Recent News for Farm and Barn
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 27, 2006
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
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
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
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
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
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
May 15, 2006
A suspected case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has led two West Virginia racetracks to issue an embargo on any horses from a horse farm in Ohio.
According to the Wheeling (West Virginia) Intelligencer, officials at... Read More
May 11, 2006
A fledgling group of owners and breeders in New York has launched a new effort to study a variety of issues affecting the safety of Thoroughbred horses, including whether some of the state's racetracks should install alternative racing surfaces.... Read More