‘Looking Forward To My Next Champion’: Espinoza Continues ‘Courageous’ Comeback

The fairytale saga that is Victor Espinoza’s moves ever forward, chapter by chapter. His riding career in serious jeopardy following a training accident at Del Mar last July, the 47-year-old Triple Crown winner and Hall of Fame member remains his ever-affable self after a recovery just short of miraculous, back riding winners like nothing ever […]

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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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CPR Revives Mare After Dental Surgery

A mare whose heart stopped after a tooth-extraction surgery was revived by clinicians who performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by driving their knees into her chest. A third colleague sat on the mare’s chest and bounced up and down in an effort to get her heart to restart. Reported in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science, the […]

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Study Uses Ultrasound To Predict Tendon Injury Recovery

A recent study has shown that ultrasound can be used to predict the likelihood of a horse returning to competition after a tendon injury. The study, conducted by the University of Nottingham, Oakham Equine Hospital and the Hong Kong Jockey Club, used a scoring system to grade tendon injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses at the time […]

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Illinois Teenager Walks Nine Miles To Save Starving Horse

Traveling a different route than normal to get to a swap meet at 5:30 a.m., Illinois teenager Kelsey and her mom came upon an unexpected site: a starving horse grazing on the side of the road. Their swap-meet plans immediately changed as the horse-loving duo plotted a way to get the mare home. Clearly thin […]

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