2 racehorses killed Sunday at Saratoga

Researchers say over time horse side toes may have been lost to help them move faster and more efficiently. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

CBS Chanel 6 Albany reports: SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (WRGB) — The death of two horses were reported over the weekend on the NYS Gaming Commission website. A Cut Ahead 20, trained by Leah Hyarmati, was euthanized on the track after sustaining a injury while "breezing" on August 21st. My Girl Lexi was vanned off the track… Continue reading 2 racehorses killed Sunday at Saratoga

Second Chances: Windswept Lady (US)

Cross-posted from The Blood Horse WHEN WINDSWEPT LADY arrived at Shannon Hahn’s Argyle, N.Y-based Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary near Saratoga Springs with her newborn foal, the outlook looked grim for the granddaughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew. Emaciated and weak, the mare had abscesses in both front feet, and her four-month-old… Continue reading Second Chances: Windswept Lady (US)