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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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Horses and CBD

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What are Cannabinoids? Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are found in cannabis and hemp. They match and map to endocannabinoids in the ECS (Endocannabinoid System) found in all mammals. These systems are not identical across each species, but they do function in much the same way. Phytocannabinoids trigger an entire inventory of medical therapeutic applications. THC is the best known of all of these elements, but it’s the one that produces the psychoactive effects that placed it on the...

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Tropical Storm Gordon Remnants Postpone Sunday’s Card In Kentucky

Tropical Storm Gordon Remnants Postpone Sunday’s Card In Kentucky

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Tropical Storm Gordon remnants brought nearly half a foot of rain to the Ohio Valley over the weekend, prompting one Kentucky horse racing track to cancel its race card. Kentucky Downs canceled its Sunday card and is moving the 10-race program to Wednesday due to the wet and unseasonably cool conditions. “Unfortunately, due to the early morning rain showers and predicted showers throughout the day, we are canceling the card today,” Ted Nicholson, Kentucky Downs senior vice president and...

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Hong Kong Jockey Club Opens New Spectacular Racecourse

Hong Kong Jockey Club Opens New Spectacular Racecourse

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Racehorsemeds.com is an international supplier of veterinary products to maintain the health of your racing animal and to maximize their performance so it’s only fair that we recognize some of the biggest horse racing news around the world. The impressive Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Conghua racecourse was officially opened last week, marking the beginning of a new era for the sport in Hong Kong. Situated in the Conghua district of Guangzhou in Guangdong province, Conghua is the first world-class...

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The 5 Biggest Horse Racing Events Around The World For Remainder Of 2018

The 5 Biggest Horse Racing Events Around The World For Remainder Of 2018

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Racehorsemeds.com is an international supplier of veterinary products to maintain the health of your racing animal and to maximize their performance so it’s only fair that we recognize the biggest horse racing events around the world for the rest of the 2018 calendar year. We’ve recapped The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series from Belmont Park, the Prestigious 2018 Royal Ascot, and the Triple Crown and now it’s time to look at what the rest of the year holds around the world beginning...

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Ranking The Best Thoroughbred Horse Racing Tracks In North America

Ranking The Best Thoroughbred Horse Racing Tracks In North America

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Large crowds, pristine views, huge purses, awesome locations, and rich traditions are just some of the reasons why the best horse racing tracks in North America remain popular to this day. We took the time to make a list of the top-25 best thoroughbred horse racing tracks in North America and many popular racing tracks are at the front. The Triple Crown racing tracks obviously make our top-25 list but so does Del Mar in San Diego and Saratoga in New York....

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How to Take Proper Care of Your Horse’s Teeth

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Excellent Article! First posted June 8, 2018 on WikiHow.com – https://www.wikihow.com/Take-Proper-Care-of-Your-Horse%27s-Teeth A horse’s teeth are vital to his well-being. If they are painful, infected, or missing, he will not be able to chew his food properly and will rapidly lose condition. Therefore, horses require regular dental attention to catch problems early and ensure their teeth stay in tip-top condition. Part1 Checking Your Horse’s Teeth Yourself 1 Check your horse’s teeth regularly. Every responsible horse owner should regularly check their horse’s...

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Looking Back On Justify’s Historic Career Before Injury Forced Retirement

Looking Back On Justify’s Historic Career Before Injury Forced Retirement

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Triple Crown winner Justify has been forced into retirement from racing due to a troublesome ankle, ending a historic career on the track. “Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign,” trainer Bob Baffert told reporters earlier this week. “We all wanted to see Justify run again, but ultimately it is my responsibility to make sure he is perfect. Without 60-90 days, I can’t be definite.” In appreciation...

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2018 San Clemente Stakes: Race Video, Results, Betting Payouts

2018 San Clemente Stakes: Race Video, Results, Betting Payouts

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The 79th summer season at Del Mar got underway on July 18, and more than 40,000 people attended the opening day festivities. The 36-day meet, which runs until Sep. 3., includes six Grade 1 stakes races, highlighted by the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 18. Many were hoping Justify would compete in the Classic, and it remains to be seen if he will. Justify is dealing with a swollen left-front ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks before...

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Has A Swollen Ankle, Will Be Re-Evaluated In 2 Weeks

Triple Crown Winner Justify Has A Swollen Ankle, Will Be Re-Evaluated In 2 Weeks

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Justify is coming off a grueling schedule, winning six races in 111 days. He became the 13th Triple Crown winner of all time and the second horse to accomplish the feat since 1978. But has all the racing taken a toll on him? Justify is dealing with a swollen left-front ankle and will be re-evaluated in two weeks before returning to training. “We just have to evaluate it,” Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert said of his horse’s...

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Founder In Horses

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What is Founder?: Founder occurs due to the lack of blood flow in the laminae which produces inflammation in the hoof. As time goes by, the cells of the laminae are damaged due to the lack of oxygen and nutrients that are found in the blood. If the problem is not treated in the early stages of founder, the laminae will start to die and cause more problems along with pain. When the laminae die, the coffin bone can...

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Fractured Splint Bones

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The fracture of a splint bone in the horse is a reasonably common occurrance. The splint bone plays an important role in the stability and support of the knees and hocks, therefore it is important that all fractures involving them are treated immediately. Causes of Splint Bone Fractures: Fractures of the bottom third of the splint bone are what is most common and they are usually the result of internal trauma by over extending the fetlock joint. This will...

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Results From Belmont Park

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Results From Belmont Park

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Saturday’s Stars and Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park featured five graded stakes events, headlined by the Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby. Despite running in her third race in 17 days after running at England’s Royal Ascot, Athena, under jockey Ryan Moore surged from the middle of the pack to win the Belmont Derby. “She’s a very straightforward filly,” Moore told reporters after the race. “She’s taken her racing very well. I rode her before the start of the year...

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EIPH – Bleeding In Performance Horses

EIPH – Bleeding In Performance Horses

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Perhaps the most prominent of all disorders affecting racehorses is “bleeding” or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH).  We now know, for a fact, that most racehorses will bleed during their careers.  Many horses bleed every time they undertake intense exercise, such as racing and breezing.  We also know that bleeding can occur in situations other than dash or flat racing.  EIPH has also been detected in horses such as three-day eventers, steeplechasers and polo ponies… among others.  EIPH has also been...

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Understanding and Treating EPM

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EPM (Equine Protozoal Myeloencephalitis) is a master of disguise. This very serious disease can be difficult to diagnose because its signs often act like other health and lameness problems in horses and the signs can range from mild to extremely severe. More than fifty percent (and in some areas of the U.S. and Canada can be as high as 90%) of horses may have been exposed to the organism that causes EPM. The primary organism that causes EPM is...

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Top Moments From The Prestigious 2018 Royal Ascot

Top Moments From The Prestigious 2018 Royal Ascot

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The British Royals gathered to kick off the 2018 horse racing season at Royal Ascot this past week, a major calendar event at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, located in southeast England, west of London. The event concluded on Saturday with the Queen Alexandra Stakes, a race featuring 16 horses going a whopping 2 3/4 miles, more than a mile longer than the final race of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes. Pallasator stumbled down the stretch in the Queen Alexandra Stakes...

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Not Finished With Horse Racing

Triple Crown Winner Justify Not Finished With Horse Racing

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Justify is coming off a grueling schedule, winning six races in 111 days. He became the 13th Triple Crown winner of all time and the second horse to accomplish the feat since 1978. Where will Justify be next? Options for his racing schedule are the $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 29 at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park, the $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 18 at Del Mar and the $1.25 million Travers on Aug. 25 at Saratoga. According...

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Understanding Tendon Injuries

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Your horse has injured one of the major tendons in his leg and your veterinarian says he’ll be laid up for nine to twelve months. The superficial and deep digital flexor tendons run like cables down the back of a horse’s leg.  Bringing a horse back from a tendon injury is a long and also can be a frustrating process. There is no guarantee of success.  Injuries like these can end a horse’s career… but how you manage your...

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