Articles posted August 19, 2009

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Talkin' Horses Podcast with Jim Squires

Talkin' Horses Podcast with Jim Squires

Jim Squires answers questions about his new book, including reactions from the Thoroughbred industry, ideas for change, Monarchos, and much more.

Transcript Now Available!

Monitor Closely Adds to Dream Year for Sire

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter

Oasis Dream (GB) was considered a mildly-successful sire after his first two crops reached the track. An explosive year including the emergence of recent group II victor Monitor Closely (IRE) guarantees Oasis Dream more respect in Europe and internationally.

Alabama: No 'Rachel,' But Still a Solid Field

Alabama: No 'Rachel,' But Still a Solid Field

There are two ways to look at the field for the $600,000 Alabama (gr. I): It could be a disappointment that the nation's top 3-year-old filly, Rachel Alexandra, is not included in the field. Or, a more optimistic view would be that many of the talented fillies entered for the prestigious race are only there because Rachel Alexandra is not in the field.

HealthWatch: Colicking Horses at Risk

Horses with colic are at a higher risk for developing disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), a life-threatening blood-clotting disorder that can cause excessive bleeding or excessive clotting.

Keeneland to Accept Online Bids for RNAs

Keeneland to Accept Online Bids for RNAs

Keeneland is unveiling technological innovations and features for all its sales, including a new service to promote the sale of horses that did not reach their reserve in the auction ring, as well as the re-launch of its mobile site.

Horses Read Human Body Cues, Researchers Say

Do you ever feel like your horse might be watching your every move? He very well might be, according to a new behavior study by British scientists. Their research indicates that horses are highly sensitive to the attention we attribute to them, including our gaze.

In a series of tests involving 36 horses and ponies aged 10 months to 38 years, two ...

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