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Jockeys' Guild Supports Racehorse Medication Reform

January 30, 2013

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

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RMTC Sees Positive Trends in Bute Violations Study

January 28, 2013

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

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N.Y. Bill: Ban Equine Performance-Enhancing Drugs

January 24, 2013

The legislation calls for a ban on equine performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing in New York.... Read More

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Jockey Club Denies Trainers due to Drug Violations

December 27, 2012

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

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RMTC Makes Corticosteroid Recommendations

December 21, 2012

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

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FEI Launches Global Safety Helmet Campaign

December 18, 2012

The move prefaces the implementation of a rule mandating the use of helmets while riding at FEI events.... Read More

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Racehorses Test Positive for Methamphetamine Exposure

December 17, 2012

Officials are investigating how the two Standardbred horses might have been exposed to the drug.... Read More

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Horse Racing Medication Reform Takes Major Step

December 14, 2012

Many leaders believe sweeping medication reform could become a reality in early 2013.... Read More

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KHRC Staff Outlines New Salix Procedures

December 14, 2012

The changes are designed to prevent mistakes in Salix administration prior to races.... Read More

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N.Y. Racing Regulators Amend Medication Rules

December 12, 2012

Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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Horse Racing Integrity Push Continues Despite Obstacles

December 08, 2012

A panel discussed dealing with drug violators in horse racing and reported progress. ... Read More

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Animal Health Experts Head to Panama for Sport Horse Talks

December 07, 2012

Attendees will work to find a solution to current import and export procedure problems.... Read More

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Positive Drug Test Changes Results of Major French Horse Race

December 01, 2012

The winner of the Darley Prix Jean Romanet was disqualified after testing positive for an anti-inflammatory.... Read More

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Program for 2013 FEI Sports Forum Released

November 30, 2012

The international movement of horses is among the topics that will be discussed at the event.... Read More

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Intermountain Farmers Association Becomes Official Partner of 2014 WEG

November 26, 2012

The IFA has become an official partner of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France.... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.

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FEI Adopts Dressage 'Blood Rule' at General Assembly

November 19, 2012

The rule states that any horse with "fresh blood" on its body will be definitively eliminated.... Read More

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RMTC Approves Medication Thresholds, Withdrawal Times

November 16, 2012

The six medications were identified by the AAEP as having therapeutic purposes.... Read More

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King-Dye Receives 2012 FEI 'Against All Odds Award'

November 15, 2012

King-Dye suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2010 when a horse she was riding tripped and fell. ... Read More

Dressage horse Jerich Parzival, ridden by Adelinde Cornelissen of the Netherlands, was eliminated from team competition because judges noticed blood in his saliva. The spot where he bit his tongue during his test is shown here.

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Welfare Group: FEI 'On the Right Track' in Addressing Welfare Issues

November 09, 2012

A World Horse Welfare representative spoke on the topic at the 2012 FEI General Assembly, held Thursday.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup: All Equine Drug Tests Negative

November 06, 2012

Samples were screened for more than 45 anabolic steroids and hundreds of other prohibited drugs.... Read More

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Lakeland Animal Nutrition Official Partner of 2014 Alltech FEI WEG

November 05, 2012

Lakeland has been named an Alltech Official Partner for the 2014 edition of the World Equestrian Games.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainers Criticize Breeders' Cup Salix Ban

November 02, 2012

Furosemide has been banned from this year's Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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UK Lecture Series Presents Olympian Reed Kessler

October 26, 2012

Kessler is the youngest U.S. Equestrian Team member in history to take part in the Olympic Games.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Trainer Pletcher Not Worried about Salix Ban

October 25, 2012

All Pletcher's 2-year-olds have raced on Salix in all of their starts.... Read More

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AQHA Suspends Racing Trainers Following Drug Violations

October 22, 2012

The trainers were recently involved in medication violations in Louisiana and New Mexico. ... Read More