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Tips For Racehorse Trainers: How To Treat Painful Equine Ulcers

Tips For Racehorse Trainers: How To Treat Painful Equine Ulcers

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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 quickly to treat painful equine stomach ulcers.  The faster you respond to equine stomach (gastric) ulcers, the greater your chance of reducing the painful...

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

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

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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 horses with the most points will earn a starting position for the 145th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May...

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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?

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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 vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are exactly what they sound, they are absorbed with fat that is taken in with diet, as well as stored in...

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

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

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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 track at 1 1/8 miles and offering $4 million for the winner of the 12-horse field. The second race, the $7 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1),...

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How To Treat Ulcers In Horses Without Using Omeprazole Paste

How To Treat Ulcers In Horses Without Using Omeprazole Paste

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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:  Respond quickly to treat equine stomach ulcers.  The faster you respond to equine stomach (gastric) ulcers, the greater your chance of reducing the painful...

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

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

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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 runner-up will earn $600,000, with third place worth $300,000, fourth place $150,000 and fifth place $90,000. MORE: Kentucky Derby 2019 odds: Game Winner Early Favorite...

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Comprehensive Study Says Pimlico Race Course Should Be Demolished

Comprehensive Study Says Pimlico Race Course Should Be Demolished

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Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland is hoping to keep the Preakness Stakes at their track, but a recommended demolition of all existing structures at the historic track threatens the continued existence and the success of the Preakness Stakes. The course, which opened in 1870 and is the second-oldest race track in the United States, is in major need of repair and upgrading, the study by the Maryland Stadium Authority said in a comprehensive study outlining an estimated cost of...

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Recapping The Biggest Horse Racing Stories, Results From 2018

Recapping The Biggest Horse Racing Stories, Results From 2018

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It was a big year for horse racing around the world. With 2019 around the corner, let’s take a look at the big races and notable news from the prior year. Biggest Horse Racing Stories, Results From 2018 Santa Anita To Offer Horse Racing Roulette: Here Are The Rules Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza Aims For Comeback After Accident Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens Retiring From Horse Racing 2018 Breeders’ Cup Results, Race Video: Accelerate Wins Classic...

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One Of The Richest Horse Races In The World Is Quickly Approaching

One Of The Richest Horse Races In The World Is Quickly Approaching

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Imagine a horse race where the entry alone costs $500,000. It’s a reality with the Pegasus World Cup next month on January 26 from Gulfstream Park, Florida. In 2018, the Pegasus World Cup totaled the highest prize money in the world with a purse of $16 million. Next month, the pot will be split across two races — now dubbed the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series. The two races are the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), to be contested on the dirt...

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Santa Anita To Offer Horse Racing Roulette: Here Are The Rules

Santa Anita To Offer Horse Racing Roulette: Here Are The Rules

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Gambling on horse racing is one of the main attractions to coming to the track, much like roulette is one of the main table games in a casino. What if we told you that bettors can do both at Santa Anita Park later this month? Horse Racing Roulette will debut at Santa Anita Park as a win-only wager available in all 10 opening-day races on Wednesday, Dec. 26 for races that have fields of six or more horses. According to the...

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza Aims For Comeback After Accident

Hall Of Fame Jockey Victor Espinoza Aims For Comeback After Accident

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Victor Espinoza rode American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015 but a riding accident last July left him with a fractured vertebra in his neck. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey is aiming to return to riding in January, half a year after he was seriously injured. Espinoza was riding Bobby Abu Dhabi in a workout at Del Mar when the horse collapsed of an apparent heart attack. The horse immediately died but Espinoza was flying through the air....

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Cigar Mile Race Video, Betting Payouts: Patternrecognition Scores Upset

Cigar Mile Race Video, Betting Payouts: Patternrecognition Scores Upset

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Five-year-old Patternrecognition earned a third consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct, besting the eight-horse field at 5.40 odds by 3/4-length. The year’s final Grade 1 race in New York, the $750,000 Cigar Mile proved to be Patternrecognition’s second straight quality start. Last time out, he won the first stakes race of his career, the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. Patternrecognition did one better on Saturday with the outside post position draw, getting to the inside rail...

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Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens Retiring From Horse Racing

Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens Retiring From Horse Racing

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Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens is retiring from horse racing after over 30,000 races due to a C4 vertebra pressing up against his spinal cord. Stevens, 55, was injured in the post parade last Saturday at Del Mar. “My right arm went numb. It was almost like a whiplash effect,” Stevens told The Daily Racing Forum. “I was getting close (to retiring) anyway. Now it will be time to pursue other things, but thank God I’m not in...

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Kentucky Derby 2019 odds: Game Winner Early Favorite To Win

Kentucky Derby 2019 odds: Game Winner Early Favorite To Win

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Victor Game Winner is the early Kentucky Derby 2019 favorite, according to offshore sportsbook Bovada. Unbeaten in four starts as a 2-year-old, Game Winner finished his perfect 2-year-old season with a fourth straight win in the Juvenile. Game Winner won his second start in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity by 1 1/2 lengths and each of his other four wins were by a greater margin than that decisive triumph, per America’s Best Racing. Trained by...

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2018 Breeders’ Cup Results, Race Video: Accelerate Wins Classic

2018 Breeders’ Cup Results, Race Video: Accelerate Wins Classic

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The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Championship took place this past weekend on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 from Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The 14-race event was capped by the 14-horse field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a $6 million race over 1 1/4 miles. Race-favorite Accelerate held off Gunnevera to win the Classic by a length to give trainer John Sadler his first Breeders’ Cup win since his initial starter 30 years prior, according to the Associated Press. Accelerate covered...

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2018 Breeders’ Cup: Schedule, Purse, Distance, Classic Entries

2018 Breeders’ Cup: Schedule, Purse, Distance, Classic Entries

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The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Championship takes place on Nov. 2 and 3 from Churchill Downs in Kentucky. The 14-race event is capped by the 14-horse field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a $6 million race over 1 1/4 miles. Below is all you need to know about the upcoming two-day 2018 Breeders’ Cup event. 2018 Breeders’ Cup Schedule DAY 1 – FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018 Race Purse Distance/Surface Post Time Juvenile Turf Sprint $1,000,000 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf) 3:21...

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What Is The Stud Fee for Triple Crown Winner Justify?

What Is The Stud Fee for Triple Crown Winner Justify?

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Reigning Triple Crown winner Justify was forced into retirement from racing due to a troublesome ankle but the horse will still be active breeding at Coolmore Farms to those who can afford the 2019 stud fee. If Justify’s offspring is anything near as successful as he was then the investment will easily pay off. Justify dominated in his first start at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18 and never looked back, winning his next five races in fashion. He...

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The 8 Biggest Kentucky Derby Longshots And What They Paid

The 8 Biggest Kentucky Derby Longshots And What They Paid

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Through the ages at the Kentucky Derby there have been plenty of longshots to pull upsets and reward bettors with massive payouts. The first leg of the Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, has been run annually for over 140 years after all so there are bound to be several longshots to win. Below we complied the biggest longshots to win the Run for the Roses. MORE: 2018-19 Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced The 8 Biggest Kentucky Derby Longshots And What They Paid...

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2018-19 Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced

2018-19 Road to the Kentucky Derby Schedule Announced

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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 horses with the most points will earn a starting position for the 145th running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby on Saturday,...

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Odds To Win 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Accelerate The 2/1 Favorite

Odds To Win 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Accelerate The 2/1 Favorite

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We have officially turned the calendar to October, which means next month is the 2018 Breeders’ Cup on November 2-3 in Churchill Downs, Kentucky. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships is capped by the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a purse of $6 million that is open to three-year-olds and older over a distance of 1 1/4 miles. While the starting lineup isn’t finalized for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Accelerate is the early favorite to win. Accelerate was a 12 ½-length winner of...

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What Oscar Performance’s Team Is Saying About The Woodbine Mile Win

What Oscar Performance’s Team Is Saying About The Woodbine Mile Win

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Oscar Performance punched his ticket to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile in Saturday’s $832,000 Woodbine Mile and his team couldn’t be more excited. The 4-year-old Oscar Performance won the Woodbine Mile by 1 1/2 lengths over local favorite Mr Havercamp. Oscar Performance was racing for the first time since being pulled up after a bad step as the favorite in the Grade 1 Arlington Million. “I’m just happy that he’s back,” Woodbine Mile jockey Jose Ortiz told reporters after the...

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