Headlines for Friday, January 21, 2011

  • New Venue for F-T Florida Sale

    Fasig-Tipton will move its March sale of 2-year-olds to the Palm Meadows Training Center in Palm Beach County for the first time beginning March 3.

  • Najran To Red River Farms in La.

    Najran, 12, a record-setter for one mile at Belmont Park, moves from Kentucky to Louisiana for the 2011 breeding season

  • Maingate, Churchill Announce Partnership

    Churchill Downs and MainGate announced a three-year partnership for MainGate to be an official licensee, handle official off-site retail locations, and launch the Kentucky Derby e-commerce website, KentuckyDerbyStore.com.

  • PNGI Explores Option to Move Ohio Tracks

    Penn National Gaming Inc. confirmed Jan. 21 there is a possibility it may attempt to relocate one or both of its Ohio racetracks to avoid competition with full-scale casinos the company is building nearby.

  • Miesque in the winner's circle after the 1987 Breeders' Cup Mile

    Miesque, Top Racehorse and Broodmare, Dies

    Miesque, the first two-time winner of a Breeders' Cup race and the dam of top sire Kingmambo, was euthanized Jan. 20 at the Oak Tree Division of Lane's End Farm in Central Kentucky due to the infirmities of age.

  • Reward Offered in Assateague Island Wild Horse Shooting

    National Park Service officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for the shooting death of a wild horse at the Assateague Island National Seashore earlier this month.

  • Proposed Virginia Bill Amends Animal Welfare Code

    Proposed legislation in Virginia would amend that state's animal welfare code to include care practices for horses and other livestock, but some equine rescue operators say the bill's language is confusing.

  • Areas of Humerus Stress in Horses Differ with Track Surface (AAEP 2010)

    How much impact does a racing surface have on the horse's body and which parts are stressed most during work? According to Abigail N. Dimock, DVM, MS, of the University of California, Davis, who in collaboration with Kurt Hoffman, DVM, and other colleagues completed a study on the subject recently, track surface has more of an impact on bone stre...