Headlines for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

  • NYCOTB Prospects Grow Dimmer

    New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. is just days away from 'a point of no return,' as officials watch bettors withdraw their final ADW funds and the OTB prepares to make a last revenue-sharing payoff to racetracks.

  • West Coast Regional: Still Soaring

    As the only child of John and Betty Mabee, Larry Mabee had a ringside seat in the development of one of California's all-time leading breeding and owning operations.

  • Northeast/MidAtlantic Regional: Family Affair

    Two-hundred Thoroughbred broodmares, weanlings, yearlings, and racehorses dot the 300-acre farm in southeastern Pennsylvania, owned by Ronnie Houghton and his wife, Betsy.

  • Barretts January Mixed Sale Has 392 Horses

    Barretts has cataloged 392 horses for its 2011 January mixed sale. The auction will be held Jan. 24 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California. It will begin at 10 a.m. (PST).

  • Pergolide Remains Treatment of Choice for PPID

    Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), often called equine Cushing's disease, has been treated with the drug pergolide for years. The main reason pergolide was initially the treatment of choice was largely based on the drug's effectiveness in treating people with Parkinson's disease, a human endocrine disorder, according to Ronette Gehr...

  • Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

    The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the ninth within the Cumberland Plateau Health District, which includes the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russ...