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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

RCI Approves Uniform Racing Medication Rules

RCI approved a schedule that could set the stage for uniform racing medication rules in the United States. Read More

Zenyatta Foals Tapit Colt

Zenyatta produced her second foal, a colt by Tapit, on her birthday, April 1. Read More

Positive Zilpaterol Tests Cleared, Feed Contamination Cited

The California Horse Racing Board, citing feed contamination, dismissed 48 positive tests for zilpaterol. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Returns to Stonestreet Farm

Rachel Alexandra was released from Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and returned home to Stonestreet Farm today. Read More

CHRB Issues Warning About Purina Sweet Feed

The CHRB said it concluded some sweet feed products contain zilpaterol, a prohibited substance for racehorses. Read More

Equine Aftercare Organization Adds Directors

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced that four additional individuals will serve as directors. Read More

Penn National Race Course Working for Horse Adoption

The track's simulcast feed will run informational slots featuring retired racehorses available for adoption. Read More

Eight States Commit to Uniform Racehorse Drug Rules

Regulators in eight states have committed to a uniform racehorse medication and drug testing program. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Still on Road to Recovery

Rachel Alexandra continues healing well following a March 7 procedure to drain an abscess. Read More

Thoroughbred Racehorse Fatal Injury Rate Steady in 2012

Fatal injuries in North American Thoroughbred races stayed consistent at just under two per 1,000 starts. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Doing Well After Doctors Drain Abscess

Rachel Alexandra was "bright and alert" March 7 after an abscess was discovered and drained that morning. Read More

CHRB Confirms Horse at Santa Anita Park had EHV-1

A horse euthanized March 5 who was stabled at Santa Anita Park was confirmed positive for EHV-1. Read More

TAA Accepting Accreditation Applications

Thoroughbred aftercare organizations can now apply for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) accreditation. Read More

Regulators Discuss Jockey Club Drug Rules

Regulators met via conference call March 4 to discuss new model medication rules set to be adopted by RCI. Read More

Breeders' Cup Will Not Expand Furosemide Ban in 2013

As in 2012, Salix use is prohibited in Breeders' Cup races for 2-year-olds but allowed in all other races. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Stable a Week After Surgery

Veterinarians are encouraged that her gastrointestinal function and attitude are improving. Read More

RCI Conference to Examine Drug Penalties

A tentative agenda includes consideration of new drug penalty structures and more. Read More

Maryland Racing Commission Leading Mid-Atlantic Uniform Drug Reform

The Maryland Racing Commission voted for a equine medication, penalty, and testing program for racetracks. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Goes for Short Walk

While still in serious condition, she was able to go for a short walk and able to eat a small amount of grass. Read More

Kentucky Horse Farms Can Apply for Disaster Relief

Kentucky horse breeding farms are now eligible to apply for federal relief from agriculture-related disasters. Read More

Vets Pleased with Rachel Alexandra's Progress

Doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital reported Feb. 16 that Rachel Alexandra remained serious but stable. Read More

TRF Launches Fifth 'Haydrive' Campaign

The fifth annual "Haydrive" campaign will help fund hay costs for the TRF's 950 retired racehorses. Read More

NYRA Begins Search for Equine Medical Director

A search committee has been formed to find an equine veterinary medical director for the NYRA. Read More

Rachel Alexandra Has Post-Foaling Surgery

Rachel Alexandra is in serious condition after undergoing surgery Feb. 13, according to owner Barbara Banke. Read More

NYRA Establishes Equine Safety Review Board

The board will review and assess fatal equine racing and training injuries at NYRA's three racetracks. Read More