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When Greyhound Racing Ends Where Do the Dogs Go

Posted by on March 18, 2019 in greyhound racing news | Comments Off on When Greyhound Racing Ends Where Do the Dogs Go

When Greyhound Racing Ends Where Do the Dogs Go

In November of 2018, Floridians voted on Amendment 13 which would essentially end commercial dog (greyhound) racing involving wagering by 2020. Currently, there are about a dozen race tracks still operating in Florida. The reason for the amendment is that dog racing has drawn criticism from animal rights advocates who assert that the practice is inhumane. […]

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Do Horses Get Enough Protein from Hay Alone

Posted by on March 11, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Do Horses Get Enough Protein from Hay Alone

Do Horses Get Enough Protein from Hay Alone

It is true that horses can maintain their body condition well on forage (grass or hay) alone, but she’s worried he does that mean that horse is getting enough protein in their diet. Dr. Clair Thunes explains whether horses can get enough protein from eating hay alone. Mature Horses’ Protein Requirements According to the Equi-Analytical feed […]

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Nearly Two Dozen Racehorse Deaths Forces Closure of Santa Anita

Posted by on March 4, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Nearly Two Dozen Racehorse Deaths Forces Closure of Santa Anita

Nearly Two Dozen Racehorse Deaths Forces Closure of Santa Anita

Santa Anita is one of the most famous thoroughbred racetracks in the world. Located in Arcadia, California it hosts some of the most prominent racing events in the world. This includes the Breeders’ Cup for many years.   Tragedy has struck the famous track, as Santa Anita had to shut down its main racing surface for […]

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Knowing The Basics For Good Equine Joint Health For Your Racehorse

Posted by on February 25, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Knowing The Basics For Good Equine Joint Health For Your Racehorse

Knowing The Basics For Good Equine Joint Health For Your Racehorse

Horses are always working hard with high-performance expectations. The performance of horses results in a great deal of strain on their legs, and thus their joints, as they spend time running, jumping and pulling heavy loads. Regardless of the type of work or activity horses do, their joints play an important role. Further, for horses […]

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Tips For Racehorse Trainers: How To Treat Painful Equine Ulcers

Posted by on February 18, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Tips For Racehorse Trainers: How To Treat Painful Equine Ulcers

Tips For Racehorse Trainers: How To Treat Painful Equine Ulcers

In adult horses, painful gastric ulcers occur more frequently in horses that perform athletic activities, with the highest frequency found in thoroughbred racehorses (80-90%), followed by endurance horses (70%), then show horses (60%). Researchers have found that exercise increases gastric acid production and decreases blood flow to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Tips for Trainers:  Respond […]

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Latest 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Updated Odds

Posted by on February 11, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Latest 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Updated Odds

Latest 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby Points Standings, Updated Odds

Each year, 20 3-year-old horses have the chance to run in the Kentucky Derby. To earn a spot in the starting gate, they must qualify through a series of races at tracks across the globe, called the “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” Kentucky Derby qualifying points are awarded to the top-four finishers in each race. The 20 […]

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What Are The Best Vitamins For My Horse And Where Can I Buy Them?

Posted by on February 4, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on What Are The Best Vitamins For My Horse And Where Can I Buy Them?

What Are The Best Vitamins For My Horse And Where Can I Buy Them?

Many people are well aware of the importance of vitamin supplementation for humans and take vitamins on a daily basis. Today, we are here to discuss the equally important matter of assuring vitamin supplementation for race horses. Here are some important things to know about vitamins. First, vitamins fall into two categories, fat-soluble and water-soluble […]

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2019 Pegasus World Cup Results, Race Video: City Of Light Dominates

Posted by on January 28, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on 2019 Pegasus World Cup Results, Race Video: City Of Light Dominates

2019 Pegasus World Cup Results, Race Video: City Of Light Dominates

In 2018, the Pegasus World Cup totaled the highest prize money in the world with a purse of $16 million. On Saturday at Gulfstream Park, the pot was split across two races — now dubbed the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series. The two races were the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), on the dirt […]

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How To Treat Ulcers In Horses Without Using Omeprazole Paste

Posted by on January 21, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on How To Treat Ulcers In Horses Without Using Omeprazole Paste

How To Treat Ulcers In Horses Without Using Omeprazole Paste

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is very common among performance horses, with a reported prevalence of approximately 90 percent in racehorses and also greater than 50 percent in foals. The painful ulcers which can lead to a change in attitude (for the worse), weight loss, dull coat color, poor performance and even colic. Tips for Trainers:  […]

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Kentucky Derby Purse Raised Again; How Much Are The 2019 Winnings?

Posted by on January 14, 2019 in Horse Racing News | Comments Off on Kentucky Derby Purse Raised Again; How Much Are The 2019 Winnings?

Kentucky Derby Purse Raised Again; How Much Are The 2019 Winnings?

The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019 will be the richest in history as the purse for the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown has been elevated to a guaranteed $3 million. Churchill Downs announced this past week that the winner of the winner will now receive $1.86 million. The […]

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