Recent News for Welfare and Industry

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TOC Commits to Uniform Racehorse Medication Program

May 24, 2013

TOC has committed to implement the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program beginning in January 2014.... Read More

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New Vocations Seeking Summer Intern

May 23, 2013

The internship allows college students to gain hands-on experience in the Thoroughbred aftercare industry.... Read More

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Florida Horse Found Slain for Meat

May 22, 2013

Authorities are seeking whoever entered a private property and slaughtered a horse for meat. ... Read More

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Enhanced Security Measures for Belmont Stakes Horses

May 22, 2013

Security measures include the submission and publication of veterinary records for Belmont Stakes horses. ... Read More

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Seized Utah Horses to be Sold at Auction

May 20, 2013

More than 30 allegedly maltreated horses will be sold at auction to recover costs connected to their care. ... Read More

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New Federal Racehorse Drug Legislation Introduced

May 20, 2013

The new legislation would regulate/prohibit substances, methods, and treatments that can be used in racing. ... Read More

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Still No Uniform Racehorse Medication Rules in Triple Crown

May 17, 2013

While horse racing has made strides toward drug reform and uniform medication rules, inconsistencies remain.... Read More

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RACE Fund Online Auction Begins May 25

May 16, 2013

The RACE Fund is launching spring fund drive auction to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.... Read More

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Florida Horse Rescue Operator Charged

May 15, 2013

The rescue operator allegedly maltreated horses in her care and falsified health reports.... Read More

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Wheelon to Vacate Leased Blount County Barn

May 14, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon, accused of soring horses, has until June 10 to vacate the Tenessee barn he leases. ... Read More

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Wisconsin Police Probe Horse Deaths

May 10, 2013

Authorities found more than 70 horses either dead or starving on a Pleasant Prairie, Wis., farm. ... Read More

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Clean Test Results for Ky. Derby, Oaks Starters

May 08, 2013

The KHRC says all samples from Derby and Oaks horses were cleared with no irregularities found.... Read More

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TAA Accredits First Three Aftercare Facilities

May 08, 2013

The facilities are now able to receive financial support from the TAA for the care of retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Texas A&M Drug Testing Lab to Seek A2LA Accreditation

May 08, 2013

The accreditation is designed to meet Association of Racing Commissioners International guidelines.... Read More

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Weather, Economy Cause Tough Times for English Horse Owners

May 06, 2013

A combination of inclement weather and a suffering economy are creating tough times for English horse owners.... Read More

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BLM Researching Wild Mare Spayings

May 03, 2013

The BLM is studying the spaying of fertile wild mares in order to control wild horse population growth.... Read More

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Call Issued for Major Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy

May 03, 2013

One attorney discussed how federal intervention could help resolve racehorse medication issues.... Read More

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Wheelon Suspended Amid Soring Charges

May 02, 2013

The license of a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer accused of soring horses has been suspended.... Read More

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Bill would Forbid Horse Processing in Maine

May 02, 2013

The bill would make horse processing and transporting horses to slaughter plants in Canada illegal in Maine. ... Read More

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Feds Seeking Racehorse Drug Regulation

May 01, 2013

Members of Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would regulate medication use in racehorses.... Read More

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Godolphin Trainer's Steroid Use Called 'Deliberate Flouting'

May 01, 2013

The BHA called trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's anabolic steroid use a "deliberate flouting" of racing rules. ... Read More

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Second British Racehorse Trainer Admits to Steroid Use

April 29, 2013

Britain's steroid scandal continued April 29 when a Newmarket trainer admitted to using steroids on horses.... Read More

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HKJC Official Urges Worldwide Steroid Ban

April 29, 2013

One official urged racing authorities to consider banning the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training.... Read More

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Tennessee Horse Trainer Charged in Soring Case

April 26, 2013

Trainer Larry Wheelon is free on bond after being arrested for allegedly soring 19 horses at his farm.... Read More

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Oklahoma Woman Charged Equine Cruelty Case

April 26, 2013

An Oklahoma woman is charges in connection with the alleged maltreatment of more than 60 horses. ... Read More