In the care of Dede McGehee's Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, broodmare Lotta Kim, dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is again hitting her stride.
Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.
The Association of Racing Commissioners International is stepping up efforts to get state regulators to fully adopt the National Uniform Medication Program.
Two research projects designed to study the impact of furosemide on exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage will be conducted on behalf of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the organization said Sept. 15.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency says it acted appropriately when allowing Floyd Mayweather to receive an intravenous injection before his May 2 fight with Manny Pacquiao.
The California Horse Racing Board Medication and Track Safety Committee took a step forward Sept. 4 regarding potential employment of third-party furosemide administration in the state.
The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward with what it has called a comprehensive study into the effects of the mineral cobalt on racehorses.
Horsemen will have the opportunity to pledge a percentage of their total earnings to Thoroughbred Charities of America during the upcoming race meet at Kentucky Downs.
Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas has been elected to the American Horse Council's Board of Trustees. Blodgett is the current president of the American Quarter Horse Association.
Au Moon, the former resident equine at the Kentucky Derby Museum, was euthanized following surgery for a soft tissue injury he suffered in his first race after coming out of retirement.
The United States Anti-Doping Agency assisted the Drug Enforcement Agency in a nationwide series of enforcement actions targeting the global underground trade of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.
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The application period for 2016 horse shows to apply for Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) awards is now open and runs through Sept. 30.
The Indiana Horse Racing Commission said Aug. 31 that none of the 221 samples tested for cobalt during the first 60 days of the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino meet were above the published threshold level.
At a Sept. 1 summit presented by the New York State Gaming Commission on racehorse aftercare, the New York Racing Association pledged that it would donate $5 per start at its tracks to the TAA.
The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Sept. 1 said it will commit $450,000 to acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the New York Equine Drug Testing and Research Program at Morrisville State College.
The California Thoroughbred Trainers Aug. 31 said its leadership unanimously agreed to use $150,000 from reserve funds to facilitate race-day camera surveillance in barn areas at California racetracks.
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The Louisiana State Racing Commission Aug. 24 adopted the Controlled Therapeutic Medication Schedule of 26 commonly used substances.
A new study funded by the USTA is designed to determine whether the naturally occurring mineral cobalt, when administered in larger, regular doses, has blood-doping qualities and could enhance performance.
Two days after delaying steps to begin third-party administration of race-day furosemide, members of the California Horse Racing Board said they're still in support -- in concept -- of the proposal.
The Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity said Aug. 21 California's failure to adopt third-party administration of the race-day drug furosemide shows the pitfalls of state-by-state regulation.
A three-year effort to employ third-party administration of the race-day medication furosemide in California was delayed significantly at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Aug. 20 at Del Mar.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Aug. 18 gave final approval to regulations that would provide penalties for excessive levels of the mineral cobalt in post-race tests.
Medication matters dominated the Aug. 18 meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, which voted to change the descriptions for the drug classification schedules that are used to determine if a violation has occurred.
Use of race-day furosemide will be the topic for a daylong forum put together by the New York State Gaming Commission Aug. 25 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A co-sponsor of federal legislation that would authorize oversight of equine medication and drug-testing said Congress could schedule a committee hearing on the bill this fall. Meanwhile, the debate on the bill continues.
The board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Aug. 12 tackled the issue of whether to support the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015.
The opening panel Aug. 11 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing, Equine, and Gaming Law conference set the tone for what figures to be a continued industry battle over federal versus state-by-state regulation.
Sam Britt and Michael House's Gabriel Charles will not run in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) after being rushed into emergency colic surgery Aug. 8 at San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall, Calif.
The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Safety Committee will implement a centralized database for racehorse necropsy information and has recommended all horses that come off the vet's list be subject to testing.
State-by-state efforts to bring about uniformity in medication policies and drug testing aren't sufficient to move the Thoroughbred industry forward speakers said Aug. 9 at The Jockey Club Round Table conference.
Marc Summers, vice president and general counsel for The Jockey Club, has prepared a side-by-side comparison of two federal bills that propose creating a national program for managing medication use in racehorses.
Continuing his recovery from a hip fracture at Pegasus Equine Rehabilitation and Training Center in Redmond, Wash., Shared Belief still doesn't have a timetable for a return to racing.
When the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association meets Aug. 6-9 for its summer convention, equine medication will again be a major issue for the organization.
Five cases of Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis have been reported in East Texas.
Undefeated 3-year-old filly Lady Eli continues to recover from laminitis at trainer Chad Brown's Belmont Park stable, with her connections encouraged that she is doing as well as possible at this point.
The American Association of Equine Practitioners has released a "Prescription for Racing Reform" that includes "a commitment to identifying non-race day treatment alternatives for exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage."
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Trainer Gary Contessa will lead three racing education clinics in August covering a variety of topics, including racehorse conformation, ownership, and general information about the sport.
Trainer Tom Amoss and the Indiana Horse Racing Commission have entered into a settlement agreement in a complex case involving a medication positive at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in 2011.
Gold medal winner Bode Miller has a new base for his horse racing aspirations as the celebrated alpine skier tries to bring some of the modern training techniques that helped him to the top of his sport to the Sport of Kings.
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West Virginia has joined other states in the Mid-Atlantic region in posting an advisory regarding use of two therapeutic drugs that can be problematic for horsemen.
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The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation has met the $100,000 challenge gift announced by Oak Tree Racing Association in January 2015. The gift and the matching program honor Dr. Jack Robbins, who died Nov. 29, 2014.
The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation has announced a plan to donate $100,000 to The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine to create an endowment for student scholarships.
Jockey Trevor McCarthy was transported to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, N.J. after his mount Calypso Run clipped heels and unseated the 21-year-old journeyman in Monmouth Park's 10th race July 19.
Supporters of federal legislation that would give USADA oversight of drug testing in Thoroughbred racing will face opposition from lawmakers who have proposed legislation with seemingly similar goals in Washington.
A bipartisan bill introduced July 16 in the U.S. House of Representatives would see the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency create an independent organization for oversight of medication issues in horse racing.
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