The Blood-Horse Staff

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Articles by Blood-Horse Staff

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

Paynter's Recovery from Illness Voted Moment of the Year

Paynter recovered from life-threatening battles with laminitis and colitis and recently returned to training. Read More

Hawthorne EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted; Oaklawn Ban Still in Effect

The EHV-1 quarantine has been lifted but Oaklawn Park is still not permitting Hawthorne horses on its grounds. Read More

Abnormal Blood Work Delays Top Racehorse's Training

Groupie Doll's trainer says that recent blood work indicates she is fighting some sort of infection. Read More

Horse Owners Protected in Tax Legislation

The recent fiscal cliff tax legislation can benefit horse owners and breeders and farm owners. Read More

Video on Foaling Thoroughbreds wins Eclipse Award

The video is entitled "Zenyatta: Wait for First Foal Combines Science, Art, and Anticipation." Read More

Jockey Club Denies Trainers due to Drug Violations

Both individuals violated rules involving prohibited or restricted drugs, medications, or substances. Read More

Racehorse Paynter to Resume Training, Wins Vox Populi

It's hoped that the colt, who battled a series of medical issues in 2012, will return to the track in 2013. Read More

Eclipse Fundraiser to Help Thoroughbred Aftercare Program

The aftercare program matches retired racehorses with owners who will ensure their health and safety. Read More

RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

Among the recommendations was a prohibition on corticosteroids joint injections within seven days of a race. Read More

Churchill Downs Foundation Supports Equine Rescue Center

The foundation awarded a $10,000 grant to the Kentucky Equine Humane Center for general horse care. Read More

Australian Court Upholds Thoroughbred Breeding Practices

A federal court has denied a request to allow artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding. Read More

Voting Under Way for 2012 NTRA Moment of Year

This year's ballot includes two horse health-related events. Read More

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