Headlines for Tuesday, September 18, 2012

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale

    Keeneland Sale Registers Significant Gains

    While the eighth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale may have not had as many six-figure fireworks as last week's sessions, there were still plenty of buyers for quality horses.

  • Following Up on the Pledge

    Nearly two months have passed since a coalition of more than 60 owners launched an experiment into Salix-free racing, pledging to run their 2-year-olds without the controversial anti-bleeder medication

  • Jack Goodman Scholarship Recipients Announced

    Matthew Benton and Christina Moore, students at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, it was announced Sept. 18.

  • Del Mar announces extra 10 percent purse payment

    Del Mar's horsemen earned an extra 10 percent payment on top of already record-breaking purse payouts as final figures became available for the track's 2012 summer racing season. Meeting Friday, the Thoroughbred Owners of California's board of directors approved the additional payout, which totaled $1,466,532.

  • Questing

    Questing Highlights Short Cotillion Field

    Very few fillies were up for the challenge of facing undefeated 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia and two-time grade I winner Questing in the Sept. 22 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 22.

  • Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis (EPM)

    Stumbling, incoordination, asymmetrical lameness, muscle loss, and seizures. These are some of the possible clinical signs of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Dr. Stephen Reed, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM of Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will present case studies of horses with EPM, offering insight into diagnosis and treatment from the clinician's perspective.

  • Derby, Oaks logos released for 2013

    The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 139 and Kentucky Oaks 139 were released Tuesday by Churchill Downs. Officially licensed apparel and headwear featuring the new logos are now available for purchase online at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.KentuckyDerbyStore.com"> KentuckyDerbyStore.com</a>.

  • Preakness winner Deputed Testamony dead at 32

    Deputed Testamony, the most recent Maryland-bred to win his home state's most prestigious event, the Preakness at Pimlico, died Tuesday at Bonita Farm in Darlington, Maryland. At the time of his death, Deputed Testamony, 32, was the oldest living winner of a U.S. classic.

  • Benton, Moore awarded Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships

    Matthew Benton and Christina Moore, students at the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program (RTIP), have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, it was jointly announced Tuesday by Matt Iuliano, executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, and Doug Reed, director of the RTIP.

  • Uptowncharlybrown

    Uptowncharlybrown to Stud at Penn Ridge

    Uptowncharlybrown, a stakes winner and grade II stakes-placed on the 2010 Triple Crown trail, has been retired from racing and will enter at stud in 2013 at Penn Ridge Farms near Harrisburg, Pa.

  • New Equine EEE, WNV Cases Confirmed Across Country

    Summer might be winding down in some areas of the country, but the number of equine mosquito-borne disease cases continues to rise. Animal health officials in California, Kentucky, and Vermont have all issued statements regarding newly confirmed cases of either Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) or West Nile virus (WNV) in the past week.