The Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit's Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee is now offering a free educational DVD entitled, "The Hoof: Inside and Out" that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques.
Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Papa Clem, who finished fourth, beaten a head for second, in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, is scheduled to arrive at Monmouth Park June 30 to prepare for the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 2.
Jerry Moss, owner of champion mare Zenyatta, said he hopes to meet Rachel Alexandra in the Breeders' Cup, but likely wouldn't ship Zenyatta east to tangle with 'Rachel' this summer.
What will the yearling selling season of 2009 be like? A story with comments from a variety of auction participants appeared in the June 27 edition of The Blood-Horse and also was published on the magazine's Web site: www.bloodhorse.com. Now, two more people, Lincoln Collins and Craig Bandoroff, weigh in on the subject.
Fasig-Tipton will host a five-kilometer (5K) race and a one-mile "fun run" Aug. 15 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Both events will start in front of the auction firm's Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion. All proceeds will be divided equally among the New York Racing Association's four charities: The Anna House, Backstretch Employee Service Team, New York Racetrack Chaplaincy, and The Backstretch Education Fund.
Dr. James Smith, a semi-retired equine veterinatian, was recently appointed to the board of directors for Horses and Humans Research Foundation. The foundation, headquartered in Cleveland Ohio, seeks to support research which will improve the quality of equine-assisted activities for people struggling with disabilities.
Blood-Horse Publications received a total of 17 awards -- including the top award for general excellence for Keeneland magazine -- on June 27 at the American Horse Publications Annual Awards Program held in New Orleans, LA.
Ahmet Kiliccioglu's Miramis, a son of Sri Pekan posted a 1 1/2-length victory over Cakilhan in Turkey's Gazi Derby at 1 1/2 miles on June 28.
Stakes winner One Nice Cat came through with his first winner when his son R Rich E. Rich won June 28 at Arlington Park.
The National Museum of Racing's new exhibit "Preserving our Past" is open in the von Stade Gallery.
In his first workout since finishing third in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Mine That Bird went an easy half-mile in :51 at Churchill Downs on June 29 in preparation for his next start in the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort. Jockey Calvin Borel was aboard for the breeze.
A groundbreaking study to be published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association shows that furosemide does more than enhance performance in Thoroughbred racehorses; it also has beneficial effects on the health and welfare of those horses.
Horse transport and housing has an effect on the animals' stress levels, according to Shannon Garey, a PhD candidate under the direction of Theodore Friend, PhD, PAS, Dipl. ACAABS, of Texas A&M. Garey presented results of an ongoing study on equine stress at the 2009 Equine Science Society meeting May 29-31 in Keystone, Colo.
A free educational video that examines the physiology of the equine hoof and demonstrates proper care and shoeing techniques is now available. "The Hoof: Inside and Out" is offered online and as DVD by the Shoeing and Hoof Care Committee of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit.
"The hoof is the foundation of equine performance so it...
Pasture-induced laminitis (sometimes referred to as founder) can be triggered when susceptible horses ingest high amounts of sugar or fructans that are naturally found in some pasture grasses.
Susceptible horses include, but are not limited to, overweight or easy keeping horses, ponies, horses with metabolic syndrome, and horses that have foundere...
Furosemide does more than enhance performance in Thoroughbred racehorses; it also has beneficial effects on the health and welfare of those horses, the American Veterinary Medical Association announced in a statement regarding a study to be published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA).
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