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That’s one mighty fast horse!

Street Sense won the Derby in style. He hung back in 19th place (out of 20 horses) for most of the race. About 3/4 miles before the end, jockey Borel switched to a new gear and stepped on the gas. He passed all but the last two horses by riding on the rail – all…

OK, I sometimes do watch TV…

..and not just debates and C-span in an election year. I am unlikely to miss the three legs of the Triple Crown in any given year. Tomorrow at 6pm ET is the Kentucky Derby and I’ll be watching!

Horse Genome Assembled!

Just got this exciting news by e-mail: Data on Equine Genome Freely Available to Researchers Worldwide BETHESDA, Md., Wed., Feb. 7, 2007 – The first draft of the horse genome sequence has been deposited in public databases and is freely available for use by biomedical and veterinary researchers around the globe, leaders of the international…

We have recently covered interesting reproductive adaptations in mammals, birds, insects, flatworms, plants and protists. For the time being (until I lose inspiration) I’ll try to leave cephalopod sex to the experts and the pretty flower sex to the chimp crew. In the meantime, I want to cover another Kingdom – the mysterious world of…

My Equestrian Past

This post from May 07, 2005, was one of the rare personal posts I have ever written. Under the fold….