horse racing and breeding

Ask Your Insurer Presented By Muirfield Insurance: Protecting Foals Before They Hit The Ground

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: What options are available to insure the in-utero foals that are purchased with a broodmare at auction? BRYCE BURTON: In Utero, or Prospective Foal Insurance (PFI), can […]

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Juvenile Fillies Turf: Pletcher Sending Sweet Melania, Mulling Other BC Runners

Trainer Todd Pletcher, a 10-time winner at the Breeders’ Cup, will look to add to those totals when the prestigious two-day event is held at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California in November. Heading the seven-time Eclipse Award winner’s contingent is Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso, who was demoted to second for interference after […]

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Kentucky Derby Notes: Sunday Shaping Up To Be A Busy Morning For Final Works

Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win arrived at Churchill Downs at 5:15 (all times Eastern) Thursday morning following an overnight van ride from the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland for the 145th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). Runner-up in the Blue Grass (GII) in his most recent start, Win Win Win […]

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Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Announces $1.3 Million In Funding For 2019

The board of directors of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it has authorized expenditure of $1,338,858 to fund eight new projects at seven universities, nine continuing projects, and three career development awards to fund veterinary research to benefit all horses. This is the fifth straight year that more than $1 million has been approved. “We […]

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Ask Your Insurer: Does It Cost More To Insure A Broodmare Prospect Over A Veteran Mare?

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: How do the process, options, and rates differ for insuring a broodmare prospect compared with a veteran broodmare? BRYCE BURTON: The process of having a broodmare prospect […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: What Are Hoof Growth Rings?

QUESTION: What are hoof growth rings and what does it mean when you see them on a horse at sale? DR. SCOTT FLEMING: Growth rings are externally visible ridges in the hoof that indicate differences in the rate of growth or quality of a horse’s hoof wall. The appearance and number of rings can vary from several […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: How Much Do Radiographs Change As A Weanling Ages?

QUESTION: When buyers purchase a weanling, how comfortable can they feel that the radiographs and upper airway scope won’t change significantly over the next year? ROLF EMBERTSON: They should not feel very comfortable. Changes can and do occur. Radiographic abnormalities (RA) noted in weanlings at the November sale can change significantly by the time they […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: Gaps In Broodmare Produce Records

Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you have a question for a veterinarian. QUESTION: When a buyer is looking at a broodmare who has a gap in her produce record, how concerned should […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: European Imports Left Their Mark At Idle Hour Stock Farm

It’s not unusual, when you look at one of Kentucky’s historic Thoroughbred farms, to find the land has changed hands through the ages. Each new owner brings a little of their own flair to the operation; bloodlines and business plans change. There is something of an exception on one piece of property along Old Frankfort […]

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Hagyard Veterinarian Interview Reveals Questions About Manipulated X-Rays, Radiograph Reports

As the Kentucky Board of Veterinary Examiners (KBVE) considers what its next steps will be in the case of a dozen veterinarians who self-reported for modifying dates on radiographs, one surgeon’s testimony before the board raises questions about the practice of vetting horses at sale. Earlier this year, 12 veterinarians at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute […]

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