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The Power of Pedigree

Breeding science for the 21st century....

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Witness the Miracle of Birth

Photographer Pam Mackenzie is invited to be present during a foaling....

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Top Ten Modern Winning Bloodlines

There are many factors that combine to produce a top-class stallion, but certain sires of the past decade who were themselves successful in major championships are now seeing their own offspring compete at the highest levels....

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The Slip

Maintaining an equine pregnancy can be tricky; complications can occur with both natural and artificial conception. The financial and emotional costs of such a loss have researchers across the country working to improve the odds of producing a foal....

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12 Tips for Safe Foal Handling

Even the simplest interactions with humans during the first weeks of a foal's life can be important to its later training. Also, how "extreme imprinting" can be detrimental to the mare-foal bond and even the foal's health....

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Thoroughbred Genetics: How Close is Too Close?

A discussion by genetics expert Dianne Wiunkleman-Sim on inbreedng and outcrossing in thoroughbreds....

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Mating Strategy & Breeding Science

A detailed look at the art of racehorse breeding, including linebreeding, breeding strategies and research regarding so-called "speed genes."...

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Where are These Successful Cup Winners Now?

See where the careers of these successful GG and LG Cup winners have taken them....

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RCMP Breeding Program

Besides supplying the Musical Ride with its trademark black horses, the breeding centre in Pakenham, ON, has also produced some very talented sport horses....

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Built for the Job

Experts discuss hunter/jumper conformation: what to embrace, what to avoid, and how “ideal” is an elusive goal...

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