Articles posted August 26, 2009

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Mine That Bird Out of Travers Stakes

Mine That Bird Out of Travers Stakes

The Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I) lost some of its luster hours before entries were taken Aug. 26 when it was announced that Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), would not run in the "Mid-Summer Derby" at Saratoga Racecourse.

And They're Off: August 26, 2009

And They're Off: August 26, 2009

Lenny and Steve are back! Topics include Rachel Alexandra and Jess Jackson, the continued breakdowns at Del Mar, plus a look at the second season of Animal Planet's hit reality program, JOCKEYS. Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

Turf Classic or C. Hirsch Next For Gio Ponti

Turf Classic or C. Hirsch Next For Gio Ponti

Trainer Christophe Clement said Aug. 26 that Gio Ponti, winner of four consecutive grade I turf races, will race next in either the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 3 at Belmont or the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Turf Championship (gr. IT) Oct. 11 at Santa Anita in his final prep for the Breeders' Cup World Championships in November.

Hendra Horse Euthanized, Additional Testing in Progress

Biosecurity Queensland has euthanized a horse at a Cawarral horse nursery property that tested positive for Hendra virus infection. Euthanasia is the national policy for horses confirmed as being infected with the virus, which can affect both horses and humans.

Horses can have the virus in their system and recover, but there is an ongoing risk of ...

Equine Heat Tolerance Parameters Examined in Study

In a step toward understanding heat tolerance in horses, Brazilian researchers recently concluded that respiratory rate (RR), heart rate (HR), and rectal temperature (RT) are the most useful parameters for distinguishing equine adaptation to elevated temperatures. 

As part of an ongoing project on equine heat tolerance, the study authors...

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