OTTBs Take Part In Operation Open Arms

Kids in the Operation Open Arms program and their foster families came out to Oldham County’s Stone Place Stables to ride, brush and feed treats to a group of off-track Thoroughbreds during a session led and planned by Stone Place instructors Sarah Younger and Debbie Iezzi. Younger is the University …

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Fertility And Fetal Sexing: Broodmare Questions, Answered

As Thoroughbred foaling season gets into full swing, Central Kentucky fields are filling up with fluffy foals, the majority of which will have had uncomplicated entry into the world. Inevitably though, a small minority of dams may find themselves faced with a dystocia (difficult birthing) and will be whisked away …

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The Trouble With Aminorex

Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it’s destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. …

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Daughter Of Just Jenda Set For Graded Stakes Debut In Doubledogdare

Trainer Larry Jones and his wife, Cindy, have five broodmares, including three-time graded stakes winner Just Jenda. On Friday, Just Jenda’s 4-year-old daughter, Jenda’s Agenda, will make her graded stakes debut in the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland‘s main track. “She is the first foal …

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NYRA To Host Job Fairs For Hiring At Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association announced today a series of jobs fairs to fill temporary employment positions for the 2018 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. NYRA is seeking talented and ambitious applicants ready to serve horseplayers and racing fans from around the world. NYRA annually hires approximately 1,200 temporary employees to …

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Multiple Facilities In Florida Under Quarantine For Strangles

According to the Equine Disease Communication Center (EDCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services put out two separate alerts on April 13 for confirmed cases of strangles in Florida. According to the EDCC, throughout the month of March five facilities in Sarasota, Mario, Palm Beach, Osceola and Seminole …

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Horse Rescued From Abandoned Trailer In Arizona

Firefighters in Phoenix, Az. worked alongside veterinarians on Saturday to free a horse from an abandoned horse trailer that was found wrecked, according to reports. Police were notified after a passerby noticed the trailer on the side of the road and what looked like a horse trapped inside. Captain Jake …

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