Rabies spreading in New Mexico, found in a horse

Although it is not common for livestock to contract rabies, health officials in New Mexico are warning owners to get their animals vaccinated in the wake of an alarming outbreak of the disease in Southeastern New Mexico. A horse in Eddy County is the latest confirmed case, according to KRQE news. “If rodents are getting […]

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Latest genetic research aimed at creating the perfect racehorse

Stacey Oke, DVM, MSc reports in The Horse on the latest information in equine genome research, which holds promise for selective breeding of Thoroughbred horses to improve both speed and stamina. A study completed by the Department of Molecular Genetics at the Laboratory of Racing Chemistry in Tochigi, Japan has isolated a protein called myostatin […]

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First winner for Seeking the Best

Seeking the Best was represented by his first winner when 2-year-old Family Reserve won a six-furlong maiden claiming event at Woodbine Aug. 19. Seeking the Best stands at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Canada.

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Three Chimneys acquires Grade 2 winner Up In Time

PRESS RELEASE This week Three Chimneys Racing acquired a significant interest in Up In Time (Noverre – Up At Dawn (GB), by Inchinor (GB)), who is coming off a length and a quarter victory over Mizdirection in the $150,000 San Clemente (G2).   Up In Time is scheduled to make her first start in the […]

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Australia: Super Saver part of new breeding promotion

Last year’s Kentucky Derby winner, Super Saver, will be part of a new promotion next week in Australia.  The WinStar Farm stallion will be one of six first-season sires paraded at Caulfield racecourse as part of “Stallions Come To Town,” a promotion designed to catch the eye of Australian breeders.  The Age writes: “… there […]

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Chicago high school students to breed horses for harness racing

A Chicago high school will launch a breeding program this fall that will have students raising horses to be sold for use in harness racing.  Next month, two pregnant mares will arrive at the 72-acre farm owned by The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences.  The Associated Press says students will oversee all aspects of […]

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Horse bucks odds, returns after three-year layoff

Blogger Mike Kane profiles a horse named Cribnote, who last seen at Saratoga finishing second in the 2008 running of the Hopeful Stakes – a juvenile showing tons of promise.  He went on to finish third in the Grade 1 Champagne at Belmont.  Then, he disappeared.  Remarkably, Cribnote is back, returning Saturday after three years […]

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Freshman sire Stonesider lands first winner

Press Release Highcliff Farm stallion Stonesider was represented by his first winner Wednesday, when Goodtime Boy won the seventh race at Saratoga. Bred and owned by Highcliff Farm owner, Flying Zee Stable, Goodtime Boy had a lot of traffic to overcome before catching the leader at the wire to score by neck in the six […]

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Three Chimneys’ Sandy Hatfield named Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year

Press Release Sandy Hatfield, manager of Three Chimneys stallions, was chosen as the 2011 Kentucky Farm Manager of the Year. The annual award will be presented at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Premier Event on September 30, 2011 at The Red Mile. The criteria for the award are excellence in farm management, service to the […]

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