Esther Marr

Esther Marr is a staff writer for The Blood-Horse magazine.

Articles by: Esther Marr

Kentucky Equine Education Project Raises $4 Million

Many horse industry figures were in the spirit of giving Dec. 7 during the Kentucky Equine Education Project stallion season auction, billed with the tag line, “No Time to Hold Your Horses.” The auction was held for the first time since 2004 to

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Kentucky ‘Horses Count’ Survey Nears End

More than 2,000 surveys have been returned in the “Horses Count” project, a collaborative effort between the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky Equine Initiative, Kentucky Horse Council, and Kentucky Equine

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KEEP Renews Push for Tax-Equity Legislation

The Kentucky Equine Education Project recently announced a renewed push for legislation that would remove the sales tax on equine feed and supplies in Kentucky.

?This is a continuation of what KEEP has done in the past, and we thought it

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Two Horses Killed in Ky. Barn Fire

A Jan. 31 barn fire believed to have been caused by an electrical malfunction claimed the lives of two Thoroughbreds boarded at Warren Lyster’s 100-acre Tarleton Farm near Paris, Ky. According to chief Lloyde Campbell of the Bourbon County Fire and

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Team Barbaro, Richardson, Crist Honored at NTWA Dinner

The individuals associated with undefeated Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro — veterinary surgeon Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine’s New Bolton Center — and veteran racing journalis

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McCarron Unveils Racing Academy at Kentucky Horse Park

As several of his students hot-walked horses in a barn at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, Ky., Oct. 16, Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron unveiled the North American Racing Academy (NARA), the first and only national jockey training

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Zito, Jackson, Hancock Discuss Slaughter Issue

The excitement of the upcoming third jewel of the Triple Crown highlights the shining careers of Thoroughbreds in their prime, but also conjures up the tender subject of what might happen to those runners once their careers have ended.


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