Essential Quality 10-1 Favorite In First 2021 Derby Future Wager Pool

Godolphin‘s undefeated $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Essential Quality is the 10-1 individual favorite among 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2021 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. The pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” is…

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Sheppard To Send String Of Steeplechasers To Ireland

Hall of Fame conditioner Jonathan Sheppard will send six of his steeplechase horses to compete in Ireland for the first time this year, according to the Racing Post. The outlet reported last week that Sheppard, a native of Hertfordshire, will have assistance from jockey Ger Galligan and assistant trainer Keri…

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Can A Horse That Has Had EPM Have A Relapse?

Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) is a potentially devastating disease caused by a protozoa that horses ingest. Once the horse has been infected, the organisms can migrate to the central nervous system, causing inflammation and tissue damage to the spinal cord and brain. A horse that has EPM can be incoordinated,…

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