The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

New Vocations Launches Ambassador Program

Those who have adopted a New Vocations horse can assist the organization in promoting retired racehorses. Read More

Racehorse Welfare, Safety Summit Set for July 8-9

The two-day workshop brings together a cross-section of the breeding, racing, and veterinary communities. Read More

Top N.Y.-bred Dancin' Renee Dies at Old Friends

The 22-year-old Thoroughbred mare lost a long battle with laminitis and was euthanized Jan. 11. Read More

Irish Star St Nicholas Abbey Dies From Colic

Champion Irish racehorse St Nicholas Abbey died the morning of Jan. 14 due to complications from colic. Read More

Bill Would Extend Equine Industry Tax Benefit

Several favorable tax provisions the horse industry enjoyed in 2013 have reverted to lower levels or expired. Read More

Palmer Named NYSGC Equine Medical Director

Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. AVBP, will oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York state racetracks. Read More

Eclipse Award Finalist Laughing Dies From Colic

Laughing is a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer. Read More

Old Friends Retiree Sunshine Forever Dies

The 29-year-old stallion was discovered in his paddock at dawn on Jan. 7; a necropsy will be performed. Read More

Old Friends Retiree Patton Euthanized

The 23-year-old stallion had been at a clinic for several days for diagnostic tests and medical care. Read More

Two Racehorses Dead after Training Collision

The Jan. 4 accident claimed the lives of racehorses Caixa Electronica and Six Drivers. Read More

2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Silver Train Dies

Silver Train died from a colic attack Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil. Read More

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