The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

TCA Names Motion and Toffey to Board of Directors

Trainer Graham Motion and farm manager Ned Toffey have joined the Thoroughbred Charities of America board. Read More

Thoroughbred Clever Allemont Dies at Old Friends

Old Friends retiree Clever Allemont was euthanized due to colic on May 26. The son of Clever Trick was 32. Read More

USDA Census Finds Less Value in U.S. Horses

The number of farms, horses, and total value of horse sales in the United States decreased from 2007 to 2012. Read More

Belmont Stakes Day Enhanced Security Returns

All potential participants must be at Belmont Park by June 4 and will undergo out-of-competition testing. Read More

CHRB Clarifies Rules for Thyroid Medication

Veterinarians use thyroxine to treat hypothyroid conditions and, in some cases, to assist in weight loss. Read More

Filly Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

The filly Ria Antonia will compete in the May 17 Preakness Stakes and be ridden by Calvin Borel. Read More

NYTHA Advises Longer Flunixin Withdrawal Time

The group is recommending horsemen use a 32-hour withdrawal time for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Read More

Racehorse Drug Rules, Out-of-Competition Testing Discussed

Uniform medication rules and out-of-competition testing were discussed at the Asian Racing Conference. Read More

Drug Test Results on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Horses Clear

After undergoing full instrumental analysis to detect more than 1,500 substances, all samples were cleared. Read More

NYTHA Adds Per-Start Fee to Support Thoroughbred Aftercare

Owners racing horses at New York Racing Association tracks will donate $5 per start to Thoroughbred aftercare. Read More

No Serious Equine Injuries Reported after Kentucky Derby

However several contenders received treatment for nicks and cuts sustained during the race. Read More

RMTC Approves Three More Laboratories

The newly accredited laboratories are located in California, Colorado, and Ohio. Read More

Equine Health, Security Protocols for Ky. Derby Outlined

Churchill Downs outlined its enhanced security measures for horses competing in Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Read More

Key Owners, Trainers to Publicize Racehorses' Vet Records

Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each race. Read More

2014 AHC Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24

The forum will seek to answer questions related to the drop in horses registered over the past five years. Read More

Australia's Rules Banning AI in Thoroughbreds Upheld

The Full Federal Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to a ban on artificial insemination (AI). Read More

Old Friends Retiree Bull Inthe Heather Euthanized

The 24-year-old had been receiving treatment for several health issues, but his quality of life diminished. Read More

New NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Code Available

The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance's 2014 Code of Standards is now available for public comment. Read More

Old Friends, New Vocations Enter Partnership

The agreement is designed to jointly benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and -breeding careers. Read More

Tax Depreciation for Racehorses Advances

This provision accelerates, simplifies, and makes uniform the depreciation period for racehorses. Read More

Jockey Club Releases Equine Injury Database Statistics

The prevalence of race-related fatal injury for a five-year period was 1.91 per 1,000 starts. Read More

Enhanced Security Protocols for Wood Memorial

Horses competing in the race will be subject to out-of-competition testing for banned substances, and more. Read More

TRF Names Messer, Scherf to Board

The TRF has named Nat T. Messer IV, DVM, ABVP, and Christopher Scherf to its board of directors. Read More

Charles Town Races to Make Donation to CANTER

The $10,000 donation will be made April 19 when the West Virginia track hosts Charles Town Classic night. Read More

Report: PETA Probe Alleges Cruelty to Horses

A major Thoroughbred racing stable was the subject of a 2013 undercover PETA investigation. Read More