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Breeder Awards Case Study: Maryland

Thoroughbred racing and breeding are thriving in Maryland following a remarkable turnaround for the industry....

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Health Q & A: What is a Chimera?

In Greek mythology, the Chimera (ki-mee-ra) was a fire-breathing monster, a hybrid composed of a lioness, a goat, and a snake. Sighting the Chimera was a portent of storms, shipwrecks, and volcanic eruptions....

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Stud Duty

Factors involved in bringing a stallion off the track to the breeding shed....

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“Warmblood” Is Not a Breed

In their article 'Case Closed' (June 2011 Horse Sport), Chris Gould and his co-authors painted a picture of the development of sport horse breeding which cannot remain undisputed....

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Causes of Equine Abortion and Birth Defects

Why some mares don't carry their foals to term, and why some are born with abnormalities. ...

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Complications in Late-Term Pregnancy

Your mare was successfully bred, confirmed in foal, and made it through the often precarious early months of pregnancy without any problems. You heave a sigh of relief and relax, thinking your mare is home-free ... but is she?...

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Chestnuts and Northern Dancer Line Prominent in 2018

Big reds and Northern Dancer linebreeding shine in Breeders’ Cup....

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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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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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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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