Headlines for Monday, January 24, 2011

  • Alaazo to Stand at Swifty Farms

    Alaazo, a graded stakes-placed son A.P. Indy out of the grade II-winning Deputy Minister mare Atelier, has been retired from racing to stand at Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.

  • Study Finds NZ Endoscopy Grading System OK

    The preliminary findings of a study involving results from endoscopic throat examinations at New Zealand Thoroughbred auctions has provided conclusive evidence to support the current post-sale endoscopy grading system.

  • Ky. Derby Trail: A Ghost of a Chance

    Next week, Blood-Horse magazine officially kicks off its Kentucky Derby coverage with a Derby preview cover story, the Derby contenders' racing and pedigree profiles, and, of course, the Derby Dozen.

  • Jade Hunter and Michael Blowen.

    Jade Hunter, Sired Champion Azeri, Dies

    Jade Hunter, a multiple grade I winner who sired 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized Sunday, Jan. 23, at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute near Lexington because of complications from colic.

  • General Nediym, Fastnet Rock Colts Shine

    Four horses fetch Aust$100,000 ($98,895 in U.S. funds) or more apiece during Inglis Sydney Classic yearling sale's second session in Australia.

  • Lyme Disease Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

    A well-attended Table Topic session on equine Lyme disease was held at the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Annual Meeting, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The audience agreed that the disease is more common in certain parts of the United States than in others, with most cases occurring in the Northeast. Diagnosis is often subjective rath...

  • Fatal Injuries on Midwestern Racetracks (AAEP 2010)

    In the Midwest there are several racetracks--featuring both Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing--that sometimes slide under the radar of the mainstream racing community. But like all other tracks around the nation, these venues see wins, losses, and, unfortunately, catastrophic musculoskeletal injuries. Andrea L. Beisser, BA, and her colleagues analyzed...

  • CSU Lecture Series Honors Squires

    Two years ago, Colorado State University (CSU) created a lecture series titled the "Ed Squires Lecture in Equine Reproduction" in honor of Ed Squires, MS, PhD, Dipl. ACT (hon.), executive director of the University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Foundation and director of advancement and industry relations.

  • Kentucky Equine Research Launches Equinews.com

    Horse owners, managers, trainers, and other industry professionals are always looking for accurate, dependable horse care information, especially if that information is focused on science-based nutrition. Kentucky Equine Research (KER) is proud to announce the launch of Equinews.com.