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  • n  the part between the fetlock and the hoof

  • He defined both leeward and windward as "towards the wind," thought that pastern meant "the knee of an horse.
  • Helped off the field, Joy Bells was found to have a broken pastern in her right foreleg.
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  • St. Nicholas Abbey continues to improve after surgeries
    Coolmore’s Grade/Group 1 winner St Nicholas Abbey, recovering from both colic surgery and surgery to fuse a fractured pastern, has begun eating some grass, the Irish-based breeding operation reported Tuesday.
    July 30, 2013 - Daily Racing Form

  • Todd Pletcher in Reuters
    She has re-injured her right front pastern and because of the timing, the decision was made to retire her as opposed to trying to bring her back in the fall,said Pletcher.
  • Kiaran McLaughlin in BloodHorse
    He broke his sesamoid and fractured his pastern,McLaughlin said by phone. "He was in very bad shape and there was nothing that could be done. It was just one of those things where he took a bad step after galloping out." "It's very...

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