Jack Shinar

Jack Shinar is a frequent contributor to The Blood-Horse magazine and is part of their Digital Media department.

Articles by Jack Shinar

Rodenticide Linked to Six Sudden Racehorse Deaths

Officials found trace amounts of anticoagulant rodenticide in six horses that died suddenly following exercise. Read More

Racetrack Veterinarian Robbins Dies

Jack Robbins, VMD, was a past-president of the AAEP and served for 22 years on the organization's ethics committee. Read More

Whip Use by Jockeys Restricted in California

Jockeys won't be allowed to whip a horse more than three consecutive times without giving the horse a chance to respond. Read More

Bayern Wins 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic

Bayern outlasted Toast of New York and California Chrome in a thrilling stretch duel Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More

Untapable Powers to Breeders' Cup Distaff Win

Untapable scored by 1 1/4 lengths over Don't Tell Sophia and Iotapa. Read More

Trainer O'Neill Facing Suspensions after Drug Violation

One of Doug O'Neill's horses tested positive for a drug containing and/or capable of metabolizing into oxazepam. Read More

Del Mar Once Again Shifting Races Off Turf

The move comes following another breakdown, the fifth since July 17, on the newly installed turf course. Read More

Racehorse Intense Holiday Euthanized Due to Laminitis

The 3-year-old colt, who underwent surgery recently for a condylar fracture, was euthanized due to laminitis. Read More

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Contender Has Successful Surgery

Centralinteligence underwent successful surgery after sustaining a hairline condylar fracture. Read More

Mucho Macho Man Captures Breeders' Cup Classic

Mucho Macho Man dug in for the final strides and prevailed over Will Take Charge and Declaration of War. Read More

Beholder Romps to Breeders' Cup Distaff Win

Beholder rolled to victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park. Read More

2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Winner Shanghai Bobby Retired

Shanghai Bobby sustained a suspensory ligament injury and was subsequently retired. Read More

Palace Malice Reigns With Belmont Surprise

Palace Malice dominated the stretch run to post a convincing upset win in the 2013 Belmont Stakes. Read More

Bill would Limit CHRB Equine Medical Director Term

The bill would limit the equine medical director to serving no more than two two-year terms consecutively. Read More

CHRB Renews Racing Injury Prevention Program

The CHRB approved funds for the continuation of its equine injury prevention program with UC Davis. Read More

Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races. Read More

Additional EHV-1 Cases at Illinois Horse Racetrack

Two additional horses at Hawthorne Race Course in Cicero, Ill., were moved to an isolation barn area Oct. 26 Read More

I'll Have Another Trainer O'Neill to Fight 45-Day Suspension

The CHRB handed down the suspension after a horse in O'Neill's care was found to have an elevated TCO2 level. Read More

Union Rags Earns Riches in Thrilling Belmont Stakes

Union Rags closed late to nip Paynter near the finish line to win the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Read More

I'll Have Another Bucking Trends in Belmont

I'll Have Another will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner Saturday in the 2012 Belmont Stakes. Read More

CHRB Severely Restricts Clenbuterol Use

The drug, possibly being misused for its anabolic steroid properties, will be severely restricted next year. Read More

Thoroughbred Trainer O'Neill Suspended in TCO2 Violation

O'Neill was penalized under a rule than holds the trainer to be the absolute insurer of his horses' condition. Read More

Derby Winner I'll Have Another Takes 2012 Preakness Stakes

The colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 with a win in the June 9 Belmont Stakes. Read More

Derby Winning Trainer O'Neill Facing Milkshaking Accusations

He could face a suspension and fine stemming from a 2010 in which horse in his care had elevated TCO2 levels. Read More

HBO Cancels 'Luck' After Third Horse Death

The show faced criticism after the first two horses died in racing accidents during season one filming. Read More