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.
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