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March 21, 2019

Thyroid Supplement May Endanger Racehorses

Giving fit horses unnecessary thyroid supplements may cause cardiac arrhythmia, a new study shows. Some trainers give their racehorses Thyroxine to perk them up. The drug is more commonly used on horses that have insulin resistance or Equine Metabolic Syndrome (EMS)—neither of which is found in fit racehorses. Dr. Janice E. Kritchevsky, with the Purdue […]

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California Stars Head East for Sunland Oaks

Two-time grade 1 winner Bellafina and Chasing Yesterday, a grade 1-winning half sister to American Pharoah leave Southern California behind for the suburbs of El Paso in the March 24 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile race is worth $200,000.