horse racing and breeding

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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Ask Your Veterinarian Presented By Equistro: The Pitfalls Of Using Radiograph Reports At The Barn

QUESTION: How would you like to see repository radiograph reports used at Thoroughbred auctions? DR. KATHLEEN PAASCH:  As a veterinarian, I would like to see repository reports used within the confines of a veterinary-client relationship.  At public auction, this particular relationship exists when a client has hired a veterinarian to interpret radiographs (or perform other veterinary services) […]

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Rood And Riddle Announces Equine Reproduction Meeting Named In Honor Of LeBlanc

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital is pleased to announce it will be hosting a meeting of many of North America’s leading veterinary college equine reproduction specialists and their residents on October 24th and 25th this year. This meeting is being called the LeBlanc Equine Theriogenology Collaborative Exchange, to honor Dr. Michelle LeBlanc. Dr. LeBlanc, who passed away […]

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Emma-Jayne Wilson Is Part Equestrian, Part Fierce Competitor, All Professional Athlete

Emma-Jayne Wilson is between races on a Friday afternoon card at Woodbine, giving interviews to out-of-town media as she waits for her next mount. Sitting in an unused conference room, Wilson leans back in her chair, her steel-cable-like arms folded calmly. Wilson answers questions with confidence and a genuine smile, but she’s not someone I […]

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‘Lasix Free’ Oscar Performance To Stand At Mill Ridge In 2019

Oscar Performance, the three-time Grade 1 winner who recently broke a 20 year track record in the Grade 3 Poker Stakes (G3), while tying the world record for a mile on turf will retire at the end of the year to stand at Mill Ridge Farm for 2019. Oscar Performance is owned by Jerry and […]

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Royal Foal Patrol: Queen Elizabeth Watches Mares Foal On IPad, According To Report

If horse lovers needed more proof that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bears some resemblance to commoners when it comes to her stable, a report on Horse and Hound this week reveals she keeps an eye on her broodmares even in the midst of her hectic schedule. The Queen’s broodmares at Sandringham are monitored by […]

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American Pharoah, California Chrome Halters For Sale To Benefit Therapeutic Riding Program

Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah; his sire, Pioneerof the Nile; and grandsire, Empire Maker, are among the exciting Thoroughbred racing-related items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 37-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all […]

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