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Gemologist Colt Leads OBS Spring Sale With Price Of $550,000

The second day of the OBS Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training sale got underway Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Hip No's. 305 – 608 are scheduled to go through the sale ring. The top price for the session and for the auction late in Wednesday's session goes to Hip 564, a colt by Gemologist out of Bon Point […]

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Record Number Of Overseas Entries For Royal Ascot Meet

A record number of overseas entries from eight countries feature among a total of 394 entries for the eight Group One highlights at Royal Ascot in June this year. There are 164 overseas entries in all, as against a previous best of 156 in 2013, including a record 35 from outside Europe (previous highest 27 […]

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Mo Speed: Derby Hopeful Mo Tom Zips Four Furlongs At Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby hopeful Mo Tom, who made it into the 20-horse Derby field this week with the defection of Rebel Stakes winner Cupid, turned in a swift workout at Churchill Downs early Wednesday morning The 3-year-old colt by Uncle Mo zipped four furlongs in 47 seconds flat this morning. According to official Churchill Downs' clockers, […]

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Using Grazing Muzzles To Prevent Choke

Usually used to prevent horses and ponies from overindulging on lush pasture grasses, research is showing that grazing muzzles can be used for more than the prevention of pasture-associated laminitis: They can help prevent choke, as well. When a horse chokes, his esophagus becomes blocked by eaten material, whether hay, grain or grass. The horse […]

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Parx EHV-1: Sixth Positive Reported, New Protocols Implemented

With a sixth equine herpesvirus positive reported at Parx Racing, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has implemented new protocols at the facility, reports drf.com. Four horses have died as a result, and a fifth has been moved to an isolation facility off the grounds. Director of Racing Sam Elliott has begun the process of constructing […]

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Tepin Among Late Nominees To Churchill’s Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Robert E. Masterson's Eclipse Award champion Tepin, who defeated an international field of males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (Grade I) at Keeneland and scored a dominant victory in last week's Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (GI) over the Lexington, Ky. track's turf course, heads a group of five grass specialists who are late […]

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Prairie Meadows Implements Bio-Security Protocols In Response To Fonner EHV-1 Positives

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel will implement additional Equine Herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) bio-security protocols effective immediately. Prairie Meadows is set to open its 2016 Thoroughbred racing season on Thursday, April 28. “The track is not under quarantine and we have had no positive tests for EHV-1 here,” said Dr. John Sweeney, the Iowa Racing and […]

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Keen Ice Sidelined 60 Days With Hind Cannon Fracture

Transferred to trainer Todd Pletcher's barn earlier this month, Donegal Racing's Keen Ice has been sidelined for the next 60 days with a fracture to his left hind distal cannon bone, according to the Courier-Journal. The 4-year-old son of Curlin, best remembered for defeating American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes last year, revealed the injury […]

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House Committee Approves USDA Appropriations Bill With Horse Slaughter Amendment

According to the American Horse Council, on April 19, 2016, the House Appropriations Committee approved its version of the FY 2017 Agriculture Appropriations bill.  This bill provides funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the 2017 fiscal year (October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017). The bill contains several provisions that impact the […]

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I’m A Chatterbox Heads Friday’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare

Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's millionaire I'm a Chatterbox heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Tuesday for the 22nd running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) on Friday afternoon. The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, will go as the ninth race on Friday's 10-race program […]

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