Articles posted September 1, 2002

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Kentucky HBPA Moves Offices; Turfway Contract Up

On the heels of battle with its former president, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has moved its offices to the Churchill Downs backstretch from a building owned by Dr. Alex Harthill.

Racing Toward Injury

There seems to be little doubt that musculoskeletal injury--including injury to bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments--is a major problem for Thoroughbred racehorses. This impression has been borne out by studies of "wastage" in the racing industry, where wastage describes the losses that occur during the training and racing of a horse. In some studies...

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