The Latest from DeGraff Stables

NEPHC Zone 7~Seabreeze Farm Donates Free Breeding to Circuit Winner!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Win a Free Breeding to Hesa Cool Hotrod or Hot Lopin Sensation!

Carrie & Mark Nickerson with Seabreeze Pleasure Horses are pleased to donate a 2011 breeding to the Lucky Winner's choice of one of their stallions; World Champion Hesa Cool Hotrod (AQHA/APHA) or Reserve World Champion Hot Lopin Sensation!  A drawing will be made from the Performance Open, Amateur and Novice Amateur Divisions this weekend in New Jersey to determine the lucky winner.  (Booking and Shipping or On-Farm fees will apply.)  For more information ~ Print this Flyer! Two Great Chances to Win!

Seeking 10 Fertile Mares for MRLS Testing

Monday, July 26, 2010

A group of private veterinarians in Central Kentucky are seeking ten fertile, breedable mares for an MRLS study.  Recent findings have shown a possible link to MRLS and a very small fungus that might have been the underlying cause of the losses suffered in early and late term pregnancies that hit Central Kentucky in 2001 with sporadic losses since. 

This fungus has been isolated for numerous cases of aborted fetuses and this spring was isolated from the skin of the Eastern Tent Caterpillar.  The research will involve pasture breeding the mares, confirming pregnancies, then they will be divided into two groups.  Group 1 will be injected daily for 14 days with sterile saline and group 2 will be injected with saline containing the aforementioned fungus.  This will occur between 40 and 65 days of gestation.  Daily blood progesterone levels, CBC and chemistries will be ran.  Daily ultrasounds will also be performed to assess the health of the fetuses.  The mares will be aborted at the end of the study and either donated to UK or returned to the owner. 

If you have anymares you would be able to donate, please contact Dr. Alan Dorton at Woodford Equine Hospital by responding to this e mail, or by phoning 859-873-7361.

Thank You,
Robin Maddox
Client Services
Woodford Equine Hospital

KyQHA Adds $40,000 in BIF Funds at Labor Day Weekend Show!

Monday, July 26, 2010
Join Us at the Show! Sept 4-6!


Come to The Kentucky Futurities at the Casey County Ag/Expo Center, Liberty, KY on September 4-6, 2010, Labor Day Weekend!

  • 3 days, 6 judges, See the Show Bill
  • Amateurs should miss no work, youth miss no school
  • All inclusive AQHA Entry Package - Save $$$ See Your Savings
  • Up to $40,000 in KyQHA Breeders' Incentive Fund Supplement Payouts See BIF Supplement Program Rules and BIF Entry Form
  • Brought to you by the Kentucky Quarter Horse Association in cooperation with the Kentucky Quarter Horse Breeders' Association
  • $5000 BIF Stallion Owners' Bonus Program.Stallion owners with a BIF offspring showing will share equally in distribution of bonus dollars.
  • All are welcome! For more information: or Equine Events at (859) 887-0033

K.E.E.P. Announces Instant Racing Approved in KY; Incentives for Breeders & Racing

Friday, July 23, 2010

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission passed regulations today that will allow Kentucky racetracks to offer pari-mutuel wagering on historic horse races - commonly known as Instant Racing.  Governor Beshear and the members of the Commission are to be commended for working so diligently on behalf of our signature racing and breeding industries, and the 100,000 jobs they are responsible for providing.

While Instant Racing will not inject the same amount into purses and breeders incentives that VLT's would, it is nonetheless a significant first step toward leveling the competitive playing field.  At Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, proceeds from Instant Racing have contributed millions of dollars to purses and breeders awards.

The passage of Instant Racing provides much needed good news for Kentucky's equine industry, and could be responsible for generating new revenue for Kentucky purses and breeders incentives.  While we will continue working to allow our industry to fairly compete, we are appreciative of the efforts of Governor Beshear and the Racing Commission to provide the industry a boost through the passage of Instant Racing. 

For more information visit:  The K.E.E.P. Website

Still Time for Free Endoscopy at R&R Courtesy of Merial July 15!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Endoscopy at Rood & Riddle

For any horse owners within an easy drive of Lexington, you still have an opportunity for a free gastroscopy exam of your horse at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital during the July 15 Merial Animal Health gastroscopy seminar! Merial conducts Gastroscopy seminars throughout the year at equine veterinary practices nationwide providing horse owners with the diagnostic examination for their horse at no charge with medication purchase required only for those patients identified with stomach ulcers. In addition to the free gastroscopy, medication discounts and specials are available to seminar participants. For more information visit: Rood & Riddle