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‘Truly Special’ Omaha Beach Will Continue To Be Evaluated Ahead Of Breeding Season

Scratched from his career swansong in the Pegasus World Cup after x-rays revealed the beginnings of a fracture in his right hind ankle, Omaha Beach is scheduled to ship to Spendthrift Farm on Monday. According to drf.com, additional x-rays will be performed when the 4-year-old son of War Front arrives, in order to ensure that Omaha Beach […]

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Gold Street Leads All The Way For Derby Points In Smarty Jones

Despite wins over a sloppy surface in his last two starts and a muddy Oaklawn surface to contend with on Friday, Mike McCarty’s Gold Street was 10-1 on the tote board for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Street Boss was stretching out to a mile for the first time, but showed […]

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Cold Weather Wood Chewing

Some horses, even those that don’t typically chew wood, might try taking a nibble of stalls and fencelines when the weather turns damp and cold. Studies have shown that horses are more prone to gnaw on wood in winter, possibly because of an urge for more roughage as temperatures drop. While chewing wood can be […]

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Hall Of Famer McCarron Among Witnesses At Tuesday’s Congressional Hearing On Horseracing Integrity Act

Retired Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron will be among those testifying next Tuesday during a Congressional hearing on the Horseracing Integrity Act, federal legislation that would create a private, independent national oversight agency to regulate medication policy for the sport. The hearing of the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and […]

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Australian Vets Are A ‘Profession In Grief’ Over Bushfire Ramifications

Australian veterinarians are a “profession in grief” said Julia Crawford, President of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). Vets are dealing with intense grief over euthanizing the massive amounts of injured animals, dealing with the loss of income during what should be their busiest season and some are managing fire damage to their own communities and […]

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Veterinarians Voice Concerns About Proposed FDA Compounding Guidelines

Veterinary practices and their ability to compound medications for animals could be significantly impacted by a proposed FDA guideline, reports Pharmacy Times. The draft guidance produced by the FDA, though not binding, would advise vets on times when the FDA doesn’t plan on taking action for violations of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which […]

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Chill Out: Cold Plasma A Cutting-Edge Tool In Vet Medicine

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s assistant professor and veterinary dermatologist Ramón Almela has begun using cold plasma on superficial skin infections, benign skin growths and chronic wounds in animals as diverse as horses, dogs and cats to birds and exotic animals. Plasma, an ionized gas, makes up nearly 99 percent of the universe. Though typically […]

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‘More Work To Be Done’: Stronach Group Responds To New Concerns From Calif. Governor

Equine safety in California horse racing remains under the microscope for mainstream media, and is still on the radar of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. A story this week from the New York Times questioned the effectiveness Santa Anita Park’s reforms after three horses suffered fatal injuries in three days — two from racing breakdowns and […]

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Report: Zayat Sued For $23 Million, Sold Lifetime Breeding Rights In American Pharoah

Triple Crown-winning owner Ahmed Zayat may be close to bankruptcy, according to a report this week from the Lexington Herald-Leader. Zayat and his Zayat Stables were hit with a $23 million lawsuit earlier this week from New York-based MGG Investments in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. According to the Herald-Leader, MGG Investments claims […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Award Ends In Three-Way Tie With Enable, Crystal Ocean, Waldgeist

In the end, the top three horse racing performances of 2019 could not be separated. Enable, Crystal Ocean and Waldgeist were all honored at a ceremony in London Wednesday for performances that garnered a rating of 128 atop the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings. That ties for the lowest final figure since the ratings began, […]

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