LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

Mike Anderson
Entries
February 24Turf Paradise

Manning Race 8 Claiming $8,500

Results
February 20 – Turf Paradise
Run Harvey Run finished 2nd beaten 2 1/2 lengths Race 2 View Chart    
James R. Brown
Entries
February 24Turf Paradise

Maggie’s Guy Race 2 Claiming $4,000
February 25 – Turf Paradise

Power Corrupt Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000

Results
February 20 – Turf Paradise
Toccet’s Charm finished 2nd beaten 3/4 length Race 6 View Chart    
Cindy Krasner
Entries
February 25Turf Paradise

Corky’s Luck Race 7 Allowance

GLEN TODD’S DERBY TOP TEN

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GLEN TODD’S DERBY TOP TEN

2018

 With many of the Classic 3 year old prep races now underway my picks are starting to change every weekend.   There doesn’t seem to be any real standouts yet but I’m sticking with Mike Ruis’s, Bolt d’ Oro but time is running out for him to get a good start in 2018.  Even he is becoming iffy I think.  Many of the others have Good Magic as their number one pick but for until he proves he should move up one I will leave him in the second spot.

 

1: BOLT d’ORO  –  MIKE RUIS

 

2: GOOD MAGIC – CHAD BROWN

 

3: MCKINIZE –  BOB BAFFERT

 

4: SOLOMINI – TODD PLETCHER

 

5: AUDIBLE – TODD PLETCHER

 

6: VINO ROSSO – TODD PLETCHER

 

7: MENDELSSOHN – ADIAN O’BRIEN

 

8: ENTICED –  KARIN McLAUGHLIN

 

9: TENFOLD – STEVE ASMUSSEN

 

10: JUSTIFY – BOB BAFFERT

 

Churchill Downs

 

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY

  • 1931 Chicago White Sox & NY Giants play 1st exhibition night game
  • 1948 NASCAR is incorporated.
  • 1952 Dick Button performs 1st figure skating triple jump in competition
  • 1953 Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
  • 1957 Dodgers (Fort Worth) & Cubs (LA) “trade” minor league franchises
  • 1960 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
  • 1968 Baseball announces a minimum annual salary of $10,000

 

Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

Pasture Management 101: Renovating Horse Fields

An important step in renovating pastures is proper grazing management. Consider using electric fencing to separate large pastures into smaller plots and implement rotational grazing.

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In the first installment of this series, we reviewed the types of grasses that make quality pastures. But, not all owners are fortunate enough to have pristine pastures from the get-go. If you’ve evaluated your current pasture situation and deemed it lacking in quality grasses, steps you can take to renovate and improve your established pastures.

Begin by evaluating pastures for grass and clover stand, along with weed presence.

“Be realistic about the status of the pastures and use caution not to over-or-under represent the coverage of the pasture with weeds and grasses,” says Jennie Ivey, MS, PhD, assistant professor and extension equine specialist at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. An accurate evaluation will aid in determining if you should plant more grasses, legumes, or both.

Then, consider what you need to add. “Select a forage that is appropriate for the region and that will complement the existing stand,” Ivey advises.

Also, keep your pasture’s purpose in mind. For example, if you’re breeding and raising horses, consider the risk endophyte-infected fescue poses pregnant mares and their unborn foals, who are susceptible to fescue toxicosis.

You’ll also want to collect and submit a soil sample to determine how to best fertilize pastures. If you’re unsure how to appropriately collect a sample, consult your county extension agent or district conservationist for assistance with the process. Based on the test results, you’ll receive recommendations for spring or fall fertilization, which will aid in the reestablishment process.

Another important step is implementing weed control strategies. Since weeds will fill in areas not well-covered by grasses and legumes, it’s easy to lose forage plants to weed pressure.

“Various herbicides are available, but be sure to follow restrictions and instructions for each herbicide to prevent unintentional application,” Ivey advises.

Caution: Read the herbicide’s label closely and note any grazing restrictions that you need to observe. Many herbicide restrictions are in place to prevent livestock that will enter the human food chain from consuming the herbicides. As such, horses sometimes aren’t specifically listed on the herbicide label. However, experts recommend that horse owners follow the restrictions for other livestock. This will help prevent accidental and potentially harmful ingestion of the herbicide by grazing horses. Consider rotating horses to another pasture during herbicide application.

The final step in renovating pastures is proper grazing management for horses. Overgrazing will cause a loss of forage stand in a pasture and allow for more weed growth. Ivey suggests “reducing pasture size and implementing rotational grazing with a heavy use or sacrifice area to maximize pasture forage growth.”

TODAY’S JOCKEY OF THE DAY

Edward "Snapper" Garrison rode in the latter years of the 19th century. Unfortunately, no accurate count of Garrison's race record exists, but Garrison once estimated he had over 700 winners in 16 years of riding. "Snapper" Garrison earned his nickname by showing enthusiasm for the menial tasks of the stable area. His jockey training came at the hands of "Father Bill" Daly, a harsh taskmaster who trained many turn of the century riders. Edward Garrison was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1955

Edward “Snapper” Garrison rode in the latter years of the 19th century. Unfortunately, no accurate count of Garrison’s race record exists, but Garrison once estimated he had over 700 winners in 16 years of riding. “Snapper” Garrison earned his nickname by showing enthusiasm for the menial tasks of the stable area. His jockey training came at the hands of “Father Bill” Daly, a harsh taskmaster who trained many turn of the century riders. Edward Garrison was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1955

TODAYS BLOODHORSE NEWS

Steam comes off a fence, as a horse makes their way to the training track on a chilly October morning at Keeneland

Kentucky Stewards to Rescind 2016 Ractopamine Positives

Based on an updated opinion from its testing lab on its findings, Kentucky stewards will rescind three ractopamine positives it initially called at the 2016 Kentucky Downs meeting.

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