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Baltas Suspended One Year, Fined $10,000 In California

Trainer Richard Baltas has been suspended 365 days and fined $10,000 by California Horse Racing Board stewards for  “conduct detrimental to racing” and violating medication rules over a 24-day period at Santa Anita Park last spring. Baltas, who has won 722 races including seven Grade 1 stakes since taking out his trainer’s license in 1991, […]

Can Vitamin E Prevent Cushing’s Disease?

As horses age, they become more susceptible to pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), an endocrine disease which occurs in about 20 percent of horses older than 15. PPID, formerly known as Cushing’s disease, causes horses to grow long, thick haircoats that don’t shed, a cresty neck, and a pot belly. PPID is the result of […]

Weekend Lineup Presented By Del Mar: Grade 1 Trio From Coast To Coast

A trio of Grade 1 races highlight this weekend’s action across the United States, two at Del Mar and one at Aqueduct. The G1 Cigar Mile is Saturday’s feature at Aqueduct, and brings together grizzled veteran Mind Control against rising sophomores Zandon and White Abarrio. On the same card are also a pair of prep […]

Solo And Stressed: Individual Housing May Encourage Infectious Diseases In Horses

Horses that transition from living in a herd to being stabled individually exhibit stress-related changes, according to researchers at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. Dr. Sonja Schmucker and colleagues created a study using 12 geldings and followed them through a series of management changes, monitoring their immune response and behavior.   The horses were […]

University Of Surrey School Of Vet Med Receives $11.8 Million Donation

The University of Surrey’s School of Veterinary Medicine received the largest single gift in the university’s history from an anonymous donor: £10 million (US$11.8 million). Projects dedicated to animal welfare are a priority for the donor and one that falls directly in line with much of the research being done at the school. Current research […]

Mid-Van Ride, O Besos Scratched From Cigar Mile; Churchill Issues Shipping Restrictions In Wake Of Six EHV-1 Positives

A total of six horses from one barn at Churchill Downs have now tested positive for EHV-1, according to a statement on the Equine Disease Communication Center. The first case was a symptomatic horse, which has since been transferred to an equine hospital. The other five cases resulted from Wednesday’s PCR testing; all are asymptomatic […]

Update: 13 Horses At Churchill Barn Quarantined Due To Equine Herpesvirus Case

Churchill Downs has placed a barn on its backstretch under quarantine, as first reported by the Daily Racing Form, after a horse showed potential symptoms of equine herpesvirus on Tuesday. According to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, the filly is reported to have had a recurring fever and was referred from Churchill Downs to a […]

Oscar Nominated Moves To BG Thoroughbreds In California For 2023

Multiple Grade 3 winner Oscar Nominated will relocate to BG Thoroughbred Farm in Hemet, Calif., ahead of the 2023 breeding season. The 9-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy previously stood at Lovacres Ranch in Warner Springs, Calif. His first foals arrived earlier this year. Oscar Nominated is out of the Theatrical mare Devine Actress. He was […]

‘Small Trainer Trying To Make It In A Big World’: After Sale Of Prize Filly, Squires Hopes To Find Another Breeders’ Cup Contender

Through a training career that began in 2005, trainer Nathan Squires’ best horse has been Cairo Consort, this year’s third-place finisher in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. The 2-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince was a $95,000 purchase at the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearling Sale, and ran out earnings of $266,149 through six starts […]