Headlines for Tuesday, September 4, 2012

  • LTBA Awards Two College Scholarships

    During Louisiana Cup Day at Louisiana Downs Aug. 18, the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Louisiana college students Demi Varuso and Rachel Petticrew.

  • Paynter suffering from severe laminitis

    Owner Ahmed Zayat has tweeted that Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter has developed laminitis in three of his four legs. The news came Tuesday as the three-year-old colt's health continued to decline due to the effects of colitis.

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    Paynter Diagnosed With Laminitis

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter, who has suffered many ailments while battling a serious case of colitis, was diagnosed Sept. 4 with one of the most devastating diseases for horses: laminitis.

  • Laurel opens fall meet with higher purses, more stakes

    After a 15-week break, live racing will resume at a major Maryland track on Wednesday. The 2012 fall meeting begins at Laurel with a first post of 1:10 p.m. (EDT). Racing will take place four days a week through the end of the year on a Wednesday through Saturday schedule, holidays excluded.

  • CTHS Yearling Sale Opens With Declines

    A cloud of uncertainty hovered over the first session of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society's (Ontario division) annual selected yearling sale Sept. 3 at the Woodbine sales pavilion in Rexdale, Ontario.

  • Equine Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy Studied

    Although scientists still don't know what causes a relatively rare equine neurologic disorder, a research team in England recently took steps to further characterize the most common presenting signs, diagnostic methods, and treatment options associated with equine temporohyoid osteoarthropathy.