Study: Tongue Lesions Common In Finnish Trotting Horses

A Finnish study has found that 83 percent of Standardbred racehorses and 90 percent of Finnhorse racehorses have tongue lesions caused by bits, reports The Horse.  The study used 261 racehorses on four Finnish tracks and found that 84 percent of the horses had moderate to severe mouth lesions. However,…

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Arkansas Derby Or Blue Grass Next For Champion Essential Quality

Champion Essential Quality emerged in good order from his victory in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Saturday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., the unbeaten colt’s trainer, Brad Cox, said Sunday morning. Essential Quality received a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 96, a career high, for his 4…

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Bodenheimer Named 2020 Washington Horse Of The Year

The 2020 Washington Annual Awards celebration was held via Zoom Saturday evening, February 27. Many industry members tuned in via their phones or other devices to be part of the ceremonies. Kristin Boice and Marylou Holden’s talented juvenile Bodenheimer was named horse of the year. This year the award honored…

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