Experience Kentucky's Horse Country through Horse Country Inc., a not-for-profit organization comprised of 36 central Kentucky Thoroughbred-related operations, from stud farms to nurseries to veterinary clinics.
Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.
The Noble Bird who turns jockey Julien Leparoux into a happy passenger is the one his connections hope shows up Oct. 29, when he headlines a field of eight entered in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) on the final day of the Keeneland fall meet.
Bill and Susan Casner's Well Dressed, the dam of Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) winner Well Armed, was euthanized April 4 due to complications from foaling. She was 19.
The growth of Central Kentucky into the country's hub for Thoroughbred breeding is owed in no small part to the arrival 140 years ago of veterinarian Dr. Edward Thomas Hagyard. read blog
Although winner Ageless is continuing to recover from an injury sustained in her dramatic victory in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes, the 6-year-old mare was pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT)
Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing headlines a field of eight horses entered for the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (gr. II) to be run Oct. 25, closing day of the fall meet at Keeneland.
In the days immediately following the tornado, Hagyard staff began accepting donations of medical and grooming supplies, tack, and money to help the Oklahoma horses. After weeks of collection, it's all shipping out.
Volunteers help pack equine supplies as part of a relief effort for tornado victims in Oklahoma on June 10, 2013, in Lexington, KY. Read more on the relief efforts here.
A. U. Miner, winner of the 2010 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park (now Parx Racing) and third in the Breeders' Cup Marathon will enter stud for the 2014 season in Indiana.
Foal Savers: C-Section at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. An inside look into one of the country's leading equine neonatal care unites. Read more on this in the June 1st combined issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.
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Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington has shut down its hyperbaric oxygen chamber "until further notice," according to an announcement posted on its Facebook page Feb. 13.
A. U. Miner, the 3-1 second choice in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II), is recovering from successful surgery to repair broken sesamoids sustained during the 1 3/4 mile race at Churchill Downs Nov. 5.
In a release from the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Manager's Club, it was stated that the colostrum banks at both Rood and Riddle and Hagyard in Lexington are dangerously low and in dire need of donations.
Gone West, who carved out a successful branch of the Mr. Prospector sire line all his own as the sire of 98 stakes winners, was euthanized the night of Sept. 7 because of complications following colic surgery.
Champion sprinter Speightstown, who experienced colic problems in mid-December, is fully recovered from his ordeal and covered his first mare Feb. 14 at WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Wertheimer Farm's Halfbridled, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2003, has been retired due to the recurrence of an injury the daughter of Unbridled sustained last spring.
It appears the number of incidents and symptoms of mare reproductive loss syndrome in Central Kentucky are slowing, but there is still no definitive way to arrive at that conclusion.
MRLS took the lives of some 3,500 foals in Central Kentucky, but a recent study indicates it did not affect the quality of life for surviving foals.
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