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National horse-breeding industry has contracted, but demand at auction for NY bred horses has grown dramatically

National horse-breeding industry has contracted, but demand at auction for NY bred horses has grown dramatically | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Demand at auction for New-York bred horses has grown dramatically in the last four seasons, even as the national horse-breeding industry has contracted.
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Davy Jones's love of TBs helps one special guy

Davy Jones's love of TBs helps one special guy | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
In the final chapter of his celebrity life, Davy Jones of The Monkees spent many years helping Thoroughbreds who rarely saw a glimmer of the limelight he knew so well. Plain bay Kentucky bred Uncle...
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Saratoga marks 150 years of Thoroughbred horse racing

Saratoga marks 150 years of Thoroughbred horse racing | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — "Mineral springs, gambling and horses.


In this world-famous thoroughbred racing hotbed, the four-legged stars who have drawn people here since the bloodiest days of the Civil War actually took third billing coming out of the 19t"h-century tourism starting gate, trailing the resort spas and the casinos that offered visitors a diversion in between the taking of the waters."


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Storm Cat Profile

Storm Cat Profile | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
There are a lot of words that could be used to describe Storm Cat: Major; Significant; Influential; Dominant. But The Form said it best on Twitter: Storm Cat was a Breed Shaping sire.
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A sire that changed the breed.

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Paynter Undergoes Surgery at New Bolton Center

Thoroughbred Racehorse Paynter Undergoes Surgery at New Bolton Center | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it

[A press release from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center explains in detail the surgery and care given to the racehorse Paynter at the George Widener Hospital for Large Animals there. I’m sharing the release with only minor editing to be sure that the information is as they presented the story.


[October 4, 2012; Kennett Square, PA]—On Wednesday, October 3, Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, owned by Ahmed Zayat, underwent surgery at Penn Vet New Bolton Center to remove an abnormality in his intestines....]

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In Hawaii a hot Thoroughbred is now a cool sport horse

In Hawaii a hot Thoroughbred is now a cool sport horse | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
After three years of persistence, a 15-year-old Honolulu equestrian and her spirited Illinois-bred Thoroughbred have proved the skeptics wrong. People who used to wonder if Jenna Neher wasn’t a bit...
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Leading thoroughbred sire Unbridled’s Song euthanized Friday due to declining health

Leading thoroughbred sire Unbridled’s Song euthanized Friday due to declining health | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
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How Kentucky Derby horses were named

How Kentucky Derby horses were named | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
Picking a horse name happens many ways — a committee of family and friends, playing off the sire or dam names, or just plain gut feeling. All names have to be approved and registered with The Jockey Club.
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Blue Angel Express | Susie Blackmon's Photos | Facebook

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Blue Angel Express at Ocala Breeders' Sales Sale today. Beautiful! I took the photo with Instagram.

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Ky Voices: Drug culture, lax rules hurt Thoroughbred industry

Ky Voices: Drug culture, lax rules hurt Thoroughbred industry | Horse Racing News | Scoop.it
A persistent effort by some trainers and veterinarians to continue running racehorses on pain-killing and performance-enhancing drugs — even if well-intentioned — is sadly a misguided path to the destruction of the sport of Thoroughbred racing and...
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