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Potomac Horse Fever And Strangles Confirmed In TN

Potomac Horse Fever has been confirmed in a horse in Davidson County, TN. Caused by a bacteria that is carried by freshwater snails and ingested by horses that drink from creeks or rivers where the snails live, Potomac can causes fever, diarrhea and colic; it can be deadly. It is not transmitted between horses. Strangles […]

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Penny Lynn Gives Trainer A ‘Special’ Family Victory On Father’s Day Weekend

Last weekend at Mountaineer was especially emotional for trainer Ben Delong. Not only did the 32-year-old dad saddle a winner on Father's Day Sunday, the first win for owner Ashley McCamish, but on Monday he won another race with a filly he owns himself. That filly is named for Delong's late aunt; Monday happened to […]

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Leading South African Trainer Mike De Kock To Reduce Stock After ‘Bitter’ Groom Strike

Eight-time champion trainer in South Africa, Mike de Kock has been frustrated by this week's groom strike at Rand. The trainer suffered heart problems during the strike, and in a blog post on his website on Sunday, de Kock announced that he would be reducing his racing stock by 40 percent. “When members of my […]

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Mikki Rocket Fends Off Werther In Takarazuka Kinen

Mizuki Noda's 5-year-old Mikki Rocket (JPN), at odds of 13-1, held off former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther (NZ), by a neck to win Sunday's 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,955,000 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders' Cup Challenge. […]

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Breeding For A Pretty Face Can Mean Massive Dental Problems

Vikki Fowler, a veterinarian and an equine dental technician, has warned that breeding equines for “designer” faces can cause them pain by not leaving enough room in their mouth for their teeth. Breeders are emphasizing very dished faces, which means the horses and ponies are being born with smaller mouths. If there is not enough […]

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