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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Maxfield And The Matt Winn

While the Road to the delayed Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5 will take a detour to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 20, a newly anointed official Derby points race, the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, is featured on Saturday’s card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The top four finishers in the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Arkansas Derby’s Deeper Division

By all accounts, the second division of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., going as the 13th race on the 14-race closing-day program, is much deeper in quality than the first division, which is dominated by the Speightstown colt Charlatan, likely an odds-on favorite. Nadal, who like Charlatan is an […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Can Anyone Beat Charlatan?

In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick takes a look at the first division of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. The Arkansas Derby is an official points race on the road to the Kentucky Derby that offers a total of 170 points […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Closer Look At Florida Derby Contenders

Saturday’s 14-race Florida Derby Day card gets under way at 11:30 a.m. from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and the Grade 1 Derby will feature a full field of 3-year-olds competing for $750,000 and 170 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby, now scheduled for Sept. 5 (100 points to the winner, 40 to second, […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Florida Derby Update

Breaking news in advance of Saturday’s 14-race Florida Derby program came with a Tweet from John Panagot, agent for jockey Javier Castellano, announcing that the Hall of Fame rider has tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19, that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11. Castellano, who had not ridden […]

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Study: Omeprazole Administration May Reduce Calcium Digestibility In Horses

When Dr. Joe Pagan, owner of Kentucky Equine Research in Versailles, Ky., designs a diet for a horse, he has to determine how much of a nutrient to put in the feed to help that horse do its job — keeping in mind that every vitamin or mineral will not be completely digested and absorbed. […]

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Coenzyme Q10 in Racehorse Nutrition

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) plays a key role in mitochondrial function and is essential for the production of energy. CoQ10 is also a powerful antioxidant, capable of regenerating other antioxidants, such as vitamin E and vitamin C. In horses, certain forms of CoQ10 are well-absorbed and supplementation has been shown to increase CoQ10 levels in equine […]

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Risk Of Joint Infections Low In Horses After Injection

Keeping joints healthy often requires a proactive approach: routine exercise, weight management, minimization of trauma, and regular use of oral joint health supplements such as glucosamine hydrochloride, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and chondroitin sulfate. “Kentucky Equine Research offers several high-quality joint supplements that can be given to young, sound horses prior to the onset of osteoarthritis to help […]

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Bladder Stones: A Tricky, But Rare Issue In Horses

On December 26, Canadian champion grass horse Conquest Enforcer was euthanized due to complications from a bladder stone. After finishing last in the Grade 3 Red Bank Stakes three months earlier, Conquest Enforcer was back in training in Florida when veterinarians took the 5-year-old horse into surgery to resolve a problem with his urinary flow. […]

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