Recent News for Farm and Barn

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Trailer Maintenance, Right on Schedule

September 01, 2006

We rely on our trailers to transport our horses safely and reliably. So it stands to reason that we should pay close attention to their maintenance and soundness. But in the busy life of the modern equestrian, trailer upkeep can easily be pushed... Read More

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Woodbine Debuts New Polytrack Surface

August 31, 2006

Demi Song bounced his way into Canadian Thoroughbred record books at Woodbine Aug. 30 when the gelding won the first race over the track's new Polytrack surface.

Woodbine is only the second track in North America to hold a race meeting o... Read More

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Rave Reviews for Woodbine's Polytrack Unveiling

August 27, 2006

Woodbine Racetrack unveiled its state-of-the-art Polytrack racing surface for training today (Aug. 27).

Hundreds of horses galloped, jogged, or walked while 84 recorded timed workouts ranging from two furlongs to seven furlongs during th... Read More

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Measuring Future Performance

August 23, 2006

Buying a racehorse can be a gamble against time, soundness, and better competition, but never more so than when buying yearlings.

But researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have found a correlation that might hel... Read More

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Surgeries and Steroids

August 22, 2006

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.

In fact, 28.4%... Read More

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WEG 2006 Opening Ceremonies Wet, Yet Wonderful

August 21, 2006

After four long years of waiting, an anxious equestrian world watched the clock roll down to the moment everyone had their eyes turned to-- the Opening Ceremonies of the 2006 Aachen FEI World Equestrian Games. And while gray skies and wet and... Read More

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Woodbine to Unveil Polytrack Surface Aug. 30

August 17, 2006

Woodbine Entertainment Group has targeted Aug. 30 for its first race to take place on the Toronto track's new state-of-the-art Polytrack surface.

"We expect to complete the installation of the Polytrack on top of the macadam (final... Read More

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Shredded Court Documents Give Horse Allergy Relief

August 16, 2006

An allergy to hay and straw dust can be a tough sentence for a horse. But a black-and-white U.K. lesson horse with the problem is breathing more easily after a local community justice center and two magistrates' courts began donating shredded... Read More

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Pony Finals National Championships Get Underway

August 10, 2006

Excited children were all abuzz today (August 9) at the Kentucky Horse Park, with their favorite ponies by their sides, all hoping for an experience at this year’s Pony Finals that they will remember... Read More

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HorseCity.com Launches Exclusive DVD Club

August 04, 2006

(edited press release)

The award-winning teams behind "HorseCity.com TV" and "Extreme Cowboy Race" have created a DVD-based program for all equine enthusiasts. 

The HorseCity.com DVD Club pulls together the popular... Read More

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Ammonia is the Enemy

August 01, 2006

You know that burning sensation that fills your nostrils as you're mucking out stalls? The fiery feeling spreads from your nose into your sinuses, down your throat, and billows through your lungs. It makes your eyes sting and water. Imagine living... Read More

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The Saddle Club Series Coming to American Public Television

July 31, 2006

Carole, Stevie and Lisa - the girls from The Saddle Club and their favorite horses Starlight, Prancer and Belle are riding on to Read More

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Computer-Assisted Saddle Fit Analysis Now Available

July 25, 2006

The Saddletech System for horse owners concerned about the comfort of their horses and the fit of their saddles is now available from Onsite Tack Services. Read More

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Maryland Considers Animal Quarantine Facility

July 17, 2006

The Maryland Department of Agriculture received a $42,500 USDA grant on Friday (July 14) to conduct a feasibility study for an animal quarantine facility in proximity to Baltimore-Washington Thurgood... Read More

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Company Introduces English Saddle Line for Stock Horse Breeds

July 12, 2006

Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon of Palm Partnership Training have introduced the "Alliance" line of English saddles featuring innovative trees designed to fit Quarter Horses, Appendix Quarter Horses, Paints, and other stock horse... Read More

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Horsemen Hope for the Best in New Jersey Budget Crisis

July 06, 2006

New Jersey’s racetracks could close Wednesday if the state legislature is unable to adopt a spending plan by that date. Harness racing track The Meadowlands already was forced to cancel its July 1 card... Read More

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Emergency Transportation for Horses

July 05, 2006

You should be prepared to ship a horse if it is in need of emergency care at a veterinary hospital. ... Read More

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Buyers Surveyed on Disclosure of Surgeries

July 01, 2006

Thousands of Thoroughbred buyers were sent surveys asking what they think about the mandatory disclosure of surgeries that cause permanent changes in the conformation of sale horses.

Distribution of the questionnaires began in mid-April. The... Read More

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Rutgers Reminds Riders and Motorists to Follow the Rules of the Road

June 27, 2006

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Alberto Downgraded to a Tropical Storm

June 13, 2006

According to a National Hurricane Center public advisory posted at 11:00 a.m., a hurricane warning had been downgraded to a tropical storm warning for the Gulf Coast of Florida from Bayport northward, and westward to the Ochlockonee River. All... Read More

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Fair Hill to Install Tapeta Surface on Training Track

June 05, 2006

The Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., plans to install the Tapeta all-weather surface on its training track during the summer of 2006, it announced May 31.

The synthetic surface, designed by trainer Michael Dickinson and first... Read More

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Woodbine Drops Nine Live Racing Days; Polytrack Installation Cited

June 05, 2006

Woodbine Entertainment Group announced last Thursday (June 2) it has received approval from the Ontario Racing Commission to drop nine dates from Woodbine's 2006 Thoroughbred racing schedule.

The altered calendar is to accommodate... Read More

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Pasture and Fencing

June 01, 2006

It's worth the time and expense to establish productive and nutritious pasture, then maintain it. And if you maintain your pasture, you'll want to keep your horses secure with a safe fencing system.

The following are tips on management of your... Read More

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Study Leads to Safer Caterpillar Insecticides

June 01, 2006

Experts predicted that Eastern tent caterpillars (ETC) would begin showing up in greater numbers in Central Kentucky this spring, making it an especially important time for area horse farms to be implementing control strategies. One such strategy ... Read More

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Alltech Delivers the Nutrigenomic Promise in Equine Nutrition

May 19, 2006

The 1,550 delegates from 71 different countries who attended Alltech's 22nd International Feed Industry Symposium were challenged by "new realities" in equine nutrition. Those present at the annual three-day Symposium, which was held April 23-26... Read More