Thoroughbred Racing

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NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Finger Lakes

May 04, 2015

The New York track received "best practice" grading in the area of aftercare and transition of retired racehorses.... Read More

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American Pharoah Takes 2015 Kentucky Derby

May 02, 2015

American Pharoah caught Dortmund and Firing Line at the head of the stretch and drew clear for a one-length victory. ... Read More

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On Call Program to Support Kentucky Derby and Oaks Telecasts

April 29, 2015

Dr. Keith Latson will represent the AAEP On Call program during this weekend's live telecasts from Churchill Downs.... Read More

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Cobalt Policy Adopted by Racing Regulators

April 28, 2015

Regulators adopted a new policy making it illegal to administer cobalt to a racehorse. ... Read More

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Jockey Club Enhances Graded Stakes Race Vet Record Reporting

April 23, 2015

Owners can make their graded stakes horses' veterinary records public by posting them on a specialized website.... Read More

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Veterinarians Plead Guilty to Horse Doping Charges

April 16, 2015

Four veterinarians pleaded guilty to administering drugs to Thoroughbred racehorses within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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RMTC Approves GABA Threshold

April 15, 2015

The group approved a uniform testing threshold of 110 parts per billion in blood for the amino acid GABA.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Horseshoes, Track Type, Thoroughbred Safety

April 15, 2015

Researchers examined the loading rates on a hoof of a galloping horse wearing different aluminum racing shoes.... Read More

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Rood & Riddle Named Official Breeders' Cup Equine Hospital

April 13, 2015

Rood & Riddle is the official equine hospital of the Breeders' Cup and title sponsor of the 2015 post-position draw.... Read More

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Accused Pennsylvania Vets Lose Racing Commission Licenses

April 08, 2015

The veterinarians are accused of administering drugs to horses within 24 hours of when the animals were slated to race.... Read More

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Researchers Review Subchondral Bone Remodeling in Racehorses

April 06, 2015

Bone turnover in horses rested after intense training was better than in those in consistent intense work.... Read More

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Kentucky Horse Park to Honor Cigar with Statue

April 05, 2015

Cigar died last October following complications from surgery for severe osteoarthritis in his neck.... Read More

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Kentucky HPBA, Keeneland, Churchill Downs to Support TAA

April 03, 2015

Consenting owners will donate $5 to the TAA when their horses start and the two tracks will match donations.... Read More

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Ohio Racing Stakeholders Discuss Medication Rules, Cobalt

April 02, 2015

The group discussed model medication rules, testing procedures, and cobalt thresholds at a recent meeting.... Read More

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Whip Use in Horse Racing Debated

April 01, 2015

Equitation scientists and a national racing authority share their differing opinions on whip use and horse welfare.... Read More

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Gulfstream Park Reaccredited by Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 30, 2015

Best practices cited included reporting of injuries and fatalities, post-race inspections, and more.... Read More

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Veterinarians Charged With Drugging Racehorses

March 30, 2015

Four vets are facing criminal charges for allegedly administering drugs to Thoroughbreds within 24 hours of races.... Read More

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Horse PAC Releases 2014 Annual Report

March 29, 2015

In 2014 Horse PAC raised $293,405 and disbursed $227,000 to federal political candidates and leadership PACs.... Read More

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RMTC Board Approves Cobalt Threshold

March 27, 2015

The cobalt threshold will be submitted to the RCI for consideration as a model rule at its April meeting. ... Read More

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Updated Security Protocols for Blue Grass Stakes Horses

March 26, 2015

Measures include out-of-competition drug testing, increased security, monitoring veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for High-Profile New York Races

March 25, 2015

Protocols will include out-of-competition drug testing, heightened security, publicized veterinary records, and more.... Read More

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Ontario to Work on Out-of-Competition Cobalt Testing

March 23, 2015

The Ontario Racing Commission will work with the racing industry to develop a practical approach to cobalt testing.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 21, 2015

Best practices in use include out-of-competition testing, "supertesting" of suspect plasma or urine samples, and more.... Read More

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Jockey Club Offers Grants for Out-of-Competition Testing

March 18, 2015

The Jockey Club budgeted $250,000 for out-of-competition testing for tracks hosting graded stakes races in 2015.... Read More

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Grade I Winner Ogygian Dead at 32

March 16, 2015

Ogygian, the oldest pensioner at Old Friends, was euthanized March 14 due to complications from colic. ... Read More