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Flu Outbreak In U.S. And Europe Cause For Concern

Equine flu has made headlines in both the United States and Europe recently, as it has been affecting even horses that had been vaccinated against it. Though the type of flu differs slightly between the two countries, with the amount of horses traveling internationally, experts have recommended that vaccines for both strains be given to […]

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Lucky 13: Irishman Egan Rides First North American Winner At Laurel

Jockey David Egan, England’s champion apprentice of 2017, registered his first North American victory when Mohan Stable’s Bobby G galloped to a 5 ½-length win in Friday’s fourth race at Laurel Park. Making his 12th career start and first since being claimed for $5,000 off a 13 ½-length win Feb. 2 by trainer Jose Corrales, […]

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Study: Female Veterinarians Still Struggling For Equality

Discrimination against women still exists in veterinary medicine, according to a new study in Great Britain. Researchers from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) surveyed 260 UK-based partners, managers and employers by asking them to review a performance evaluation of a vet. In one video, the vet was male and in the other, female. Other than […]

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Enable ‘Very Pleased With Herself’ After Turf Triumph; No Future Plans Decided

No plans have been decided for the future of Breeders’ Cup Turf superstar Enable, the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Turf in the same season (besting males in both races). Her hard-fought half-length victory over the testing ground earned her a Beyer figure of 114, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old […]

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Something’s Fishy: UC Davis Vet Aids English Pony Attacked With Acid

A pony dubbed Cinders was dumped in Derbyshire, England, with what looked like acid burns running down her face, from her eyes to her nostrils. Taken to Rainbow Equine Hospital in North Yorkshire, veterinarians debated on the best way to care for the extensive burns. Jamie Peyton  of University of California Davis Veterinary Medicine, has […]

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Jockey Sophie Doyle’s ‘Thick Skin’ Facilitates American Racing Adventure

It’s been quite an adventure for jockey Sophie Doyle since coming to ride full time in the United States in 2013. This summer, another chapter will be written in her story when she competes at Arlington International Racecourse for the 2018 meet. Doyle, 31, has been surrounded by racing her whole life, which is no […]

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Retirement Ceremony Set For Queen Elizabeth’s OTTB

Queen Elizabeth II has long understood that Thoroughbred racehorses can accomplish a lot of things, both during their time on the racetrack and after; many of her horses have gone on to have dual careers. Her homebred Thoroughbred Barbers Shop was a top-notch National Hunt horse turned quality show horse, obtaining many championship titles. A […]

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Doyle Adopts Her First North American Winner To Re-School As Lead Pony

Three years after scoring a milestone victory aboard Jaz N Tap, jockey Sophie Doyle is back on track with the 6-year-old-gelding. The two first became acquainted when Doyle was establishing her riding career in Kentucky after being a successful jockey in her native England. On Nov. 26, 2014, at Churchill Downs, she rode Jaz N […]

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Lady Aurelia Posts ‘Really, Really Nice Breeze’ Toward Royal Ascot

European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked 5 furlongs in 1:02.60 on a firm turf course Tuesday morning at Keeneland as she continues training toward a start in the King’s Stand (G1) on June 20 at Royal Ascot, where she won the Queen Mary (G2) last year. Julio Garcia was […]

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British Scientists Puzzle Over Identity of Excavated Mystery Horse

Archaeologists in Britain are puzzling over the identity of a horse skeleton found during excavations at King Charles II’s stables. The bones, discovered last week, may belong to one of the more prominent horses in British racing history, and one of the king’s favorites—Doctor Syntax. The bones were discovered unexpectedly at the former royal stables […]

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