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."
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.
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.
A Salix-free race proved so popular at the entry box Wednesday that the over-subscribed field of 2-year-old fillies was split into two races for Saturday's program at Gulfstream Park.
In its annual report released July 15, the NTRA noted strides it made in the past fiscal year to work with horseplayers to improve horse racing.
According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.
One of the reasons Dr. Larry Bramlage believes trainers are handling cases of lameness better than ever before is because they realize that rather than being the problem, it signals a problem.
Mick Peterson would like to see more tracks document information on their racing surfaces and coordinate that information with data from the Equine Injury Database to improve safety for horses and riders.
Officials that crunch the numbers for the Equine Injury Database believe there is now a 65% predictability model when it comes to fatal injuries on the racetrack, but it could be higher with more information.
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