Headlines for Tuesday, February 23, 2010

  • Giant Oak, Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.

    ITBOF Announces 2009 Champions

    Daniel Sullivan, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation, announced that Giant Oak has been selected its 2009 Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male.

  • Remembering Betty Mabee

    Betty Mabee believed a Thoroughbred should bear a name commensurate with its stature as one of God's noblest creatures.

  • Todd's Time?

    Todd Pletcher has been one of racing's leading trainers the past decade, though the sport's biggest prize, the Derby, has eluded him. This could be his year.

  • Stallion Matthews Keep Euthanized

    Matthews Keep, a 26-year-old son of Summing, was euthanized Feb. 20 at Nanci Cook's Skywatcher Farm near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, because of age related health issues.

  • Breeding the Problem Mare AAEP Discussion

    Anytime veterinarians talk about breeding the problem mare, it always develops into a lively, animated discussion. The Table Topic on Breeding the Problem Mare was no different at the 2009 American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention in early December.