Thoroughbred Racing

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?

March 02, 2017

Practice can and should be ethical, but it's not always easy. Pressure applied by trainers or owners can be substantial.... Read More

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2016 AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

February 22, 2017

Read our in-depth coverage of topics from the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

February 21, 2017

A necropsy revealed a pelvic fracture caused of death of the 1999 Horse of the Year.... Read More

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Louisiana Veterinarian Accused of Doping Racehorses

February 15, 2017

Dr. Kyle Hebert allegedly supplied trainers with dermorphin, saying the drug would make horses "focus and run faster."... Read More

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Illinois Lab Receives Interim RMTC Accreditation

February 10, 2017

The University of Illinois Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory performs drug testing for the Illinois Racing Board.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Quarantine at Oldham County Facility Released

February 06, 2017

Unrelated EHV quarantines remain in place at Keeneland Race Course's Rice Road Training Center and Turfway Park.... Read More

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Regulatory Policies to Undergo Review at April ARCI Meeting

February 03, 2017

Conference attendees will discuss what is and isn't working in racing regulation.... Read More

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ARCI Forms Integrity Compliance Certification Panel

February 02, 2017

Three former regulators will comprise the independent panel that will certify compliance with key integrity standards.... Read More

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OSRC to Focus on Medications, Drug Testing in 2017

January 30, 2017

Ohio's racing commission will review medications, out-of-competition drug testing, and RMTC and ARCI recommendations.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Additional Cases Confirmed at Keeneland

January 27, 2017

Four horses at Keeneland's Rice Road Training Center have tested positive and were placed in isolation.... Read More

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Pegasus World Cup Connections Pledge to Support Aftercare

January 27, 2017

Connections of two contenders have pledged to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program.... Read More

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NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Gulfstream Park

January 26, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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NYSGC Releases Racehorse Aftercare Video

January 26, 2017

As of Feb. 1 owners and trainers seeking to race horses in New York must view the video for licensure.... Read More

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Kentucky EHV: Cases Confirmed at Turfway, Keeneland

January 25, 2017

Two horses from one barn at Turfway and one horse at Keeneland have tested positive for EHV-1.... Read More

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EHV Confirmed in Horse Previously Stabled at Turfway Park

January 23, 2017

A Thoroughbred filly is isolated at a private farm while one barn at the Kentucky track is currently quarantined.... Read More

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Fair Grounds EHV: Entire Facility Quarantined

January 17, 2017

The EDCC says at least 38 horses tested positive for non-neurologic EHV-1 and two tested positive for neurologic EHV-1.... Read More

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BHA Names Sykes Director of Equine Health, Welfare

January 13, 2017

David Sykes, BVSc, MRCVS, will take over the newly created role of director of equine health and welfare in March.... Read More

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New Vocations Opens Facility in New York

January 12, 2017

Trainer Leandra Cooper will spearhead the training and adoption operations at October Hill Farm, in Fort Edward.... Read More

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The State of the Microchip

January 10, 2017

More horse organizations are requiring owners to use this identification technology.... Read More

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Can Subchondral Bone Thickness Predict Catastrophic Injury?

January 04, 2017

Researchers found that MRI images of bone thickness could provide critical information about fracture risk.... Read More

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More