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  • Catastrophic Ocular Surface Failure in the Horse (AAEP 2010)

    The soft, expressive equine eye holds a great fascination for horse lovers. And although it's normally a resilient structure, it's not immune from injury. At the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md., Dennis Brooks, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVO, a professor of ophthalmology at of the University ...

  • Providing Nutritional Support for the Equine Skeletal System

    Throughout a horse's life, bone adapts and changes continually in relationship to its environment. Osteochondrosis (OCD) is the failure of the bone to develop strong cross-linkage of collagen fibers (which affects the cartilage) and is most commonly caused by poor nutrition, mechanical trauma, and rapid growth, with nutrition being the most important....

  • TheHorse.com Receives Post-WEG Alltech 'A+' Award

    Alltech, American Horse Publications (AHP), and the International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists (IAEJ) are delighted to announce the recipients of the Alltech 'A+' Award, established to honor creativity, passion, and excellence in equine journalism with stories connected to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. The post-Games media contest,...

  • Always a Princess

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    'Princess Delivers Royal Romp in La Canada

    Always a Princess reprised her front-running victory over champion Blind Luck last month when she kicked away at the head of the stretch and scored a convincing 3 1/4-length win in the $147,000 La Canada Stakes Feb. 13.

  • Kate's Main Man

    Kate's Main Man Outlasts Win Willy in Essex

    Kate's Main Man, third behind Win Willy in a stakes at Oaklawn Park last month, turned the tables on his rival with a front-running win in the $100,000 Essex Handicap under clear skies at Oaklawn Park Feb. 13.

  • Hilda's Passion

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    Hilda's Passion Never Looks Back in 'Bertie

    Favored Hilda's Passion took the race right to her five rivals in winning Gulfstream Park's $150,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III), leading at every call en route to a 2 1/2-length triumph Feb. 13.

  • Drosselmeyer

    Drosselmeyer Out of Mineshaft Handicap

    WinStar Farm's 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer will not be running in the Feb. 19 Mineshaft Handicap (gr. III) at Fair Grounds, according a press release from the Louisiana track.

  • Alltech's Annual Symposium Changes the Game in 2011

    Whether in sports competition or the game of life, there are turning points that elevate the underdog to victory, redefining the anonymous as the unforgettable. In the face of mounting challenges, how does one identify and seize these pivotal moments to create a catalyst for success? In Lexington, Ky., from May 22-25, Alltech's 27th Annual Internation...

  • Vision in Gold (right) gets the best of Zardana (middle) and St Trinians in the Santa Maria.<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%3D9403342%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Vision in Gold Shines in Santa Maria Win

    Vison in Gold scored the first stakes win of her career when she held off Zardana by a neck with a front-running effort in the $150,000 Santa Maria(gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Silver Medallion flies home under Russell Baze to win the El Camino Real Derby.

    Silver Medallion Finds Gold in El Camino Real

    After losing the Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) an hour earlier, trainer Steve Asmussen landed a nice consolation prize when Silver Medallion drove to an upset victory in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby Feb. 12.

  • Anthony's Cross (inside) outfights Riveting Reason to take the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
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    Anthony's Cross Lands Robert Lewis Knockout

    Stalking Anthony's Cross, wearing blinkers for the first time, defeated Riveting Reason by a nose to win the $250,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) after prohibitive favorite Tapizar flamed out early at Santa Anita Feb. 12.

  • Tackleberry and Javier Santiago take the Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship. <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%3D9403281%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tackleberry Does it Again, Wins GP Sprint

    The distance doesn't matter these days for the red-hot Tackleberry, as he took over rounding the turn and went on to a two-length victory in the $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship (gr. II) Feb. 12.

  • Alvarez, Others Back to Work at Gulfstream

    Four jockeys escaped serious injury after being unseated from their mounts in during the stretch run of the fifth race at Gulfstream Park in South Florida Feb. 11. Apprentice jockey Jose Alvarez fell in the first race.

  • Setting Fees in Veterinary Practices Table Topic (AAEP 2010)

    A Table Topic session on setting fees in veterinary practices was attended by more than 50 veterinarians from across the country during the 2010 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 4-8 in Baltimore, Md. The majority were from one- or two-veterinarian practices, but a dozen or so practitioners from three-plus doctor practices...

  • RCI Committee Wants Review of 'Urging'

    The International Racing Regulatory Conference Committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International held its first meeting Feb. 10 and called for a review of RCI Model Rules pertaining to "urging" in races.

  • Lone Star Park

    TTA Board Supports Lone Star Transfer

    The Board of Directors of the Texas Thoroughbred Association has passed a resolution in support of an ownership transfer of Lone Star Park from Magna Entertainment Corp. to Global Gaming, it was announced in a press release.

  • Elusive Quality Colt a Star at Perth Sale

    An Elusive Quality colt became the most expensive horse sold so far during the Magic Millions Perth yearling sale in Australia, bringing Aust$240,000 ($184,375 in U.S. funds) during the third session Feb. 11 in Australia.

  • Owner Gets to Buy Lemon Drop Kid Share

    A California horse owner will be able to purchase a share in the stallion Lemon Drop Kid but his offer for a share in the stallion Kingmambo was picked up by other shareholders, meaning he will not get that share.

  • Zazu wins the 2011 Las Virgenes Stakes.

    CHRB's Year-End Report Holds More Grim News

    Pari-mutuel wagering in California declined by $501 million during fiscal year 2009-10, and betting through advance deposit, the only growth area in the state's handle for the past several years, also dipped slightly.

  • Team Valor, Denali Stud in Partnership

    Team Valor and Denali Stud have formed a strategic alliance that, among other things, will allow the international racing stable to use the Kentucky breeding farm and consignor as its exclusive boarding and sales agent.

  • Catnip Oil Tested as Stable Fly Repellent

    Anyone who's ever set foot on a farm has most likely encountered the plaguelike presence of Stomoxys calcitrans--otherwise known as stable flies. These pests are both an annoyance and a health risk for horses, but the results of a recent study indicate that a common treat for cats might be the answer barn managers are looking for.

  • Compounded Pergolide Comparisons (AAEP 2010)

    Systemic effects of equine Cushing's disease, a common malady in older horses, have been controlled well in many horses with daily administration of pergolide. Until 2007 this medication was available for off-label use--the human product was available for purchase. Then, the FDA-approved product was removed from the human pharmaceutical market. The pr...

  • Infectious Respiratory Disease: PCR Testing Suggested (AAEP 2010)

    Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a fast, accurate, quick, and easy testing method to diagnose pathogens associated with equine upper respiratory tract infections, and researchers on a recent study recommended that veterinarians pursue PCR in cases of infectious upper respiratory disease. Not only does it allow the veterinarian to pinpoint the causative ...

  • Horsemen: Suffolk Downs Threatens Lawsuit

    The battle between Suffolk Downs and the New England HBPA over a 2011 contract took a turn for the worse Feb. 10 when the racetrack threatened legal action against the horsemen and demanded they remove their office trailers.

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    All Eyes on Brethren in Sam F. Davis

    Should Brethren run big in the $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (gr. III) Feb. 12 at Tampa Bay Downs, the WinStar Farm homebred is sure to join the mix as a serious Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contender.