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Energy Saver: Study Shows That Racehorses Gallop Efficiently

A new study from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) shows that racehorses use less energy to gallop that was previously believed. Using force-plate technology, which measures ground reaction forces, the research team was able to accurately measure the external work used when horses gallop. This was the first time the technique has been used on […]

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Racing’s Return Will Be Welcome Diversion in Japan

I lived in California for nine years, but it wasn’t until my initial visit to Japan in 1993 that I experienced my first earthquake, when the bed in my room at the Wellington Hotel in Shizunai, a small town on the northern island Hokkaido, began to shake vigorously in the middle of the night. I […]

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