injury

“Loveliest Colt in the World” Recovers From Eye Trauma At Penn Vet

“I’ve been coming to New Bolton Center with my horses since I was teenager, and I’m now in my 60s. I wouldn’t go anywhere else when there’s a problem,” said Cathy Vincent, co-owner of Adandy Farm’s in Greenwood, Delaware, which has been in the Arabian horse business since 1967. During a life spent breeding, training, […]

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Central Kentucky Horse Hospitalized After Apparent Attack In Field

A filly in Woodford County, KY, is recovering at Park Equine Hospital after being brought in for serious injuries. The owner, Robert Jackson of Foxworth Farm, noticed something amiss when he went to feed in the morning. He saw that Halston Couture, known as Hallie, had a lower lip that was drooping to once side, […]

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Retirement From Tendon Injury May Be A Thing Of The Past, New Research Shows

Tendon injuries in horses account for between 30 and 50 percent of all musculoskeletal injuries and reinjury is common; treatment with embryonic stem cells may increase a horse’s chances of successfully returning to work–and staying there. When a horse tears the fibers in a tendon, inflammation occurs at the injury site and scar tissue is […]

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Repeat After Me: Study Shows Biomarkers Again Linked To Injury Risk In Thoroughbreds

Orthopedic injuries in racehorses are responsible for nearly 70 percent of lost training days; these injuries have an impact on equine welfare and income generated from racing. Injury diagnosis and prevention has been at the forefront of racehorse research, and a new study has again shown that serum biomarkers in bone and cartilage can be […]

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‘Everything Is Going Well’ For Espinoza, Could Return In Mid-January

Victor Espinoza could resume his riding career next month after recovering from serious injuries in a training mishap at Del Mar last July 22. “He’s in Mexico right now visiting his family,” said Espinoza’s agent, Brian Beach, Monday morning at Santa Anita’s Clockers’ Corner. “He posted a video of himself online chopping down a tree, […]

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Horses Euthanized, Exercise Riders Injured In Gulfstream Park Training Incident

A pair of Thoroughbred racehorses had to be euthanized after colliding during a Saturday morning training incident at Gulfstream Park, according to local10.com. Their exercise riders were also injured, and both were transported to a local hospital. The female exercise rider’s mount was reportedly running off with her when the pair collided with a second horse […]

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After ‘Emotional’ Recovery, The Player Finally Back Home In Kentucky

Trainer Buff Bradley rode in the van alongside The Player all the way from Louisiana State University to his Indian Ridge Farm in Kentucky, keeping watch over the personality-laden chestnut colt whose recovery over the past six months has been nothing short of a miracle. Bradley bred the colt with his father and long-time client […]

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Turf Stars Alpha Centauri, Saxon Warrior Retired Due To Injuries

Promising turf talents Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior have both been retired following defeats in their respective Group 1 efforts on Saturday, reports racingpost.com. Alpha Centauri suffered a chip in her right front fetlock joint, while Saxon Warrior was found to have a lesion in his flexor tendon. “I’ve had an amazing summer with her,” trainer […]

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Training On Hard Tracks Could Cause Injury To Harness Horses

Harness horses race on much harder tracks than Thoroughbreds, and while these tracks may have some benefits, a new study shows they also increase risk of injury. Researchers used diagnostic imaging on twelve 3-year-old Standardbred racehorses to look for damage to ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones. Dr. Nathalie Crevier-Denoix and colleagues followed the Standardbred racehorses, […]

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