The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Racing Regulators Examine Cobalt Studies

Regulators are considering the study results before making a formal regulatory testing limit recommendation. Read More

Top Thoroughbred Trainers Support Phasing Out Furosemide

The trainers back a plan to eliminate race-day medication in the United States beginning next season. Read More

Effort Aims to Improve Animal Feed Safety

The new network aims to facilitate information sharing about feed-related illnesses and product defects. Read More

Churchill Downs Commits Money to RMTC

The group becomes the 24th racetrack entity to contribute to the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium. Read More

Stronach Group Names O'Neil Equine Health, Safety Director

Robert O'Neil, DVM, is a veterinarian with more than 35 years' experience in the Thoroughbred industry. Read More

RCI to Consider Horses-in-Training Rules

The rules would govern racehorses in training in an attempt to identify whether they are at risk for injury. Read More

Queen's Racehorse Tests Positive for Morphine

Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner belonging to Queen Elizabeth II, has tested positive for morphine. Read More

Thoroughbred Club of America to Honor Veterinarians

The club will honor Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS; Edward H. Fallon, DVM; and A. Gary Lavin, VMD. Read More

Britain Investigating Positive Morphine Tests in Racehorses

Five horses under the care of various trainers tested positive for morphine in their 'A' samples. Read More

AHC: Bonus Depreciation Bill Passed by House

The House passed a bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make permanent the bonus depreciation. Read More

Breeders' Cup Turf Winner Prized Euthanized at 28

Prized was euthanized July 13 at Old Friends retirement facility due to infirmities of old age. Read More

Blue Horse Charities Merging Efforts with TAA

The charities provides funds help organizations rehabilitating, retraining, and adopting out Thoroughbreds. Read More

Australian Racehorse Owners Now Must Report Horse Retirement

Owners must report Thoroughbred racehorse retirement within 30 days under a new Australian Racing Board rule. Read More

TIP Performance Awards Enhanced for 2014

This Jockey Club program recognizes Thoroughbreds' versatility at sanctioned horse shows. Read More

NTRA Safety Alliance Accredits Indiana Grand

Officials recognized Indiana Grand for numerous best practices, including several impacting racehorse health. Read More

Colorado Racetrack Offers Bonus to Medication-Free Winners

Arapahoe Park created a program to reward horsemen who do not administer race-day medication to their horses. Read More

Starlight Racing to Help Fund Laminitis Research

Starlight Racing is donating in memory of racehorse Intense Holiday, who recently succumbed to the disease. Read More

Tentative Agenda for Racehorse Welfare Summit Released

Lecture topics will include bone development, intra-articular therapies, track surfaces, and more. Read More

EHM Confirmed in Horse at Suffolk Downs

The affected horse died at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine after being moved from the track. Read More

USTA to Fund Research into Cobalt Use

Officials say cobalt, used to stimulate red blood cell production, is being detected in all racehorse breeds. Read More

Belmont Stakes Runner-Up to Undergo Surgery

Commissioner will undergo surgery to remove a small chip in his front left fetlock. Read More

TCA Awards $512,105 in Grants

The organization seeks to help Thoroughbreds by supporting retirement, rescue, and research. Read More

California Chrome, Ride On Curlin to Get some Time Off

California Chrome and Ride On Curlin exited the Belmont with an injury and a bleeding episode, respectively. Read More

Racehorse Eldaafer, Companion Goats Arrive at Old Friends

The 2010 Breeders' Cup Marathon winner has retired with his goats, Yahoo and Google. Read More

NYRA Panel Discusses Equine Safety, Integrity

In a two-part video, officials discuss steps being taken to enhance equine safety in New York horse racing. Read More