Thoroughbred Racing

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The Jockey Club Announces 2013 TIP Winners

September 04, 2013

The Jockey Club TIP has announced the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2013. ... Read More

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Two Upcoming Horses and Hope Events Planned

August 30, 2013

"Horses and Hope" works to promote awareness of and raise funds for detection and treatment of breast cancer.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Showcase Features Retired Racers

August 29, 2013

Washington's Thoroughbred Showcase, featuring 30+ former racehorses, will be held Aug. 31 at Emerald Downs.... Read More

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Ohio Eyes Changes in Racehorse Drug Policy and Testing

August 24, 2013

OSRC is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules,... Read More

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Model Rule for Racing Medication Penalties Endorsed

August 23, 2013

ROAP board of directors has endorsed the Penalty Guidelines for Multiple Medication Violations.... Read More

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Equine Health Seminar Kicks Off Horse Races

August 22, 2013

The 2013's annual Zweig Memorial Trot kicks off with a series of talks on equine health. ... Read More

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WVRC Adopts Animal Cruelty Policy

August 21, 2013

The racing commission approved a cruelty policy that relies heavily on existing practices and state law. ... Read More

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More Security in Place for Travers Stakes Starters

August 19, 2013

Among the measures is early out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances.... Read More

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Uniform Drug Reform Discussed in Kentucky

August 16, 2013

KHRC Medical Director Mary Scollay, DVM, gave an introduction to the Mid-Atlantic Uniform Medication Program.... Read More

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Study Evaluates Forehand vs. Backhand Whip Use in Racing

August 15, 2013

Jockeys struck a simulator with significantly (approximately 15%) more force with the backhand than forehand.... Read More

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Law Panelists Note Progress in Racehorse Drug Reform

August 14, 2013

Panelists said public perception is based on biased representation by press and industry organizations.... Read More

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ASPCA Grants $273,000 to Groups Assisting Retired Racehorses

August 13, 2013

The Rescuing Racers Initiative aids in the rescue and rehabilitation of retired racehorses.... Read More

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Medication Reforms Carry Sense of Urgency

August 13, 2013

The Jockey Club recommended that all U.S. racing jurisdictions pledge to adopt a uniform medication program.... Read More

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Study: Race-Day Medication Has No Effect on Genetics

August 12, 2013

The genetic integrity of North American-bred horses doesn't seem to have been affected by race-day medication.... Read More

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The Jockey Club to Help Fund Racehorse Drug Testing

August 12, 2013

The Jockey Club will provide funds to some racing jurisdictions to step up out-of-competition drug testing. ... Read More

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Preakness Runner Up Recovering Well

August 12, 2013

Itsmyluckyday, who suffered a fractured Ilium in June, is recovering well, trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said.... Read More

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Stall-Side Blood Test Debuting at Dublin Horse Show

August 09, 2013

The blood test is designed to alert veterinarians to equine health concerns before clinical signs develop. ... Read More

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BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

August 08, 2013

The BHA concluded its investigation into "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains an anabolic steroid. ... Read More

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CANTER Mid-Atlantic Online Auction Fundraiser Begins Aug. 14

August 08, 2013

Proceeds go directly to the care and training of ex-racehorses that have been donated to CANTER Mid-Atlantic.... Read More

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Commentary: Avoiding the Edge

August 07, 2013

What could a recent Texas ruling about registering horse-clones with the AQHA mean for Thoroughbred breeders?... Read More

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Commentary: Do the Right Thing For Racehorses

August 06, 2013

Eric Mitchell, editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse, shares his thoughts on racehorse welfare issues. ... Read More

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Owners Again Support Medication-Free Horse Racing

August 05, 2013

Many of horse racing's top owners again pledged to race their 2-year-olds without race-day medication. ... Read More

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Blue Horse Charities Gives $119,700 in Grants

August 02, 2013

Organizations involved in the rehabilitation, retraining, and adoption of Thoroughbreds received grants. ... Read More

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Former Thoroughbred Agents Plead Not Guilty to Charges

August 01, 2013

Between 24 and 30 horses owned by the brothers were found to be malnourished and shut in feces-filled stalls.... Read More

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RCI Approves Model Rule for Racehorse Drug Penalties

July 31, 2013

RCI voted to approve model rules that create a points system and enhanced penalties for drug violations. ... Read More