Team Atras And Barn Mascot Gilbert Chasing GOAT Status In New York

Trainer Rob Atras hung his shingle out during last year’s winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack and has seen his stable grow to 34 horses strong. He currently sits third in the Big A trainer standings with 16 wins from 51 starts. The Winnipeg native, formerly an assistant to Robertino Diodoro, launched a then modest eight-horse […]

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‘Night And Day Difference’ When Goats Care For Racehorses

When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve also been known to be pets and – at the racetrack – a friend for a horse in need. Horse trainer Dan Hendricks has a goat at his barn named Jack. He is […]

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Barn Buddies: The Pickiest Goat On The Backside

If there’s one thing goats are known for, it’s their iron stomachs and insatiable appetites. Goat lore suggests they will eat tin cans, tires, and even the shirt off your back. Maggie the goat defies such stereotypes. Maggie, who is approximately three years old, resides with trainer Mike Machowsky on the backstretch at Santa Anita […]

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Get Your Goat…For Weed Control In Pastures

While lush, green pastures are always the goal for horse farms, many times there are areas of fields that are full of weeds and other types of vegetation horses won’t touch. This can be very frustrating for farm managers and owners who would like to keep the majority of their equine’s diet as forage, but […]

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