Spring 2014 - issue 45
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Brian Meehan - Cover Profile
Rune Haugen - TRM Trainer of the Quarter
Transport rules across Europe are changing
History of the famed Manton estate
What is the correct feeding position?
Trainer on the up - Alan McCabe
Relative Values - Eoin & Edward Harty
Diagnostics imaging in yearlings
Managing pastern fractures
The fall and rise of Greek racing
View from the saddle - David Crosse
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The 2,500-acre Manton House Estate in Manton, Wiltshire, could easily dwarf – physically and historically – any trainer bold enough to take it on.
The first racecourse located in Athens was established by William Reese, an Englishman coming from Smyrna, Turkey, following the Asia Minor catastrophe. This was a time when Greek expatriates, forced into displacement, moved to Greece – specifically, to a large extent, to Athens.
Fractures are relatively common injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses. This relates to the high athletic demands of racing and training, and the cumulative stresses imposed on the musculoskeletal system by the repetitive nature of race training.
The quest to own or train the perfect racehorse can have many starting points. For many people the search for the Holy Grail begins at the yearling sales, where horsemen from around the globe inspect and agonize over young horseflesh, dreaming and hoping of attaining that future champion.
When he was 17 years old and in the breeding program at Irish National Stud in County Kildare, Eoin (pronounced “Owen”) Harty, a fifth-generation horseman, couldn’t wait for the arrival of racing magazines from America.