Abel Tasman Victorious in Kentucky OaksBy Kentucky Equine Research Staff · May 9, 2017
Trained by Bob Baffert, Abel Tasman had an extraordinary trip in the 2017 Kentucky Oaks, hustling from last place to emerge victorious in the most esteemed race of the year for 3-year-old fillies.
Abel Tasman is fueled by Hallway Feeds, a KER Partner Feed. Hallway manufactures a wide variety of feed products, including those designed to support the needs of Thoroughbred racehorses in training. Hallway Feeds are fortified with micronutrients from Kentucky Equine Research (KER).
For additional support, Baffert uses Race Recovery™ to strategically replenish electrolytes in horses treated with furosemide.
“Race Recovery is my preferred electrolyte for horses training and running on Lasix,” Baffert said. “The scientists at KER formulated Race Recovery to effectively replenish the calcium and other minerals treated horses lose.”
Furosemide causes a substantial loss of minerals, including a sustained calcium loss over several days. Race Recovery™ reverses these losses entirely, helping horses bounce back. In studies conducted at KER, horses given Race Recovery drank more and maintained their body weight following Lasix administration and exercise. Learn more and read the research.
Watch the 2017 Kentucky Oaks below.