The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

RMTC Amends Therapeutic Medications List

The RMTC is working toward the nationwide adoption of uniform medication rules, penalties, and testing. Read More

Racehorse's Wins to Benefit Horse Health Research

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will receive 1% of Palace Malice's future graded stakes wins. Read More

2014 TAA Application Available Online

The 2014 application for organizations seeking accreditation from the TAA Foundation is now available online. Read More

New Mexico Approves Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules

New Mexico is the most recent state to have its racing commission approve uniform medication rules. Read More

Truesdail Labs to Handle Maryland Racehorse Drug Tests

Truesdail will analyze all urine and blood specimens taken from horses competing at Maryland races. Read More

Blood-Horse Releases 'Saving New Lives' Long-Form Feature

The feature offers a look inside a neonatal intensive care unit treatment wing and surgical facilities. Read More

Minnesota to Hold Unwanted Horse Summit

Reasons, costs, and solutions for the increase in unwanted horses will be discussed at the March 8 summit. Read More

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