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Preseason message from John!

Happy New Year everyone! We’re all looking forward to racing in 2017 and building on our success of 2016. We have some new racehorses and new owners for 2017 and can’t wait to give them a fabulous season of racing!…

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Major Rowan available for Lease or to Buy!

Major Rowan is a 5-year-old bay gelding and 4 times winner over 8 and 14 furlongs on the all-weather. He is £100/year to lease or £1000 each to buy in a syndicate of 10 people. Training fees of £35/week for…

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Sore Shins: How can we avoid them and how are they treated when they occur?

Sore shins or, bucked shins occur when young racehorses (usually 2 year olds or unworked racehorses) are over trained. A diagnosis is made by palpation of the front of the cannon bone where heat and pain are evident however, the…

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Sore Shins: How can we avoid them and how are they treated when they occur?

Sore shins or, bucked shins occur when young racehorses (usually 2 year olds or unworked racehorses) are over trained. A diagnosis is made by palpation of the front of the cannon bone where heat and pain are evident however, the…

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RACEHORSE LOCOMOTION AND BREATHING IN BRIEF

There are two general gait categories in the racehorse. Symmetrical gait (walk, trot, pace). Asymmetrical gait (canter-3 beat gallop, and gallop-4 beat gallop). There are two variations of asymmetrical gait. Rotary gallop (used at slower speeds and in the accelerating…

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John Davies Racehorse Trainer

My name is John Davies. I am a racehorse trainer in the Northeast of England. Since being a boy I have ridden horses competitively and now my passion for racehorse training and competing continues with my small but growing yard…

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Eating and the affects on skeletal function

For the racehorse, nutrition isn’t just about the energy required to train and race. The correct balance of nutrients and types of food have far reaching consequences for both energy release and just as importantly, for physical well-being and functional…

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