The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring. Read More

Vets Northrop, Mueller Named to Georgia Racing Board

Dr. Foster Northrop and Dr. Eric Mueller join a group working to pass pari-mutuel wagering legislation in Georgia. Read More

Starlight Stable's Laminitis Research Challenge Met

Starlight issued the challenge in memory of Intense Holiday, a racehorse who was euthanized after developing laminitis. Read More

Stewards: Australian Yearling Not Positive for Steroids

The colt's bloodwork showed the presence of altrenogest, a product typically used to regulate mares' estrous cycles. Read More

Australian Racing Regulators Probing Steroids Report

Officials are looking into a report that a yearling sold at a recent auction has tested positive for anabolic steroids. Read More

Texas Temporarily Waives Thoroughbred Piroplasmosis Testing

Testing is still required for Quarter Horses at sanctioned tracks and all horses at unsanctioned racetracks. Read More

Major Racehorse Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

Discussion topics will include expanded lab capabilities, emerging integrity threats, combating doping, and more. Read More

NYRA Announces Additional Safety Protocols

The additional protocols come in the wake of a recent rash of catastrophic breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack. Read More

Palm Meadows Training Center Adds Standing MRI Unit

The standing MRI is the first installed at a Thoroughbred racetrack or training center in North America, officials say. Read More

Racing Regulatory Veterinarians Support Compounding Rules

Mary Scollay-Ward, DVM; Rick Arthur, DVM; and Lynn Hovda, MS, DVM, signed the letter of support. Read More

Three Yearlings Die in Kentucky Barn Fire

Three Thoroughbred yearlings died in a Central Kentucky barn fire just before midnight on Jan. 10. Read More

TCA Stallion Season Auction Underway

TCA raises and distributes funds to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds during and after their racing careers. Read More

RCI Rules to Target Illegal Drug Compounding

The group wants to ensure agencies can sanction licensees who violate restrictions on illegally compounded drugs. Read More

Blood-Horse Feature Wins Eclipse Award

The Blood-Horse will receive the 2014 Media Eclipse Award in the audio/multimedia Internet category. Read More

Oak Tree to Match Donations in Veterinarian Robbins' Honor

The pledge will cover donations up to a total of $100,000 that are made through Dec. 31, 2015. Read More

Bell to Head Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

James G. "Jimmy" Bell, president and racing manager of Darley America, has been elected president of the organization. Read More

Britain's New Racehorse Steroid Policy Change Delayed

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

Aussie Thoroughbred Sale Buyers Can Request Steroid Test

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

Racehorse Tax Break Passes Congress

A provision that retroactively extends three-year tax depreciation for all racehorses was passed Dec. 16. Read More

Spending Bill Maintains Horse Slaughter Ban

The bill will effectively prevent any horse slaughterhouses from opening until Sept. 30, 2015. Read More

New Rules Lead to Spike in Positive Drug Tests in Indiana

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

RCI Uniform Classification Guidelines Updated

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

Aftercare Alliance to Award $2.4M in Grants

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

Laurel Park Reaccredited by Safety Alliance

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

RMTC Cites Progress in Medication Reform Plan

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