Headlines for Monday, August 24, 2009

  • Rachel Alexandra, in Haskell Invitational victory.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8379873%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Super Filly Rachel Alexandra to Woodward

    Trainer Steve Asmussen said Aug. 24 that top 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra will run in the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) and that stablemate Kensei would contest the Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Justenuffhumor hopes to continue his winning ways in the Bernard Baruch at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8379938%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turf Rivalry Heats Up in Bernard Baruch

    Darley Stable's Justenuffhumor and Magnolia Racing Stable's Cowboy Cal resume what may be a budding rivalry when they meet Aug. 28 in the $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles on the inner turf at Saratoga.

  • This powerful-looking Medaglia d'Oro filly topped the OBS select session by attracting a $275,000 final bid from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Tops OBS Select Session

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s August yearling sale broke slowly from the starting gate Aug. 24 in Central Florida, suffering downturns of more than 30% from 2008 in its gross revenue, average price, and median price. But a powerful-looking Medaglia d'Oro filly topped the select session by attracting a $275,000 final bid from Charlotte Weber's Live Oak Plantation that surpassed last year's peak price for an individual horse of $200,000.

  • Quality Road.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8408430%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Travers Notes: Quality Road in Final Breeze

    Edward P. Evans' Quality Road put in his final breeze before the Aug. 29, grade I, $1-million Shadwell Travers at Saratoga Race Course, covering five furlongs over the muddy main track in :59.68, fourth fastest of 24 at the distance on the morning of Aug. 24.

  • Grade II Winner Teuflesberg to Journeyman

    Grade II winner Teuflesberg, whose first foals arrived this year, will stand the 2010 season at Brent and Crystal Fernung's Journeyman Stud in Ocala, Fla.

  • West Nile Virus: Washington Reports Highest Number of Cases

    <P>West Nile virus cases are popping up across the country, with Washington state reporting the highest number of equine cases. <P>As of Aug. 19, Washington animal health authorities had reported 12 equine cases. Other states reporting cases included Montana (4), California (3), Kentucky (2), and Louisiana (2). Mississippi, Texas, Utah, and West Virgini...

  • Apply Nitrogen to Horse Pastures in the Fall

    <P>Fall nitrogen application has long been promoted within the turfgrass industry to improve stand density. Researchers conducted a field study on four well-managed horse farm pastures in the Central Bluegrass region of Kentucky from September 2006 through March 2007 and repeated again during the same timeframe in 2007 and 2008. The objective of this stud...

  • Texas Horse Dies of Rabies, Possible Human Exposure

    <P>Public health officials in Texas are alerting anyone who may have come in contact with a certain horse at the Scurry County Rodeo, held in mid-July in Snyder, that they might have been exposed to rabies. <P>More than 250 contestants from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas participated in the rodeo. <P>The horse was at the ...

  • Horse Positive for Hendra to be Euthanized

    <P>Test samples taken from a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property have come back positive, showing the horse was exposed to Hendra virus. The virus neutralization test utilized&nbsp;is considered the definitive test to determine whether an animal has had the virus in its system. <P>Biosecurity Queensland acting Chief Veterinary Officer Rick Symons...