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October 25, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods Nov/Dec 2020]  As one might expect there are relative few examples of horses bred in Denmark exerting an influence on international racing. There are, however, some notable exceptions. One from the latter part of the last century, the mare Rossard, was not only bred in Denmark, but was by a Danish stallion (Glacial, a...

September 1, 2021
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[Published Bluebloods March 2020] ONE of the most interesting developments with regard to genetics and the thoroughbred is the establishment of female lines sorted by Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), mitochondria being genetic material that exists outside the nucleus of the cell, and is passed on exclusively through the female line. The mitochondria have numerous vital functions,...

February 25, 2021
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“Now everything’s a little upside down.  As a matter of fact the wheels have stopped” It’s a safe bet that Bob Dylan didn’t have the havoc wreaked by COVID-19 in mind when he penned those lines which appear on his 1974 stunner “Idiot Wind,” but they are not a bad description of the 21st century’s...

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