Thoroughbred Racing

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Digging Deeper into Breeders' Cup Lasix Study

December 19, 2013

Study shows horses who previously had not raced on furosemide fared well in Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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Furosemide-Free BC Juveniles Show Few EIPH Cases

December 17, 2013

Furosemide-free juveniles at the Breeders' Cup had fewer, less severe instances of EIPH than other juveniles.... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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20 New Facilities Accredited by TAA

December 08, 2013

There are now 23 accredited facilities eligible to receive grants for the care of retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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British Racing Promotes Equine Welfare with New Campaign

December 07, 2013

"The Horse Comes First" is an promoting the welfare of horses throughout and after their careers in racing.... Read More

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TCA to Honor Oxleys, RRTP at Season Auction

December 07, 2013

The Oxleys will receive the Leadership Award and the Industry Service Award will be presented to the RRTP. ... Read More

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EHV-1 Quarantined Barn at Parx Racing Cleared

December 06, 2013

Officials drew blood from horses in a third quarantined barn Dec. 5, with test results expected Dec. 10. ... Read More

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British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

December 05, 2013

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. ... Read More

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Kentucky Drug Panel Okays Model Rule for Most Breeds

December 04, 2013

The drug council recommended the KHRC adopt the national uniform medication rules for Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

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RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

December 04, 2013

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds.... Read More

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St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

December 02, 2013

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. ... Read More

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Racing Stable Receives Environmental Sustainability Award

November 30, 2013

The award gives recognition to horse farms for dedication to environmental sustainability and management... Read More

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Christmas Comes Early for Thoroughbred Rescue

November 29, 2013

CANTER California became a beneficiary as Ice Horse transitions to a new product line.... Read More

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BHA Tightens Rules on Prohibited Substances

November 28, 2013

Trainers can be charged if their horses receive some prohibited substances, even without a positive sample. ... Read More

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California Passes National Racehorse Medication Reforms

November 24, 2013

California is the 10th state to formally agree to adoption of the national controlled medication schedule.... Read More

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House Subcommittee Debates Horse Racing Safety, Integrity

November 22, 2013

The Subcommittee is considering a bill that would give the USADA the responsibility of ensuring racing safety.... Read More

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CHRB Sudden Horse Death Report Released

November 22, 2013

The report concluded the cluster of sudden deaths from Bob Baffert's barn had no single, identifiable cause.... Read More

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NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

November 21, 2013

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity.... Read More

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TRF Settles Lawsuit with New York

November 20, 2013

The suit was filed in May 2012 based on affidavits alleging abuse spread across TRF's satellite farms.... Read More

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Speakers Selected for Congressional Horse Racing Hearing

November 19, 2013

A diverse group of speakers will gather to discuss integrity and safety in a hearing scheduled for Nov. 21. ... Read More