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  • Barretts January Mixed Sale Has 392 Horses

    Barretts has cataloged 392 horses for its 2011 January mixed sale. The auction will be held Jan. 24 at the Hinds Pavilion on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Southern California. It will begin at 10 a.m. (PST).

  • Pergolide Remains Treatment of Choice for PPID

    Pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), often called equine Cushing's disease, has been treated with the drug pergolide for years. The main reason pergolide was initially the treatment of choice was largely based on the drug's effectiveness in treating people with Parkinson's disease, a human endocrine disorder, according to Ronette Gehr...

  • Rabies Confirmed in Virginia Miniature Horse

    The Tazewell County Health Department received confirmation Dec. 9, 2010 that a Miniature Horse from North Tazewell, Va., tested positive for the rabies virus. This is the eighth confirmed case of animal rabies in Tazewell County this year and the ninth within the Cumberland Plateau Health District, which includes the counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Russ...

  • Kevin Flanery

    Kentucky Tables Action on ADW Regulation

    Advanced Deposit Wagering regulations that would be among the stiffest in the country were tabled during the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's meeting Dec. 13 after objections were raised by the president of Churchill Downs.

  • Life At Ten Investigation Continuing

    The chairman of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Dec. 13 that any action stemming from the investigation into the Life At Ten case would be brought before the entire commission upon completion of a thorough review.

  • Too Late Now Tops F-T Texas Mixed Sale

    Canadian champion Too Late Now brought $50,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which posted increases of 25.5% and 22.2% in its gross revenue and average price, respectively, from a year ago.

  • Discreetly Mine

    Discreetly Mine to Stand at Lane's End

    Discreetly Mine, one of the nation's top 3-year-old sprinters who led all the way in the King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga this year, will enter stud in 2011 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • FEI President Names Executive Board Members

    Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) President HRH Princess Haya named Chairman of Geographical Group VII Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa (BRN) and Chair of the Driving Committee Richard Nicoll (USA) as members of the FEI Executive Board on Dec. 13.

  • Riders4Helmets to Host Helmet Safety Symposium

    Riders4Helmets, the helmet awareness campaign founded by Jeri Bryant and equine health product SUCCEED Digestive Conditioning Program, will host a "by invitation only" Helmet Safety Symposium Jan. 8, at the White Horse Tavern in Wellington, Fla., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The symposium is sponsored by Troxel Helmets, Charles Owen Helmets, Tipperary ...

  • Trainer Vincent Timphony in Grave Condition

    Vincent Timphony, who saddled Wild Again to an upset victory in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Hollywood Park in 1984, is in grave condition at Arcadia Methodist Hospital, his ex-wife Scarlet confirmed.

  • Snow Fairy in the Hong Kong Cup.

    Snow Fairy Brilliant Again in Hong Kong Cup

    Snow Fairy cemented her status as the finest 3-year-old filly in the world when she rallied from far back to nab Irian in the final 50 yards to win the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin Dec. 12.

  • NYRA Defends Raises; Others Question Timing

    The New York Racing Association board of directors awarded raises to several hundred non-union employees -- a day after threatening bankruptcy if a controversial bill involving New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • Trainer Mel Stute

    Mel Stute Earns 2,000th Training Victory

    Trainer Mel Stute picked up the 2,000th victory of his career when 25-1 shot Score for Fun went gate-to-wire while defeating six other 2-year-old maiden claimers in the first race at Hollywood Park Dec. 11.

  • Turbulent Descent pulls away from the rest in the Hollywood Starlet.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9323460%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turbulent Descent Shakes Loose in Starlet

    Undefeated Turbulent Descent passed her first distance test with relative ease when she took command in the stretch and held sway to win the $409,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) by 1 1/4 lengths Dec. 11 at Hollywood Park.

  • Tackleberry (near, no blinkers) gets his nose in front to win the Fred W. Hooper.

    Tackleberry Determined Hooper 'Cap Winner

    Tackleberry, who set the pace but relinquished his lead to longshot Dream Maestro, fought back in deep stretch and nipped his rival by a nose in a thrilling finish of the Fred Hooper Handicap (gr. III) Dec. 11 at Calder.

  • More Than a Reason outfinishes Stormy's Majesty and Arson Squad to win the Queens County.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9323289%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Than a Reason, 19-1, Grabs Queens County

    Sent off at 19-1 in a six-horse field, More Than a Reason came from off the pace and ran down Stormy's Majesty in the final strides to win the $100,000 Queens County (gr. III) Dec. 11 and notch his first stakes victory.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller

    Hall of Fame Trainer Mack Miller Dies

    MacKenzie 'Mack' Miller, a Hall of Fame trainer who won the 1993 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with Paul Mellon's Sea Hero, died the morning of Dec. 10 at the University of Kentucky's Markey Cancer Center in Lexington. He was 89.

  • NYRA president Charles Hayward

    NYRA Taking Steps to Stop the Bleeding

    NYRA is hoping for a deal as early as next week to get the defunct New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.'s television channel turned back on and is working with state officials to get permission to offer live video streaming.

  • Tips for Winter Horse Hauling

    With the change of seasons, USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, reminds those who travel with horses to be careful when traveling and to invest time doing routine preventive trailer maintenance to enhance their travel safety.

  • Cell Phone Safety Tips for Equestrians

    Obtaining roadside assistance from USRider, the national provider of roadside emergency assistance for equestrians, is a piece of cake for its traveling members. They simply call the toll-free number on the back of their membership card. But what if you're in a rural area and your cell phone has died?

  • Aqueduct Now Open for Dark Day Simulcasting

    In addition to the full-card simulcasting that will be offered at Belmont Park's Belmont Cafe starting Dec. 12, Aqueduct Racetrack will be open for dark day simulcasting on Mondays and Tuesdays, beginning Dec. 13.

  • Through The Lens: Zenyatta at Lane's End

    Soon after Zenyatta's arrival at Lane's End Farm, Blood-Horse photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was able to pay a visit and capture the Queen as she walked around her new paddock for the first time.

  • 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9054174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    WinStar Looking Strong for Next Year

    After winning a pair of Triple Crown races, besting this year will be quite a challenge for WinStar Farm. But if 2010 was the year of the 3-year-old for WinStar, 2011 may just be the year of the older horse.

  • Agrosecurity, You, and Your Horses: Horse Course Now Available

    The most recent Horse Course from the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center is now available for viewing on TheHorse.com. This presentation deals with the often unrecognized issue of agrosecurity, and how horse owners can keep their animals safe from intentional or unintentional health threats.