Headlines for Friday, February 5, 2010

  • Colonial Downs

    Colonial Announces Summer Stakes Schedule

    Colonial Downs announced its 2010 summer stakes schedule and it again is highlighted by a pair of grade II turf races for 3-year olds -- the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup June 19 and the $600,000 Virginia Derby July 17.

  • NZ Select Sale Average Rises 40%

    The New Zealand Bloodstock select yearling sale ended Feb. 5 with increases of 34.6% in gross revenue, 40.1% in average price, and 33.3% in median price from a year ago.

  • Daylami to Coolagown in Ireland

    Daylami, a Cartier Horse of the Year and winner of the 1999 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been relocated to stand at Coolagown Stud in Co. Cork, Ireland.

  • Great Hunter

    Great Hunter to Stand in Venezuela

    Six-year-old Great Hunter, one of the leading juveniles of his year, has been purchased privately to stand at Haras Los Samanes in Venezuela.

  • Treating Horses with Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells (AAEP 2009)

    Stem cell therapy has been used for soft tissue injuries, including stifle meniscal lesions following surgical debridement, and for treating tendon injuries. Bone marrow-derived stem cells are reported to achieve improved bone and cartilage effects as compared to fat-derived stem cells. It takes two to three weeks from the time marrow cells are collected ...

  • Understanding Forages (Book Excerpt)

    Hay, the most common type of forage fed to horses, averages 28% to 38% crude fiber and has a DE level of about 1.95 to 2.5 Mcal per kg. (Cereal grains, by contrast, contain between 2% and 12% crude fiber and have a much higher DE, averaging 3.3% to 3.7% Mcal/kg.) Hay is high in calcium and low in phosphorus--and happily, grains are generally high in phosp...