Headlines for Tuesday, February 9, 2010

  • MI Racing Officials Disagree on Casino Bill

    After several meetings, two Michigan horsemen's groups have remained unsuccessful in convincing Dan Adkins of Hazel Park to amend the language of a petition concerning the approval of eight new casinos in the state.

  • Denis of Cork

    Denis of Cork to Stand at Vinery in Florida

    Denis of Cork, a graded stakes winner and third in the 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will enter stud at Tom Simon's Vinery near Summerfield, Fla.

  • The Fastest 3YO You Haven't Heard of Yet

    Through five weeks of the 2010 season, there have been only three 3-year-olds that have posted a Beyer Speed Figure of 100 or more, and only one of those has done it around two turns. Any guesses on who the horse is?

  • TradeZone: AAEP 2009 - Lameness Treatments

    If there's one thing Thoroughbred owners encounter at some point, it's a lameness scenario. Something's not right with your horse's gait, and you and your veterinarian tirelessly work to figure out the cause of the lameness.

  • HRTV: Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi

    Jockey Ahmed Ajtebi, jockey of Vale of York, decided to stay in the United States after his victory in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • HRTV: Lucky Baldwin

    The story of Elias Jackson Baldwin, an eccentric millionaire who jumpstarted horse racing in Southern California.

  • Gonzalez Denied Stud Book Privileges

    At its Feb. 9 meeting, The Jockey Club's board of stewards accepted the recommendation of The Jockey Club Registrar to deny Florida resident Lope Gonzalez all privileges of The American Stud Book effective Jan. 1, 2011.

  • HRTV: Shadow of Illinois

    Graded stakes winner Shadow of Illinois beat the odds when he successfully returned to the track after a multi-year layoff.

  • Norah Pollard

    Inside Track: Pollard's Visions

    He may have been cocky and charismatic, but to Norah Pollard her father was even more than that: John "Red" Pollard was a superhero.

  • Edmund Gann

    Edmund Gann, Raced Medaglia d'Oro, Dies

    Edmund Gann, a leading California owner who campaigned dozens of stakes winners alone and in partnership, died Feb. 7 after a bout with cancer.

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    Jayaramans Remove 25 Horses From Ice Barn

    Summer Bird, last year's champion 3-year-old male, is one of 25 horses being transferred from trainer Tim Ice by Drs. K.K. Jayaraman and Vilasini Jayaraman. Ice currently is based at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas.

  • Southwest Regional: All in, In Oklahoma

    A native of Tulsa, Carter spent his weekends on ranches in the Oklahoma panhandle region, doctoring cattle and working feed lots. He has known since age 10 that he wanted to pursue a career with animals.

  • Accelerated Vaccination Combats Horse Influenza Outbreaks

    Equine influenza (the "flu") used to be considered a mere annoyance by many, but major outbreaks such as H1N1/swine flu in humans and the Australian equine influenza outbreak of 2007 have changed our thinking. These days, when a flu outbreak is reported, masks, hand sanitizers, and shots run out faster than bread and milk before a winter storm.

  • Voluntary CEM Surveillance Testing Announced

    Stallion owners are asked to participate in a voluntary surveillance test effort for contagious equine metritis (CEM) in order to help animal health authorities collect accurate information on the presence (or absence) of the disease in the United States. The USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's veterinary services program has set a...