Paulick Report Staff

Double-Decker Trailers May Finally Be Banned For Equine Transport

The crusade to end the transportation of horses in double-decker trailers was first introduced in a federal bill in 2008, but 2020 may finally be the year it gets off the ground. Called the Horse Transportation Safety Act, the bill seeks to promote animal welfare and public safety by prohibiting the transportation of horses across […]

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Smith: Honor A. P. ‘Only 75 To 80 Percent’ In San Felipe, Can Turn Tables On Authentic In Santa Anita Derby

Can Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes runner-up Honor A. P. turn the tables on the race’s undefeated winner, Authentic, when they meet again in the G1 Santa Anita Derby on June 6? Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who rides Honor A. P. for trainer John Shirreffs, thinks the Honor Code colt can do just […]

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Maxfield Remains Undefeated With Strong Comeback Victory In Matt Winn

Godolphin’s 3-year-old homebred Street Sense colt Maxfield did not disappoint in his long awaited return to the races on Saturday, rallying wide to win the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., by one length under Jose Ortiz. Now 3-for-3, Maxfield is back on the topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail, which will […]

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New Zealand Horse Positive For Piroplasmosis; Australia Halts Imports

The exportation of horses from New Zealand to Australia have been suspended as an imported mare has tested positive for equine piroplasmosis. This halt comes two weeks after the two countries had resumed the movement of horses after the COVID-19 lockdown. Caused by a blood infection spread by ticks, infected animals that show symptoms generally […]

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EHV-2 And EHV-5: The Less Familiar Herpes Viruses

The most commonly-recognized equine herpesvirus strains for most readers are EHV-1 and EHV-4, which can cause respiratory distress, abortion and neurologic disease. Recent research suggests there are two strains that are often overlooked, though they are prevalent in the equine population and have been associated with multiple diseases: EHV-2 and EHV-5. A 2018 peer-reviewed study […]

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Trainer Stephen A. DiMauro, Backstretch Community Advocate, Dies At 87

Trainer Stephen A. DiMauro died earlier this week at the age of 87, according to his son, Stephen L. DiMauro. According to the Daily Racing Form, DiMauro had been a jockey, a trainer, and a breeder in his many decades on the racetrack on the East Coast. He was best known as the trainer of […]

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‘Huge Step Forward’: Prairie Meadows Approved To Open Backside On June 1

According to the Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, the Prairie Meadows Board of Directors held a board meeting on Friday which resulted in granting authority to the Executive Management of PMRC to open the racetrack to begin allowing for horses to come onto the backside beginning June 1. The June 1 date is still […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Maxfield And The Matt Winn

While the Road to the delayed Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5 will take a detour to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 20, a newly anointed official Derby points race, the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, is featured on Saturday’s card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The top four finishers in the […]

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Veterinarians And Farmers May Help Prevent Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that the world is not adequately prepared to deal with a global pandemic. Veterinarians, farmers and those involved with zoos and wildlife feel they have much to offer human medicine, as they are acutely aware that people, animals and the environment are all closely linked. COVID-19 is a […]

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