Thoroughbred Racing

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RCI Appoints Five to New Medication Board

December 22, 2014

Drs. Rick Sams, Scott Stanley, Mary Robinson, Ken McKeever, and George Maylin have been appointed to the board.... Read More

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Britain's New Racehorse Steroid Policy Change Delayed

December 22, 2014

The policy change date was adjusted to allow more time to clarify certain elements of the new rules.... Read More

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Aussie Thoroughbred Sale Buyers Can Request Steroid Test

December 21, 2014

The sales company is offering the testing based on new rules banning anabolic steroid use in racehorses.... Read More

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RMTC Plans Changes but No Merger with RCI

December 21, 2014

The RCI had invited the RMTC to merge with the former group's new Drug Testing Standards and Practices Committee.... Read More

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Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

December 19, 2014

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise.... Read More

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WVRC Eyes Independent Review of Head-On Collision

December 19, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.... Read More

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New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

December 18, 2014

The adoption of new model rules on medication use in racehorses has led to an increase in positive tests in Indiana.... Read More

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RCI Request Would Change RMTC's Current Role

December 17, 2014

The RCI has asked the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) to merge into a new RCI scientific advisory board.... Read More

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RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

December 17, 2014

The organization updated entries on ketoprofen, alclofenac, firocoxib, aminorex, and more.... Read More

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Officials Investigate Head-On Collision During Horse Race

December 16, 2014

The Dec. 13 collision led to a horse being euthanized after a race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. ... Read More

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Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

December 13, 2014

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $2.4 million in grants to its 42 accredited facilities for 2014.... Read More

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Laurel Park Reaccredited by Safety Alliance

December 12, 2014

The 103-year-old racetrack received its initial NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation in 2013.... Read More

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RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

December 10, 2014

More jurisdictions are operating or will soon be operating under all or part of the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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2015 Racehorse Welfare and Safety Summit Scheduled

December 05, 2014

The summit will be held July 8 at Keeneland and is open to the public. A live webcast also will be available.... Read More

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Retired Racehorse Project Goes National

November 30, 2014

The Retired Racehorse Project is moving its signature event from Baltimore, Maryland, to Lexington, Kentucky, in 2015.... Read More

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TAA Accredits 19 Aftercare Organizations

November 26, 2014

The new organizations bring the total number of sanctioned groups to 42. ... Read More

Silver Charm wins the 1997 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

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Old Friends Sets Open House for Silver Charm

November 25, 2014

The open house will be held Dec. 2, from 1-2 p.m. The 20-year-old stallion will then enter a 21-day quarantine period.... Read More

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Sweeping New Racehorse Drug Rules Approved in New York

November 24, 2014

The agency says the rules are intended to protect the integrity of New York's wagering system and racehorses' health.... Read More

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Indiana Reports Multiple Racehorse Medication Sanctions

November 24, 2014

The racing commission announced sanctions against nine trainers and one veterinarian for medication-related violations.... Read More

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Funds Committed to Aftercare via Breeders' Cup Pledges

November 23, 2014

Thoroughbred owners and trainers have pledged more than $45,000 to racehorse aftercare.... Read More

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Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

November 19, 2014

Jockeys won't be allowed to whip a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the horse a chance to respond.... Read More

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Study: Epistaxis Has 'Complex Hereditary Basis'

November 18, 2014

Environment also to blame in exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage cases so severe that horses bleed from the nostrils.... Read More

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World Horse Welfare Collaborates with Racehorse Charity

November 16, 2014

The groups will work together to retrain and rehome "vulnerable" former racehorses.... Read More

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Gulfstream to Require Third-Party Furosemide Shots

November 16, 2014

The Florida racetrack will begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide on Wednesday, Nov. 19.... Read More

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Lab Expects Kentucky Test Delays to End Soon

November 15, 2014

Lab officials blamed delays on a spike in the number of samples that required follow-up testing after initial analysis.... Read More