"Horses have a unique digestive tract in comparison to other species of livestock. Horses are monogastrics but can use forages effectively due to the presence of the microbial population in the hindgut. Because of the unique nature of the digestive tract, proper feeding management is important to ensure that the nutritional needs of the horse are met." - Feeding Management for Horse Owners
On May 3, 2014 they will "Run for the Roses" at Churchill Downs. An early favorite is California Chrome ridden by Jose Samraat. No doubt it will be a great race when the finest horses in the world take to the track and the announcer says "and, they're off."