Thoroughbred Racing

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UK Researcher Launches Equine Sports Science Initiative

March 23, 2016

The collaborative and research-based initiative is designed to advance the health and well-being of equine athletes.... Read More

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Fatal Thoroughbred Racehorse Injuries Decline by 14% in 2015

March 22, 2016

The fatality rate of 1.62 per 1,000 starts is the lowest since the Equine Injury Database started publishing statistics.... Read More

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TVMDL Drug Testing Lab Receives RMTC Accreditation

March 20, 2016

Texas A&M's Drug Testing Laboratory is the seventh to receive full RMTC accreditation.... Read More

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Jockey Club Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing Available

March 18, 2016

Racetracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, New York, and Ontario have participated since the program began in 2014.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racing Legislation Earns Additional Support

March 15, 2016

The legislation would aid in creating uniform standards in drug testing and enforcement for Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 12, 2016

Certification standards address injury prevention, uniform medication testing and penalties, safety research, and more.... Read More

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Sunland Park Racetrack Quarantine Lifted

March 09, 2016

Outside horses can enter the track, and the more than 1,600 horses housed on site since the outbreak began can leave. ... Read More

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New NMRC Rules for Entering a Track or Training Center

March 08, 2016

The New Mexico Racing Commission has announced new rules for horses entering licensed facilities.... Read More

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Carl Pollard Challenge Kicks off TRF Endowment Campaign

March 04, 2016

Proceeds from the endowment will be used primarily for horse care expenses. ... Read More

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Aqueduct Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 03, 2016

Certification standards address injury prevention, uniform medication testing and penalties, safety research, and more.... Read More

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TIP Announces 2015 Performance Awards Winners

March 02, 2016

The awards recognize Thoroughbreds accumulating the most points at shows in 12 award categories throughout the year.... Read More

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Anticoagulant Rodenticide and Sudden Horse Deaths

February 27, 2016

Researchers found that anticoagulant rodenticide ingestion coupled with strenuous exercise can be fatal to horses.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Recommend Drug Thresholds

February 26, 2016

The board also voted in support of an expanded and more comprehensive out-of-competition drug testing rule.... Read More

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Panel Examines Possible Research Paths for EIPH Treatment

February 25, 2016

The AAEP released a list of research topics identified by a panel as central to the goal of understanding EIPH. ... Read More

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UK Student Entrepreneurs Take First Place at Georgia Bowl

February 25, 2016

The team's service provides a blood test that can potentially predict injuries in horses before serious problems occur.... Read More

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Owners of Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Pledge Research Support

February 25, 2016

So far three owners have pledge a percentage of earnings from wins on the Kentucky Derby trail to equine research.... Read More

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2016 Thoroughbred Makeover Attracts Top Trainers

February 19, 2016

Trainers from the U.S., Canada, and England will acquire and train a recently retired racehorse for this year's event.... Read More

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RMTC Hosts Horse Hair Testing Workshop at UC Davis

February 17, 2016

Participants learned how to detect, identify, and analyze anabolic steroids and other substances using hair samples.... Read More

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Sesamoiditis and Suspensory Branch Changes? Keep a Close Eye

February 09, 2016

Ultrasound and x ray exams can help identify horses potentially at-risk for injury so they can be managed appropriately.... Read More

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NYRA to Match Contributions in Support of TAA

February 07, 2016

The TAA provides grants to 56 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations across the United States and Canada. ... Read More

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ARCI Town Hall Meeting Set for Gulfstream Park

February 06, 2016

The meeting is designed to attempt to find workable solutions to the problems the racing industry faces.... Read More

On the left, this lateral-medial radiograph, taken in February 2010, shows the left tarsus in 5-day-old foal with Grade 2 incomplete ossification. On the right, a lateral-medial radiograph, taken in June 2011, shows the left tarsus of the same foal, taken a year later, demonstrating normally-shaped tarsal bones.

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Preemies, Bone Development, and Eventual Racing Performance

February 05, 2016

Though the overall prognosis isn't great, some foals with incomplete ossification can race if managed properly.... Read More

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Future of Thoroughbred Jump Racing in Australia Uncertain

January 28, 2016

Thoroughbred jump racing remains in the spotlight of welfare debates despite safety improvements in recent years.... Read More

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Is Sustainability a Heritable Trait in Thoroughbreds?

January 21, 2016

While environmental factors, such as nutrition and training, shape sustainability, genetics influence it, as well.... Read More

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Ford Receives 2015 EQUUS Foundation/USEF Humanitarian Award

January 19, 2016

Anna Ford is the program director of New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. ... Read More