Author Archives: Ted Russell

The Excitement of Being Part of the Race

Horse racing is one of the most exciting and oldest sports in the world. It is one that some believe can be traced back to chariot racing seen in ancient Greece. The U.K claims that it originated from knights returning … Continue reading

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What Cheltenham Festival Week is All About

The biggest week on the horseracing calendar is that of the Cheltenham Festival, every year the gate open at around 10:30, massive queues of people enter as they arrive via hundreds of busses, trains and minibuses. While all eyes are … Continue reading

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Horse Racing

Classified as an equestrian performance sport, horse racing takes place between more than two horses manned by jockeys. It is also one of the oldest sports while the distance of the set course can differ from one race or track … Continue reading

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How To Take Care of a Horse

Horses are strong, large animals. They are enjoyable and hardy companions, but it doesn’t come without frequent attention as they need constant maintenance and care. They also require loads of interaction with you, attention, and various activities to ensure they … Continue reading

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Why to Microchip Your Horses

This blog post is a big jump from colour genetics to horse identification. I follow several horse groups such as; do people recognize a horse they own or do people now where a former horse they owned now is. I … Continue reading

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DNA Testing Lab – Etalon Diagnostics

DNA testing can be an expensive endeavour if you are testing a large amount of genes. Some labs will offer group packages at a discount. Some registries will also offer you discounts for DNA packages. There is now a lab that … Continue reading

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Cerebellar Abiotrophy

Cerebellar Abiotrophy is a genetic disease found in Arabians. It is recessive, meaning carriers of the disease show no symptoms. However, in homozygous form the disease presents itself with neurological symptoms. It is especially important to DNA test for recessive and … Continue reading

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Pattern 1 Gene Testing Available to the Public

The Leopard spotted horse is one that catches that attention of horse people and non-horse people alike. However, it has taken some time for the genes responsible for the coat to be genetically discovered. This is in part due to there … Continue reading

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New Addition to the W Series: W21

The W series is referring to mutations on the KIT locus known as Dominant White, White, or White Spotting. There are now 21 genetically discovered mutations for the W series. W21 is found in an Icelandic horse with a Sabino-like … Continue reading

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allbreed Genetics – A Website Focusing on DNA Status of Horses

Want to look up more information then just a pedigree? Want to know what the DNA tested status is for a prospect stallion or possible purchase? Or do you just want to investigate the DNA statuses in a bloodline? And … Continue reading

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