thoroughbreds

LNJ Foxwoods Raises Over $85,000 For Horses First Fund

LNJ Foxwoods raised more than $85,000 for the Horses First Fund administered by Thoroughbred Charities of America at a cocktail party Sunday evening in Saratoga Springs. The event, held at Salt & Char in downtown Saratoga Springs, featured live auction items including halters worn by American Pharoah, War Front, Tapit, Curlin, and Arrogate, an Andre […]

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KY Equine Research Introduces Triacton; Supplement Proven To Increase Bone Density

Horse owners and trainers know bone quality is important for the soundness and long-term health of performance horses. For racehorses, poor bone quality can result in lost training time, reduced starts, and other developmental issues, such as bucked shins. Kentucky Equine Research (KER) reviewed past research identifying several minerals with positive effects on bone quality. […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Where Restrictions Create Opportunities

For nearly as long as Thoroughbreds have raced against one another in organized pari-mutuel events, there have been breed and age restrictions to qualify for certain races. The same is true for the horse show world. Classes can be (and often are) restricted by age, level of training of the horse, rider and breed. In […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Jumping For Des

This past weekend it was time once again for one of my favorite Lexington traditions, the High Hope Steeplechase. Held each May at the Kentucky Horse Park, tailgaters line the track, cheer on the horses as they thunder past and enjoy what always seems to be a more elevated version of tailgate food (and maybe […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Trying A Little Bit Of Everything

Songbird, with seven Grade 1 wins to her credit, is definitely a fan favorite. Thousands watched in person and millions watched via television on Halloween in 2015 as Songbird was escorted to the post by a flashy, workmanlike chestnut gelding before she obliterated the field in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Every horse has a […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Claiborne, Milestone Enjoy Taste Of Olympic Dream

We all tend to have our favorite competitions to watch during the Olympics. From Swimming and gymnastics to basketball, track and field, and a little beach volleyball thrown in for good measure, it seems like there’s something for everyone. This year, a growing number of people in Lexington’s Thoroughbred community will be keeping their eyes on […]

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Keeping Pace With Trainer Michael Dickinson? Good Luck With That

When he retired from Thoroughbred training in 2007, Michael Dickinson seemed to leave the game on his terms. He’d had a “great training career” by his own standards and certainly those of others, who dubbed him the “Mad Genius” for exploits such as saddling the first five finishers of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and winning […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: What Racehorses Already Know

Nobody will argue that getting a horse straight off the track and teaching it to be successful in a new discipline is a project. That’s why they’re often called “project horses.” Have you ever taken a break from focusing on what they don’t know and considered what they already do know? By the time a […]

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Chestnut Horses Aren’t All Crazy, Study Finds

Most people have heard the stereotype that redheads have bad tempers–and some people believe this about red-colored horses, as well. However, European scientists recently debunked this myth, reports The Horse. Research shows that there is no scientific basis behind the long-held belief that chestnut horses are fierier. The researchers fear that the stereotype may even endanger […]

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New York To End Mandatory Testing Of Claimed Horses

New York is the only state which mandates blood and urine testing for claimed horses, but not for much longer.  Each test currently costs the commission around $150, so the projected annual savings are just over $250,000, according to the Blood-Horse. The state will still allow for this testing of claimed horses, but it will […]

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