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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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Running Hot? Accepted Range Of Equine Temps May Be Inaccurate

While it has been widely accepted for years that the normal body temperature for a healthy horse is between 99 and 101 degrees F, new British research suggests that this range may be too high to represent healthy horses. Taking a horse’s rectal temperature is a standard practice to help determine if a horse is healthy […]

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Coltimus Prime Retired To Curraghmore Farm In Ontario

Coltimus Prime, a Canadian classic winner and Group 1 winner in Panama, has been retired from racing, and will stand the 2019 season at Curraghmore Farm in Waterdown, Ontario, BloodHorse reports. The 8-year-old son of Milwaukee Brew will stand without a stud fee for qualified mares, as property of owner/breeder Jayson Horner. Coltimus Prime finished […]

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Noted Owner Wyeth, Breeder Of Union Rags, Dies At 78

Phyllis Mills Wyeth, noted Thoroughbred owner/breeder and philanthropist, died earlier this week at the age of 78. Wyeth was best known for homebred Union Rags, who won the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Wyeth was the daughter of Richard Mills and Alice du Pont Mills, who were also involved in bloodstock, campaigning Devil’s Bag and Gone West […]

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Nine-Year-Old Vyjack Out Of Retirement, Back In Training

At age 9, former Kentucky Derby runner and $1.4 million earner Vyjack is back in training and pointing for a return to racing, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Nicole Russo. The gelding did not race in 2018 and was retired and sent to the Kentucky farm where he was bred, Machmer Hall, with the idea […]

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Scotland: Exercise Rider Killed After Horse Ruptures Artery During Workout

Natasha Galpin, a 22-year-old exercise rider in Great Britain, died following a fall Tuesday morning. According to The Irish Sun, Galpin was galloping a horse at the Scottish base of trainer Iain Jardine when it collapsed. Additional reports indicate Galpin was rushed to a nearby hospital but ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Law enforcement is […]

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Report: DraftKings Sportsbook Takes Down Derby Odds After Churchill Downs’ Protest

The Mississippi-based DraftKings sportsbook has shut down its Kentucky Derby futures odds following a complaint from Churchill Downs, Inc., according to a report by the Vegas Stats & Information Network. A source told VSiN’s Ron Flatter that CDI pointed to legal precedent as the reason DraftKings should remove the odds, produced by former Las Vegas […]

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Hall Of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Embarks On ‘New Challenge’ In Bloodstock Industry

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Reade Baker announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will be embarking on a new career in the bloodstock industry. “It’s time for a new challenge,” Baker wrote. The Sovereign Award-winning trainer in 2005, Baker’s training career has spanned 13 champions, two Horses of the Year (Fatal Bullet and Biofuel, […]

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Gorajec: Minnesota Racing Commission Has Some Explaining To Do

Trainer Judd Becker recently received a 90-day suspension after Bushrod tested positive for cardarine following a victory in the $100,000 Mystic Lake Turf Express Stakes Aug. 25 at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. Writing in his InsideRacing Regs blog, former longtime regulator Joe Gorajec wonders why the trainer got such a light penalty for what he […]

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Anthropomorphism Not Always A Threat To Equine Health

A study out of Australia shows that horse owners believe that access to pasture and an equine buddy meet a horse’s behavioral and social needs. Lead by researcher Kirrilly Thompson and Larissa Clarkson, of the Australian College of Applied Psychology, the national survey found that owners felt they could improve their horse’s well-being by offering […]

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