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 […]

Monday links

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Food Safety

IDFA guidance targets food safety in ice cream – Food Engineering To help ice cream manufacturers bolster their food safety practices and avoid Listeria monocytogenes contamination, the International Dairy Foods Association […]

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 […]

Is that your natural color? What a horse’s hair color means for their health

Known as the most exciting two-minutes in sports, the Kentucky Derby returns this weekend marking the 141st year of the race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky. Whether you are an avid watcher and horse race aficionado or simply along for the big hats and mint juleps, you probably have never stopped to think about how […]

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 […]

Good morning! Here are your Monday links

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Food safety

The changing world of food traceability – Food Safety News

In recent years, traceability has become increasingly important.

Cooperative interstate shipment programs: What you should know – FSIS Constituent […]

Here’s to a new week: Monday links

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Food Allergy Awareness Week

May 13 to 19 marks Food Allergy Awareness Week, which spotlights a condition that afflicts an estimated 15 million people in the U.S. alone. Here are some […]

It’s that time again: Monday morning links

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USDA to trace beef contaminated with E. coli back to source

The USDA is stepping up the timeline for tracing products related to E. coli outbreaks.

To read the […]

Ready for the run for the roses?

Mint juleps, big hats, roses, and of course, horses – all are a part of the most exciting two minutes in sports. Set for Saturday, the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby has an expected post time of 6:24 p.m.

Can’t make it to the Derby? Pre-events and the race will be live on NBC […]