Headlines for Friday, September 11, 2009

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    Jackson Reaffirms No Breeders' Cup for Rachel

    The Breeders' Cup board of directors Sept. 11 said the organization will increase the purse of the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) by $1 million if Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta start in the 1 1/4-mile event Nov. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • John Nerud: A Racing Legend Part 3

    In part 3, John Nerud talks about the rivalry between Dr. Fager and Damascus, and some of the owners and trainers of the 1950s. He also shares his views on the impact of today's mega-stables, the changes the sport has undergone with the growth of the commercial market, and the importance of doing business with honesty and integrity. Watch Part 1 or Part 2 of the John Nerud video series.

  • TOBA Red Carpet 2009, State Breeders

    TOBA Red Carpet 2009, Talking with the State Breeders of the Year. More from the Red Carpet Red Carpet Montage Industry Leaders and Guests State Breeders of the Year Regional Owners of the Year

  • 'Mixed Breed' Program Set for Colonial Downs

    Colonial Downs will host a mixed breed card of horse racing Sept. 13 that includes eight harness races, two steeplechase races, and one Thoroughbred race.

  • TOBA Red Carpet 2009, Industry Leaders

    TOBA Red Carpet 2009, Talking with the Industry Leaders & Guests More from the Red Carpet Red Carpet MontageIndustry Leaders and Guests State Breeders of the YearRegional Owners of the Year

  • TOBA Red Carpet 2009, Regional Owners

    TOBA Red Carpet 2009, Talking with the 2008 Regional Owners of the Year More from the Red Carpet Red Carpet MontageIndustry Leaders and Guests State Breeders of the YearRegional Owners of the Year

  • Ric Waldman, Overbrook's advisor and manager of stallion operations.

    Waldman Reflects on Overbrook's Yearlings

    While the Thoroughbred market has been in a continual slump over the last year due to the downturn of the overall economy, the royally bred horses in Overbrook Farm's yearling dispersal could boost business at this year's Keeneland September sale.

  • Hendra Virus Safety Tips for Horse Owners Released

    <P>The Queensland government has released a safety alert for horse owners following several cases of Hendra virus, a rare but potentially fatal zoonotic virus that can pass from horses to humans. <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14829">A veterinarian died earlier this month after treating an infected foal</A>. &nbsp; <P>Clinical sign...

  • Study: Neurologic Signs Not Limited to One EHV-1 Strain

    <P>Anytime a horse develops fever, malaise, and a stumbling gait or inability to stand, owners should contact a veterinarian immediately--they might be dealing with equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1). In addition, the animal should be quarantined to prevent transmitting the virus to other horses through nasal secretions, said Gillian A. Perkins, DVM, Dipl. ACVI...