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Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill?s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth?s signature

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Measuring Future Performance

Buying a racehorse can be a gamble against time, soundness, and better competition, but never more so than when buying yearlings.

But researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University have found a correlation that might hel

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Surgeries and Steroids

A survey of buyers of Thoroughbred weanlings, yearlings, and 2-year-olds discovered that surgeries to correct conformation defects have a significant influence on whether or not someone will buy a horse at public auction.


In fact, 28.4%

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Buyers Surveyed on Disclosure of Surgeries

Thousands of Thoroughbred buyers were sent surveys asking what they think about the mandatory disclosure of surgeries that cause permanent changes in the conformation of sale horses.

Distribution of the questionnaires began in mid-April. The

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Companion to ‘Equity Act’ Introduced in U.S. House

Companion legislation to the Equine Equity Act, which grants financial concessions to the horse industry, has been introduced in the United States House of Representatives.


U.S. Rep. Ron Lewis of Kentucky introduced the bill Oct. 27. Sen

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Shipping Mix-Up Sends Studs To the Wrong Countries

The search for the Thoroughbred stud Dubai Excellence has turned to Ukraine. This is where the horse thought to be Samood, who was identified as the stallion believed initially to be Dubai Excellence in Australia, is meant to have gone, sources

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Bigger Thoroughbreds Sell Better

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“Pedigree, conformation, and the racing performance of siblings are the main selection criteria utilized by buyers to evaluate the athletic potential of

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What’s My Horse Really Worth?

Sometimes circumstances make it necessary to determine the actual monetary value of a horse. If an owner purchases a mortality insurance policy on a horse, for example, it is necessary to know approximately how much it will cost to replace

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Numbers Fall For Keeneland November Sale; MRLS Blamed

Keeneland will catalog 3,597 lots for the November breeding stock sale in Lexington, Ky. The number is down by 12.6% from last year’s figure of 4,119. Tom Thornbury, Keeneland’s associate director of sales, identified the effects of mare

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Horse Auctions: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For some, a horse auction is an excellent place for buyer and seller to meet and arrive at fair market value for an animal. To others, a horse auction is the place where good money was spent on a horse which couldn’t, or didn’t, perform up to expectations.

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Pre-Sale Questions

A pre-sale veterinary examination for a horse of any age in any discipline should address two questions. Can this particular individual, in the opinion of the examiner, be expected–barring illness or injury–to reach competition in a timely

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