Articles posted May 2, 2013

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TCI: 2013 Kentucky Derby - Final Preview

TCI: 2013 Kentucky Derby - Final Preview

Jon & Joel dissect the critical parts that will assuredly become keys to the eventual outcome of Kentucky Derby 139, including analysis on the break, pace scenario, track condition, and contenders primed for a big effort. Watch Video

PPID Risk Factors in Horses Studied

Veterinarians and scientists have made great strides in understanding, diagnosing, and treating pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID, often referred to as equine Cushing's disease)—a neuro-degenerative disorder of aged horses, in which dopamine production of the pituitary gland decreases. However, questions about the disease still abound....

Kentucky Derby by the Speed Numbers

In 54 of the last 58 runnings of the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.

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