RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN The success of any racehorse is determined by genetics, training and nutrition, which ultimately impact physical traits such as speed, muscular strength and endurance. While training and nutrition no doubt contribute significantly to a racehorse’s performance, inheritance plays an equally if not greater part in influencing performance. At least,… Continue reading Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”?
Introduction You may at first wonder why we would bother to post a Guest Opinion by Russell Redding. First of all, Russell Redding is Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture which oversees the horse racing industry and is also chairman of the Horse Racing Commission. Secondly, his guest opinion lays out the staggering amount… Continue reading Even if by a nose, horse racing must become self-sufficient
Cross-posted from The Horse Written by ALEXANDRA BECKSETT, Special Features Writer Thoroughbreds that who have retired from the racetrack often transition into sport horse careers, but prospective ex-racehorse owners should carefully consider temperament, medical condition, and conformation if they want a successful partner in the show ring. Chris Newton, DVM, veterinary partner at Rood &… Continue reading Considerations when purchasing or adopting an ex-Racehorse for sport