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Ask Your Veterinarian: Factors In Early-Maturing Yearlings

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you […]

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District Court Rules Indiana Claiming Jail Rule Unconstitutional

Owner Jerry Jamgotchian won a victory in his battle against ‘claiming jail’ rules with a ruling earlier this week by U.S. District Court Judge William T. Lawrence finding Indiana’s rule unconstitutional. The Blood-Horse reported on the ruling Thursday. Claiming jail rules place restrictions on newly-claimed horses, preventing them from running out of state for a set […]

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Preakness Winner Cloud Computing Sidelined Due To Ankle Chip

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s classic winner, Cloud Computing, will miss the remainder of the year after having a chip removed from a front ankle earlier this week. The Daily Racing Form reports that the chip was discovered after the colt worked a half-mile last Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Cloud Computing was sent to Rood & […]

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KY Senator Files Legislation To Allow Sports Betting At Racetracks

Kentucky State Senator Julian Carroll has filed a bill that would allow sports betting at racetracks and off-track betting facilities. According to a report at KyForward, the bill (BR 155) will be considered during the next regular legislative session. However, whether or not the bill is passed in Kentucky the final decision will have to rely on […]

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Knee Injury Temporarily Sidelines Jockey Jose Ortiz

Jockey Jose Ortiz will be off his mounts through this weekend after injuring his left knee in a spill at Belmont Park on Wednesday. The Daily Racing Form reports that the “extent of the injury will not be known until Ortiz gets an MRI”, which would be either today or Friday, according to Ortiz’s agent, Jim Riccio […]

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Winx Team Targets G1 Turnbull Stakes For Champion’s Next Start

Champion Winx, who is currently on a 20-race winning streak, will attempt to make that 21-in-a-row when she runs in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes at Flemington Oct. 7. In a column written for Racing.com, trainer Chris Waller said that he “could not be happier” with how the daughter of Street Cry came out of her last […]

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New Jersey Racing Commission Increases Fines For Navarro, Gindi

The New Jersey Racing Commission, following the advice of Monmouth Park stewards, has levied stiff fines on trainer Jorge Navarro and owner Randal Gindi for conduct “extremely detrimental to racing.” The Daily Racing Form reports that during its regular meeting Sept. 20, the commission voted to increase the fine for Gindi – from the initial amount of […]

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Jockeys Carrasco, Ferrer Recovering From Delaware Park Spill

Jockeys Jose Ferrer and Victor Carrasco continue to recuperate from injuries sustained in a five-horse spill at Delaware Park Sept. 14. The Daily Racing Form reports that Carrasco had surgery Friday to repair several breaks in his lower right leg. He is currently recuperating at his home. Ferrer fractured two vertebrae, broke several ribs, and suffered a […]

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Report: Much Remains To Be Done Regarding Exercise-Related Equine Fatalities

The Thoroughbred racing industry has made great progress over the past several years with regards to the monitoring, recording and analyzing racing-related equine injuries and fatalities. The Jockey Club reports that since 2009, the equine fatality rate has decreased from 2 horses out of every 1,000 starts to 1.54 horses out of 1,000 in 2016. […]

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China Becoming A Major Player In Australia’s Thoroughbred Industry

The Thoroughbred industry in China is rapidly developing one, and although there are restrictions on gambling, that hasn’t dampened enthusiasm for racing itself. Several racetracks have been built, and horses are being imported into the country to race from Australia. Over the years, China has shown a growing interest in Australia’s Thoroughbred industry, and as ABC […]

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