Headlines for Friday, September 25, 2009

  • At Keeneland, a Shrouded Silver Lining?

    The Keeneland September yearling sale continued Sept. 25 with decreases in all major indices, though some participants see a shrouded silver lining: bargains for those with some cash and an increase in the value of yearlings in a couple of years.

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    Champion Kona Gold Euthanized

    Kona Gold, a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, was euthanized Sept. 25 after a paddock accident. The 15-year-old gelding had resided at the park since November 2007.

  • Saratoga Special winner D' Funnybone may run in the Champagne or go straight to the Breeders' Cup.<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%3D8419331%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dutrow Horses Preparing For Plenty of Action

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., reported on several of his top horses Sept. 25 from Aqueduct, including Paul Pompa Jr.'s Futurity (gr. II) winner D' Funnybone, whose next start is still up in the air.

  • Cryptoclearance won or placed in 21 graded stakes, including victory in the 1987 Florida Derby.

    Prominent Sire Cryptoclearance Dies at Age 25

    Top racehorse and prominent sire Cryptoclearance died at Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic Thursday, Sept. 24 from a heart attack stemming from complications following colic surgery.

  • Bidding for Aqueduct VLT Project Tightens

    Negotiators in New York have tentatively narrowed down the bidding list to three entities to run the long-delayed video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct, and a final decision could come as early as the week of Sept. 28.

  • Calder staff and management join NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Executive Director Mike Ziegler in the Winner's Circle to celebrate the track's accreditation.

    Calder Accredited by NTRA Safety Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Sept. 25 that Calder Race Course has been fully accredited by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance following a complete review of all racing operations at the facility.

  • Richardson Named to Graded Stakes Committee

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced that Dr. J. David Richardson has been appointed to a three-year term on the American Graded Stakes Committee.

  • Alan Marzelli, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club

    Marzelli to Retire from The Jockey Club

    Alan Marzelli, the president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club, will retire from that position at the end of the year, the organization announced Sept. 25.

  • EHV-1 Neurologic Disease a Challenge for Researchers

    <P>Despite the remarkable advances in understanding neurologic disease in horses, including the identification of the single genetic mutation that gives rise to the neuropathogenic form of equine herpesvirus type-1 (EHV-1), virologists continue to experience frustrations when it comes to studying EHV-1 in the experimental setting. <P>EHV-1 causes aborti...

  • Equine Antibiotic Resistance Increased after Hospitalization

    <P>A team of researchers working at Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital in Liverpool found that <I>Escherichia coli</I> bacteria in a horse's intestine appear to acquire antibiotic resistance while a horse is hospitalized. <P>The researchers found a significant increase in multiple drug resistance in <I>E. coli</I> samples isolated from horses' feces afte...