thoroughbreds

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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Study: Radiograph Interpretation Not So Black-And-White

It’s no surprise to anyone who has bought or sold a horse at public auction that a veterinarian’s interpretation of a sale entry’s radiographs can make or break the bank. A consignor’s veterinarian may have one interpretation of a set of x-rays, while a buyer’s expert may see things differently. But just how common is […]

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Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2015: Town And Country

Our theme is “Town and Country” this week, as we are pleased to bring you another crop of foal photos, made possible by Merck Animal Health. This week’s group features colts and fillies from the Darby Dan stallion Jersey Town, as well as foals born at Country Life Farm in Maryland, where Cal Nation and […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: Honest Abe

Honest Expectations was a true war horse. With 86 lifetime starts and 21 victories almost exclusively achieved at the mid to lower claiming levels along the East Coast, he earned more than a quarter of a million dollars — and did it the hard way. For the last several years of his career up until […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: 2015 Rolex Thoroughbreds

It’s that time of year once again. Flowers are blooming, foals are frolicking and for a few weeks each year, Kentucky draws the attention of horse-lovers the world over. First, the sport horse world turns its attention to Lexington in the last week of April for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. A week later, it’s […]

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Cosequin Presents OTTB Showcase: No Stopping ‘Momentum’

Caluquest may not have been all that on the racetrack, finishing dead last by daylight in his two lifetime starts at Turf Paradise, but he’s all that and a bag of chips, as the saying goes, on the A and AA hunter/jumper circuits. Caluquest was born and raised in Arizona and sold for $1,700 at […]

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Court Rules in Favor of AQHA in Cloning Lawsuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday issued its opinion in AQHA’s appeal of the judgment entered by the District Court in the cloning lawsuit. The Fifth Circuit’s opinion, which reverses the District Court’s judgment and renders judgment for AQHA, holds that the Plaintiffs’ claims against AQHA fail both because […]

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Three Thoroughbreds Killed in Kentucky Barn Fire

Three yearlings that were supposed to sell at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale were killed in a barn fire Saturday night, according to a report by WKYT. “It is just devastating…that was their living,” said Glen Walls, a friend of the owner, whose name was not given in the story. “He loved […]

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Cosequin presents OTTB Showcase: A Buckeye Millionaire

It’s no secret that some impressive individuals are entered in the Keeneland November Sale this week and next. There are those who displayed their brilliance on the racetrack, racking up graded stakes wins and becoming a highly coveted racing or breeding prospects. There are others who have the blood of champions running through their veins […]

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