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Spit It Out: Cortisol In Saliva Not Only Indicator Of Stress In Horses

Cortisol levels in saliva have long been used as an indicator of stress in horses, but a new study has identified other markers that may be more accurate to determine the stress a horse experiences. Dr. María Contreras-Aguilar, Séverine Henry, Caroline Coste, Fernando Tecles, Damián Escribano, Jose Cerón and Martine Hausberger found that the level […]

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Illinois Seeks Chief State Steward For Fairmount Park

The Illinois Racing Board announced this week it has begun a search for a chief state steward to be based at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Ill. The position is a six-month seasonal position running from March to September 2020. The IRB is seeking candidates with college degrees, ideally in racetrack management or business, current accreditation […]

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Roughing It: Why Perfect Pastures Shouldn’t Be A Goal

While a perfectly level, green pasture may be the dream of many horse owners, there’s a reason why horses routinely graze only certain areas of their fields, leaving others to grow uneven grass and weeds. Dubbed “roughs,” these are sections of the pasture where horses defecate, but don’t graze. Horses shed parasites with their manure, […]

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Nine-Year-Old Grade 1 Winner Will Not Be Permitted To Run After Social Media Uproar

A situation in South Florida has raised questions about the intersection between public opinion and trainer opinion when it comes to horse welfare. Readers may remember the name of Green Gratto, who won the Grade 1 Carter in 2017 at the age of seven. He raced 12 times in the year after that win before […]

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Juvenile Standout Independence Hall No Longer Targeting Remsen

Posting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure in his 12 1/4-length victory in the G3 Nashua Stakes earlier this month, 2-year-old Independence Hall was initially under consideration for the G2 Remsen Stakes on Dec. 7. Instead, trainer Michael Trombetta told horseracingnation.com that the son of Constitution will race again before his stable ships south for the winter, […]

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Questions And Answers About The Finer Points Of The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition

After several racing organizations gathered to announce the formation of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition on Tuesday, members of the media – and readers – had questions. We’ve chosen to reprint a sampling of the questions asked of Coalition members and their answers.  According to a release announcing the Coalition’s existence, “the group seeks to create […]

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‘Jumping In With Both Feet’: Jockey Talamo Moving From SoCal To Arkansas, Kentucky

Like fellow veteran Southern California jockey Martin Garcia, Joe Talamo has decided to pick up and move east, seeking more riding and bigger purse opportunities, reports the Daily Racing Form. Talamo tells DRF he plans to arrive in Arkansas for the start of the Oaklawn meeting Jan. 24. From there, he plans to ride on […]

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In The Stud Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Klimt, First Crop Weanlings Of 2019

When it comes to drumming up excitement amongst breeders, it’s hard for a first-year sire to do much better than Klimt did when he debuted at Darby Dan Farm in 2018. The son of Quality Road was visited by 222 mares during his first year at stud, which was the third-most of any stallion in […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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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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