Trauma to the inner tissues of the foot beneath the horny sole can rupture small blood vessels, creating a bruise.
Aside from merely accepting a bit, a saddle, and a rider, the developing racehorse needs to become accustomed to the routine of the backside, the tight quarters of a starting gate, and how to relax when racing in company.
Buying a yearling is the easiest part of acquiring a racing prospect. Next for the young Thoroughbred lies many lessons to be learned, with patience and experience going a long way toward ensuring these lessons are taught well.
Family-owned Clarkland Farm's $3 million ride.
How Saratoga heals what ails you
Top-level horses and horsemen on the comeback trail were among the big stories the last full week of August, and they found entry to the winner's circle a little harder than it used to be.
From Citation to California Chrome, read who has led in earnings over the decades.
Phipps, Brennan got the ball rolling
A few select moments from racing's history through the decades, found in our Aug. 6 issue of BloodHorse.
Few truly 'retire' from the sport
Dealing with the Arthritic Horse
Lack of 3-year-old races force sophomores to hit the road
Training Progeny of Curlin
Americans making Royal Ascot the new summer place to be.
Belmont day package gives us plenty to look forward to.
Breeders enjoy Beholder's talents from the farm.
Preakness weekend hospitality far outshines the venue
Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses' development
Joe and Terri Carter commit to Oklahoma through a variety of ventures
Jeff and Susan Runco fire on all cylinders at Coleswood Farm
Adena Springs South expands under Frank Stronach
John Burness calmly handles the challenges at Ontario's Colebrook Farms
Musician Susan Hunter hits the high notes with Thoroughbreds.
A dozen new stallions take up residence in New York for 2016.
A wrap-up of the 2015 American Association of Equine Practitioners convention Download Now
John McKee and Cynthia O'Bannon get rewarded by Fiber Sonde Download Now
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Destin sets track mark in the Tampa Bay Derby and more inside the March 19, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse magazine!
Fred Taylor Jr. makes ownership affordable through Mojo Racing Download Now
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Ebby Novak succeeds in horses and party merchandise Download Now
James 'J.J.' Crupi uses training experience to buy and sell bloodstock Download Now
Gun Runner is the new Derby points leader after winning the Risen Star and more inside the February 27, 2016 Blood-Horse magazine!
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Juvenile champion Nyquist stars in the San Vicente and more inside the February 20, 2016 Blood-Horse magazine!
Veteran horseman Michael Byrne steers Park Stud through uncertain times Download Now
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I enjoyed catching up with owner-breeder Dennis Drazin last week for a Winner's Circle feature in the Feb. 13 Blood-Horse magazine. read blog
How many ways can the racing industry find to undermine its own efforts? Sadly, too many. read blog
Mshawish wins the Donn...on to Dubai and more inside the February 13, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
Florida breeders have a lot of new stallions to choose from in 2016 Download Now
For the first time in more than a year, Steve Haskin has changed his number one pick on the Derby Dozen list. read blog
Eamon Cleary's gamble in breeding Mohaymen. read blog
Awards, stakes programs benefit owners of Cal-breds Download Now
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James and Phyllis Hodges work hard at horses Download Now
American Pharoah named Horse of the Year and more inside the January 23, 2016 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
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