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New Research Generates A Ten-Fold Increase In Data About Equine Genetic Code

Research led by scientists at the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky has produced a more complete picture of the domestic horse reference genome, a map researchers will use to determine the role inherited genes and other regions of DNA play in many horse diseases and traits important in equine science and management. […]

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Auction Of Triple Crown Memorabilia To Benefit Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has donated two items belonging to Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify to the 2018 Sporting Art Auction, to be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion in Lexington, Ky. Proceeds from the two Baffert donations will benefit the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund. Lot 100B […]

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New Equine Drug Testing Lab To Open In Kentucky

A new regulatory testing lab is slated to be opened in Lexington, KY, in a partnership between the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)and the University of Kentucky. President of the USEF Murray Kessler noted that the new lab will offer independence between the lab and the USEF regulatory process. The lab will be led by […]

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Cost-Sharing Programs Can Help Horse Farms’ Bottom Line

Owning and operating a horse farm can have costs that extend far beyond the upkeep of the horses on the property. Capital improvements and other large projects can be costly, but cost-sharing programs, such as the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) can help farm owners save 50% to 90% of the cost of qualifying farm […]

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Keeneland Association Donates $25,000 To Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund

On Saturday the Keeneland Association donated $25,000 to Parkinson’s Disease research in honor of Ann Hanley, wife of WinStar Farm General Manager David Hanley. Hanley, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 49, founded the Ann Hanley Parkinson’s Research Fund in 2016 to underwrite research into an experimental treatment available only at the […]

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Drug Testing Expert Stanley Departs University of California-Davis, To Start New Laboratory At University Of Kentucky

Dr. Scott Stanley, who directed the modernization of drug testing in California horse racing in this century, has accepted a position at the University of Kentucky. He will continue until early next year at the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at the University of California in Davis. “This is a wonderful opportunity for […]

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Pasture Renovations Make Big Difference For Central Kentucky Farm

Last year Central Kentucky’s Mill Ridge Farm was dealing with foaling problems, including lack of milk production in their mares and dystocias.  Upon the guidance of veterinarian Dr. Stuart Brown, II, the farm enlisted the help of University of Kentucky’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Pasture Evaluation Program. UK forage extension specialist Jimmy Henning […]

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AHP Survey Shows Economic Stability For Horse Owners, Changes In Management Practices

American Horse Publications (AHP) conducted its fourth online nationwide equine industry survey sponsored by Zoetis from January 22, 2018, through April 1, 2018. The survey’s three main objectives are: to gauge participation trends and management practices in the U.S. equine industry; to identify critical issues facing the equine industry as perceived by those who own […]

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‘The Next Set Of Hands In The Industry’: College Students Learn On The Job At Maine Chance

In one way or another, everyone in the Thoroughbred industry learns on the job. The University of Kentucky’s Maine Chance Farm is the rare consignment that makes learning on the job its priority. The farm, positioned within a stone’s throw of Fasig-Tipton’s Newtown Paddocks base in Lexington, Ky., affords students the opportunity to get hands-on […]

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NTRA, UK To Offer Racecourse Manager Certificate For Handling Surfaces

The NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance and the University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs today launched a joint initiative offering a Racecourse Manager Certification from the University of Kentucky beginning this fall. The curriculum will be designed for those already engaged in careers with racing surface maintenance crews with an eye toward stepping into leadership roles. “Horse […]

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