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Gunnevera Missed Training Due To Foot Bruising, Out Of Whitney

Gunnevera has not worked since June 15 at Gulfstream Park West, and drf.com reports that the Antonio Sano trainee missed several weeks of training with a foot bruise. “I had to give him a little break due to a bruising in one of his hind feet, but he is scheduled to work again tomorrow,” Sano said. […]

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Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Major Medical And Coverage For OTTBs

QUESTION: Do you offer any options for off-track Thoroughbreds, or strictly ones that are active/potentially active in racing and breeding? BRYCE BURTON: Full Mortality Insurance coverage, also known as All Risk Mortality coverage, is available for horse owners of all breeds, uses, and disciplines. As the name suggests, Full Mortality provides coverage on the animal […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The MATCH Series: Let’s Talk Some Racing!

With the annual summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar underway, the Thoroughbred racing calendar is at its midway point. It’s been a difficult year for the horse racing industry but on the track, there have been some excellent performances and several divisions run deep this year. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott […]

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Some Anti-Inflammatories May Increase Risk Of Colic Complication

The University of North Carolina has recently completed a study that indicates that one of the best ways to reduce a complication of small intestinal strangulating obstruction (SISO) is by choosing the correct pain medication. Endotoxemia occurs when a bacterial toxin crosses the gut lining, initiating a large immune response and causing shock. This happens […]

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British Trainer Johnston: ‘The Whip Is Not There For Safety And Correction’

Britain’s winningest trainer spoke out this week on limitations of whip use, telling Racing Post’s Andrew Dietz he believes a whip ban would threaten the existence of racing. Unlike American riders, who have resisted whip bans or limitations on the grounds that crops help them control a horse’s direction in an emergency, Mark Johnston believes […]

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Overanalyze, Daddy Long Legs, Editorial Book South American Shuttle Destinations

With the Northern Hemisphere breeding season drawn to a close, a handful of U.S. stallions will shuttle to different locations in South America to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season. South American publication Turf Diario rounded up some of the stallions headed south for the summer. Overanalyze, the leading juvenile sire of 2017, is already […]

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Ellis Park Cancels Friday Card Due To Extreme Heat Advisory

Ellis Park announced on the track’s Facebook page Thursday that it has preemptively cancelled Friday’s race card due to an extreme heat advisory in effect for Central Kentucky. The post indicated track management cancelled early to give as much notice as possible. The track will remain open for simulcast and historical horse racing, and a […]

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Several Mid-Atlantic Tracks Call Off Weekend Racing; Monmouth Still A Go With Heat Protocols

Due to forecasts calling for excessive heat with temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, the Maryland Jockey Club has decided to cancel its live racing programs Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. A total of 83 horses were entered for Saturday’s nine-race program that featured three allowances including the 3-year-old debut of juvenile stakes winner […]

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Study: Bone-Related Swelling More Common Than Previously Believed

Researchers at the University of Exeter in England have discovered that a significant number of horses have abnormal swelling in the bone marrow of their leg bones, called bone marrow oedema-like abnormalities (BMOA). These horses also had localized increased bone density. Drs. Christine Heales, Ian Summers, Jonathan Fulford, Karen Knapp and Peter Winlove say further […]

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Taking Stock: Do Salt And Water Play A Role In Equine Leg Swelling?

“Stocking up,” where a horse’s lower legs swell because of pooling lymph, can look alarming, but the condition is typically temporary. The condition generally occurs when a horse has a reduction in his usual activity level. This lack of movement impairs circulation. Stocking up is not painful; the horse should not have a fever or […]

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