The final horses remaining in the testing protocols for the equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have returned two negative tests and have been released back into the general horse population on the backstretch.
Keeneland's Rice Road stable area is completely out of quarantine after the Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian lifted restrictions on a final barn.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board granted interim accreditation to the lab used by the Illinois Racing Board, the University of Illinois at Chicago Analytical Forensic Testing Laboratory, at its Feb. 6 meeting.
The Kentucky Office of the State Veterinarian reports that a quarantine, put in place last month after horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus 1, has been lifted on one of two Rice Road barns at Keeneland.
Nutrition is critical for the in-foal broodmare to deliver a healthy foal
After an in-depth review of its racing medication rules relative to the Association of Racing Commissioners International’s recommendations, a Kentucky council is recommending penalty classification changes for a pair of medications.
Recent EHV-1 (Equine herpesvirus 1) outbreaks have again focused attention on this nasty disease.
Following tests of horses quarantined at two Keeneland barns following a positive for equine herpesvirus "wild strain" reported Jan. 21 at Turfway Park, a single horse at the Lexington track tested positive for EHV-1.
New York racing regulators on Jan. 23 gave preliminary approval to an expansion of equine drug testing and recordkeeping rules, as well as to set a minimum set of penalties to be imposed on trainers and others with repeated equine drug violations.
Barring significant changes in discussions between Gulfstream Park officials and the connections of Gun Runner, the Candy Ride colt will not make it to the South Florida racetrack for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28.
The Kentucky Office of State Veterinarian has placed an order of quarantine on a barn on the Turfway Park backstretch after a horse from that barn tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus Type-1 (EHV-1) "wild strain."
Entries for the five stakes races on Saturday's card that also were offered on last year's card total 48. That total of 48 is up five horses from the number of runners in last year's five stakes on Lecomte day.
New York racing regulators Jan. 20 released a set of proposed sweeping equine drug and recordkeeping rules that arose from the state's investigation into allegations made by PETA against trainer Steve Asmussen in 2013.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has issued an addendum to the incident plan regarding the equine herpesvirus outbreak on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The report is the third equine study since 1998 conducted by NAHMS. It focuses on horses at farms and ranches, breeding farms, boarding and training stables, and riding stables.
The Pennsylvania Race Horse Development Fund is producing features on people who have benefitted from the millions of fund dollars invested into local economic development, farm expansion, and job creation.
New York state would stop paying costs associated with equine drug testing in the horse racing industry, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed in his new 2017 state budget plan.
Additional horses have tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the track reported Jan. 13. The entirety of Barn 14, Barn 36, and the Receiving Barn had blood pulled and nasal swabs taken for testing Jan. 11.
The Organization of Racing Investigators (ORI) will be holding its annual training conference at Tampa Bay Downs, Feb. 26-March 1.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has placed a barn at the HighPointe Training Center under quarantine after horses there have tested positive for the mild type of equine herpesvirus (EHV-I) in recent days.
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture has instituted a mandatory quarantine of the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The USDA's National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) released the first report from its Equine 2015 study, Baseline Reference of Equine Health and Management in the United States, 2015.
The equine herpesvirus outbreak at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots continues to have repercussions throughout the industry, with the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. becoming the second major sales company to restrict horses from Louisiana.
Three additional horses tested positive for equine herpesvirus Jan. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the Louisiana oval reported the following day. All three were positive for the EHV-1 non-neurogenic type, also called the "wild type" strain.
A cutting-edge cancer treatment has helped reduce skin cancer in 1996 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup, who recently celebrated his 26th birthday at Old Friends Equine retirement home near Georgetown, Ky.
Two horses trained by Mike Stidham tested positive for equine herpesvirus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the Louisiana track said in a Jan. 7 release.
Before entering the breeding shed a race horse needs some re-training, a fertility evaluation, and some time to refocus on his new job and prepare for his first breeding season.
Champion Nyquist continues to recover after undergoing colic surgery Dec. 22 and remains on track to begin the 2017 breeding season on schedule, Darley America chief operating officer Dan Pride said Jan. 5.
The Kentucky state veterinarian's office has imposed an embargo on horses from any Louisiana track or training center from entering any Kentucky track or training center.
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots reported a fifth horse tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus, with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture allowing the horse to be released to a private farm where it will be kept in isolation.
Two horses on the backstretch at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots spiked temperatures Jan. 2. As a result of this development, the precautionary step has been taken to place the entirety of the Fair Grounds backstretch under quarantine.
The horse, trained by Mike Stidham, resides in Barn 36 and contracted EHV-1 non-neurogenic type, also called "wild type" strain.
A second horse has tested positive for equine herpes virus at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
The Latin American Organization for the Promotion of Thoroughbred Racing announced Dec. 29 that Uruguay has adopted new anti-doping regulations.
A New York-based veterinarian has been suspended by regulators for falsely submitting health certificates for three horses seeking to enter the grounds at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Officials with the State of Louisiana's Department of Agriculture have installed a quarantine on Barn 14 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots after a horse residing in that barn tested positive for equine herpes virus.
Champion and classic winner Nyquist, who is set to stand his first season at Darley in 2017, is currently recovering at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute after undergoing successful colic surgery Dec. 22.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium urges racing authorities to adopt the out-of-competition testing and multiple medication violation rules approved by the Association of Racing Commissioners International Dec. 9 in Tucson, Ariz.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has announced the launch of the Kentucky Initiative. Hallway Feeds, Hinkle Farms, the Keeneland Association, and Reynolds Bell Thoroughbred Services have joined as founding partners
Mickey and Karen Taylor were at Seattle Slew's side in his final years at Three Chimneys Farm, and paid gratitude to Dr. George Bagby, who invented the Bagby Basket and operated on Slew, giving him quality time late in life.
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) runner-up Masochistic will be disqualified from that Nov. 5 finish at Santa Anita Park and placed last after failing a post-race drug test.
Retired equine veterinarian Brent Kelley, who also wrote or contributed to a number of books on horses and animals, died Dec. 11 in Bourbon County, Ky. He was 75.
The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing.
RCI president Ed Martin said that some in the Thoroughbred industry have an interest in limiting the import of simulcast signals in some markets to those races operating under minimum integrity standards.
The head of the ARCI believes recommended changes to the multiple medication violator provision of the National Uniform Medication Program will help states that have not adopted the provision put it in place.
The horse industry was warned that animal rights groups will continue to seek to abolish racing through propaganda and legal fights in the coming years, according to panelists at the Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming Dec. 7.
The Jockey Club plans to actively oppose changes to the current multiple medication violation penalty system currently on the agenda for the Association of Racing Commissioners International Model Rules Committee Dec. 8 in Tucson, Ariz.
Retired classic winning trainer and former executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission John Ward has joined the Water, Hay, and Oats Alliance, which supports federal intervention to bring about national uniformity in medication policy.
Looking at proposed changes being considered for the multiple medication violation penalty system (MMV), it's not readily clear how these changes—when you just look at factors like reduced points for some infractions—would play out in the real world.
While the focus of the expanded LGC Science facility in Lexington will be on testing human-use supplements, as opposed to the lab's equine drug testing, the additional expertise on such supplements could provide crossover benefit.
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