horse racing injuries

Bradley: ‘Great News So Far’ After Surgery For The Player

Owner/trainer Buff Bradley said surgery on The Player went well Monday in Louisiana following a breakdown in Saturday’s New Orleans Handicap. “They have put a plate and 16 screws in his leg,” Bradley wrote in a Facebook post. “This took well over seven hours and getting up took another few hours… “Dr. McCauley and his […]

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Godolphin’s Avery Island Returns Lame From Workout, To Be Evaluated

Kentucky Derby contender Avery Island was headed to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. Tuesday after coming up lame following a workout in Florida, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told DRF that the Street Sense colt owned by Godolphin worked “great” Friday but then came back lame. He said Dr. […]

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Report: Much Remains To Be Done Regarding Exercise-Related Equine Fatalities

The Thoroughbred racing industry has made great progress over the past several years with regards to the monitoring, recording and analyzing racing-related equine injuries and fatalities. The Jockey Club reports that since 2009, the equine fatality rate has decreased from 2 horses out of every 1,000 starts to 1.54 horses out of 1,000 in 2016. […]

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Voss: What Songbird’s Vet Reports Might Reveal About Racehorse Injuries

When Fox Hill Farm announced the retirement of champion Songbird Aug. 31, owner Rick Porter made the somewhat unconventional decision to post part of the filly’s veterinary reports on Facebook to help fans understand the reasons for her departure. Those reports, from the office of Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in […]

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Report: Stradivari Scheduled For Surgery On Tuesday

Stradivari, the 3-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt that was injured during a workout July 22, is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday to repair his right front ankle. The Daily Racing Form reported that the surgery will take place at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Saratoga. The Todd Pletcher trainee suffered a lateral condylar fracture and an axial fracture […]

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Problem-Solving: Conformation, Injuries Require Special Shoeing Care

If all Thoroughbreds were born with perfect conformation, farriers would have an easier job. But perfect Thoroughbreds are not the norm, so farriers must use all the tricks of the trade to keep them sound while they train and race. Pat Broadus is part of Broadus Brothers Horseshoeing, with his brother Chris and his father […]

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Lady Eli Arrives In Florida; Brown ‘Thrilled’ With Her Progress

After a rehabilitation stint in Kentucky, undefeated turf filly Lady Eli has arrived at trainer Chad Brown’s barn in Florida and is doing exceedingly well, according to Brown. The 3-year-old filly, unbeaten in six starts, began showing signs of laminitis after stepping on a nail following the Belmont Oaks last July. She was transferred to Kentucky’s […]

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Bramlage: 95 Percent Recovery Rate on California Chrome-Type Injury

Taylor Made has acquired Steve and Carolyn Coburn’s ownership interest in reigning Horse of the Year and dual Classic winner California Chrome. “We are thrilled to be part owners of such a historic racehorse as California Chrome, and are most grateful to Steve & Carolyn Coburn and Perry & Denise Martin for giving us this […]

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The Friday Show: Where Have All The Good Ones Gone?

Anyone who knows the sport of horse racing understands that it can be an unpredictable and unforgiving business. That’s become all too clear in 2015. The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years took racing fans to the highest of highs a little over a month ago, but in the last few days, fans have […]

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Paraplegic Former Jockey Anne Von Rosen: ‘I Will Walk Again’

“A man does what he must—in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures—and that is the basis for all human morality.” John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage Paraplegic former jockey, Anne Von Rosen, is writing her own chapter. “I’m determined to fight and not give up,” she said from her apartment […]

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