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Son Of Human Dr. Fager Looks Back At The Equine Dr. Fager

For Jeff Fager, Thoroughbred owner and executive producer of 60 Minutes, 1968 was an important year. For one thing, it was the year the television news magazine aired its first episode, beginning what would become a Sunday evening routine for many Americans. It was also the year Dr. Fager, a son of Rough’n Tumble trained […]

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Ten Keeneland Players Get $46,174 Payday On Pick Six

With a Fall Meet-high $132,000 carryover, Keeneland’s Pick Six on Wednesday drew $562,000 in new money and resulted in a $46,174 payday for 10 lucky players. One ticket was sold and cashed at Keeneland, with the other nine winners coming from various simulcast outlets throughout the country. The six-race sequence featured only one winning favorite, 4-5 […]

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Face It: You Know What Your Horse Is Trying To Tell You

Those who spend any time around horses know that they’re expressive, both in their body language and their facial expressions. National Geographic reports that a horse is able to use 17 different facial movements to communicate. This number is impressive as it’s one more facial movement than dogs have and four more than chimpanzees, though it’s […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: When To Radiograph Sale Horses

QUESTION: Speaking from a buyer’s perspective, when (if ever) does it make sense to have your veterinarian shoot their own X-rays in the course of doing a pre-sale work-up on a horse? DR. BART BARBER: Any time that your veterinarian has a question and would like to either repeat a specific joint or get additional […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: ‘Taxi’ Is All Grown Up

In 2013, readers fell in love with miracle baby Magna Fortuna, the subject of a profile we published when the gelding went into training. The son of Magna Graduate was rescued in utero when the Illinois Equine Humane Center (IEHC) pulled his dam, Silver Option, from a kill pen for $300. Gail Vacca, president and founder […]

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21 Of Queen’s Horses Turned Loose From Field

Twenty one horses that belong to the Queen’s Household Cavalry were intentionally let out of their field at the RAVC Defence Animal Training Regiment in Melton Mowbray, Leics. The horses got onto a nearby road and were reportedly chased by three people on motorbikes, who beeped their horns and revved their engines. Some of the horses […]

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The Heat Is On: Keeping Horses Safe As Temperatures Rise

For many horse owners, rising temperatures mean more time at the barn to ride, care for or just hang out with their horses. However, as the temperatures rise, so do the challenges of keeping horses safe. Dr. Robert Stenbom, DVM, Senior Equine Professional Services Veterinarian at Boehringer Ingelheim, offered these tips to Horse Channel to keep […]

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House Committee Votes To Reverse Ban On Horse Slaughter

A vote by the House Appropriations Committee today might lay groundwork to bring horse slaughter back to the United States. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.) pushed to renew what was effectively a ban on the practice, but was defeated by a 27-25 vote by the committee. (Detailed vote available here in  blog published by Humane Society […]

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Commentary: In Wake Of Rojas Case, Racing Should Follow Lead Of USOC

Having been involved as a lobbyist in many policy debates in Washington for several years, I consider it a rare gift when a major court case strongly confirms your side of an argument. It is rarer still when those on the losing side double down and wait for more of the same. That is the […]

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Not Feeling Hungry? Why Overtraining May Put A Horse Off His Feed

When a racehorse goes off its feed, something is wrong. The horse may have caught a bug, it may have a digestive problem, or it may be in pain. If an examination shows nothing significant, the problem may be overtraining. When horses do not get adequate rest between workouts, several physiological responses can activate the […]

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