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tags: Funny Cide, horse racing, horses, retired racehorses, HorseracingTV, streaming video Funny Cide gave America something to cheer about in 2003 as the first New York bred in history to win the Kentucky Derby. He went on to capture the Preakness Stakes winning easily by ten lengths. However, he lost by four lengths to Empire…

tags: Jockey Liam Hollins The Favorite To Brutally Whip Horse to Kentucky Derby Win, horse racing, horses, whipping, humor, funny, satire, fucking hilarious, Onion News Network, ONN, streaming video Fresh from his Blue Grass Stakes win, jockey Liam Hollins moves on to today’s Kentucky Derby where he hopes to be the first to mercilessly beat…

tags: evolutionary biology, molecular biology, Thoroughbred race horses, horses, aerobic capacity, muscle development, myostatin, MSTN, myostatin-suppressing C variant, myostatin-suppressing T variant, Horse Genome Project, Equinome, researchblogging.org, peer-reviewed research, peer-reviewed paper Emerging from the mist is Rachel Alexandra, a champion American Thoroughbred who excels at winning both long and short distance races. Image: Rob Carr, 2009,…

Helsinki Carriage Horses

tags: horses, carriage horses, Helsinki, Finland, travel Helsinki has carriage horses in its parks, just as NYC does. Image: GrrlScientist, 5 July 2009 [larger view]. I only photographed these horses, I didn’t go for a carriage ride, although I think a carriage ride would have been fun (even though it was raining frequently throughout this…

tags: horses, equus, biology, photography, books, Tim Flach, streaming video This video is a slideshow of stunning photography that is narrated by photographer Tim Flach showing photos from his book Equus which was published on 1 October 2008.

Bunny Grand Prix Show Jumping

tags: bunnies, show jumping, humor, funny, streaming video This video shows what happens when Brits Danes are locked into the same room with a bunch of very cute bunnies.

tags: Belmont Stakes, horse racing, Rachel Alexandra, streaming video Rachel Alexandra (Medaglia d’Oro), running away with the 2009 Kentucky Oaks under the guidance of Jockey Calvin Borel. Image: David J. Phillip [larger view]. To the disappointment of her many fans, the amazing filly, Rachel Alexandra, will not be running in the upcoming mile-and-one-half Belmont Stakes,…

tags: polo horses, poisoned polo ponies, Florida, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Lechuza Caracas, Franck’s Pharmacy, Biodyl, selenium A Lechuza pony stands ready for play. Image: New York Social Diary (2008). The mysterious deaths of twenty-one Venezuelan polo horses was apparently due to a mistake by the pharmacy that incorrectly prepared the vitamin-and-electrolyte cocktail that…

tags: polo horses, poisoned polo ponies, Florida, International Polo Club Palm Beach, Lechuza Caracas, Franck’s Pharmacy Victor Vargas, patron of Venezuelan team Lechuza Caracas (1), left, hits a shot past Carlos Gracida (2), right, of Mokarow Farms in the Stanford U.S. Open Polo Championships at the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Image: Jim Rassol. The…

tags: performance horses, polo, racing, tendon injury, stem cell research Horses clear a jump during the Challenge Cup Handicap Steeplechase on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival in the UK. Image: BBC News. Those of you who follow my writings about racehorses and other high-performance horses will be interested to learn that several companies…