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Justify favored to win third leg of the Triple Crown

Before American Pharoah won all three races in the Triple Crown series in 2015, it had been nearly 40 years since another horse had earned the distinction. Now, only three years after American Pharoah’s victories, another horse is favored to earn the crown this weekend.

The Triple Crown is a series of three races for […]

Study shows airway disease more common in racehorses than originally thought

Horses are powerful runners; on average, a galloping horse easily reaches 25 to 30 miles per hour. (The fastest recorded horse speed? Nearly 44 miles per hour, by a horse named Winning Brew in 2008.)

To achieve such high speeds, horses don’t need much beyond their own powerful muscles and plenty of air. Unfortunately, new […]

Horse named after football star drops out of Kentucky Derby

The Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby are two famous American sporting events during which some of the country’s top athletes take the stage — but one event highlights human athletes, and the other equine athletes.

Football star Rob Gronkowski plays for the New England Patriots, a team that participated in but ultimately didn’t win […]

Why is the Kentucky Derby only for 3-year-old horses?

The 143rd Kentucky Derby will be held Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville and will likely again feature a seemingly endless variety of oddly fascinating women’s hats, but only 3-year-old Thoroughbred racehorses.

Why only 3-year-olds? Why doesn’t arguably the biggest horse race of the year allow the fastest horses to compete against each other, regardless […]

Tox Tuesday: Anti-doping agency proposed for horse racing

Just as American Pharoah’s conquest of the Triple Crown ended 37 years of drama in the horse racing industry, a bill recently introduced into Congress aims to eliminate another type of drama that has surrounded the industry for decades: drug abuse.

As stated in a recent article, representatives Andy Barr, R–Kentucky, and Paul Tonko, D–New […]

It’s science: odds are against Triple Crown winner

When the eight horses line up at the 2015 Belmont Stakes this Saturday, all eyes will be on American Pharoah as he attempts to be just the 12th horse in history and the first in 37 years to win the elusive American Triple Crown.

However, with wins at the both the Kentucky Derby and the […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]

Monday Links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Fewer heifers in feedyards – Drovers Cattle Network

While the latest U.S. Cattle on Feed report showed total inventory in U.S. feedlots with capacity for 1,000 or more head […]

Get in the know with the Monday Links

Can you believe it, we’re already at our last Monday Links for July! This year is going by quickly—and lots of news, too. Read below for your latest in food safety, toxicology and agricultural news.

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Will a Triple Crown winner help or hurt horse racing?

All eyes will be focused on the 146th Belmont Stakes in New York this weekend. It is one of the biggest weekends in horse races in recent history — a win for California Chrome would mark him as the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

For those new to horse racing, the Triple Crown […]