broodmares

New Bolton Announces Observation Service For Healthy Broodmares

Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center is offering a new foaling service for healthy mares that provides around-the-clock observation as they approach their due date, and care throughout and after the foaling.  “We are responding to requests from the equine community for New Bolton Center to provide this service,” said Dr. Barbara Dallap Schaer, Medical Director […]

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1,2,3: One Easy Rule For Monitoring Mare And Foal After Birth

The flashy Gypsy Vanner mare foaled when no one was watching, but all seemed well, the colt still wet when the barn crew arrived just after dawn. Soon he was up and nursing. Everyone was relieved that morning at the Newcastle County Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Delaware, as they had been waiting for […]

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Colostrum: Liquid Gold For Breeders And Newborn Foals Alike

As each new year dawns, so too does a new Thoroughbred foaling season. As we saw at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale earlier this month, some arrive earlier than others, as several of the mares cataloged as “in-foal” were accompanied into the sales pavilion with their newborn foals, just days old. One […]

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Bloodlines: Eclipse Award Winners Show Strong Female Influences

One of the consistent points of reference in the highly inconsistent game of breeding the Thoroughbred is that class in the dam, as well as depth in that family, give us a pretty good guide of what to select as breeding stock. Taking the most recent Eclipse Award winners as evidence, both champion 2-year-old filly […]

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Day 2 Of The Keeneland January Sale: Woodbine Oaks Winner Hammers For $500,000

Multiple stakes winner Roan Inish, a daughter of Elusive Quality in foal to Arch, sold for $500,000 to Evelyn Benoit’s Star Guitar Inc. to lead Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale, which recorded double-digit increases in average and median for the second consecutive day. Keeneland sold 193 horses for $13,020,400, […]

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Zoetis Presents Bloodlines: A Mare That Knows The ‘Code’

With an emphatic victory in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont on Oct. 3, Greenpointcrusader (by Bernardini) marked himself as one of the principal contenders for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The same afternoon at Keeneland, Brody’s Cause (Giant’s Causeway) won the G1 Breeders’ Futurity and nominated himself for a serious role in the […]

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Bloodlines: ‘Nobody Was Cheering Harder’ For Rare Talent Beholder

Not many Grade 1 stakes open to both sexes are won by fillies or mares each year. In part, this is due to North America having a good program of racing restricted to fillies and mares. But in part, it is also due to the majority of top-tier colts being bigger, stronger, and faster. Just […]

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Keeneland January Sale Closes With Slight Decreases

Keeneland’s 57th annual January Horses of All Ages Sale, which ended Thursday, continued to indicate market stability, prompting buyers to compete with confidence for quality individuals and resulting in the sale-topping $2.2 million price, the highest January Sale figure since 2008, for the Group 2 stakes-winning and classic-placed Galileo (IRE) mare Up (IRE), in foal […]

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Keeneland January Day Two: Irish-Bred Up Breaks Records for Four Star

The sale of Group 2 winner and classic-placed Up (IRE), a 6-year-old daughter of Galileo (IRE) in foal to War Front, for $2.2 million and her first foal, a yearling filly by War Front, for $800,000 highlighted Tuesday’s second session of the 57th annual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The price for Up, […]

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Keeneland January Day One: Blind Luck a $1.4 Million RNA

Stakes winner Premier Steps (IRE) sold for $400,000 to lead Monday’s opening session of the 57thannual Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Shadai Farm of Japan purchased the 5-year-old daughter of Footstepsinthesand who was cataloged a racing or broodmare prospect. During the session, Keeneland sold 204 horses for $12,607,200, for an average price of $61,800 and […]

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