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5 Best Horse Farms on the Market in Central Kentucky

By Joe Riddell

I was asked “What are the 5 BEST FARMS ON THE MARKET in Central Kentucky to raise a sound equine athlete?” What my over 45 years of experience in the thoroughbred industry has taught me is that the best high-phosphatic... [ READ MORE ]

 

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5 Best Horse Farms on the Market in Central Kentucky

By Joe Riddell from BloodHorse Magazine

Ask trainers what the biggest problem is with today’s Thoroughbred and they will respond “unsoundness.”

Are Thoroughbreds more unsound today than 50, 100, or 150 years ago? Most will agree they are. There are many reasons, but the number one cause for this unsoundness is the way we are raising our young Thoroughbred athlete.... [ READ MORE ]

 

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Why is Central Kentucky’s Inner Bluegrass Region the “Thoroughbred Horse Capital of the World”?

By Joe Riddell

To answer this we must go back 440 million years ago to the Ordovician geological era, when what is now the Inner Bluegrass Region was south of the Equator and under a large, shallow, turbulent and tropical sea that was part of the super continent Lauretia. This sea was full of invertebrates and as they died the salt water turned thier mineral rich shells into a fossil filled sedimentary rock called Tanglewood Limestone. The amount of phosphorus in this particular limestone are among the highest in the world (if not the highest)..... [ READ MORE ]