Thoroughbred Racing

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High-Speed Exercise and Bone Response

January 14, 2014

Researchers are striving to better understand the balance between tolerable and excessive bone damage.... Read More

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Palmer Named NYSGC Equine Medical Director

January 13, 2014

Scott Palmer, VMD, Dipl. AVBP, will oversee the health and safety of horses at all New York state racetracks.... Read More

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Parx Racing EHV-1 Quarantine Lifted

January 13, 2014

The quarantine of two barns began in early November 2013 when a horse tested positive for EHV-1. ... Read More

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Study Looks at Racehorses' Transitions to Second Careers

January 10, 2014

The study indicates indicates a large percentage of horses are acquired from their owners, not auctions.... Read More

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Top Equine Surgery Studies of 2013

January 10, 2014

Dr. Lisa Fortier shares her picks for the top equine surgery- and lameness-related studies of 2013.... Read More

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Managing Racehorse Joints with Strict Medication Regulations

January 09, 2014

In the face of new racing medication rules, vets are revisiting treatment approaches for injured horses.... Read More

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Eclipse Award Finalist Laughing Dies From Colic

January 08, 2014

Laughing is a finalist for the 2013 Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding female turf performer.... Read More

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Two Racehorses Dead after Training Collision

January 06, 2014

The Jan. 4 accident claimed the lives of racehorses Caixa Electronica and Six Drivers.... Read More

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Could Stress Cause Gastric Ulcers in Performance Horses?

January 05, 2014

Researchers are studying the ill-defined syndrome of "stress" and its potential role in ulcer development.... Read More

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2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Silver Train Dies

December 30, 2013

Silver Train died from a colic attack Dec. 29 while shuttling to the United States from Brazil. ... Read More

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TCA Stallion Season Auction Approaching

December 29, 2013

TCA supports Thoroughbred retirement, rescue, research, and helps the people who work with ex-racehorses. ... Read More

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New York Riders Continue TRF Donations

December 28, 2013

The jockey colony has donated almost $6,000 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) in 2013. ... Read More

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NSW Supreme Court Grants Injunction to Racing Veterinarians

December 27, 2013

The vets sought a delay in the start of a plan to license veterinarians treating racehorses in training. ... Read More

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Managing Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage in Racehorses

December 27, 2013

One veterinarian reviews what EIPH does to the horse and how veterinarians currently treat it.... Read More

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2009 Belmont Stakes Winner Summer Bird Dies

December 26, 2013

The 7-year-old son of Birdstone developed colic Dec. 22 and efforts to save him were unsuccessful.... Read More

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Mucho Macho Man Wins Vox Populi Award

December 26, 2013

The 5-year-old winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic will receive the 2013 Secretariat Vox Populi Award.... Read More

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Great Britain Beefs Up Equine Anti-Doping Policy

December 25, 2013

Steroid scandals prompted the British Horseracing Authority to amend its medication control policy.... Read More

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Booklet on Maryland Racehorse Medication Guidelines Released

December 24, 2013

The booklet lists 24 therapeutic medications with their withdrawal times and threshold levels.... Read More

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Digging Deeper into Breeders' Cup Lasix Study

December 19, 2013

Study shows horses who previously had not raced on furosemide fared well in Breeders' Cup juvenile races.... Read More

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Furosemide-Free BC Juveniles Show Few EIPH Cases

December 17, 2013

Furosemide-free juveniles at the Breeders' Cup had fewer, less severe instances of EIPH than other juveniles.... Read More

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Kentucky Steps toward Racehorse Medication Uniformity

December 15, 2013

The KHRC approved changes to its withdrawal time guidelines for all racing breeds. ... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Awards $1M in Grants

December 15, 2013

More than 20 accredited racehorse retirement facilities will share in $1 million in grants. ... Read More

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Racehorse Drug Testing Not Without Its Challenges

December 14, 2013

Out-of-competition drug testing has broad support, but some issues have made use difficult for regulators... Read More

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Multi-Breed Racehorse Drug Uniformity No Easy Task

December 13, 2013

The Ohio State Racing Commission indicated it's not prepared to adopt a uniform national drug policy. ... Read More

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20 New Facilities Accredited by TAA

December 08, 2013

There are now 23 accredited facilities eligible to receive grants for the care of retired Thoroughbreds.... Read More