Churchill Downs Will Debut New 20-Stall Starting Gate For 2020 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack has entered into an agreement with Australian-based Steriline Racing to design and construct a new custom-made, 20-stall starting gate that will be used for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) on Saturday, May 2, 2020. The new starting gate will be utilized exclusively for the […]

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New UK Mapping Tool To Help Prevent Spread Of Strangles

Horse & Hound reports that the Animal Health Trust (AHT) has created a website that will provide up-to-date information on strangles diagnoses across the United Kingdom using a map function that highlights regions where strangles cases have been confirmed. Part of the surveillance of equine strangles project that was launched in April 2019, this website […]

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UK Ag Equine Programs To Host 9th Annual Equine Showcase

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host the 9th annual UK Equine Showcase Jan. 24-25 at the Fayette County Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way in Lexington. The event will highlight the university’s equine programs and relevant industry findings with an emphasis on the foal, from birth to weaning. The event will span two […]

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Preliminary Findings From University Of Kentucky Study On Indoor Arenas Released

When University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment graduate student Staci McGill set out to learn more about the air quality of indoor horse arenas last year, she was surprised to discover there wasn’t any existing research available. So she forged the way with first-of-its-kind research, melding her passion for riding with her […]

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UK Equine Farm And Facilities Expo To Be held May 30 In Lexington

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 to 8 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 30, at Olive Hill Sporthorses, 4746 Huffman Mill Pike, Lexington. The event is free and open to the public. A meal will be provided for those in attendance. Farm managers and horse owners […]

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New Service Making Equine End-Of-Life Decisions Easier

Scotland has piloted a new website to help horse owners with end-of-life decisions. The Equine End of Life Service is a nonprofit organization that provides options for euthanasia, removal and disposal. Created by the National Fallen Stock Company, the goal of the site is to provide simple, easy-to-understand information, removing some of the stress associated […]

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Inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit Promotes Education Among Equestrians

The University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs, Saddle Up Safely and other partnering organizations will host an inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit on Tuesday, April 23, prior to the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park. The event will be held at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, from 7:30 a.m. […]

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Extension Agents Host 12th Annual Pastures Please!!

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host a Pastures Please!! pasture maintenance workshop from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Mercer County Fairgrounds, The Stable, 560 Linden Ave., Harrodsburg, KY. The event is free, and snacks will be provided prior to the event due to sponsorship by McCauley’s Equine Formulas and […]

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British Ownership Group Prepares To Purchase Interest In Tote

A group of owners and breeders have reached an agreement to purchase an interest in the UK bookmaking brand the Tote, according to The “Alizeti consortium” will acquire a 25 percent share of the Tote for $201 million, with an option to purchase 100 percent later on. Fred Done (Betfred) purchased the Tote from the […]

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