Paulick Report Staff

Doc’s Products, Inc. Presents How To Fix: The Girthy Horse

Today, we continue the Paulick Report’s new series on equine behavior and training challenges. This week, we’ll focus on horses commonly described as “girthy,” which often means they exhibit irritation or stress when the girth or cinch is tightened. Horses may pin their ears, bite, kick, or charge forward to escape the stimulus. The term […]

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Fertility And Fetal Sexing: Broodmare Questions, Answered

As Thoroughbred foaling season gets into full swing, Central Kentucky fields are filling up with fluffy foals, the majority of which will have had uncomplicated entry into the world. Inevitably though, a small minority of dams may find themselves faced with a dystocia (difficult birthing) and will be whisked away to the hospital for a […]

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The Trouble With Aminorex

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it’s destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was pulled from sale […]

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Equine Biological Passports: Years Away, But Receiving Industry Support

The Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (KEDRC) unanimously voted this week to allocate $15,000 to funding ongoing research into biological passport. Although the technology is at least a couple of years from implementation, Dr. Scott Stanley of the University of California-Davis said the passports could solve several problems in drug testing. Regulators face particular challenges […]

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Chicken Houses And Horse Rescue: A Complicated Tale

Several days after New Year’s, New Jersey resident Dina Alborano posted a video on social media of a crowd of horses jogging down a livestock chute somewhere in Louisiana, imploring her followers on Twitter to donate money to prevent the horses from shipping to a slaughterhouse in Mexico. The cost to purchase 11 horses and […]

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Kentucky Rules Committee Approves Changes To Absolute Insurer Requirement

At a meeting on Monday, the rules committee of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission voted to move forward on revised language to the absolute insurer requirement for trainers on drug positives. The meeting was well-attended by horsemen, owners, and jockeys and prompted considerable but civil discussion on the difficulties of properly assigning blame for drug […]

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Barn Buddies Presented By Doc’s Products, Inc.: Of Mouse And Men

The Tampa Bay Downs winner’s circle has seen many well-known racehorses in its time, from Kentucky Derby winners to Breeders’ Cup winners. But its most famous – and possibly most frequent – four-legged visitor is a rescued miniature horse named Mouse. Mouse has been the track’s official mascot for nearly a decade now, according to […]

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Twin Thoroughbreds Mr. Ping And Mr. Pong To Race Each Other Friday

For those perusing the Charles Town entries for Friday, your eyes do not deceive you: entrants Mr. Ping and Mr. Pong, both listed as 2015 offspring of Denis of Cork out of Washingtonian are indeed brothers. In fact, they’re twins. Bred and owned by John B. Casey, the pair of chestnuts were born April 16, […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: For Skiffington, The Training Game Has Changed

By 2007 Tom Skiffington had spent over three decades of his life training Thoroughbreds. Despite a resume that included 53 graded stakes wins and runners earning over $24 million, Skiffington left the business with relatively little fanfare and no hard feelings. “I’d seen it happen to guys that were better trainers than me – one […]

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‘Trying To Change Market Thinking’: Kirkwood Offers ‘No-Breeze Show’ At Florida Sale

Plenty of casual race fans and bloodstock professionals alike have expressed concern about the rule of the stopwatch at 2-year-old sales. In a feature by the Thoroughbred Daily News earlier this month, veteran consignor Niall Brennan said he’s seen a change in breeze-up sales over the past few years. Speed has always been important, but […]

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