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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

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

HRTV Filmmaking Contest Returns at Santa Anita

Nearly $30,000 in prize money offered for Santa Anita-based film projects. Read More

TOBA Announces Seminar, Clinic Schedule

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has scheduled its 2013 seminars and clinics. Read More

Suzie O'Cain Elected to TRF Board

The TRF provides retraining and lifetime care for Thoroughbred horses. Read More

Revised Immigration Rule Could Benefit Horse Industry

A new federal immigration rule will benefit the horse industry, the National HBPA said Jan. 28. Read More

Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

The guild cited improved rider safety when they voted to support racehorse medication reform. Read More

Thoroughbred Owners Group: Salix Effective in Treating EIPH

A group of researchers and the Thoroughbred Owners of California issued a statement supporting furosemide use. Read More

CANTER Mid-Atlantic Has Record Year

CANTER Mid-Atlantic is celebrating a milestone year for transitioning ex-racehorses into second careers. Read More

RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

A review of violation records reveals that fewer Bute overages are occurring at a lower medication threshold. Read More

NYRA Working to Improve Racehorse Safety

The NYRA board will discuss several measures that could help improve racehorse safety and welfare. Read More