Headlines for Monday, September 21, 2009

  • Ventura winning the Woodbine Mile (Can-I)

    Countdown to the Cup: More Fantastic Fillies

    With Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and Ventura, familiar standbys like Forever Together and Music Note, and rapidly rising stars Icon Project, Careless Jewel, and Swift Temper, as well as Goldikova in Europe, this is truly a special year for fillies.

  • Bill Farish

    Farish: Politics Won't Thwart Horse Industry

    Lane's End Farm general manager and prominent Republican Bill Farish said the Kentucky horse industry "will continue to hold our elected officials accountable, and we will not stop working until our state government gets out of the way and allows us to have the tools necessary to compete."

  • Class 1 Positive Brings One-Year Suspension

    Trainer Dave Anderson has been suspended for one year after Reach One More tested positive for oxymorphone following his victory in the Aug. 1 Iowa Stallion Stakes at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino.

  • Casting Call for Secretariat

    Producers of the film Secretariat will be at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds Sept. 26 looking for an equine to play the lead role in the movie about Big Red.

  • Breeders' Cup Releases Post Times, Schedule

    The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 21 that an all Breeders' Cup Pick 6 wager will be offered on both days of this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 6-7 at Santa Anita Park. Breeders' Cup also released the tentative race schedule for the two days.

  • Gulfstream Park Racino, Simulcasting Gains

    Gulfstream Park reported Sept. 21 that revenues for its slot, poker and simulcasting components increased in August, while business at competing racinos in Broward County posted declines.

  • North Dakota Urges Livestock Anthrax Prevention

    <P>Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise. <P>"We have just received confirmation of a case of anthrax in cattle along the Hettinger-Slope County line, the first reported in that area in many years and the first confirmed cas...

  • Iris Scan Horse Identification in the Works

    <P>A new tool that will allow horses to be identified quickly via an iris scan should be available next year, said the company pioneering it. <P>"We plan to develop this technology to identify horses," said Bobby Varma, director of business development for Sarnoff Corporation. <P>Sarnoff was commissioned to build the scanner by Global Animal Managemen...

  • Hendra Virus Research Fund Dedicated to Vet

    <P>The University of Queensland has set up a Memorial Fund in honor of Alister Rodgers, BVSc, who <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=14829">died of zoonotic Hendra virus earlier this month</A>. He contracted the virus while treating a sick foal. <P>At the request of Rodgers' family, the Alister Rodgers Memorial Hendra Virus Research As...