Thoroughbred Racing

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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

Commentary

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

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TAA Accredits Additional Organizations

November 04, 2015

There are now 56 accredited aftercare organizations using more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.... Read More

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TOBA Joins Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity

November 03, 2015

TOBA supports reforms to medication testing and enforcement in American Thoroughbred racing.... Read More

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American Pharoah Wins Breeders' Cup Classic, 'Grand Slam'

October 31, 2015

The 3-year-old colt became the first Triple Crown winner to contest--and win--a Breeders' Cup Classic race.... Read More

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Del Mar Reaccredited by NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance

October 31, 2015

Del Mar's continuous emphasis on safety and integrity sets an example for the industry, officials said.... Read More

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Caring for the Disciplines: Racing

October 30, 2015

It takes careful conditioning and management to keep racehorses in tip-top shape. Here's how vets and trainers do it.... Read More

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AAEP on Call: Relaying Information in the Event of an Injury

October 30, 2015

Dr. Larry Bramlage reviews communications in the face of a racehorse injury at the Derby or Breeders' Cup. ... Read More

Blog

'Senior' Horse Superstars: 2015 Breeders' Cup Contenders

October 29, 2015

Get to know some of the oldest horses competing in the 2015 Breeders' Cup!... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contenders Support Aftercare Efforts

October 29, 2015

To date, 36 owners and trainers have pledged to support New Vocations with a percentage of their Breeders' Cup earnings.... Read More

Video

Dealing With Dirt Being Kicked in Racehorses' Eyes

October 29, 2015

Dr. Scott Palmer discusses how trainers deal with dirt being kicked in racehorses' eyes during races. ... Read More