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Derby Day 2016

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Tomorrow will be another exciting Kentucky Derby, maybe not the American Pharoah triple crown … but you never know!

The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchill Downs at 6:43 p.m. ET.

Nyquist stands as the current favorite, with a 3–1 chance to win this year’s Derby. According to the odds, Exaggerator will pose as Nyquist’s toughest challenger on Saturday, as the horse has 8–1 odds to win the race. Mohaymen, Gun Runner and Creator all have 10–1 odds to round out the top five horses, at the moment.

Trojan Nation, Oscar Nominated and Laoban have been given the worst odds out of the 22 horses in Saturday’s race, as they each currently have 50–1 odds to win.

But then there is always a possible upset;

The ultimate spoiler is Oscar Nominated, at 50-1, trained by Mike Maker. He won the Spriral last out on Polytrack at Turfway, but has not run on dirt. All prior starts on turf as his sire, Kitten’s Joy, is the most prolific U.S. turf sire presently. Turf form translates to Polytrack often as it did for him in the Spiral. Should he win, the winner’s circle presentation with the Ramseys will be classic. A Kentucky family that loves their racing at every level. While Mr. Ramsey’s dream is to win a race at Royal Ascot and collect a trophy from the Queen, we here in Kentucky love it win he wins a race on a muddy track and then leads his horse into the winner’s circle barefooted. The Ramseys LOVE the game.

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 1. Trojan Nation 50-1

2. Suddenbreakingnews 20-1

3. Creator 10-1

4. Mo Tom 20-1

5. Gun Runner 10-1

6. My Man Sam 20-1

7. Oscar Nominated 50-1

8. Lani 30-1

9. Destin 15-1

10. Whitmore 20-1

11. Exaggerator 8-1

12. Tom’s Ready 30-1

13. Nyquist 3-1

14. Mohaymen 10-1

15. Outwork 15-1

16. Shagaf 20-1

17. Mor Spirit 12-1

18. Majesto 30-1

19. Brody’s Cause 12-1

20. Danzing Candy 15-1

Last year’s Derby; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQzXSJWmUIM

FREE TRIP TO THE DERBY!

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RIDE ON!!

Stay fit, stay strong – all winter long!

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If you’ve ever been to a Horse Tales “Second Touch” you know that we all learn a bit about grooming, tack, feed and keeping horses healthy.

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Here’s some more simple tips about care for your horse and other critters.
Take care of yourself – it’s cold outside. Warm up, cool down and enjoy the ride!
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Routine Health Care Of Horses

As loving owners, our horses mean the world to us, but without the right education looking after them properly isn’t an easy task! Here are a few things every owner should be aware of.

1) Regular Veterinary Check-Ups

It’s a good idea to schedule regular veterinary check-ups to ensure your horses stay fit and healthy, and to get much needed medicine in the event of illness. Most general health inspections should begin with nutrition. Many problems can be traced to a horse’s digestive system, which was made to process large amounts of grass, fiber, and water. A simple diet is best, and horses should get plenty of grass, high quality hay and water when they need it.

2) Food

Make sure your horse has plenty of grass and hay to graze on. Malnutrition can lead to several problems including ulcers, which are common in leaner sport horses. It is generally agreed that horses should eat between 2 and 4 percent of their body weight in hay and feed. It’s advisable to monitor their weight regularly to make sure it remains within healthy limits.

3) Vaccination & Deworming

Horses should be vaccinated and dewormed at regular intervals to prevent deadly viruses and parasite infections. The vaccinations needed can vary depending on the horse’s lifestyle. Deworming is particularly important due to how common parasite infections are, and because they can result in weight loss, colic and other dangerous symptoms.

4) Social Life, Excercise & General Wellbeing

Horses need to be social and around others or they could develop emotional and mental problems. They need regular mental stimulation and should receive adequate exercise to ensure they grow up as healthy as possible. Carefully monitor your horse’s sleeping patterns to make sure they aren’t out of the ordinary as strange sleeping patterns can be a symptom of illness or anxiety.

Unless it is particularly wet and windy outside, horses stand the cold better than hot weather. If they cannot sweat, their bodies may have trouble getting rid of excess heat.

5) Medicines

It’s a good idea to stock up on safe, versatile medicines such as Benadryl (containing diphenhydramine only). Purchasing antihistamines for horses can come in handy to counteract blood pressure problems and allergic reactions that would otherwise harm your animal, but should only be administered when you have approval from a veterinary professional. The right types of antihistamines do not block active histamines, and instead compete with them for the receptor to keep your horses healthy. As an added bonus, you can also safely use antihistamines on household pets, meaning you can keep Fido’s summer-time allergies under control too!

Wild Horses of Sable Island

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A story today of removing the Sable Island horses.
Seems a lot of horses are being rounded up this days.
Saw this beautiful B&W photo show of the Sable Isle horses in NY.
Take a look if you’re in NYC
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Today’s story:

Canada: legendary horses ‘should leave’ Sable Island

A Canadian biologist has reignited a long-running debate over whether the famous wild horses that roam a remote Atlantic island should be evicted for endangering the local ecosystem.

About 400 horses wander undisturbed on Sable Island. But scientist Ian Jones of the Memorial University of Newfoundland says the horses are an “invasive species” causing desertification on the island. They eat too much of the vegetation and compacting the soil with their hooves, the National Post newspaper says. He insists they should be relocated to Canada’s mainland to stop further damage to the environment.

But he faces firm opposition. Legend has it that the animals came to Sable Island centuries ago, swimming ashore after their ship was wrecked at sea. “It’s a debate between this romantic idea of horses and conservationism and biology,” Jones says. “But you have to differentiate between values and science.” The public have opposed earlier attempts to remove the horses, even though it’s more likely they were brought to the island as farm animals sometime in the 18th Century.

Other scientists also challenge his theory. Bill Freedman, a Dalhousie University biology professor, tells the National Post: “The horses have been on the island for centuries, and I believe the ecosystem is now in a steady-state condition with respect to their ecological effects.”
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29157273

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Racing The Black

KY Derby 2014

Will it be California Chrome, Danza or ….?

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Rider up!

Date: Saturday, May 3

Post Time: 6:24 p.m. ET

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

Watch: NBC

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

2014 Kentucky Derby: Post Positions and Odds
Post Pos. Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Vicar’s In Trouble Rosie Napravnik Mike Maker 25-1
2 Harry’s Holiday Corey Lanerie Mike Maker 50-1
3 Uncle Sigh Irad Ortiz Jr. Gary Contessa 35-1
4 Danza Joe Bravo Todd Pletcher 8-1
5 California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman 21-10
6 Samraat Jose Ortiz Rick Violette Jr. 16-1
7 We Miss Artie Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 33-1
8 General A Rod Joel Rosario Mike Maker 18-1
9 Vinceremos Joe Rocco Jr. Todd Pletcher 50-1
10 Wildcat Red Luis Saez Jose Garoffalo 18-1
SCRATCHED Hoppertunity
11 Dance With Fate Corey Nakatani Peter Eurton 14-1
12 Chitu Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 22-1
13 Medal Count Robby Albarado Dale Romans 22-1
14 Tapiture Ricardo Santana Jr. Steve Asmussen 20-1
15 Intense Holiday John Velazquez Todd Pletcher 12-1
16 Commanding Curve Shaun Bridgmohan Dallas Stewart 33-1
17 Candy Boy Gary Stevens John Sadler 18-1
18 Ride on Curlin Calvin Borel William G. Gowan 18-1
19 Wicked Strong Rajiv Maragh James A. Jerkens 8-1
SCRATCHED Pablo Del Monte

See you at the wire!