Sprint Repeat

    Last season, IEAH Stables and partners' Benny the Bull capped a five-race win streak in the Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II), a victory that solidified his Eclipse Award as the nation's top sprinter. Now, months after being brought back from retirement the 6-year-old horse will try to win the event for the second year in a row, as he takes on five rivals July 11 at Calder Race Course.

  • HealthWatch: EEE, WEE, & VEE

    Eastern, Western, and Venezuelan equine encephalitis (EEE, WEE, and VEE) are arboviruses -- meaning they are transmitted by blood-feeding insects or ticks -- and these pathogens can cause fatal neurologic disease in horses.

  • French Stallion Anabaa Dies

    Anabaa, a major French stallion at Alec Head's Haras du Quesnay near Deauville, died July 7 of acute peritonitis after undergoing colic surgery.

  • Robbins Tops Del Mar Meet Officials

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will conduct its 70th race meeting beginning July 22 led by a veteran team of racing officials. Heading up the effort will by DMTC's vice president for racing, Tom Robbins, who also serves as the track's director of racing and racing secretary. This will be his 29th summer in the seaside racing office.

  • New Book Goes Inside Prominent Equine Clinic

    Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of "Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital."

  • Mine That Bird works four furlongs at Churchill Downs with Jamie Theriot in the saddle.

    Mine That Bird Looks 'Sharp' in Workout

    Mine That Bird continued his progress toward the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) when he breezed four furlongs in :49 2/5 July 7 at Churchill Downs. The time was co-sixth fastest of the day among 66 horses working the distance over a fast track.

  • Parasite Resistance in Horses: Share Your Thoughts

    Horse owners still have an opportunity to let their opinions on parasite control and resistance be known. Researchers have organized an international&nbsp;survey to better assess the issues of parasite control and dewormer resistance. <A href="http://survey.2ask.de/71d74fafbf0c4562/survey.html" target=_blank><STRONG>Access the survey</STRONG></A><STRONG>....

  • Equine ER Book Now Available

    Readers can now take a behind-the-scenes tour of one of the leading equine veterinary hospitals with the release of <I>Equine ER: Stories From a Year in the Life of an Equine Veterinary Hospital</I>. Published by Eclipse Press, the book captures the often dramatic, sometimes heartbreaking, but all-inspiring stories author Leslie Guttman witnessed during a...