What Plants are Toxic to Horses?

Toxic plant Chart

After Zelda and Curly’s experience with the acorns, I’ve been thinking about the other plants that are toxic to horses. Let’s face it. Some horses — like Zelda — will eat just about anything they can get their mouths on. This propensity for sampling new foods can lead to horses eating plants that are toxic. […]

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Thing 1 or Thing 2?

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Zelda has a striking blaze. I’ve always thought that it looked like the Dr. Seuss characters, Thing 1 or Thing 2, the mischievous twins in the Cat in the Hat. Luckily, she is better behaved. In fact, now I can’t unsee it. The question is, which one is Zelda? And where’s her twin? Does your […]

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Secretariat Mural Unveiled in Paris, KY

Secretariat Mural

A three-story mural of the great Secretariat was unveiled November 19th in the stallion’s hometown of Paris, Kentucky. The Paris community choir sang “My Old Kentucky Home, Goodnight,” and a stereo played Chic Anderson’s memorable call of the 1973 Belmont Stakes, in which he declared that Secretariat was “moving like a tremendous machine!” The mural was […]

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Gamine Sells for $7 Million

Gamine sells for $7 Million

Champion sprinter Gamine, now in foal to Quality Road, topped the Fasig-Tipton November Breeding Stock Auction, selling for a cool $7 million to Coolmore’s M.V. Magnier. Gamine won nine races of her eleven career starts, including the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint and the 2020 Acorn, earning more than $1.7 million. Technically, Gamine […]

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Acorn Toxicity in Horses

Acorn toxicity

It’s been a banner fall season for acorns. The deluge started a few weeks ago and all of a sudden we noticed Curly and Zelda were spending a lot of time under the oak tree in the back pasture. It’s a glorious tree and I never gave it a second thought, other than to admire […]

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Shares in Flightline Sell for $4.6 Million!

Well, I guess I won’t be a partial owner of Flightline! The 2.5% share in the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner sold for $4.6 million tonight at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The buyer, represented by Freddie Seitz of Brookdale Farm, remained anonymous. Bidding started at $500,000 on Monday and went up in increments of […]

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It’s a Hollywood Ending for Cody’s Wish

Cody's Wish made Cody Dorman's dreams come true

While this year’s Breeders’ Cup had a number of exceptional races, none was as emotional as the triumph of Cody’s Wish in the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile because the 4 year old was not just racing for his owner: he carried the hopes and dreams of 16 year old Cody Dorman, who has such genetic […]

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Flightline Runs Away with the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Flightline wins the Breeders' Cup Classic

Wow. Just wow. Anyone who doubted Flightline’s dominance of racing right now is eating their words. After watching Flightline win the Breeders’ Cup Classic by 8 1/4 lengths, it seems that the comparison to Secretariat after his win in the Pacific Classic is valid. He’s the type of racehorse you rarely get the privilege to […]

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