Thoroughbred Racing

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Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Forehand vs. Backhand Whip Use in Racing

August 15, 2013

Jockeys struck a simulator with significantly (approximately 15%) more force with the backhand than forehand.... Read More

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Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

August 13, 2013

The Rescuing Racers Initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses.... Read More

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Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

August 13, 2013

The Jockey Club recommended that all U.S. racing jurisdictions pledge to adopt a uniform medication program.... Read More

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Study: Race-Day Medication Has No Effect on Genetics

August 12, 2013

The genetic integrity of North American-bred horses doesn't seem to have been affected by race-day medication.... Read More

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The Jockey Club to Help Fund Racehorse Drug Testing

August 12, 2013

The Jockey Club will provide funds to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing. ... Read More

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Preakness Runner Up Recovering Well

August 12, 2013

Itsmyluckyday, who suffered a fractured Ilium in June, is recovering well, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said.... Read More

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Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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CANTER Mid-Atlantic Online Auction Fundraiser Begins Aug. 14

August 08, 2013

Proceeds go directly to the care and training of ex-racehorses that have been donated to CANTER Mid-Atlantic.... Read More

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Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

August 07, 2013

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders?... Read More

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Commentary: Do the Right Thing For Racehorses

August 06, 2013

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on racehorse welfare issues. ... Read More

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Owners Again Support Medication-Free Horse Racing

August 05, 2013

Many of horse racing's top owners again pledged to race their 2-year-olds without race-day medication. ... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Gives $119,700 in Grants

August 02, 2013

Organizations involved in the rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbreds received grants. ... Read More

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Former Thoroughbred Agents Plead Not Guilty to Charges

August 01, 2013

Between 24 and 30 horses owned by the brothers were found to be malnourished and shut in feces-filled stalls.... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More

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New Vocations Receives TCA, Blue Horse Charities Grants

July 31, 2013

The grants will aid New Vocations' efforts to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Dr. Steven Allday Joins Board of Old Friends

July 30, 2013

The board of directors of Old Friends announced July 30 Allday's election to the organization's board. ... Read More

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Researchers Study Abnormal Behavior Prevalence in Racehorses

July 30, 2013

Researchers found that 11.03% of the racehorses evaluated performed some stereotypy or abnormal behavior.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Stallion Unbridled's Song Euthanized

July 26, 2013

He was euthanized due to an inoperable mass in multiple sinus cavities and around his optic nerves. ... Read More

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RMTC: Confidentiality in Research Necessary

July 26, 2013

An official explains why confidentiality is used when setting medication thresholds and withdrawal times.... Read More

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Officials Plan No Further Action in Monzante Case

July 26, 2013

Racehorse Monzante broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20. ... Read More

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Kentucky Racing Officials: New Drug Policy Is Working

July 25, 2013

Regulatory administration of race-day anti-bleeding medication has provided a clearer picture of drug testing.... Read More

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Trainer: Racehorse Monzante Euthanized Due to Injuries

July 25, 2013

Jackie Thacker said he euthanized Monzante because the gelding was suffering following a breakdown.... Read More