Recent News for Discipline-Specific Issues

Great Britain’s Lee Pearson (center) celebrates clinching the Grade Ib individual title with Austria’s Pepo Puch (left) taking silver and The Netherlands’ Nicole Den Dulk scoring bronze.

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Dressage, Para-Dressage Medals Awarded at 2014 WEG

August 27, 2014

Charlotte Dujardin, Lee Pearson, and Hannalore Brenner took home gold medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) today.... Read More

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Indiana Hires Second Lab to Handle Backlog

August 27, 2014

A backlog at its primary laboratory has led the Indiana Horse Racing Commission to contract with a second lab.... Read More

Team USA won reining gold in Normandy today. Belgium took silver followed by Austria with an historic bronze.

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First Medals Handed Out at 2014 WEG

August 26, 2014

Team reining and dressage medals were awarded today at the World Equestrian Games (WEG), while para-dressage continued.... Read More

Andrea Fappani (USA) and Custom Cash Advance are in the lead after the first individual reining qualifier.

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First Competition Day at 2014 WEG in the Books

August 25, 2014

Dressage, para-dressage, and reining competitors kicked off the action at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG).... Read More

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Outside the Lines

August 24, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-cheif shares thoughts on why racing needs to beef up out-of-competition testing.... Read More

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RCI Votes to Increase Multiple NSAID Penalties

August 22, 2014

The group voted to increase penalties when multiple non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are found in racehorses.... Read More

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Definite Entries for All Disciplines at 2014 WEG Confirmed

August 22, 2014

Entries for jumping, driving, and vaulting at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) have been finalized.... Read More

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HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Furosemide

August 18, 2014

Furosemide is currently the only recognized treatment for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.... Read More

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Gulfstream Plans Furosemide-Free Races in 2015

August 17, 2014

Gulfstream Park plans to offer such races for 2-year-olds and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy.... Read More

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Could Learning Theory Lead to Objective Dressage Judging?

August 16, 2014

One scientist believes learning theory could be used to produce more objective dressage scoring.... Read More

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First Definite Entries Confirmed for Alltech FEI WEG 2014

August 15, 2014

Entries for dressage, para-dressage, reining, endurance, and eventing have been announced.... Read More

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Slow Crawl to Uniformity

August 14, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on the path to racehorse medication uniformity.... Read More

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Brazilian Triple Crown Winner Being Treated for Laminitis

August 13, 2014

Bal A Bali is being treated by Dr. Weston Davis of Palm Beach Equine and Dr. Vern Dryden of Rood & Riddle.... Read More

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Panel: Racehorse Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

August 13, 2014

Panelists say improvements in regard to horse health and welfare is closely tied to racing cultural changes.... Read More

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Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

August 13, 2014

Learn about methods, from stretches to massage, that can help horses suffering from back issues recover.... Read More

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USADA Chief: Independent Drug Testing Necessary

August 12, 2014

The USADA's head outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry.... Read More

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WEG and Welfare: Are They Compatible? Science Says Yes!

August 11, 2014

Our reporter wonders if competitions reach the borders of unethical, but top researchers say that's not so.... Read More

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Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Racehorse Drugs

August 11, 2014

The Jockey Club cited progress on adopting uniform medication rules, but will advocate for federal assistance.... Read More

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Lobbyist: Federal Drug Reform Action Unlikely

August 10, 2014

Lobbyist Greg Means believes federal action into horse racing medication reform is unlikely.... Read More

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British Steroid Could Impact American Horses Racing Abroad

August 09, 2014

Enforcing the ban on steroid use could be tricky for American horses, depending on how testing is conducted.... Read More

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RCI Releases State-by-State Drug Test Results

August 08, 2014

U.S. regulators sent 340,932 samples for testing last year, and 99.65% of those samples had no violation. ... Read More

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Horsemen's Groups Circle Wagons on Furosemide

August 08, 2014

Some Thoroughbred horsemen's groups said they have not changed their stance in supporting race-day furosemide.... Read More

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FEI Tribunal Clears Paget in Doping Scandal

August 07, 2014

The tribunal said Jock Paget's horse tested positive for reserpine after consuming a contaminated supplement.... Read More

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Salix: Is Change on the Horizon?

August 06, 2014

The Blood-Horse's editor-in-chief shares thoughts on Salix's state in Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

August 05, 2014

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation.... Read More