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Australian Racing Bodies Stepping Up To Help Those Affected By Fires

Multiple horse racing entities are trying to help horse owners and racing stakeholders as wildfires continue to batter the east coast of Australia. Racing Victoria has opened relief centers in three areas to provide assistance to those who have been affected by the fires. Racing NSW has created an emergency relief package for trainers, owners […]

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Alfalfa Or Grass: Which Hay Helps Horses Stay Warmer In Winter?

Horses can be comfortable at a range of temperatures, called their thermal neutral zone; this is where horses don’t need to alter their heat production to stay warm. However, as temperatures cool, horses require additional calories to stay warm. Once the temperature drops significantly, horses enter their lower critical temperature (LCT), where they need to […]

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The Heat Is On And Hard For Some Racehorses

Exertional heat illness (EHI) in competition horses is becoming more prevalent as temperatures rise across the globe. Affected horses may kick out randomly, shake their head, paw or be reluctance to move. Horses affected with EHI may take longer to recover after exercise, breathe rapidly, sweat profusely and hav a rapid heartrate for longer than […]

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Handling The Heat: A Hot Topic At Kentucky Equine Networking Association Dinner 

A diverse group of equine enthusiasts escaped the high temperatures in Lexington, KY, for an air-conditioned evening attending the summer session of the Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting (KENA). Presented by the Kentucky Horse Council and held at The Red Mile Clubhouse, a panel of horse-care experts gathered to discuss a topic that has been at […]

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Test Event To Provide Guidelines For Olympic Equine Athletes

The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo pose a unique challenge to equestrian sport: the climate. Notoriously hot and humid, the welfare of the competing equine athletes is of great concern to the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI), the governing body of international horse sport. To help anticipate potential issues and to ensure the safety of the horses […]

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Haskell: Monmouth Abbreviates Saturday Card, Pushes Back Post Times

A blazing weather forecast for Saturday has pushed a number of tracks to cancel Saturday racing, but Monmouth Park has opted to remain open and carry out its signature race card of the season, topped by the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 96 degrees, with heat indexes approaching […]

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Woodbine Adds Extra Heat Precautions For Saturday’s Card

Woodbine Entertainment announced today that it will implement extra precautions for today’s Thoroughbred race card at Woodbine Racetrack in accordance with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario’s Temperature Standards-Based Rule Cancellation for Racetracks policy. The extra measures include additional veterinarians to monitor temperature and pulse rates, extra hosing stations or mobile cooling stations with […]

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Woodbine Cancels Friday Card, Will Monitor Heat Wave Before Saturday Decision

Due to high heat, humidity and extreme weather in the Toronto area, Woodbine Entertainment announced today that its Thoroughbred race card for Friday, July 19 has been cancelled. Woodbine Entertainment’s Thoroughbred Racing Department is continuing to monitor the unsettled weather in the area and will announce its decision by 8:15 a.m. tomorrow morning if Saturday’s […]

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Stripes May Help Zebras Handle The Heat

The stripes on zebra coats may do more than just assist with fly control: They may help control body temperature, new research shows. Small-scale convection currents created between the stripes aid evaporation and the zebra’s ability to erect the hair on their black stripes also helps with heat loss. Former biology technician Alison Cobb and […]

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Excessive Heat Warnings Force Second Parx Cancellation On Tuesday

For the second day in a row, Parx Racing has announced that it will cancel its racing program due to excessive heat warnings in the Pennsylvania area. There will be no racing on Tuesday, July 3. Heat indices have been as high as 105 degrees over the past several days, and the National Weather Service […]

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