Ryan Conley

Ryan Conley writes for the Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla. He is a past correspondent for The Blood-Horse

Articles by Ryan Conley

Regulators Consider Anabolic Steroid Limits

A model rule that limits anabolic steroid use to four approved substances was unanimously passed in a committee hearing of the Racing Commissioners International annual conference April 23, highlighting the opening-day morning session of the Read More

Officials Meet on Proposed Kentucky Horse Sale Legislation

Negotiations over proposed Kentucky legislation that would require disclosure of ownership and veterinary records of horses sold at public auction were held Feb. 13 at Keeneland in Lexington, with some tentative settlement plans discussed that Read More

Proposed Kentucky Horse Sales Legislation Tabled

Proposed Kentucky legislation that sparked controversy in the Thoroughbred auction community was tabled Feb. 14 after a compromise was reached between the bill’s backers and several entities related to the commonwealth’s signature Read More

EHV-1 Quarantine Forces Seven Scratches at Calder

Calder Racecourse's Grand Slam III card will be short seven scratched entries as a result of a Dec. 29 decision by Florida state officials to keep the equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) quarantine in place at Payson Park Training Center.

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Impact of EHV-1 on Florida Tracks Could be Minimal

Barring an always-possible turn of events, the recent outbreak of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in Florida might have a minimal impact on the state's racetracks.

State officials were considering lifting the quarantine on horses at Payson Read More

Symposium Panel Addresses Question of Keeping Star Horses in Training

The loss of star racehorses in training and the negative effect it has on the sport was a hot topic during a panel discussion Dec. 5 at the 33rd Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson, Ariz.

A panel that included Eclipse Award-winnin Read More

Florida Farms on Alert in Wake of Confirmed MRLS Case

About 200 people gathered at an April 6 meeting at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. pavilion in Ocala, Fla., for an update on mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS). The syndrome is believed to be responsible for at least three equine deaths in Read More

MRLS Effects Minimal in Central Florida

The impact of the deadly mare reproductive loss syndrome (MRLS) has been minimal on central Florida horse farms this year, but experts say steps should be taken to limit future problems in the area's vast equine industry.

That was the Read More