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‘A Step In The Right Direction’: Kentucky Governor Signs Law Adding Sanctions For Those Convicted Of Cruelty To Horses

A new law signed by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin this week is being heralded as a “step in the right direction” toward improving the state’s laws on animal cruelty. HB 200, which was passed unanimously by both the Kentucky House of Representatives and Senate, will allow courts to order a person convicted of animal cruelty […]

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PJ watches over sleeping foals, calves, and baby goats on his farm in Iowa
Barn Buddies: PJ May Not Catch Mice, But He Brings Warmth To The Barn

Cats are not particularly well-known for having selfless attitudes of devotion to their humans, but Heather Loges says her barn cat PJ is an exception to the rule. At four years old, PJ has become her ever-present assistant when it comes to foal watch, yearling sales prep, and raising the calves on Loges’ property in […]

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Felipe Valdez
Plagued By Injuries, Jockey Valdez Announces Retirement

After a career plagued with injuries, jockey Felipe Valdez told the Paulick Report on Wednesday he has decided to retire. Valdez has not ridden since April of last year, when he broke his collarbone for the second time in five months in a spill at Santa Anita Park. “All the pain I have is horrible […]

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California Chrome at Taylor Made Farm
Updated: California Chrome Will Shuttle To Chile For Stud Duty

Reports from Chilean media Thursday afternoon indicated that multiple Eclipse Award champion California Chrome will shuttle to Chile for stud duty during the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. La Hípica reported the recently-retired son of Lucky Pulpit will stand at Haras Sumaya, located near Pirque. California Chrome currently stands stud at Taylor Made Farm near Lexington, […]

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Jocson training for the 2010 Lady Legends race
‘You Don’t Want To End Up Like Me’: Former Jockey Suffering From Chronic Head Trauma Denied Financial Assistance

In late 2015, a feature published on the Paulick Report detailed the story of retired jockey Gwen Jocson, who was diagnosed with neurological damage as a result of numerous head injuries suffered during her riding career. Jocson’s story came just as mainstream media (and Hollywood) were facing the ugly reality that a degenerative brain disorder […]

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Little Eddie has a snack in his owner's house
With Snowstorm Looming, First-Time Owner Moves Foal Into His House

First-time owner Eddie Bayeh has had a rough introduction into the business of Thoroughbreds. The first foal born on his Hill Farm in Erie, Penn., was stillborn. Then, his mare Coco Rainbow delivered a colt by Boys At Toscanova. All appeared well until her second day with the foal, when she began attacking him and […]

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‘I’m Screwed’: Maryland Case Of Missing Workers’ Comp Illustrates Problems With Costly System

On Dec. 15, 2016, the stewards at Laurel Park issued a brief statement following the hearing of trainer Wayne Potts. Potts, who is based in Maryland and Delaware and has trained since 2004, was found to have operated his racing stable without workers’ compensation insurance from Aug. 31, 2015 to March 16, 2016. The trainer, […]

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Mia tries on her Secretariat costume
Barn Buddies: ‘Little Big Red’ In Secretariat’s Meadow

As Leeanne Ladin looked at the calendar, planning ahead for the upcoming Virginia Horse Festival at the Meadow Event Park, she realized she had a problem. Ladin is Secretariat tourism manager at the park, which sits on the site of Penny Chenery’s Meadow Farm. As she brainstormed ways to get festival attendees to interact with […]

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Ashleyluvssugar weanling
When It Comes To Feeding Weanlings, Grain May Not Be Your Best Friend

As researchers have learned more about the causes behind various equine maladies, veterinarians have suggested horse owners dial back on the grain. Many horses are fed concentrate-heavy diets to pack in more calories for horses in heavy work, but too much grain can lead to health problems. Research indicates grain-heavy diets increase a horse’s likelihood […]

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Clearsky Stables' Abel Tasman and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade I $300,000 Starlet on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Los Alamitos Race Course, Cypress, CA.©Benoit Photo
‘Ludicrous’: Abel Tasman Removed From Callaghan Barn After Silks Mix-Up

Trainer Simon Callaghan expressed frustration Thursday over the removal of Grade 1-winning filly Abel Tasman from his barn due to a mix-up over jockey silks. In advance of the filly’s run in the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel last Saturday, Callaghan said his team ensured China Horse Club’s silks were ready in the jockeys’ room at Santa Anita Park. […]

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