Thoroughbred Racing

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LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor TCA Stallion Season Auction

December 26, 2015

In 2015, TCA granted over $515,000 to more than 67 charities working in a variety of Thoroughbred-related areas.... Read More

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Belmont Stakes Winner Touch Gold Retired to Old Friends

December 22, 2015

The 21-year-old stallion is known for denying Silver Charm a Triple Crown victory in 1997.... Read More

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Seventh Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit Scheduled

December 22, 2015

The summit will be held June 28, 2016, at the Keeneland Sales Pavilion, in Lexington, Kentucky. ... Read More

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The Equine Industry's Top Welfare Issues

December 22, 2015

A rundown of equine welfare issues currently plaguing the U.S. industry and what's being done to address them. ... Read More

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Congress Passes Three-Year Tax Depreciation for Racehorses

December 21, 2015

Congress passed important tax incentives for horse owners as part of comprehensive budget and tax legislation.... Read More

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ARCI Seeks to Unify Industry in Regulatory Restructuring

December 15, 2015

The group hopes to unify the racing industry behind efforts to strengthen integrity and a central rule-making process.... Read More

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TAA Grants $2.48 Million to Accredited Organizations

December 14, 2015

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) will award $2.48 million in grants to its 56 accredited organizations. ... Read More

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OTTB Makeover Competitors Receive Touch of Class Awards

December 12, 2015

Michelle Warro, Rebecca Walters, and Neil Agate received the Maryland Horse Industry Board's awards on Dec. 5.... Read More

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Australian Vets Condemn Cobalt Misuse in Horses

December 11, 2015

Equine Veterinarians Australia says the misuse of cobalt in horses is a serious welfare issue.... Read More

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Updates Code of Standards

December 10, 2015

The changes encourage governing jurisdictions to adopt RMTC criteria pertaining to official drug testing laboratories.... Read More

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National HBPA Supports AHC Welfare Code

December 04, 2015

The code is a broad set of principles designed to establish good equine welfare procedures for industry organizations.... Read More

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Churchill Downs, Kentucky HBPA Donate to $28,410 TAA

December 02, 2015

The TAA awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to 42 accredited Thoroughbred aftercare agencies in 2014.... Read More

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TCA to Honor Bourbon Lane Stable, Jockey Club TIP

November 25, 2015

Bourbon Lane will receive the Allaire duPont Leadership Award and the TIP will receive the TCA Industry Service Award.... Read More

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NYSGC Proposes New Regulations in Wake of PETA Claims

November 23, 2015

Also, the NYGSC fined trainer Steve Asmussen $10,000 for administering thyroxine within 48 hours of racing.... Read More

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First Phase of Ohio Cobalt Study Complete

November 23, 2015

Preliminary results suggest cobalt could have detrimental effects on a number of equine body systems.... Read More

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2016 TCA Stallion Season Auction to be Held Jan. 4-9

November 22, 2015

In 2015, TCA granted over $515,000 to more than 67 Thoroughbred-related charities. ... Read More

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Racing Commissioner Resigns Over Anti-Slaughter Proposal

November 20, 2015

Illinois Racing Commissioner Kathy Byrne withdrew the proposal and resigned after the board did not vote on the issue.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Buys Former Trainee Out of Auction

November 19, 2015

Trainer Gary Contessa is encouraging dialogue about a possible fund designed to help retired racehorses out of feedlots.... Read More

From left to right: Stacie Clark Rogers, TAA operations consultant; Janice Towles, TAA accreditation and grants manager; Jimmy Bell, TAA president; Mike Meuser, TAA vice president and secretary; Lindsey Flora, EEI Board of Directors' vice president; and Ralph Coldiron, EEI interim executive director.

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TAA Named Official Charity of Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

November 12, 2015

The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event donated $10,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) in support of its work. ... Read More

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Choosing an Ex-Racehorse

November 11, 2015

Before you take the plunge, learn what to be wary of as well as what to expect when choosing an ex-racehorse.... Read More

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Top Tweets from the World Horse Welfare Conference

November 11, 2015

Take-homes on racehorse welfare, obseity, euthanasia, horse keeping and training, and more.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Launches Ocala Initiative, Receives Gift

November 10, 2015

The Ocala Initiative is designed to build support for equine health and welfare research in Florida.... Read More

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NYSGC to Screen Racehorses for Heart Issues

November 09, 2015

The commission hopes a smartphone-based ECG device could help reduce risk of sudden death of racehorses.... Read More

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New Synthetic Opioid Found by New York Racing Lab

November 09, 2015

The drug, AH-7921, is one of the novel psychoactive substances that continue to emerge onto the designer drug market. ... Read More

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Does a Racehorse Know if He Wins or Loses?

November 05, 2015

And what difference would it make to the horse if he wins or loses? An equine behaviorist weighs in. ... Read More