The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Fire Destroys Barn Near Louisiana Downs

A fire at a small training center destroyed at least one barn and reportedly killed 19 horses. Read More

Former Thoroughbred Agents Plead Not Guilty to Charges

Between 24 and 30 horses owned by the brothers were found to be malnourished and shut in feces-filled stalls. Read More

RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. Read More

Dr. Steven Allday Joins Board of Old Friends

The board of directors of Old Friends announced July 30 Allday's election to the organization's board. Read More

NTRA Issues Statement on Racehorse Monzante's Death

The grade 1 winner was euthanized after failing to finish while racing in a low-level claiming competition. Read More

2013 New Vocations Charity Show a Success

The event was a huge success with more than 1,100 entries and $50,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. Read More

Saratoga Taking Hot Weather Horse Health Precautions

Officials are taking additional precautions during the opening-day race card at Saratoga Race Course. Read More

TCA Awards More Than $500,000 in Grants

TCA distributes grants to nonprofits including rescue, rehabilitation, and adoption organizations. Read More

Veterinarian's Wife Dies in Riding Accident

Horsewoman Christine Brown died in a riding accident at her home on July 10. She was 43. Read More

Paynter May Race in San Diego Handicap

After recovering from colitis and laminitis last year, the colt is pointed toward his second start in 2013. Read More

Hollywood Park Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance

Best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus, including horse health practices. Read More

Stiff Penalties Tied to Drugs 'Purple Pain,' 'TB-500'

The drugs, only available through compounding pharmacies, will be high-level violations if used in racing. Read More

AHC Applauds Senate Approval of Immigration Bill

The legislation could have a positive effect on horse racing and the horse industry. Read More

AHC Expresses Support for Immigration Reform

The AHC supports the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act. Read More

CHRB Issues Update in Sudden Equine Death Inquiry

Investigators looking into the cause of equine sudden deaths concluded that no foul play was involved. Read More

Preakness Runner-Up Sidelined with Pelvic Fracture

Itsmyluckyday is expected to miss four months of training with a slight fracture of the ilium. Read More

TAA Receives 27 Accreditation Applications

The applicants will now begin the TAA's review process to be eligible for grant consideration. Read More

RMTC Accredits First Two Laboratories

The RMTC accredited the University of California, Davis, Kenneth L. Maddy Laboratory and HFL Sport Science. Read More

EHV-1 Threat Cuts Park Stud's Breeding Season Short

Due to the recent EHV-1 outbreak at Woodbine, Park Stud has concluded the breeding season for its stallions. Read More

Racehorse Trainer Butler Faces Charges for Steroid Use

A British racehorse trainer has been charged with administering anabolic steroids to nine of his racehorses. Read More

Florida Won't Appeal Pari-Mutuel Barrel Racing Ruling

Horse racing interests said June 6 Florida officials won't appeal a ruling on pari-mutuel barrel racing. Read More

Progress of Uniform Racehorse Medication Policy Noted

Survey results show the adoption of RCI's uniform medication policy for racing is advancing nationwide. Read More

Another British Racehorse Trainer to Face Steroid Charges

Gerard Butler will be charged for using the drug Sungate, which contains the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Read More

Rood & Riddle Buys Saratoga, N.Y., Veterinary Service

Rood & Riddle announced June 3 it has purchased Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service. Read More

Bill Would Retain Horse Depreciation Scale

The bill would make permanent the depreciation schedule for racehorses set to expire at the end of the year. Read More