Thoroughbreds

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2011 Horse of the Year Havre de Grace Injured, Retired

April 23, 2012

Veterinarians diagnosed 5-year-old mare with lateral middle distal sesamoidean ligament desmitis on April 23.... Read More

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Exercise-Induced Inflammation and Injury in Racehorses

April 20, 2012

One researcher relayed that it could be possible to identify horses at risk for injury before accidents occur.... Read More

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Proposed Kentucky Race Day Salix Ban Fails

April 17, 2012

The KHRC voted 7-7 not to approve a recommendation that would have phased out the medication over three years.... Read More

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W.Va. Racing Regulators Allow Action in Slaughter Cases

April 16, 2012

The agency could take action against permit holders found to have knowingly sold a horse for slaughter.... Read More

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Two Horses Euthanized at 2012 Grand National Steeplechase

April 16, 2012

Both horses sustained fatal injuries during falls at Becher's Brook at different times during the race!... Read More

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NYRA Challenges N.Y. Times Injury Rate Methodology

April 13, 2012

The NYRA is challenging the New York Times' methodology used to determine racehorse injury rates.... Read More

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TOBA Reaffirms Commitment to Race-Day Drug Ban

April 12, 2012

TOBA hopes to to do more to address the controversial issue of allowing race-day Salix administration.... Read More

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Early Exercise and Career Length in Thoroughbred Racehorses

April 09, 2012

Exercise early in life could have a positive impact on Thoroughbreds' future racing careers. ... Read More

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Breeders' Cup Revises Medication Rule Violation Policy

April 06, 2012

The new convicted trainer rule is part of a process to ban illegal substances from Breeders' Cup races.... Read More

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NYSRWB Officially Launches Racehorse Fatality Database

April 02, 2012

The database consists of data from NYSRWB employees at every Thoroughbred and Standardbred track in the state.... Read More

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Jockey Club Seeks Tougher Equine Medication Rules

March 30, 2012

Broad adoption of the new medication policies hinges on action by regulators in all racing jurisdictions.... Read More

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N.Y. Racehorse Fatality Database to Open to Public

March 29, 2012

The database will include information about racehorse deaths, injuries, and incidents in New York.... Read More

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Seeks Comments on Standards

March 28, 2012

Comments on the preliminary code of standards for aftercare organizations will be accepted through April 2.... Read More

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Sen. Udall: 'Corruption' in Horse Racing Alarming

March 27, 2012

In the wake of a March 25 New York Times report, Udall renewed his call for safety and integrity regulation.... Read More

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Zenyatta to be Bred to Tapit in 2012

March 23, 2012

Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year, will be bred this year to Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit for a 2013 foal.... Read More

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Top Thoroughbred Sire Fortunate Prospect, 31, Euthanized

March 17, 2012

The son of Thoroughbred stallion Northern Prospect out of the Lucky Debonair mare Fortunate Bid was 31.... Read More

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Grayson-Jockey Club Funds 2012 Veterinary Research Projects

March 16, 2012

Research topics include foal pneumonia, laminitis, vitamin D's role in immunity, and stem cell therapy. ... Read More

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New York Thoroughbred Groups to Aid Retired Racehorses

March 16, 2012

The new group is designed to expand options for ex-racehorses and the demand for the breed in horse shows.... Read More

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HBO Cancels 'Luck' After Third Horse Death

March 15, 2012

The show faced criticism after the first two horses died in racing accidents during season one filming.... Read More

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Talkin' Horses: Lane's End Staff on Zenyatta Now Archived

March 13, 2012

Those responsible for the care of Zenyatta discussed her pregnancy will be on hand to answer questions.... Read More

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Ill. Barn Fire Claims Triple Crown Winners' Descendants

March 13, 2012

Four mares and two stallions, both Triple Crown winners' descendants, were killed in the March 10 barn fire. ... Read More

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NTRA Safety Alliance Standards Updated for 2012

March 12, 2012

New 2012 code protocol deals with mainly with race-day medication model rules and race-day security.... Read More

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Super Mare Now a Mom; Zenyatta Delivers Colt

March 09, 2012

The Bernardini colt was born at 10:10 p.m. EST. Both Zenyatta and the colt are reportedly doing well.... Read More

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CHRB Medication Committee Names Advisory Panel

March 08, 2012

The panel will provide insight on various health issues for the CHRB Medication and Track Safety Committee.... Read More

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Jockey Club Sets Up Racehorse Injury Reporting Website

March 06, 2012

More than a dozen racetracks have committed to publishing their statistics from the Equine Injury Database.... Read More