Thoroughbred Racing

Thoroughbred Articles from The Equine Report

All Thoroughbred horses trace back to three Arabians imported to England in the 18th century. Thoroughbreds have been bred for stamina and speed ever since. Thoroughbred blood adds value to other breeds, whether the TB is allowed into the studbook (as with the Appendix Quarter Horse and the warmblood breeds) or is used for hybrid vigor (Appendix QH, Anglo-Arabian, half-TB pintos and more). Watch Thoroughbreds run: you’re mesmerized as the race develops. Is a horse coming from behind, leading all the way, sticking to the rail, going wide, or boxed in? It’s all very cerebral and strategic until the horses turn for home and reach deep inside for that last bit of courage… Then the crowd starts chanting “C’mon” and “Go-go-go” until they are all yelling like crazy, even the elegant ladies in their stylish hats.

Foster Bridewell and the Equine Sales Company

By Barbara Newtown. In 2010 a group of professional Thoroughbred breeders and owners banded together to start a centrally-located, first-class…

Justify Conquers The Triple Crown and The Curse of Apollo

By Barbara Newtown. Justify, the 2018 Triple Crown champion, has shattered a 136-year-old curse:  In 1882, Apollo, unraced as a…

Ann’s Photo of the Week: Exercise is a Science

If there's a race, clinic, or show in Northwest Louisiana, you'll see Ann Switalski there with her trusty camera and…