Articles posted November 10, 2011

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Persistence Pays Off Perfectly

Persistence Pays Off Perfectly

On Nov. 4, Charles Fipke's persistence paid off as his homebred 4-year-old filly Perfect Shirl gave the Canadian prospector a paydirt of a different kind: a win in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.

Behavioral Differences Between Colts and Fillies Examined

Many riders have a distinct preference when it comes to working with mares--they either love the girls or would rather avoid them. In some cases this choice is related to hormonal behavioral changes in mares during their heat cycles. But perhaps these behavioral differences are not just related to reproduction hormones. What if there was a fundamental dif...

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