Ryan Conley writes for the Star-Banner in Ocala, Fla. He is a past correspondent for The Blood-Horse
Articles by Ryan Conley
April 24, 2007
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
February 14, 2007
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
February 14, 2007
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
December 29, 2006
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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December 28, 2006
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
December 06, 2006
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
June 01, 2006
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
April 07, 2006
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