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Horse Breeding

Why American Pharoah's Sperm Is More Valuable Than His Victories

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weird News

When American Pharoah races in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, there will be more than glory on the line. The bay stallion has already made his owner...

A Visit to Kentucky's Horse Country

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

Lexington is horse country in every sense of the word and, on my drive from the airport, I was enthralled with the spectacular scenery: the rolling hills of Kentucky's famed Blue Grass region with pretty red barns, fields and meadows.

Comptroller Allegedly Embezzled Millions To Fund Horse Breeding Business [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Municipal budgets around the country have been squeezed tight in recent years, and a city official in one town allegedly exacerbated those financial w...

Zenyatta Is Due

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Zenyatta is due to foal today. A maiden mare giving birth for the first time hasn't read What to Expect When You Are Expecting, gone to a Lamaze class or consulted with a doula.

A Tale of Two Mares

Liz O'Connell | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Winter Vacation and Light N Easy are thoroughbred mares. They moved to new homes recently. Winter's transition was uncomplicated, while Light N Easy's sojourn was fraught.

Eyja's Icelandic Horses

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Iris Erlingsdottir

Raising Icelandic horses is a challenge, even in the best of times. Although there are no predators and few diseases in Iceland, the short growing sea...

Betting on a 2010 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.

My Favorite Mistake: Writer Jane Smiley On How Her Horse-Breeding Got A Little Out Of Hand

Seema Kalia | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Seema Kalia

"My Favorite Mistake" is a biweekly series in which writer Seema Kalia asks various luminaries about the one mistake that taught them the most. Pulitz...