Thoroughbred Racing

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Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More

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New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017 at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Virginia Sport Horse Vet Installed as 2017 AAEP President

December 06, 2016

Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. focuses much of his practice on lameness in racehorses and performance horses.... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor 2017 TCA Stallion Season Auction

November 26, 2016

The Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction is the organization's largest annual fundraiser.... Read More

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TAA Accredits 27 Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups in 2016

November 22, 2016

The TAA now has 64 accredited organizations operating at more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Arrogate Overtakes 'Chrome' to Win Breeders' Cup Classic

November 05, 2016

Arrogate ran down favorite California Chrome in deep stretch to win the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length.... Read More

Beholder (outside) wins the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff by the slightest margin over Songbrid at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4.

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Beholder Wins Breeders' Cup Distaff by a Nose

November 04, 2016

The 6-year-old mare nipped the previously undefeated Songbird by a nose to win the 2016 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contenders Pledge Support to Aftercare Efforts

November 04, 2016

To date, 42 Breeders' Cup contenders have owners and/or trainers supporting New Vocations' pledge.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Introduces Recreational Riding Program

November 03, 2016

The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Horse Theft

November 01, 2016

Jonas Gibson is accused of stealing at least three racehorses.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Vets to Assist at 2016 Breeders' Cup Races

November 01, 2016

Drs. Scott Palmer and Alan Ruggles will provide timely health reports regarding the equine athletes in each race.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More

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Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

October 27, 2016

The survey is focused on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry.... Read More

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Horse of the Year Charismatic Returning to United States

October 26, 2016

The 20-year-old will return from Japan's JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station, where he's stood since 2002, in November.... Read More

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NTRA Approves Safety, Integrity Code of Standards Updates

October 24, 2016

Updates include a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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ARCI Seeking Respondents for Online Survey

October 16, 2016

The ARCI is seeking input on what industry members identify as problems in horse racing and how to address them.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

October 12, 2016

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More