The racing and breeding industry in North America is devising a plan of action to accommodate the British Horseracing Authority's zero-tolerance policy for the presence of anabolic steroids in Thoroughbreds.
Dr. Kendall Hansen and Skychai Racing's Hansen, one of 10 3-year-olds entered for the Aug. 4 West Virginia Derby (gr. II), will finally get to race with a blue-tipped tail.
Thoroughbred racing got further bruises April 30 during an allegation-ridden congressional hearing into equine health and medication issues that furthered a call for federal intervention--at least on some level.
The University of Florida Racing Laboratory has been selected to handle equine drug testing for Kentucky.
The Jockey Club has launched the Equine Injury Database system that will provide the racing industry with its first national database of racing injuries. The Equine Injury Database grew out of a proposal first put forth at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit in Lexington in October 2006.
Nearly four months to the day after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Darley Japan operation earned a rare license to compete on the exclusive Japan Racing Association circuit, the privilege was lost at the end of November.
Finocchio, a stakes-placed son of Tap Shoes, was euthanized Aug. 27 at D&R Racing Stables near Pinckney, Mich.
Former Walmac International Farm owner John T.L. Jones Jr. is heading a seven-member partnership seeking Kentucky's last available racetrack license from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority to construct a Quarter Horse track in the southeastern portion of the state.
Leading sire Seattle Slew has been taken temporarily out of stallion service at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., to undergo a neurological examination and semen analysis.
California breeder/owner Dr. David N. Brown, who bred and raced the stakes-winning half-brothers College Town and Westcot, died Feb. 7 of cancer.
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