The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

Hamelback, McMahon New TCA Directors

The Thoroughbred Charities of America appointed Eric Hamelback and Michael McMahon to its board of directors. Read More

Hurricane Sandy Impacts Horse Racing's Economic Indicators

The storm had a significant effect on wagering during the Nov. 2-3 Breeders' Cup races, held in California. Read More

Seven Racehorses Nominated for Vox Populi Award

Fans can vote for the seven nominees until Dec. 23. Read More

Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory. Read More

EHV-1 Outbreak Forces Hawthorne to Drop Seven Racing Days

The outbreak appears to be contained, but shipping restrictions have made it challenging to fill races. Read More

RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes. Read More

Steeplechase Safety Task Force Formed

The task force will immediately begin its inquiry into events that occurred in the 2012 racing season. Read More

Hawthorne EHV-1: 85 Horses Negative

Nov. 7 results indicate 85 horses are negative for EHV-1; also, Oaklawn Park bans Hawthorne horses. Read More

TRF Opens 'Second Chances Ranch' in Illinois

Second Chances Ranch at the Vandalia Correctional Facility is TRF's ninth correctional facility-based farm. Read More

Breeders' Cup: All Equine Drug Tests Negative

Samples were screened for more than 45 anabolic steroids and hundreds of other prohibited drugs. Read More

N.Y. Racing Association Donates to Sandy Relief

NYRA will contribute $100,000 to the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief effort. Read More

NYTHA Contributes $10,000 to Thoroughbred Aftercare

The donation was made via the Breeders' Cup's new "Text to Donate" to Thoroughbred aftercare campaign. Read More

Breeders' Cup: Royal Delta's Laceration Deemed Superficial

The filly sustained the cut entering a stall on the plane that transported her to California from New York. Read More

Breeders' Cup 'Text to Donate' Benefits Retired Racehorses

The campaign will allow donations benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be given via text. Read More

Thoroughbred Charities of America to Present Awards

Breeder/owner Frank Stronach and the Belmont Child Care Association will be honored with TCA awards. Read More

Racehorse It's Tricky Retired due to Condylar Fracture

The 4-year-old filly sustained the beginnings of a condylar fracture in her right hind leg during a workout. Read More

Lentenor, Barbaro's Full Brother, Retired

The full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has been retired because of a tendon injury. Read More

EIA in Germany Affects Prominent French Horse Race

A horse stabled at the same racing center as the 4-year-old filly recently tested positive EIA. Read More

Keeneland Hosts 2012 Racehorse Safety, Welfare Summit

The fourth edition of the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit will be held Oct. 16-17. Read More

Event will Raise Funds for Off-Track Horses

A show and sale will raise awareness for the opportunities available for off-track Thoroughbreds.
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Laminitic Racehorse Paynter Could Return to Track

The colt continues to make strides towards recovery and a possible return to the racetrack. Read More

Breeders' Cup Winner Maram Dead, Leaves Foal

Maram, winner of the 2008 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, died Sept. 6 from an acute illness. Read More

Zayat Family: Paynter Continues Improvement

Zayat Stables reports that its 3-year-old colt Paynter continues to improve after a rough couple of days. Read More

Paynter 'Walking Comfortably,' Bloodwork OK

Haskell Invitational winner Paynter, who was diagnosed with laminitis Sept. 4, was "walking comfortably." Read More

New Mexico Track to Enforce Strict Drug Guidelines

Ruidoso Downs chairman says serious drug offenders will be banned from the track's property starting in 2013. Read More