Kip Deville, who has been battling laminitis for more than a month, has made "significant improvement" at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky.
Topics include the upcoming year in racing, the potential of the A.P. Indy / Azeri colt Take Control, who's responsible for synthetic surfaces at Santa Anita, and the decision to give an Eclipse Award to ESPN/ABC. Watch Now
Surprise winner of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) two months ago, former claimer Furthest Land returns to Santa Anita Jan. 9 for the $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II).
Horse owner and Hollywood producer David Milch has created a show titled "Luck" that will be shown on HBO, Variety reported Jan. 6.
George and Lori Hall's Bold Union, a four-time stakes winner in 2009, leads a field of nine in the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (gr. III) for older fillies and mares Jan. 9 at Gulfstream Park.
Three-year-olds, both males and females, get their first chance to face stakes competition at Gulfstream Park in 2010 when they run a pair of six-furlong sprints on Jan. 9.
Munnings, a sharp winner of consecutive grade II races last year, kicks off his 2010 campaign in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 9.
Graded stakes winner Chelokee will stand at the University of Arizona Equine Center near Tucson.
The Kentucky attorney general's office has issued an opinion stating that although there is nothing in state law prohibiting a form of electronic gaming called Instant Racing, it is not currently permissible.
Cosa Vera, a 5-year-old son Dynaformer, will enter stud at North Cliff Farm near Rixeyville, Va.
Grade I winner Forest Danger has been relocated to Thomas Wente's WinRich Farm near North Vernon, Ind.
Jockey Michael Straight made positive progress in his recovery from four fractured vertebrae and other injuries when his toes moved on their own Jan. 5.
Offlee Wild, leading first-crop sire and leading sire of 2-year-olds for 2009, at Darley with commentary by Darley COO Oliver Tait. Sire of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner She Be Wild. Watch Video
Wagering on U.S. racing in 2009 declined by 9.9% to total $12.3 billion, compared with $13.7 billion the previous year, according to figures released Jan. 6 by Equibase Company.
Adena Springs topped the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2009 with earnings of $12,853,329, according to statistics released by The Jockey Club Information Systems Jan. 6.
The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Ontario Division) has announced the top earners in the Ontario Sired Racing Rewards Program for 2009.
Bay colt brings Aust$500,000 ($456,500 in U.S. funds).
J. Robert Harris Jr., breeder/owner of 2005 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Baby Zip, died Jan. 1 at age 91.
Churchill Downs reported that its online sale of 3,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) reserved seat packages sold out Jan. 6 in 48 minutes.
Neonatal isoerythrolysis (NI) is caused by an incompatibility of blood types between a mare and her foal. If a foal inherits from its sire a red cell factor (antigen) that the mare lacks, the mare may develop antibodies to that antigen. There is no harm to the foal in utero, as there is no comingling of the mare's blood with that of the fetus. However...
Knowing how a normal foal should behave and when to call the veterinarian can go a long way toward avoiding a trip to an equine neonatal intensive care unit.
TheHorse.com is getting 2010 off to a great start with three more Fact Sheets on topics that are important to our readers:
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