Helen Kleberg Groves passed away peacefully at home in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born 94 years prior in the same city on October 20, 1927, the only child of Robert Justus Kleberg Jr. and Helen Campbell Kleberg.
Hold on to your hats, the Quarter Horses are back. The fastest breed of horse returns to Ajax Downs on May 11, post time 1:30 p.m. (EDT), for the opening day of its 25-day season, the 53rd in the track's history.
With purses at an historic high of $1.35 million dollars, Wyoming Downs, the only private racetrack in Wyoming, will host its longest ever 20-day live racing season every Saturday and Sunday beginning Saturday, June 4 through August 7.
During the Wyoming Gaming Commission meeting held Thursday (May 5) in Casper, Wyoming the Wyoming Gaming Commissioners approved the request by Wyoming Horse Racing to amend the live race dates at Sweetwater Downs.
Granada Farms announced their champion and champion sire Tempting Dash was euthanized today (May 5). The cause of death was diaphragmatic hernia which is not treatable with surgery. Photo by Amanda Glidden
Sweating is an important function of the horse’s body during hot weather and/or exertion to keep him from becoming too hot. A small amount of body heat is removed through air exchange via the respiratory system, but more than 70% of excess body heat is dissipated by sweat evaporating from the skin. Some horses in hot climates lose their ability to sweat (anhidrosis) and are at risk for heat stress and heat stroke.
Texas Breeder Kirk Gentry perpetuates the program his father and uncle began nearly six decades ago.