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  • Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

    Early in 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved tiludronate for intravenous administration in horses with navicular disease. Despite being a relatively new drug used in veterinary medicine, some equine practitioners are already prescribing tiludronate for “off-label” use in horses with other conditions, such as osteoarthritis by ...

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Plan Would Cut Six Aqueduct Race Dates

    The New York Racing Association board of directors will be asked Dec. 3 to approve a 2015 budget that cuts the number of racing days at Aqueduct Racetrack by a total of six days during the track's winter and fall meets.

  • Just The Judge sold for 4.5 million guineas on Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale.

    Just The Judge Sells for Record Price

    Irish classic winner Just The Judge became the highest-priced filly in British auction history when she sold for 4,500,000 guineas Dec. 2 during the second session of the Tattersalls December sale.

  • John Veitch

    State Likely to Appeal Latest Veitch Decision

    The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.

  • Lucky Pulpit Season Offered at CTBA Auction

    A season to Lucky Pulpit, the sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, is among the offerings at the annual California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Stallion Season Auction being held today, Tuesday, Dec. 2.

  • Lenny's Place - 12/2/2014 - Episode 6

    Lenny Shulman sits down for a fun interview with Smilin' Ken Ramsey. Lenny also talks about racing this year's stand outs against one another next year. Standouts including Bayern, Shared Belief, California Chrome, Honor Code, and Hoppertunity. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Michael Blowen on Silver Charm's Return

    Listen to Old Friends founder Michael Blowen as newly returned Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm greets fans Dec. 2. The 20-year-old champion returned to the U.S. after standing in Japan.

  • Esentepe, lot 1542, was the top price at the Tattersalls December mare sale.

    Casse Springs for Tattersalls Day One Topper

    Florida-based bloodstock agent Justin Casse went to 525,000 guineas (US$867,620) to secure group III winner Esentepe, in foal to Frankel, on opening day of the Tattersalls December mare sale Dec. 1 in Newmarket.

  • Instant racing machines at Ellis Park.

    Historical Racing Bets Up in October in KY

    Historical race wagering at two Kentucky racetracks registered healthy increases in October versus the same month in 2013, according to statistics released by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway to Break From Gate With Full Fields

    Officials at Turfway Park, which begins its four-month run of live racing Dec. 1, are hoping response at the entry box for the first two programs continues through December and into next year.

  • Robin Murphy with Tidal Volume

    TOBA November Member of the Month

    Leading the pack of Ohio breeders is Robin L. Murphy, who stands nearly a dozen stallions at her 80-acre Poplar Creek Horse Center in Bethel, Ohio.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct to Offer Claiming Championships

    NYRA announced Dec. 1 the stakes schedule for the 2015 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, which will offer 23 stakes worth more than $3 million, as well as the inaugural running of the New York Claiming Championship Series.

  • Equine Venereal Disease

    STDs. They're the kind of thing many people would rather not discuss. Disease transmission through sexual contact or bodily fluids such as semen and blood is still a taboo subject, even in 2012. But the reality is that as long as horse owners continue to breed their mares to stallions hundreds or thousands of miles away--or to stallions who are in the...

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • KDFW leader Dortmund wins an Allowance Race at Churchill Downs.

    Dortmund Leads Individual Picks in Derby Bet

    Two horses from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah, paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) concluded.

  • Pepper Crown wins the Berkeley Handicap.

    Pepper Crown Closes Strongly for Berkeley Win

    Swung six wide into the stretch, lightly regarded Pepper Crown uncoiled a torrid outside rally and won the $100,315 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) going away as the longest shot in the field Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Conquest Typhoon wins the B. DeMille Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Last to First in DeMille

    Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar.

  • Nicola Thunder wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    San Nicola Thunder Digs In for Sir Barton Win

    San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine.

  • Gulfstream Park West

    Zayas, Sano Take Gulfstream Park West Titles

    The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings.

  • Jockey Eramia Out with Shoulder Injury

    Jockey Richard Eramia will be out a couple weeks after a mishap following the fourth race Nov. 29 at Fair Grounds when his mount, Shadwell Stable's Atoof, spooked and dumped the journeyman rider on the gallop-out.

  • Dr. Jack Robbins

    Influential Veterinarian Jack Robbins Dies

    Top racetrack veterinarian Dr. Jack Robbins, a longtime breeder of Thoroughbreds in California and patriarch of an influential racing family, died the afternoon of Nov. 29 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. He was 93.

  • Epiphaneia wins the 2014 Japan Cup.
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    Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

    Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.

  • California Chrome takes to the turf in the Hollywood Derby.

    California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.