Costly Care for Racehorses Must Be Weighed Against Profits

According to the New York Times, 3,600 race horses have died at the nation’s tracks over the last three years. Modern technology might have saved some of those animals, but, in an industry that must worry about the bottom line, healing a horse is often too expensive. As part of our “Track Tech” series, WEKU’s […]

In Kentucky, 2015 Derby Winner Could Arrive Any Day Now

NPR’s Noah Adams spent some time in Lexington recently, where it’s foaling season on thoroughbred farms. He spoke with Eduardo Terrazas, who owns a boarding farm where 51 foals are expected this season—each of which Terrazas will deliver himself. He drinks a lot of coffee. The story also takes us to Kentucky’s two equine hospitals, […]