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Standing Equine PET Scan Now Ready For Clinical Use On Racehorses In Training

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with LONGMILE Veterinary Imaging, has completed the first phase of the validation of the MILE-PET, the first positron emission tomography (PET) scanner specifically designed to image the limbs of standing horses, using light sedation, eliminating the need for anesthesia. The first phase of this study, funded […]

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Successful Fundraising Campaign Brings New Equine MRI To Santa Anita Park

The Southern California Equine Foundation announced Tuesday that the fundraising campaign for installation of an equine Standing Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facility at Santa Anita Park has been successful. “We are in the process now of arranging for the full operation of the new MRI by early in the upcoming Santa Anita season,” said Karen […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner Up Donna Veloce May Target Grade 1 Starlet Stakes

Making just her second career start, juvenile filly Donna Veloce turned in an impressive runner-up finish by a neck in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month at Santa Anita. According to drf.com, the Kaleem Shah-owned daughter of Uncle Mo may make another start this year in the G1 Starlet at Los Alamitos […]

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‘She Taught Me A Lot’: Prat Bids Farewell To ‘Special’ Mare Vasilika

Flavien Prat had answered the questions and provided comments on his victory aboard Toinette in the Goldikova Stakes on Sunday, November 3, closing day of the Santa Anita fall meeting, when another item of business was brought up. He was asked for his thoughts on the retirement of Vasilika, the 5-year-old mare that Prat had […]

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Auerbach: Santa Anita Needs To Close Until Synthetic Track Can Be Installed

In a frank interview with Thoroughbred Daily News writer Daniel Ross, former California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) vice chair Madeline Auerbach said she thinks racing should have been suspended after the Breeders’ Cup. “In my view, the day after Breeders’ Cup, I think they should’ve shut it down, announced that they were going to put […]

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How Overuse Injuries Happen, And How Imaging Can Help

There is no avoiding the reality that fractures sustained while training and racing is the most pressing of the challenges facing Thoroughbred racing. Veterinarians, trainers, and their support workers at Santa Anita Park have made some dramatic improvements to their system of checks and balances and have significantly reduced their injury rates relative to their […]

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Pair Of Laurel Stakes Offer ‘Win And In’ Qualifications To Santa Anita Grade 1’s

Two of the four stakes on Laurel Park’s Saturday, Nov. 30 program will serve as ‘Win and In’ qualifiers for a pair of Grade 1 races at Santa Anita Park next month, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. Winners of the $100,000 City of Laurel for 3-year-olds and $100,000 Safely Kept for 3-year-old fillies, both […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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McKinzie To Race In 2020; Baffert Trainee Will Target Saudi, Dubai World Cups

Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up McKinzie will remain in training following Saturday’s performance at Santa Anita Park, trainer Bob Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. The 4-year-old son of Street Sense was defeated 4 1/4 lengths by Vino Rosso, but Baffert was pleased with the colt’s performance. “He ran his ass off. Just got beat by a […]

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Toinette Proves Deserving Favorite In Sunday’s Goldikova

Attentive to the early pace, heavily favored Toinette proved much the best in winning the Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by 2 ¼ lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Neil Drysdale, the 4-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy got a flat mile on turf in 1:33.38. With longshot Streak of […]

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