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Dirty Jobs: Racetrack Groom

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According to a 2005 USA TODAY series, “The 10 Worst Jobs in Sports,” Horse Racing Groom rocked the number one spot and this is certainly¬†true nearly a decade later. Horse Racing Groom beat out Mascot, Rodeo Clown, Sparring Parter, and Iditarod Sled Dog for the win. Maybe it’s the pre-dawn hours or the thousands… Read More »

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All the Horse Colors of the Rainbow

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This summer I was cruising down a rural side road and spotted a shiny blonde horse in a nearby pasture. I’m aware that blonde is not a horse color but I swear he was blonde! Not just his mane and tail but his entire body glowed like my own sun kissed hair did as… Read More »

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Accidents Happen! Stable First Aid Kit

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“I think we need stitches,” was the text I received last Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ¬†My friend Jessie’s three-year-old Quarter Horse Ghost had a major cut on his hind leg. Talk about bad timing, our attempts to get ahold of a vet were futile and with the truck in the shop, an expensive trip… Read More »

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Name Game

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Aside from standing in the winners’ circle, naming a racehorse is arguably one of the most fun parts of ownership. Over the years we have seen beautiful, witty, stoic, and even downright perverse names, each with a story behind it. Obtaining the perfect name can be more of a process than you think. The… Read More »

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Up, Up and Away!!

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On the heels of the Kentucky Derby many people wonder how winner California Chrome travelled to and from his home racetrack of Los Alamitos in Cypress, California, to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. California Chrome wasn’t shipped by train and he wasn’t driven in a trailer. He was flown by air in a Boeing… Read More »

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The Kentucky Derby

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Every year there is full-blown battle to obtain one of the 20 available spots in the Kentucky Derby’s starting gate. Only the absolute best three-year-old Thoroughbreds gain entry and a chance to win their place in the history books. Beautiful and timeless Churchill Downs, site of the Kentucky Derby. For 27 years Graded Stake… Read More »

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Horse Racing, Naturally

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Nutraceutical is a relatively new word. So new, in fact, that my spellcheck doesn’t recognize it. Nutraceutical is the product of smashing “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical” together, becoming representative of finding a natural pathway to better health, performance and treatment of disease. According to the National Nutraceutical Center, Nutraceuticals are made from herbal or botanical… Read More »

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