Articles posted December 4, 2012

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Writing Award Prize Benefits RMTC

Writing Award Prize Benefits RMTC

The $25,000 prize intended for three New York Times writers will instead benefit drug testing programs. The newspaper's editorial ethics policy prohibits the writers from accepting the award.

Eclipse week features special events for charities

A series of special events leading up to the 42nd annual Eclipse Awards will benefit the Gulfstream Thoroughbred Aftercare Program, the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF), The Race for Education and the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced Tuesday. The Eclipse Awards will be held January 19 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Online poll open for Vox Populi Award

Online voting is now open for the third annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.

Human Barefoot Trends: What Can they Tell Us About Horses?

Barefoot running and glove-like minimalist barefoot running shoes have gained popularity with human athletes in recent years. And, much like the shoes versus barefoot controversy in the horse world, the benefits and drawbacks of going shoeless are highly debated in human podiatry, said Nora Grenager, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, of Grenager Equine Consulting in Midd...

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