Amanda Duckworth

Amanda Duckworth is an editorial intern for The Blood-Horse.

Articles by: Amanda Duckworth

First Win for Barbaro Brother Nicanor

Trainer Michael Matz switched Nicanor to the turf for his fourth career start and it clearly suited the colt well, as he demolished a maiden special weight field by 15 1/4 lengths at Delaware Park May 13.

The 3-year-old Dynaformer colt, who is a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, took the lead early and never looked back. Under jockey Rosie Napravnik, Nicanor set

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Big Brown Settles in at Stud Farm

On a delightful autumn afternoon, Big Brown contently stood for photos and surveyed his new home while fulfilling the role of guest of honor during Three Chimneys Farm’s open house for breeders Nov. 5.

Big Brown, who arrived at the Midway,

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Kentucky Equine Hospital to Hold Open House July 14

A new equine veterinary clinic in Versailles, Ky., will hold its open house Saturday, July 14.

Woodford Equine Hospital, which branched off from Woodford Veterinary Clinic, has completed construction on its surgery suites, indoor working

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Horse Slaughter to Resume In Illinois

As the result of a federal court ruling, the horse slaughter plant in DeKalb, Ill., will temporarily be able to resume business.

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit May 1 granted Cavel

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1970 Kentucky Derby Trophy on eBay

An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby trophy is currently being offered on eBay. Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site.

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Horse Slaughter Bill Introduced in Kentucky

Although there are no horse slaughter plants in Kentucky, a largely symbolic bill has been introduced by Sen. Tom Buford to outlaw the practice in the state.

“It seemed contrary to be advocating what a great state we are for horses, but

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Barbaro a Candidate for Sports Illustrated’s 2006 Sportsman of the Year Award

Barbaro, winner of the Kentucky Derby, is a possible candidate for Sports Illustrated’s 2006 Sportsman of the Year award. The winner will be announced Dec. 4 and featured in the Dec. 11 issue of the magazine.

Although the 3-year-old colt gained national attention for his commanding Derby win, it has been his fight for survival after shattering his right hind leg in the May 20

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Horse Slaughter Bill on Hold

A bill in the U.S. Senate that aims to end horse slaughter for human consumption will most likely be put on hold until next year.

“With an abbreviated schedule in this session before we adjourn for elections and the recess, it doesn’t look

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Clerical Error Sends Wrong Slaughter Bill To Senate

Because of a clerical error, the wrong version of a bill to end horse slaughter was delivered to the U.S. Senate. The error was discovered the week of Sept. 10, and the House of Representatives requested the bill be returned so the correct

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Horse Slaughter Bill Passed by House

A bill to end horse slaughter for human consumption passed the U.S. House of Representatives Sept. 7 with a final vote of 263-146. Two amendments to alter the bill both failed to pass.

If the bill

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Horse Slaughter Bill Nears Vote

The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Sept. 7 on a bill that would end horse slaughter for human consumption. With the vote drawing near, those on both sides of the issue have been trying to garner last-minute support.


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