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Breeders’ Cup Turf Winner Red Rocks Dies At 15

Red Rocks, winner of the 2006 Breeders’ Cup Turf, died in September at age 15, BloodHorse reports. The Irish-bred son of Galileo last stood at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., where he had resided since 2015. He entered stud at Centro Equino Arcadia in Italy for the 2010 breeding season, and he shuttled to Chile […]

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It’s History: Lawsuit Settled Between Historical Horse Racing Companies

Federal lawsuits in Kentucky and Wyoming alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and false advertising by one historical horse racing company against another have been settled, according to a statement from Exacta Systems of Boynton Beach, Fla. Exacta Systems, previously known as Encore, was named, along with Kentucky Downs and its principal officers, in a 2015 […]

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The Real Threat Of Rabies In Horses: Always Fatal But Always Preventable

Annual rabies immunization is considered a core vaccine by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP); while rabies cases in livestock is fairly rare, the outcome is deadly if a horse is infected. Rabies is preventable with the administration of the vaccine, which is 100 percent effective. A horse with rabies may initially not look […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Does It Cost More To Insure A Broodmare Prospect Over A Veteran Mare?

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: How do the process, options, and rates differ for insuring a broodmare prospect compared with a veteran broodmare? BRYCE BURTON: The process of having a broodmare prospect […]

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Hair Club For Horses? Men’s Regrowth Shampoo Leads To Positive Drug Test In England

Two horses trained in the United Kingdom by Suzi Best have been disqualified by the British Horseracing Authority after post-race samples detected minoxidil, a vasodilator that is also an ingredient in a hair regrowth product sold in the United Kingdom under the brand name Regaine (Rogaine in the United States). The two runners, Outrath and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Indiana Racing & Breeding: How Do You Decide?

The first wave of major events in horse racing for 2019 takes place next week at Gulfstream Park, with the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the annual Eclipse Awards, honoring the best in racing over the past year. It’s also an annual struggle for Eclipse voters to determine certain categories based on a very thin […]

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No One Wants To Tell You No And Other Wisdom From An Equine Rescue

The Square Peg Foundation is a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited, nonprofit organization based out of Half Moon Bay, CA. Founded in 2004, the organization was begun to create a more-powerful therapeutic riding model. Using donated and rescued horses, a variety of students celebrate their interests and use the horses at the Foundation to connect with one […]

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Espinoza: Workers’ Compensation Woes Slowed My Recovery

As Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza awaits a third medical opinion on his readiness to resume riding, the rider told Thoroughbred Racing Commentary his struggles with California’s workers’ compensation insurance program have slowed his recovery. Espinoza told TRC that Post Time Self Insurance Group, which covers racetrack employees in California, halted his access to physical […]

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British Tracks Want A Drone Ban, Say They Give Bettors Unfair Edge

British racecourses are pushing for authorities to keep drones out of the sky during races because the tracks say the drones’ video feeds give bettors an unfair advantage, reports the Daily Mail. Video can be transmitted from drones seconds faster than a traditional TV broadcast, and racing officials say bettors are buying those feeds for […]

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Battle Over Historical Horse Racing Rages On In Nebraska

In the face of mounting pressure from the state, the Nebraska Racing Commission this week reversed course and for now, is not allowing historical horse racing machines at Fonner Park. The commission voted last fall to permit the machines but has backed off following statements from Attorney General Doug Peterson, who said the commission did […]

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