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2014-07-17 08:28:27

LAS VEGAS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BioAdaptives, Inc. (OTCBB:BDPT) is pleased to announce Dr. Charlie Timmerman, DVM has joined the Advisory Board for its equine products. Dr. Timmerman is a 1970 graduate of University of Georgia. He has practiced in Aiken, South Carolina since graduating and opened the Aiken Veterinary clinic in 1972. BioAdaptives, under the direct supervision of Mr. Barry Epling, Chairman and CEO, has been testing two equine products in Aiken, South...

2014-07-07 12:24:56

Entries open July 6 for August 23-24 for Coast-to-Coast Travel/Clothing/Betting Horseracing Package LEXINGTON, Ky., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever wonder what it's like to be a highflying Thoroughbred jockey, riding in a marquee race one day, then jetting across the country for a second major stakes event the next afternoon? The "Ultimate 48" sweepstakes announced today by America's Best Racing won't make you crouch just inches above the back of a 1,200-pound equine athlete...

2014-05-08 12:25:50

Expanded DAS Deployment by Mobilitie Successfully Supports Record Data Traffic Usage During One-Hour Period at Nation's Highest-Attended Sporting Events LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the opening of the gates to the thrill of the final race, the wireless network at Churchill Downs kept the collective 260,000 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks attendees well connected this weekend. What helped make this possible was a unique wireless network configuration called a...

2014-04-02 08:28:44

Leading Washington State Wine Partners with "Hostess with the Mostess®" Blogger Jenn Sbranti to Share How You Can Bring Home the Allure of this Iconic Sporting Event PROSSER, Wash., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 14 Hands Winery, producer of the top-selling wines from Washington state, has been named a proud sponsor of the Kentucky Derby, the legendary Thoroughbred race representing the first leg of the coveted 'Triple Crown.' This is the second year that 14 Hands has sponsored the...

2013-12-18 23:28:21

ThoroughGen, a leading equine genetics research firm, announces the release of its Breeding Cloud test that will change the way breeding pairs are chosen in the Thoroughbred industry. This new model represents the first genetics-based analysis of both the broodmare and sire in order to choose the mating pair with the best statistical chance of producing an elite racing prospect. Owego, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 ThoroughGen, a leading equine genetics research firm, announces the release...

2013-07-09 15:58:32

Buyers go for thoroughbreds and riding horses for maximum meat yield Buyers want larger size animals to obtain the maximum meat yield, so go for thoroughbreds and riding horses, the study indicates. The researchers looked at the animals put up for sale at seven randomly selected auction markets in Britain in August and September 2011, and the type preferred by dealers buying on behalf of abattoirs. The auctions were in North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wales (Powys), Berkshire and...


Latest Thoroughbred Reference Libraries

Mangalarga horse
2014-06-17 07:42:08

The Mangalarga is a breed of horse originating in Brazil. The horse was developed by Francisco Gabriel Junqueira on his land, by crossbreeding Royal Alter stallions with local mares. In 1812, Junqueira began to breed Mangalarga horses with Thoroughbred, Arabian and American Saddlebred stallions. He also used one Saddlebred mare and one Lusitano stallion. The Mangalarga Marchador horse was a result of the crossbreeding. Originally the two horses were classified as one breed, but today,...

Furioso-North Star
2014-06-16 09:19:23

The Furioso-North Star is a breed of horse originating in Hungry. Two stallions contributed to the development of the Furioso-North Star. A Thoroughbred named Furioso was bred with Hungarian mares beginning in 1841. The second stallion was a Thoroughbred named North Star who was bred with local mares of Norfolk Trotter descent. The Furioso bloodline was a riding horse and the North Star bloodline was a driving horse. These two breeds were kept separate until the late 1800s when they were...

Brandenburger
2014-06-10 09:26:59

The Brandenburger is a breed of horse that originated in Germany. The development of the modern Brandenburger horse was attained by crossbreeding Trakehners, Hanoveranians and English Thoroughbreds during the mid-1900s. King Frederick Wilhelm II founded the national and state Neustadt/Dosse stud society in 1788 which had influence of the Brandenburger breed. After the reunification of East Germany, stallions from the Hanoverian bloodlines and Redefin bloodlines were introduced. Since 1990...

Selle Français
2014-05-26 13:45:30

The Selle Français is a breed of sport horse that was developed in France. In the nineteenth century, it was popular to develop half-breed horses, especially crosses between Thoroughbreds and native mares that were used for driving or military purposes. Many of these crosses, including the Anglo-Norman,were named after the region that they were developed in. All of the half-breeds were merged in 1958 under the name of Selle Français or French Saddle Horse, in order to develop a sport horse...

Brumby
2014-04-03 12:32:21

The Brumby is feral horse that is found roaming free in Australia, with the largest population located in the Northern Territory. This breed is descended from horses that were released or escaped confinement during the early days of settlement in Australia. There are many theories about the origin of its name including one that suggests it is derived from the Aboriginal word baroomby, which means wild in the Pitjara Indigenous Australians’ language. Another theory suggests that the breed...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
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