mares and foals

Video Series Launched By TBA on Breeders' Day

A five-episode educational video series on essential care for thoroughbreds has been launched on Breeders' Day at Sandown Park by the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association. The goal is to raise awareness of the high standards of welfare in the sector, while also providing guidelines on good practice. Topics covered include an overview of equine health parameters, paddock checks for horses on stud farms, transportation of mares and foals, care of the older horse and body condition scoring. The series is free to view for those who register on the TBA's online...

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Shadwell Reveals 2021 Mating Plans for Their Quality Broodmare Band

The mating plans for the high-quality Shadwell broodmare band were announced by the stud on Monday. Nunnery Stud's four stallions, led by new recruit Mohaather (GB) (Showcasing {GB}), will all be well supported by Shadwell. Several top-flight winners are booked to the 2020 G1 Sussex S. victor, among them dual Group 1 winners Nazeef (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), Ghanaati (Giant's Causeway) and South African multiple Grade 1 winner Majmu (Aus) (Redoute's Choice {Aus}). They are joined by Ghanaati's Rahy half-sister, the stakes winner and G1 Oaks third Rumoush, who already...

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Foal Growth Study, on Verge of Going Global, Seeking Breeders to Share Data

A Kentucky-based study that links foal growth measurements and radiographic findings to sales and racing performance has yielded intriguing findings in its just-completed pilot phase. Researchers now want to go global with it, and are seeking the help of Thoroughbred breeders worldwide to deepen the data pool. "One of the things that we're hoping to discover is a way of understanding if foals are high-risk for developing problems," the study's director, Dr. Joe Pagan, told TDN. "We want to have a way that we can identify at-risk foals earlier in...

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