Articles posted September 29, 2010

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New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter
In most years, likely sophomore stars have made a name for themselves before mid-September. This year, Apart and Morning Line enter the scene right as autumn arrives.

Pros, Cons of Instant Racing Aired in KY

A public hearing designed to gauge public opinion about a proposal to permit "Instant Racing" type wagering in Kentucky became a faceoff between representatives of the state's horse industry and the Family Foundation.

Hammer Time Blog: Market Rally

Hammer Time Blog: Market Rally

Alan Greenspan says a sustained stock market rally would be the best thing for the American economy and it also would help the Thoroughbred auction business as well. Read Blog

Researchers: Flexion Tests Target Fetlock Joint

In a closer look at the standard forelimb flexion test, researchers from Ireland and the Netherlands found that any forelimb lameness detectable with this method generally shows up in the fetlock joint. They also found that the exam can render a false positive result in this joint (indicating that the horse is lame when in reality he is not), depending on...

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