Thoroughbred Racing

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Horse PAC Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 29, 2015

In 2014 Horse PAC raised $293,405 and disbursed $227,000 to federal political candidates and leadership PACs.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Ontario to Work on Out-of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 23, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission will work with the racing industry to develop a practical approach to cobalt testing.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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Grade I Winner Ogygian Dead at 32

March 16, 2015

Ogygian, the oldest pensioner at Old Friends, was euthanized March 14 due to complications from colic. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2014

March 13, 2015

The incidence of fatal injury for 2014 was 1.89 per 1,000 starts, compared to 1.90 per 1,000 starts in 2013.... Read More

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Indiana Announces Equine Drug Testing Program for 2015

March 12, 2015

The program includes a new primary testing lab, an audit lab, expanded out-of-competition testing, and cobalt testing.... Read More

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NTRA Unveils 2015 Federal Agenda For Washington, D.C.

March 11, 2015

Issues include tax matters and racehorse drug and therapeutic medication regulation and testing.... Read More

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WADA Director General to Address Racing Conference Attendees

March 11, 2015

David Howman will discuss the organization's efforts in bringing international consistency to anti-doping policies.... Read More

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New Mexico Bill Targets Drug Testing Sample Handling

March 10, 2015

The legislation would require the New Mexico Racing Commission to establish rules for handling drug testing specimens.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds Equine Research in 2015

March 10, 2015

Dr. Thomas Chambers, of the University of Kentucky, received funds to research EHV-1.... Read More

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KER to Host Furosemide Seminar

March 10, 2015

The event, which is open to the public, will be held March 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Ocala, Florida.... Read More

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Cobalt Use in Racehorses

March 09, 2015

Regulators are paying close attention to this seemingly innocuous trace mineral found in B vitamins. Find out why.... Read More

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Conditioning Bones for Wellness, Fracture Prevention

March 07, 2015

Bone is a vital tissue that's densely packed with specialized cells and supplied with a rich network of blood vessels.... Read More

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Stakeholders Issue Statement on British Anti-Doping Rules

February 25, 2015

North America Thoroughbred stakeholders respond to the British Horseracing Authority's new Equine Anti-Doping Rules.... Read More

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FL Senate Committee Passes Medication Bill

February 23, 2015

Legislation governing racehorse medication policy passed the Florida Senate Regulated Industries Committee Feb. 18.... Read More

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CHRB Rule Would Void Claim if Horse Bleeds

February 23, 2015

Under the provision the official vet must observe a horse bleeding from one or both nostrils during or after the race.... Read More

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Florida Senate to Discuss Uniform Racehorse Medication Bill

February 15, 2015

Legislation governing equine medication policy is scheduled to be heard Feb. 18.... Read More

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Anabolic Steroids Still an Issue in U.S. Horse Racing

February 13, 2015

A number of samples from Thoroughbred racehorses recently came back positive for anabolic steroids.... Read More

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OBS Adopting Model Medication Rules

February 13, 2015

The sales company will begin implementing guidelines for controlled therapeutic medications this spring.... Read More

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Vets Northrop, Mueller Named to Georgia Racing Board

February 12, 2015

Dr. Foster Northrop and Dr. Eric Mueller join a group working to pass pari-mutuel wagering legislation in Georgia.... Read More

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Starlight Stable's Laminitis Research Challenge Met

February 11, 2015

Starlight issued the challenge in memory of Intense Holiday, a racehorse who was euthanized after developing laminitis.... Read More