yearling auctions

Leave It Alone: When Corrective Surgery Isn’t The Best Answer

For the breeder of a highly desirable horse, perfect radiographs are now a prerequisite to ensure a good hammer price, which is why many begin dialing their favorite equine surgeon if they see a weanling or short yearling developing a crooked limb. Not so fast, cautions one veterinarian. Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Kathleen […]

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Lawsuit Against Hagyard Equine Medical Reveals Misdating Of Auction X-Rays

Twelve of the 17 partners in one of Central Kentucky’s largest equine veterinary practices have reported themselves to the state’s veterinary board for potential violations of state statutes that regulate veterinarians, according to evidence presented during a pre-trial hearing to a civil suit in Fayette County Circuit Court in Lexington, Ky. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: Much Ado About Pastern Conformation

As part of our ongoing Ask A Veterinarian series in the Paulick Report Special, we pose another question to the veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.  When it comes to concerns over conformation, we hear a lot about pasterns, especially whether they’re too long or too upright. What types of issues can occur as […]

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An American In Newmarket: Galloping Yearlings And The Veterinary Perspective

As Dr. Mike Shepherd, managing partner at Rossdales, strides down a gravel path at Tattersalls going warp speed, he is struck by how similar Thoroughbred yearling auctions are from a veterinarian’s point of view. At Newmarket’s premier October Sale, he is constantly checking his notes, his catalogue, the online repository, and his phone before dashing […]

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An American In Newmarket: Yearling Sales Across The Pond

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce a series taking American readers behind the scenes of a yearling sale at Tattersalls in Newmarket, Suffolk, England.  Although many elements of a yearling sale remain the same regardless of location, a few differences do stick out. There’s the aesthetic: horses are housed in open barns with no […]

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Eight Yearlings Bring Seven Figures On Day 2 Of Tattersalls October

A remarkable eight yearlings sold for a million guineas or more on the second day of Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, taking the number of seven figure lots to twelve, three more than at last year’s sale with tomorrow’s session still to come. Today’s octet was comprised of five Dubawis, two Galileos […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: Factors In Early-Maturing Yearlings

In conjunction with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, “Ask Your Veterinarian” is a regular feature in the PR Special newsletter distributed online and at Thoroughbred sales. Veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital answer your questions about sales and healthcare of Thoroughbred auction yearlings, weanlings, 2-year-olds and breeding stock. Email us at [email protected] if you […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: When To Radiograph Sale Horses

QUESTION: Speaking from a buyer’s perspective, when (if ever) does it make sense to have your veterinarian shoot their own X-rays in the course of doing a pre-sale work-up on a horse? DR. BART BARBER: Any time that your veterinarian has a question and would like to either repeat a specific joint or get additional […]

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Ask Your Veterinarian: Interpreting Images And Endoscopy

The Paulick Report continues the Ask Your Veterinarian series this week, asking veterinarians at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital your questions about sales and healthcare of racing prospects and breeding stock. QUESTION: Do you recommend a buyer get his or her own veterinarian to interpret repository images? DR. BART BARBER: I feel very strongly that […]

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