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Omaha Beach ‘Slow In Healing’ After Throat Surgery, But Colt Finally Headed Back To California

The pre-Kentucky Derby favorite had to miss the race due to an entrapped epiglottis which required surgery, and now five weeks later Omaha Beach is finally heading back to trainer Richard Mandella’s barn in Southern California. “Mandella wanted to make sure that we scoped him before we put him on the plane, and he scoped […]

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Stifle Injuries In Equines: A Complex Issue

Stifle lameness in horses is fairly common, but can be difficult to diagnose. The stifle is the largest joint in horses and is like a human knee, with ligaments, bones and soft tissues, which include a patella, cruciate ligament and menisci. There are three patella ligaments that allow a horse to rest while standing; this […]

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Canadian Biosurveillance Program Launched To Promote Equine Welfare

Merck Animal Health has launched an Equine Biosurveillance Pilot Program in Canada designed to help equine clinics with diagnosis of common equine respiratory diseases. The program will also collect epidemiological information on the main respiratory pathogens across Canada. This information can then be disseminated to the equine industry to promote knowledge of the ever-evolving nature […]

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UPDATED: Santa Anita Rejects CHRB Request To End Meet; 29th Horse Dies Hours Later

(The following story was updated to include a joint statement from The Stronach Group, Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers.) A 28th horse died after racing at Santa Anita’s meet Saturday, prompting the California Horse Racing Board to request the track end its meet early, according to the Los Angeles Times. The track […]

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Soothe His Skin: Equine Sun Protection Options

Horses with pink skin on any area of their body are prone to sunburn, but around the eyes and around the muzzle tend to be the most-commonly affected areas. However, photosensitivity in horses can also cause a sunburn-like reaction, reports The Horse. Sunburned horses will have skin that is dark pink or red, as well […]

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Belmont Television Ratings Down From 2018, Up From 2017

Television ratings for NBC’s broadcast of the 2019 Belmont Stakes were down from last year’s broadcast of Justify’s Triple Crown victory, but up from ratings in 2017, when there was no Triple Crown on the line. This year’s rating of 3.6 with a share of 9 was less than half 2018’s rating of 8.1 The […]

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Pender Suspended 30 Days By CHRB For ‘Animal Welfare’ Violation

California Horse Racing Board stewards have suspended trainer Michael Pender 30 days for violations of animal welfare and trainer insurer rules. Pender, who was ordered by Santa Anita management to vacate his stalls last month, was charged with “knowingly” working a horse at Santa Anita on March 24 after a veterinary examination disclosed an injury, […]

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Bricks And Mortar Leads Brown Trifecta To The Finish In Manhattan

Trainer Chad Brown saddled the first three finishers in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan on the Belmont Stakes undercard, and it was Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Bricks and Mortar who top his stablemates Robert Bruce and Raging Bull by 1 1/2 lengths on the wire. The winner of the Pegasus World Cup Turf back in […]

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Horses With Cushings May Benefit From Twice-Daily Medicating

Though owners of horses with Cushings disease are well-versed in medicating their animals with pergolide, a new study suggests that twice-daily dosing may be more effective than the once-a-day administration that is currently recommended. Cushings disease is one of the most-common endocrine disorders in horses and ponies. Generally affecting older animals, the consequences of not […]

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Mitole Stretches His Speed To Hold Off Favored McKinzie In Thrilling Met Mile

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole proved in his last start that he could stretch his speed to seven furlongs, and this Saturday he stretched it even farther to win a talent-laden edition of the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old Eskendereya colt and Ricardo Santana were sent to post at 7-2, rated […]

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