Cartier Racing Awards 2017: Enable named Horse of the Year
Enable is named Horse of the Year at the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards in London
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: Frankie Dettori breaks record on Enable
Frankie Dettori wins a record fifth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Chantilly on John Gosden's Enable.
in a stunning victory in the King George
A huge congratulations to Frankie Dettori, Prince Khalid Abdullah, John Gosden and his team at Clarehaven for Enable's stunning 4½ length win in the King George. Fantastic to see this superstar filly showing the big boys how it's done!
Enable rewards Frankie Dettori hunger with stunning King George triumph
Enable entered the history books at Ascot on Saturday with a stunning victory in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Congratulations to the John Gosden team for winning The Oaks with Enable.
John Gosden's filly was a 6-1 shot for a mile-and-a-half Classic run in driving rain after a thunderstorm hit the track just minutes before the off.
Pocketfullofdreams took the field along for much of the way, but was a spent force heading inside the final three furlongs.
Congratulations to Kate Stephens who has recently joined the team at Rossdales, treating mostly sport horses on site at the diagnostic centre. Kate Hesse continues her long working relationship with Rossdales, looking after the referrals for racehorses in training.
We are pleased to offer a new physiotherapy service to patients as part of the multi-disciplinary team at our Diagnostic Centre. This service is offered by Katharine (Kate) Stephens, who is a Chartered Physiotherapist, specialising in Equine Physiotherapy.
Wonderful to have chartered physiotherapist Kate Stephens back on deck after maternity leave.
In our part time role of providing clinical education for the University of Liverpool’s PGDip/MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy programme we have a new cohort of six students.
Diagnosing and dealing with back pain and dysfunction in the racehorse
Kate has an editorial "Back On Track" (full article - courtesy of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder incorporating Pacemaker) published in Europe's leading horseracing and bloodstock magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder December 2016 - Issue 148 - page 113.
Back On Track
While back pain is a common complaint in thoroughbred racehorses in training, it remains largely misunderstood by people outside the veterinary profession. As such it has been a soft target for many a charlatan and indeed a whole backyard industry has evolved around the supposed 'putting back in' of backs that are 'out of place'. A good starting point to begin to understand this misleading notion of 'out', is to take a look at the basic anatomy.
Congratulations to Ed and Kate Stephens. Baby Harriet Elizabeth Stephens arrived into the world in a big hurry, 2 weeks early at 08.22 on Thursday 23rd June, 4 minutes after arriving at the hospital and after only 3 hours of labour. She weighed 7lbs exactly. Both mum and baby are doing well, settling into a family life of four.
Kate has just had an editorial "Stress Fractures in the Racehorse" (full article - courtesy of Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder incorporating Pacemaker) published in Europe's leading horseracing and bloodstock magazine, Thoroughbred Owner & Breeder April 2016 - Issue 140 - page 88.
Stress fractures in the racehorse
Comparing injury, rehabilitation and management with British military personnel
'Tis the season to be extra vigilant for the signs of stress fracture in our racehorses. In spring, when training ramps up and the flat season begins, the incidence of stress fractures increases, largely due to lack of skeletal adaptation. Given that stress fractures were first described in the scientific literature in 1855 by Breithaupt, a Prussian military physician, who identified the “march fracture” in the metatarsal bones of feet in soldiers, it is perhaps appropriate to take a timely look at the military for what we can learn about these bony injuries and their management.
Following on from the success in Sweden last November where Kate Hesse presented the entire equine day at the annual conference of the Association of Registered Physiotherapists of Veterinary Medicine (LSVET), she has been invited to do the same in Ireland. The venue is The Curragh - the Race Academy and Centre of Education - and the audience is the Chartered Physiotherapists in Veterinary Practice. Kate will be speaking on the topic "Physiotherapy for the Racing Thoroughbred" on Saturday 9 April 2016. see attached flyer