The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Two Upcoming Horses and Hope Events Planned

"Horses and Hope" works to promote awareness of and raise funds for detection and treatment of breast cancer. Read More

Thoroughbred Showcase Features Retired Racers

Washington's Thoroughbred Showcase, featuring 30+ former racehorses, will be held Aug. 31 at Emerald Downs. Read More

New Bolton Center Offers Acupuncture Services

Acupuncture services are now available at University of Pennsylvania's College of Veterinary Medicine. Read More

Hagyard Renews Safety Alliance Partnership

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has renewed its partnership with the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. Read More

Model Rule for Racing Medication Penalties Endorsed

ROAP board of directors has endorsed the Penalty Guidelines for Multiple Medication Violations. Read More

More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances. Read More

California Eases Coggins Test Requirement

The requirement for a negative Coggins test for horses entering the state changed from six months to one year. Read More

Preakness Runner Up Recovering Well

Itsmyluckyday, who suffered a fractured Ilium in June, is recovering well, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said. Read More

Blue Horse Charities Gives $119,700 in Grants

Organizations involved in the rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbreds received grants. Read More

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