Derby Day Wrap Up

It was a tale of triumph at Churchill Downs this past weekend when the 9-2 favorite, Always Dreaming, stole the race with his focused stride through a turbid track at the 143rd Kentucky Derby. 

Always Dreaming, accompanied by Jockey and Trainer, John Velazquez and Todd Pletcher, rejoiced in their first Derby win together before continuing their march through the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing’s 2017 season. 

 While this headstrong team advances to the second round of the Triple Crown at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, the Derby’s unpredictable weather conditions and a young Colt’s tight start show us it is still anyone’s game, or is it? For this weekend’s race and races of years past, a muddy track affects much more than the shoes of the Derby’s best dressed, it can cause infections in a horse's hooves such as sole bruising, thrush, white line disease, abscesses, and scratches. Infections that can stop the longevity of a racing horses career in its tracks, and lead to a long road of treatment and recovery. 

Like the winning team behind the weekend’s race, Arrowhead Animal Health has decades of expertise in making quality tapes and wraps, while keeping the young buck attitude of providing innovation and flexibility to different situations, needs and preferences in animal health and medical supplies. 

In 2017 Arrowhead launched the ARROW FLEX CO premium heavy-duty cohesive vet wrap as a sturdy but easy-to-use equine medical supply for healthy horses. Key features of this product include a tough elastic construction that avoids the tearing of hair and is unsusceptible to water, a unique chemistry that provides maximum shelf life while avoiding mold or fading, and engineering that keeps it easy to tear with great self-stick. Unlike many vet supply leaders, Arrowhead provides self-stick cohesive tapes with an unflinching texture and high break strength for the most assertive of horses.  

There’s a long road ahead for Always Dreaming’s team and the others racing for the rest of the year. Any participant of a competitive sport will agree that the road to success is mastered in part by demanding the highest quality of care. With this, Arrowhead cheers for the glory of all of this season’s participants and for their prosperous health. 

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