Thoroughbred Racing

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AAEP Issues Statement on Horseracing Integrity Act

June 06, 2017

The organization opposes the current legislation because it would eliminate the use of race-day furosemide.... Read More

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Enhanced Security Protocols for 2017 Belmont Stakes Entries

June 06, 2017

Policies include publishing daily vet records of all medications and treatments given to horses leading up to the race.... Read More

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IFAR Attendees Look for Racehorse Aftercare Solutions

June 02, 2017

Advocates shared options to support OTTBs. Speakers included U.S Team rider Boyd Martin and RRP founder Stuart Pittman.... Read More

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Racing's Future Without Fatal Fractures: Science Fiction?

May 31, 2017

A veterinarian with a focus on racehorses shares thoughts on how to reduce the number of catastrophic injuries.... Read More

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Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017 Introduced

May 26, 2017

Among other points, the new bill would prohibit the use of any substance within 24 hours of a race.... Read More

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Pan Am Conference Wraps Up With Anti-Doping Insights

May 22, 2017

The conference concluded with presentations by individuals from inside and outside the Thoroughbred industry.... Read More

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Cloud Computing Conquers Classic Empire in Preakness Stakes

May 20, 2017

The lightly raced colt edged 2-1 second betting choice Classic Empire by a head in the race's last strides.... Read More

Di Arbuthnot, chairman of IFAR and chief executive of Retraining of Racehorses, said, "We all have a shared responsibility for the welfare of racehorses, which extends beyond the track.”

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Advocates Stress Responsibility at Racehorse Aftercare Forum

May 19, 2017

Advocates emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment and shared insights on racehorse retirement programs.... Read More

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Royal Mo Sustains Injury During Preakness Workout

May 15, 2017

Royal Mo fractured a sesamoid bone and was transported to PennVet's New Bolton Center for treatment on Sunday.... Read More

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NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Monmouth Park

May 14, 2017

Monmouth Park first received accreditation shortly after the alliance's inception in 2009.... Read More

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Favored Always Dreaming Wins 2017 Kentucky Derby

May 06, 2017

Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, the colt covered the 1 1/4 miles on a wet-fast track in 2:03.59.... Read More

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AAEP 'On Call' Vet to Assist at 2017 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

May 04, 2017

Dr. Keith Latson will provide timely health reports to the media regarding the athletes in the Kentucky Oaks and Derby. ... Read More

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ARCI Welfare, Integrity Conference Continues

April 20, 2017

Wednesday's discussion topics included maintaining integrity and crop use during races, among others.... Read More

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ARCI Panel Discusses How to Stop Cheating in Horse Racing

April 19, 2017

A panel believes keys include additional out-of-competition testing, investigators, and research. ... Read More

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Condition Your Horse Like a Pro

April 12, 2017

How to help performance horses of all types reach peak fitness.... Read More

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Security Protocols for Horses in 2017 Blue Grass Stakes

March 31, 2017

Measures cover arrival times, veterinary treatments and records, out-of-competition drug testing, and more.... Read More

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Barr Introduces Equine Tax Bills

March 31, 2017

Congressman Andy Barr introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at benefiting the breeding and racing industries.... Read More

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First International Racehorse Aftercare Forum Set for May

March 30, 2017

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses will hold its first conference May 17-18, in Washington, D.C.... Read More

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Risk Factors for Biaxial Proximal Sesamoid Fractures

March 29, 2017

Preliminary results suggest risk factors include fewer high-speed workouts and a drop in racing class, among others.... Read More

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Sunland Park Reaccredited by NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance

March 25, 2017

The alliance is designed to establish standards and practices to promote safety and integrity in horse racing.... Read More

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Scientists Revisit Historic Exercise Research in Racehorses

March 23, 2017

Scientists are highlighting early 20th century studies and Japanese researchers who were well ahead of their time.... Read More

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Rate of Fatal Thoroughbred Racing Injuries Declines Again

March 16, 2017

The fatal injury rate in Thoroughbred racehorses declined for a fourth consecutive year and has dropped 23% since 2009.... Read More

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Can Sport Horse and Racehorse Practice Be Ethical?

March 02, 2017

Practice can and should be ethical, but it's not always easy. Pressure applied by trainers or owners can be substantial.... Read More

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2016 AAEP Convention Wrap-Up

February 22, 2017

Read our in-depth coverage of topics from the 2016 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention in Orlando.... Read More

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Kentucky Derby, Preakness Winner Charismatic Dies

February 21, 2017

A necropsy revealed a pelvic fracture caused of death of the 1999 Horse of the Year.... Read More