Australia

Stallion Spotlight: Darley’s Darren Fox On Astern

Stallion Spotlight offers stud farm representatives a chance to address breeders and answer questions as they finalize their mating decisions for the 2020 breeding season. In this edition, Darren Fox, sales manager for Darley America, discusses shuttle stallion Astern, a star in his native Australia whose first Northern Hemisphere foals are yearlings of 2020. Astern […]

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The Foundation For The Horse Awards $25,000 To Assist Veterinarians Involved In Australia Wildfire Relief

The Foundation for the Horse, which in mid-January issued a call for contributions through its Disaster Relief Fund to support veterinarians working with wildlife, horses and other livestock affected by the Australia wildfires, recently distributed $25,000 to the Australia Veterinary Association’s Benevolent Fund. The total, comprised of $15,000 in contributions and a Foundation match on […]

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Report: Retired Australian Racehorses Failed By Racing Industry

A 100-page document, authored by retired District Court Judge Terry Martin and veterinarian Dr. Peter Reid, blasts the Australian racing industry for its failure to effectively protect retired racehorses. The authors emphatically state that racehorses were treated as disposable commodities: Once they were not winning, many were discarded. Originally brought to the public’s attention last […]

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New Bacteria Found In Joint Infections Of Australian Thoroughbreds

A new strain of gram negative cocco-bacillus bacteria has caused joint infections in three Australian horses that had no contact with one another. In 2012, a 15-month-old Thoroughbred filly in Hunter Valley, New South Wales had progressive lameness in the right front for two weeks. She was referred to a clinic with severe lameness in […]

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Australian Racing Bodies Stepping Up To Help Those Affected By Fires

Multiple horse racing entities are trying to help horse owners and racing stakeholders as wildfires continue to batter the east coast of Australia. Racing Victoria has opened relief centers in three areas to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the fires. Racing NSW has created an emergency relief package for trainers, owners […]

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Australian Bloodstock Community Donates To Fire Relief Efforts At Magic Millions Sale

The wildfires in Australia have damaged an increasingly large portion of the island, and the continent’s bloodstock industry will assist in the effort to fight the fire and rebuild through the auction ring. Tom Reilly, the CEO of Aushorse and Thoroughbred Breeders Australia told Racing.com that vendors in Book 1 of the upcoming Magic Millions […]

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World Of Trouble To Shuttle To Australia In 2020

World of Trouble, the fastest 3-year-old of his generation in North America by sire sensation Kantharos, will be shuttling to Australia in 2020 after recently retiring to stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Kentucky. In a deal brokered by de Burgh Equine, the multiple Grade 1-winning turf sprinter will stand at Cornerstone Stud at […]

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Prince Of Caviar, Son Of Australian Star Black Caviar, Retired From Racing

Prince of Caviar, the second foal out of three-time Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar, has been retired from racing with his future at stud pending, the Australian site Just Horse Racing reports. The 4-year-old son of Sebring won one of five starts during his on-track career, and finished second on three occasions, earning […]

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Victoria Racing Club Adding $1 Million To Equine Wellbeing Fund

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) has committed $1 million to the newly established Equine Wellbeing Fund (EWF). Commitment to the health and safety of racehorses has been a core tenant of the club, but new initiatives have been undertaken to focus more heavily on this topic. Thus far, the funds will be dispersed in various […]

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