Headlines for Wednesday, October 13, 2010

  • Northern Dancer Stakes winner Redwood is the morning line favorite for the Pattison Canadian International.

    Redwood Favored in Canadian International

    Juddmonte Farms' Redwood, winner of the Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) in his initial North American start, returns to Woodbine as the morning line favorite for the $2 million Pattison Canadian International Oct. 16.

  • Last year's Neartic winner Field Commission faces 11 challengers in 2010.

    Plenty of Options in 12-Horse Nearctic Stakes

    Winless in seven starts since taking last year's Nearctic Stakes (Can-IT), Field Commission will face a much more difficult task in this year's renewal when he faces 11 rivals in the $500,000 turf event at Woodbine Oct. 16.

  • Genetic Research New Tool in Breeding

    Some of the leading researchers in the field of equine DNA and genetics research discussed their work during the first Thoroughbred Pedigree and Genetics Symposium in Lexington on Oct. 11.

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    Star 3YO Fillies Square Off in QE II

    Evening Jewel and Check the Label, who have won seven consecutive graded stakes between them, will meet in a showdown of star 3-year-old fillies Oct. 16 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • KY Legislative Panel Defers on Vest Rule

    A Kentucky legislative subcommittee has deferred for a month action on Kentucky Horse Racing Commission rules requiring safety vests for jockeys, exercise riders, and anyone else on horseback at the track.

  • New York Legislators Pass Animal Abuser Registry Law

    The names, addresses, and photographs of convicted animal abusers residing in one New York county will soon be displayed online thanks to a new law that establishes the first animal abuse offender database in the nation.

  • Castration Clinics Address Unwanted Horse Issues

    When Alison LaCarrubba, DVM, Dipl. ABVP, head of the College of Veterinary Medicine's equine ambulatory section, learned the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC) would lend financial support to establish a castration clinic at the university, she recognized the program as a way to deliver a valuable veterinary service to cash-strapped horse owners at no cos...