’10 Pleasant Dixie

In April of 2010, Pleasant Dixie presented her last foal, a handsome colt by Curlin. This promising young horse was foaled and raised on Stonestreet Farm in Kentucky and then began early training at the Stonestreet Training Center in late 2012. In 2013, the ‘10 Pleasant Dixie colt graduated from the training center and sights… Read more »

Prevent Winter Water Woes

Winter precedes one of the most exciting times on the farm. With the arrival of newborn foals coinciding with plummeting temperatures, planning must begin many months before. Every member of the Stonestreet team is prepared for the worst-case weather scenario, including the Facilities Manager who faces some unique challenges; freezing weather also means freezing water. Turn out… Read more »

Palpating Barren Mares & Maidens before Breeding Season

In last week’s blog, we discovered the practice of mare teasing. With the timing of each mare’s estrus cycle now determined using behavioral indicators, the Broodmare Farm Manager moves forward with internal examination via palpation and ultrasound. Palpation is a procedure performed by a veterinarian who reaches into the rectum with their arm to feel… Read more »

Stonestreet Stables 2015 Graded Stakes Income Donations

Beginning January 1st 2015 and continuing throughout the year, Stonestreet Stables will donate 10% of all Graded Stakes income earned. “Horse racing has given me so many thrilling moments and brought so much joy to my family” says Barbara Banke, “we thought it would be a good way to give back to the people who… Read more »

Mare Teasing

With breeding season fast approaching, the Broodmare Farm Manager takes us behind the scenes and into the barns as teasing begins. Teasing is an efficient process that can determine a mare’s estrus cycle and allow for the effective timing of stallion covers. The estrus cycle, a recurring period of sexual receptivity and fertility, occurs seasonally… Read more »

Wharton

When a racehorse reaches retirement, they are relatively young given the average life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. If a horse is not a breeding prospect, most of our retired racehorses are sent to New Vocations where they complete training for a new career. In the case of six-year-old Wharton, retirement meant a permanent… Read more »

Dental Care

Dental health and care are as important for horses as for humans. However, unlike human teeth, horse teeth continue to grow and require unique care. While grazing naturally wears down teeth this may leave them uneven, potentially causing issues that can become severe without proper care from a veterinarian experienced in dental care. One of our veterinarians… Read more »

Straw Delivery

Horse farms use straw as bedding in stalls, making supply a necessity. Because stalls are mucked out daily and cleanliness is important to the well being of every horse, fresh straw is needed constantly. The straw truck arrives at Barn 2 for a shipment of six hundred bales of straw. We are stocking up for… Read more »

Happy Holiday’s from Stonestreet!

In this season of giving, we are giving away a high-resolution photo of Rachel Alexandra! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! *This photo is for personal use only. Commercial or advertising use is prohibited. To Download: Click on photo or Click Here