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Santa Anita Officials Order Trainers Pender, Polanco To Vacate Stalls

The Daily Racing Form reports that a pair of Southern California trainers, Mike Pender and Marcelo Polanco, have officially been ordered to vacate their stalls at Santa Anita Park. The citations behind those orders include “an undisclosed horse welfare issue” for Pender and “training a horse on behalf of another person” for Polanco. A hearing into […]

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Old Friends: Chilean Champion Santona Euthanized Due To Colic Complications

Chilean champion Santona has died. The 25-year-old mare was euthanized at Park Equine Hospital at Woodford on May 5th due to complications from colic. Santona had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, since 2011. Michael Blowen, founder and President of Old Friends, made the announcement of her passing today. […]

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Iron Overload Can Be Fatal For Horses

Iron is an integral part of the equine diet; it carries oxygen in the hemoglobin of red blood cells through the body so the cells can produce energy. Found in some supplements to encourage red blood cell production, an overload of iron can be detrimental as it builds up in the horse’s body over time. […]

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‘He Gave Us So Much’: Battle Of Midway Breaks Down During Breeze, Euthanized

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway suffered a fractured pastern in a hing leg during a workout on Saturday at Santa Anita, according to bloodhorse.com, and was subsequently euthanized due to the severity of his injuries. “Terrible. Terrible game. He broke down. He shattered his pastern in his hind leg,” said Fernando Diaz-Valdes, […]

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Positive EIA In Georgia, Two Horses Euthanized

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center, the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s (GDA) Animal Industry Division has confirmed two positive cases of Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) in Quarter Horses at a Fayette County facility. The affected horses were humanely euthanized. The remainder of the horses at the facility are under quarantine pending follow up testing […]

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State Veterinarians Examine High Number Of Fatal Breakdowns In Kentucky

There was a fair amount of concern following the short September race meeting at Churchill Downs, when four horses suffered fatal breakdowns in the space of four days, and two more suffered the same fate during morning training hours. According to drf.com, Churchill’s response was to bring in racing-surface specialist Mick Peterson; president Kevin Flanery said […]

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Horses Euthanized, Exercise Riders Injured In Gulfstream Park Training Incident

A pair of Thoroughbred racehorses had to be euthanized after colliding during a Saturday morning training incident at Gulfstream Park, according to local10.com. Their exercise riders were also injured, and both were transported to a local hospital. The female exercise rider’s mount was reportedly running off with her when the pair collided with a second horse […]

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Reward Offered For Information About Fatal Lexington Foal Shooting

A 9-month-old Thoroughbred at Springhouse Farm near Lexington, Ky., had to be euthanized after suffering severe injuries in a mysterious shooting on Thursday night, according to multiple local news outlets. The farm is located on Tates Creek Road. Though multiple shell casings were found at the scene, it is not known whether the shooting suspect […]

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Oklahoma Derby Winner Untrapped Euthanized Due To Laminitis

Michael Langford’s 4-year-old Untrapped was euthanized on June 25 after the onset of laminitis, reports bloodhorse.com. The son of Trappe Shot suffered a bout of colic and was sent to Rood & Riddle about 10 days ago, and the laminitis was an additional complication. “He was at Rood & Riddle for about five days, then he […]

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Head-On Collision Proves Fatal During Santa Anita Training Hours

A horse in front of the breezing 3-year-old colt Xten ducked in to the rail during Friday morning’s training hours at Santa Anita Park, causing a collision shortly after the 6:30 a.m. training session began. According to bloodhorse.com, the exercise rider, Baltazar Contreras, was taken to the hospital and found to have fractured his knee. Xten initially […]

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