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A Fort Collins Miracle: Horses survive fire

Having to evacuate their home near Fort Collins, Colorado, Deseriah Santallanez had succumbed to the idea she would have to abandon her horses to a sure death sentence. “My horse screamed at me. I just broke down right there. I knew I wasn’t going to get them out. All I could do was pray they […]

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Luna the jumping…cow?

When a 15-year-old German girl named Regina Mayer was told she couldn’t have a horse, she decided to innovate. Few could imagine she would be able to pull off training a cow to ride much less jump, but now Luna has become an international sensation. That should help her get over the alienation she feels […]

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Good News Tuesday: Fasig-Tipton Texas shows strong gains

While there were fewer horses offered this year (98 vs. 139), the gross for Fasig-Tipton’s Texas sale for 2-year-olds in training was not far off while average and median increased 23.5% and 42.9% respectively. The buy-back rate remained nearly unchanged. “I’m absolutely pleased with the results,” said Tim Boyce, director of sales for Fasig-Tipton Texas. […]

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Inglis Easter yearling sale shows gains

The first session of this year’s Wiliam Inglis & Son Easter yearling sale got off to a strong start with a 12.9% increase in average above the comparable figure for the entire auction in 2010. Inglis managing director Mark Webster seemed cautiously optimistic. “While still cautious, it’s encouraging to see confidence returning to the market […]

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Flashy Bull, Kafwain fillies shine in under-tack show

Fillies by Flashy Bull and Kafwain were standouts during the under-tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale, each working an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5 at Lone Star Park.

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The evolution of the horse in North America

Ever wondered about the evolution of the horse and our hand in it here in North America? AnnArbor.com has an interesting piece analyzing the horse throughout the years and how they have adapted and changed. “As recently as the blink of an evolutionary eye, we humans have re-introduced the sound of hoof beats to the […]

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All-time leading Alabama-bred female earner Comalagold dead

An 11-year-old daughter of Royal Empire, Comalagold died April 2nd from foaling complications. Capturing 10 of her 48 career races, she retired as the all-time leading Alabama-bred female earner with $311,080.

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Black Caviar breeder has no regrets

After selling the current leader on the World Thoroughbred Rankings for $200,000, Rick Jamieson says he has no regrets. That’s largely due to the fact that he still has Black Caviar’s dam Helsinge.

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Four-year-old miniature horse uses prosthetic limb

Midnite, born with a deformed hind leg, has been able to overcome his setback with a prosthetic leg that allows the 4-year-old miniature horse to run like other horses. When his owner saw a TV show about fitting a baby with an artificial limb, he decided to call the company who fitted the limb called […]

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Meteore euthanized after fracture at Golden Gate

The winner of the 2009 La Jolla Handicap (Gr. 2), Meteore, was euthanized Saturday after breaking his right ankle in an allowance race at Golden Gate Fields. The five-year-old son of Pulpit compiled a 3-1-4 mark in 20 lifetime starts.  He was owned by Werthheimer and Frere and trained by Richard Mandella.

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