Thoroughbred Racing

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RMTC Urges Adoption of Out-of-Competition, MMV Rules

December 27, 2016

The RMTC urged racing authorities to adopt the rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.... Read More

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Researchers Validate New Equine Drug-Testing Method

December 21, 2016

Scientists in Hong Kong validated a "dilute-and-shoot" test that can check for more than 40 difficult-to-detect drugs.... Read More

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RCI Adjusts MMV Points, Expands Out-of-Competition Testing

December 16, 2016

The adjustment means minor infractions aren't treated on par with serious violations in determining extra penalties.... Read More

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New York Mandates Continuing Education for Trainers

December 14, 2016

Thoroughbred trainers must obtain annual continuing education in equine health, welfare, and safety, among other topics.... Read More

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RCI Board Approves Compliance Certification

December 14, 2016

The board voted to create a regulatory compliance program, setting minimum integrity standards based on the Model Rules.... Read More

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Three-Year Depreciation of Racehorses Not Extended to 2017

December 13, 2016

Congress adjourned without taking action on a tax extender bill, allowing three-year racehorse depreciation to expire.... Read More

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Horserace Betting Levy Board issues 2017 Codes of Practice

December 13, 2016

The codes are a guide to preventing and controlling equine diseases that could threaten the breeding industry.... Read More

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Stakeholders Support Central Rule Making for Drug Rules

December 09, 2016

Focus groups and a survey revealed industry support for a centralized rule making entity for racehorse medication rules.... Read More

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New Test Barn, Chain of Custody Recommendations Released

December 08, 2016

The recommendations from the RMTC and NTRA are designed to encourage the use of best practices at racetracks.... Read More

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Applications Open for 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 07, 2016

The event will take place Oct. 5-8, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park.... Read More

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Tuesday's Top Tweets from the 2016 AAEP Convention

December 07, 2016

Tweets and take-homes from sessions on lameness, rehabilitation, equine back issues, and more! ... Read More

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AAEP Lavin Cup Awarded to Michael Blowen

December 07, 2016

Michael Blowen is an advocate of racehorse aftercare and founder of Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center.... Read More

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Virginia Sport Horse Vet Installed as 2017 AAEP President

December 06, 2016

Dr. R. Reynolds Cowles Jr. focuses much of his practice on lameness in racehorses and performance horses.... Read More

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Vets to Track Radiographic Abnormalities in Thoroughbreds

November 29, 2016

Researchers hope to track the progress and prevalence of radiographic abnormalities in yearling Thoroughbreds.... Read More

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LNJ Foxwoods to Sponsor 2017 TCA Stallion Season Auction

November 26, 2016

The Thoroughbred Charities of America Stallion Season Auction is the organization's largest annual fundraiser.... Read More

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TAA Accredits 27 Thoroughbred Aftercare Groups in 2016

November 22, 2016

The TAA now has 64 accredited organizations operating at more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.... Read More

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Florida EHV: Gulfstream Park Horse Dead, Others Quarantined

November 11, 2016

No other horses at the Thoroughbred track and casino have presented with clinical signs consistent with EHV-1 infection.... Read More

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Arrogate Overtakes 'Chrome' to Win Breeders' Cup Classic

November 05, 2016

Arrogate ran down favorite California Chrome in deep stretch to win the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length.... Read More

Beholder (outside) wins the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff by the slightest margin over Songbrid at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4.

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Beholder Wins Breeders' Cup Distaff by a Nose

November 04, 2016

The 6-year-old mare nipped the previously undefeated Songbird by a nose to win the 2016 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff.... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Contenders Pledge Support to Aftercare Efforts

November 04, 2016

To date, 42 Breeders' Cup contenders have owners and/or trainers supporting New Vocations' pledge.... Read More

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Jockey Club TIP Introduces Recreational Riding Program

November 03, 2016

The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring.... Read More

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Louisiana Man Accused of Horse Theft

November 01, 2016

Jonas Gibson is accused of stealing at least three racehorses.... Read More

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AAEP On Call Vets to Assist at 2016 Breeders' Cup Races

November 01, 2016

Drs. Scott Palmer and Alan Ruggles will provide timely health reports regarding the equine athletes in each race.... Read More

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Drug Metabolism in the Horse

October 31, 2016

Dr. Jennifer Davis of NC State University talks about the application of therapeutic and regulatory medicine in horses.... Read More

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Necropsies Teaching About Catastrophic Racehorse Injuries

October 31, 2016

Researchers are making steady progress toward understanding catastrophic fractures and, ultimately, how to prevent them.... Read More