Thoroughbred Racing

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Equine Guelph Conducting Ontario Racing Industry Survey

October 27, 2016

The survey is focused on racehorse health and well-being to direct future research and programs for the industry.... Read More

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Horse of the Year Charismatic Returning to United States

October 26, 2016

The 20-year-old will return from Japan's JBBA Shizunai Stallion Station, where he's stood since 2002, in November.... Read More

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NTRA Approves Safety, Integrity Code of Standards Updates

October 24, 2016

Updates include a January 2019 deadline for total compliance with the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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ARCI Seeking Respondents for Online Survey

October 16, 2016

The ARCI is seeking input on what industry members identify as problems in horse racing and how to address them.... Read More

Researchers found that Increases in subchondral bone thickness measured from MRI images were associated with increased fracture risk.

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Podcast: Science of Prediction to Prevent Racehorse Injuries

October 12, 2016

Drs. Tim Parkin and Sarah Plevin describe studies focused on predicting injury before it occurs.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

October 12, 2016

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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West Virginia to Require Safety Alliance Accreditation

September 22, 2016

The state's two Thoroughbred tracks must submit applications for Safety and Integrity Alliance accreditation by Nov. 4.... Read More

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Study: Most Racehorse Injuries in Britain are Minor

September 22, 2016

Findings from a recent study show that 70% of injuries recorded over a 14-year period were minor and not career-ending.... Read More

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University of Maryland Equine Program Breeds Success

September 18, 2016

Learn about the university's Thoroughbred breeding program, a winning one-eyed gelding, and more.... Read More

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British Tracks Testing Padded Hurdle for Jump Races

September 18, 2016

The fall rate since the trials began has reduced to 1.59%, a reduction of 0.5% compared to the 10-year average.... Read More

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Study: New Zealand Racehorses More Likely to Finish Races

September 14, 2016

Researchers believe they're honing in on why these horses are more likely to finish races than those in other countries.... Read More

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RMTC Approves New York Drug Testing Laboratory Accreditation

September 12, 2016

The NYDTL is the eighth laboratory to become accredited by the RMTC since 2013.... Read More

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Study: Most X Ray Abnormalities Don't Delay Racing Careers

September 07, 2016

Only enlarged proximal sesamoid bones were identified as being a risk for delaying a 2-year-old's first start.... Read More

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Cobalt Administration Can Put Horses, Humans at Risk

September 06, 2016

The degree of hypertension some study horses developed could possibly result in serious complications, scientists found.... Read More

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RRP to Host Bridges to Second Careers Roundtables

September 02, 2016

The roundtables will take place Oct. 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Thoroughbred Makeover.... Read More

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Kentucky Downs 2016 Research Day Sponsorships Sold Out

August 31, 2016

Funds from race sponsorships will support Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation equine research.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Iris Cui

August 27, 2016

Cui's research focused on understanding more about the pricing of Thoroughbreds at public sales.... Read More

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University of Melbourne Vets Aim to Improve Racehorse Safety

August 26, 2016

Researchers hope to reduce the risk of racehorse fatalities on the track.... Read More

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NYSGC to Host Retired Racehorse Meeting on Aug. 30

August 26, 2016

The public meeting is part of the commission's efforts to drive attention and resources to racehorse retirement.... Read More

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EIPH Research a Fundraising Priority for AAEP Foundation

August 25, 2016

Up to 68% of Thoroughbred racehorses have evidence of EIPH post-exercise.... Read More

Norm Ducharme, DMV, MSc, Dipl. ACVS; Sue Dyson, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DEO, FRCVS; and Susan Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS, will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.

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2016 UK Equine Research Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

August 24, 2016

Drs. Norm Ducharme, Sue Dyson, and Susan Stover will be inducted into the UK Equine Research Hall of Fame in October.... Read More

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California Racehorse Drug Testing Moving Forward

August 23, 2016

Researchers will be studying the use of biomarkers drug testing.... Read More

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Pennsylvania Track Groom Accused of Fixing Horse Races

August 23, 2016

Several horses had allegedly received clenbuterol, and groom Marian Vega was found to be in possession of the drug.... Read More

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Niall Brennan Stables Contributes to Ocala Initiative

August 21, 2016

The Ocala Initiative is a $200,000 undertaking designed to advance equine research in Florida. ... Read More

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Pennsylvania Adopts Racehorse Uniform Medication Program

August 16, 2016

Pennsylvania is the 10th state to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.... Read More