Thoroughbred Racing

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TIP Application Deadline is Sept. 30

September 26, 2013

TIP sponsorships are available for myriad disciplines and are open to shows in the United States and Canada.... Read More

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Virginia Racing Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

September 25, 2013

The rules set uniform thresholds for 24 controlled therapeutic medications. ... Read More

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New Vocations Receives Grant for Thoroughbred Aftercare

September 25, 2013

New Vocations received a $15,000 grant from the ASPCA to aid in rehabilitating Thoroughbreds off the track.... Read More

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No Pattern Seen in Ellis Park Racehorse Fatalities

September 24, 2013

Officials say there's no explanation for the spike in fatalities during the recently concluded race meet. ... Read More

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RMTC Recommends Stanozolol Prohibition

September 20, 2013

The recommendation would mean the anabolic steroids would not be permitted in a horse's system on race day.... Read More

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Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

September 20, 2013

Horses competing in the race will be subject to early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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Maryland Adopts Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy

September 18, 2013

Officials adopted uniform medication and drug-testing rules as part of a push in the Mid-Atlantic region. ... Read More

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Australian Racing Board Announces Ban on Anabolic Steroids

September 16, 2013

Officials announced the total ban on anabolic steroid use, both in and out of competition, on Sept 16.... Read More

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Medications Seized from Sheikh's Farm Overseas

September 11, 2013

Products unauthorized for use in the UK were seized from a farm housing the Maktoum family's endurance horses.... Read More

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Florida Horsemen Collaborating on Economic Impact Study

September 10, 2013

After the Ky. Equine Survey results were released, Florida horsemen are collaborating on their own study. ... Read More

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New York Racing Regulators Reinstate Corticosteroid Rules

September 09, 2013

The rule requires a claimed horse's trainer to provide details on injections given within 30 of claiming.... Read More

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Commentary: Rachel Alexandra and Brent Comer: A Love Story

September 07, 2013

Meet a person instrumental in helping Rachel Alexandra recover from life-threatening foaling complications.... Read More

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The Jockey Club Announces 2013 TIP Winners

September 04, 2013

The Jockey Club TIP has announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2013. ... Read More

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Two Upcoming Horses and Hope Events Planned

August 30, 2013

"Horses and Hope" works to promote awareness of and raise funds for detection and treatment of breast cancer.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Showcase Features Retired Racers

August 29, 2013

Washington's Thoroughbred Showcase, featuring 30+ former racehorses, will be held Aug. 31 at Emerald Downs.... Read More

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Ohio Eyes Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy and Testing

August 24, 2013

OSRC is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules,... Read More

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Model Rule for Racing Medication Penalties Endorsed

August 23, 2013

ROAP board of directors has endorsed the Penalty Guidelines for Multiple Medication Violations.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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WVRC Adopts Animal Cruelty Policy

August 21, 2013

The racing commission approved a cruelty policy that relies heavily on existing practices and state law. ... Read More

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More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

August 19, 2013

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Forehand vs. Backhand Whip Use in Racing

August 15, 2013

Jockeys struck a simulator with significantly (approximately 15%) more force with the backhand than forehand.... Read More

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Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

August 13, 2013

The Rescuing Racers Initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses.... Read More

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Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

August 13, 2013

The Jockey Club recommended that all U.S. racing jurisdictions pledge to adopt a uniform medication program.... Read More