Thoroughbred breeding

Bloodlines: Pedigree Suggests Good Things Lie Ahead For Chasing Yesterday

The victory by Chasing Yesterday (by Tapit) in the Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8 brings up an interesting point of reference from earlier this summer at Saratoga. The Spa’s leading race for juvenile fillies, the G1 Spinaway Stakes, was won by Sippican Harbor (Orb), and behind her that day were […]

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Bloodlines: Midshipman Progeny A Lasting Legacy For McNair

With a victory in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, Princess Warrior became the 19th stakes winner for her sire, 2008 champion 2-year-old colt Midshipman (by Unbridled’s Song). A good-sized, scopy chestnut, Midshipman is one of three stakes winners foaled from graded stakes winner Fleet Lady, a daughter of the […]

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Bloodlines: Size And The Thoroughbred

Several times over the past weeks, readers have commented on the look of the contemporary Thoroughbred in comparison with horses of past years. In particular, readers have noted that racers today appear to have lighter bone than the horses of yesteryear who raced so successfully season after season. From my personal experience in measuring horses […]

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Robert Levy, Owner Of Housebuster, Bet Twice, Dies At Age 87

Robert P. Levy, known universally as Bob and a widely-respected figure in the world of Thoroughbred racing, sports, philanthropy and civic affairs passed away peacefully on Nov. 7, close to his home in Bryn Mawr, Penn. He was 87 years of age. Bob is survived by his wife of 63 years Rochelle (Cissie), his five […]

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Two-Time Grade 1 Winner Bolt d’Oro Retired To Spendthrift Farm

Bolt d’Oro, the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire and leading 2-year-old of 2017, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2019 at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, KY. The son of Medaglia d’Oro will stand for a fee of $25,000 S&N. “We felt like the best thing is, it […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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Bloodlines: Juvenile Champ Game Winner In Good Pedigree Company

Unbeaten in four starts after a clear victory in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and a near-certainty to be the Eclipse Award winner as the leading colt of his division, the 2-year-old Game Winner will be the second juvenile champion by his sire, the Argentine-bred Candy Ride (by the Cryptoclearance stallion Ride the Rails). The stallion’s […]

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Hagyard Veterinarian Interview Reveals Questions About Manipulated X-Rays, Radiograph Reports

As the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) considers what its next steps will be in the case of a dozen veterinarians who self-reported for modifying dates on radiographs, one surgeon’s testimony before the board raises questions about the practice of vetting horses at sale. Earlier this year, 12 veterinarians at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute […]

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Bloodlines: Urban Sea A Broodmare Legend

Too often, mares do not receive the credit they deserve. On the breeding and bloodstock side of the fence in particular, mares are typically overlooked by the public and even by professionals due to the vast output from stallions compared to the puny production a mare can add to the Thoroughbred population annually. One. A […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pitfalls Of Using Radiograph Reports At The Barn

QUESTION: How would you like to see repository radiograph reports used at Thoroughbred auctions? DR. KATHLEEN PAASCH:  As a veterinarian, I would like to see repository reports used within the confines of a veterinary-client relationship.  At public auction, this particular relationship exists when a client has hired a veterinarian to interpret radiographs (or perform other veterinary services) […]

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