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

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

Breeders' Cup: Smith Gets Classic Redemption on Drosselmeyer

2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer and jockey Mike Smith won the 2011 Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More

Trainer Gains Court Injunction Against CHRB

Thoroughbred racehorse trainer Jeff Mullins, expected to begin a 70-day suspension June 1 in connection with a Read More

CHRB Takes Action On Equine Safety Measures

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) took a swing at a number of equine safety measures during its April 28 meeting at Hollywood Park, including another try at a rule to void the claim of a horse that suffers a fatality during the race. Read More

CHRB Targets Equine Injury Detection, Safer Track Surfaces

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is planning to expand its well-regarded equine postmortem examination program into part of a new racetrack injury prevention plan in conjunction with the University of California, Davis (UC Davis). During a Read More

CHRB Eyes Lower Phenylbutazone Threshold

Lower thresholds for the common pain reliever phenylbutazone (Bute) in post-race tests of horses could be on the way in California in spite of objections from horsemen. At its meeting Feb. 17 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., the California Read More