Europe

BHA Focused On ‘Containment’: Equine Influenza Strain Identified As ‘Virulent’ Clade 1

The strain of equine influenza involved in the outbreak in the UK has been identified as the “Florida Clade 1” strain, which the British Horseracing Authority explains is endemic to North and South America and different from the “Clade 2” strain which is endemic to Europe. British horses are reported to be vaccinated against both […]

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Combining Forces For Change: U.S., Canada and Europe Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Veterinarian organizations in Canada and Europe have released a statement in conjunction with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to encourage best practices regarding microbial resistance. The Joint Statement on Continuous Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Antimicrobial Resistance encourages the use of targeted strategies to diminish antimicrobial resistance and guarantee antimicrobial oversight so that both animal […]

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Bobby Flay To Disperse European Bloodstock At Tattersalls December Sale

Iconic American chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay has built an international reputation on quality ingredients, and it is clear that his European bloodstock portfolio, which Tattersalls December is extremely proud to offer for dispersal, has been painstakingly created with the same attention to detail. Mr. Flay’s dispersal, which is consigned by Baroda and Colbinstown Studs, […]

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First Wave Of European Trainees, Including Enable, Get A Feel For Churchill Downs Monday

The first of the European challengers for this year’s Breeders’ Cup were allowed out on to the Churchill Downs track early Monday morning having cleared the regulatory 48 hours in quarantine. All horses appeared to have taken the traveling well and appeared in good spirits. Roaring Lion (Classic) and Enable (Turf), both trained by John […]

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Soumillon’s ‘Everest’: Jockey Sets New European Record For Single-Season Wins

French jockey Christophe Soumillon has set a new record in Europe, riding 302 winners in a calendar year to best the tally of 301 set by Pierre-Charles Boudot in 2016. According to racinguk.com, the 36-year-old Soumillon plans to continue riding for at least another decade. “I can’t explain exactly why,” Soumillon said when asked why he pursued […]

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Australian Superstar Winx May Target Royal Ascot In 2018

The winner of 20 races in a row in Australia, Winx may make a long-awaited overseas journey to compete in Europe in 2018. According to a press release from the Street Cry mare’s trainer Chris Waller, the superstar could possibly target a race at the 2018 Royal Ascot meeting. The connections’ 2017 goal for Winx […]

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Ramsey Determined To Send ‘Underappreciated’ Stallion Kitten’s Joy Overseas

Although Kitten’s Joy leads the North American turf sire list for the fifth year in a row, and is also the co-leading active sire for stakes and group/graded winners alongside Tapit, the stallion’s offspring brought an average of $114,464 at this year’s Keeneland September sale. Owner Ken Ramsey told thoroughbreddailynews.com that he is now “90 percent” sure […]

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Illegal Horsemeat Racket That Spans Europe Exposed

A police operation lead by Spain has exposed a horsemeat racket that spans Europe, Europol, the EU’s police agency, states. Police made 65 arrests regarding the issue, which involved horsemeat that was unfit for human consumption that was being sold as edible. The crimes against those arrested include forgery, money laundering, racketeering and animal abuse. […]

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Curiosity Killed the Horse: Horse Meat Demand Rises After Scandal

In the wake of a major food crisis in the United Kingdom and Europe, suppliers say the demand for horse meat has risen sharply. The scandal involved products labeled as beef which actually contained horse, and it seems consumers are curious to try correctly-labeled horse meat, according to a report by The Horse. In France, […]

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Mordani destroys rivals in Criterium de Saint-Cloud

Morandi (FR) followed up his 12 length victory last out with a win in Saturday’s Criterium de Saint-Cloud (gr. I) in France over 1 1/4 miles. The 2-year-old won the race on the heavy ground after taking the lead in the stretch. Morandi was eased by jockey Maxime Guyon after opening up lengths on his […]

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