Dam Of First Pharoah Finds Success In Show Ring

As the dam of First Pharoah, the first foal of American Pharoah, Kakadu’s place in esteemed breeding company would seem secure even though her racing career was less than stellar, having finished ninth in her only start. Her colt, First Pharoah, hasn’t yet started. However, reproductive issues have kept her from subsequent breedings. In an […]

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Zenyatta Confirmed In Foal To Candy Ride

Hall of Fame racemare Zenyatta is expecting once again, according to her website The three-time champion is in foal with a daughter sired by Candy Ride, and is enjoying the warm Kentucky Summer at Lane’s End Farm. “Over the years we’ve seen how happy she is with a foal by her side, and we can’t […]

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Healthy Broodmares Can Shed EHV-1 Vaginally

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been in the headlines lately as outbreaks have occurred across the country. EHV-1 can cause respiratory infections as well as neurologic disease; it can also cause abortion in pregnant mares. The virus can be difficult to control; adding to the difficulty of curbing the disease, horses can shed the EHV-1 without […]

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Three Chimneys’ Love And Pride Joins Cast For Foal Patrol Season 2

Love and Pride, a 10-year-old mare owned by Three Chimneys Farm in Versailles, Ky., will be on the roster of featured horses for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 2, which will debut online in December at Bred in Kentucky by Stud TNT, Love and Pride was foaled […]

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Breeding Broodmares After Colic Surgery

Colic can strike at any time in any horse, but certain types of colic occur more frequently in particular breeds or horses used for specific purposes. Broodmares, for example, tend to suffer colic due to large colon volvulus—a full twist of the large intestine that completely cuts off the flow of ingesta, as well as the […]

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AFib In Canadian Standardbreds May Be Inherited From Specific Stallions

University of Guelph researchers have discovered the cause of a regional spike in atrial fibrillation among Standardbred racehorses: specific bloodlines. Admissions of Standardbred racehorses for atrial fibrillation to the Ontario Veterinary College Teaching Hospital began to rise in the early 1990s: there were 168 Standardbreds born between 1993 and 2007 that arrived at the vet […]

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Old Friends Launches Old Girlfriends Society Celebrating Retired Race Mares

Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY, has introduced a new membership option available to fans. The Old Girlfriends Society will celebrate the 11 former race mares pensioned with Old Friends and give fans an opportunity to meet and support our matriarchs. A number of accomplished mares have called Old Friends home […]

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Signs Of Imminent Foaling In Mares For Novice Breeders

Mares usually foal about 330 to 345 days after a successful breeding, but they may foal a week or so earlier or later than this window. Experienced broodmare managers know some of the usual signs that show a mare is close to giving birth. However, first-time breeders may not as be familiar with these signs. In […]

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Study: Broodmare Body Condition At Conception Has Long-Term Fetal Growth Implications

Pop quiz: When does an equine fetus undergo the most profound growth and development? You’re right! It was a trick question. Fetal foals gain about 1 lb (0.45 kg) a day during the last 90 days of gestation. Sure, that’s impressive, but consider for a moment that in a split second, a single sperm fertilizes […]

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