Headlines for Thursday, December 13, 2012

  • Penn Gaming Tracks Stagger Night Post Times

    Three Thoroughbred tracks comprising much of the nighttime simulcast market over the next few months have announced a coordinated plan to reschedule their post times beginning with live racing on Dec. 26.

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    Awesome Feather Retired

    Popular Eclipse Award champion Awesome Feather, who prevailed in 10 of 11 career starts, has been retired from racing to join the broodmare band of Frank Stronach's Adena Springs near Paris, Ky.

  • Loose Ends Slow Transfer of Ohio Race Dates

    Beulah Park and the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have agreed on 2013 live racing days, but approval of a shift of the River Downs meet to Beulah Park remains on hold.

  • 2012 Equine WNV, EEE Case Totals Steady

    Although they've increased since last update, the number of confirmed equine West Nile virus (WNV) and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) cases has steadied, according to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) disease maps.

  • Look, Ma--No Shoes!

    Just in time for winter--a time when many owners opt to pull their horses' shoes for the season--a team of researchers has released results from a study examining the effects of normal gaits on hoof wear in barefoot horses.