The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

TCA Stallion Season Auction Approaching

TCA supports Thoroughbred retirement, rescue, research, and helps the people who work with ex-racehorses. Read More

New York Riders Continue TRF Donations

The jockey colony has donated almost $6,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in 2013. Read More

2009 Belmont Stakes Winner Summer Bird Dies

The 7-year-old son of Birdstone developed colic Dec. 22 and efforts to save him were unsuccessful. Read More

Mucho Macho Man Wins Vox Populi Award

The 5-year-old winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic will receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Read More

Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy. Read More

20 New Facilities Accredited by TAA

There are now 23 accredited facilities eligible to receive grants for the care of retired Thoroughbreds. Read More

TCA to Honor Oxleys, RRTP at Season Auction

The Oxleys will receive the Leadership Award and the Industry Service Award will be presented to the RRTP. Read More

EHV-1 Quarantined Barn at Parx Racing Cleared

Officials drew blood from horses in a third quarantined barn Dec. 5, with test results expected Dec. 10. Read More

British Racehorse Trainer Butler Gets Five-Year Suspension

Nine horses in Butler's barn tested positive for anabolic steroid use. Read More

RMTC Position Papers Uphold Thresholds

The RMTC found no physiologic difference in racing breeds to justify changing its regulatory thresholds. Read More

St Nicholas Abbey Reaches 'Critical' Point in Recovery

The racehorse has reached a "critical" point in his recovery from a fractured leg and subsequent laminitis. Read More

California Passes National Racehorse Medication Reforms

California is the 10th state to formally agree to adoption of the national controlled medication schedule. Read More

NTRA Shows Support for Racing Industry Reforms

In a letter the NTRA outlines progress in the national reform effort to enhance racing's safety and integrity. Read More

Vox Populi Finalists Announced, Voting Begins

Nominees include Paynter, Mucho Macho Man, Wise Dan, Groupie Doll, Princess of Sylmar, and Game On Dude. Read More

.Horse Domain Registry Service Offered

Beginning Nov. 19 people will be able to reserve domain names ending in .horse. Read More

Racehorse Medication, Testing Reforms Gain Support

The effort to adopt uniform national reforms continues to gain support, the NTRA reports. Read More

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Hires Hastie

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance hired James Hastie as its executive director, effective Nov. 18, 2013. Read More

Jockey Club to Fund Jockey Concussion Tests

The Jockey Club will fund concussion testing for jockeys who use the Jockey Health Information System. Read More

Breeders' Cup Drug Tests Come Back Clean

All urine and blood samples collected from Breeders' Cup horses tested negative for prohibited substances. Read More

Racehorse Paynter to Stand at WinStar

Paynter recovered from a life-threatening illness a year ago before successfully returning to the racetrack. Read More

Breeders' Cup Sprint Contender Fatally Injured in Workout

Points Offthebench, a 4-year-old gelding, suffered condylar fracture in his right front fetlock. Read More

Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups Plan Breeders' Cup Promos

Two aftercare organizations will be providing wristbands that show their support for retired Thoroughbreds. Read More

RMTC Identified Substances Taken from Trainer's Barn

The RMTC Tactical Research Program and HFL Sport Science identified dichloracetic acid and tadalafil. Read More

Suffolk Downs Earns NTRA Re-accreditation

Officials say Suffolk Downs has made several significant improvements from its initial inspection in 2011. Read More

Symposium Showcases Ex-Racehorse Talent

Trainers showed off new skills developed by former racehorses in 15-minute presentations. Read More