The California Horse Racing Board announced July 21 that trainer Steve Miyadi will be suspended 30 days after one of his horses tested for levels of methamphetamine and amphetamine that exceeded allowed limits.
Officials from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture say they've found at least temporary homes for 15 of the 43 horses declared abandoned last month at a Mercer County farm and are working to find homes for the 28 horses that remain.
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan has been selected to receive the inaugural Rood & Riddle Comeback Award from the Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.
A Kentucky Department of Agriculture council will consider changes to the law that would allow local officials to more quickly take possession of horses when they are determined to be abandoned.
Regulators and track executives in West Virginia hope to have about 50% of the starters in two upcoming graded stakes tested out of competition as part of a launch of the program in the state.
Although Art Sherman was considering running California Chrome in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II) and Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar this summer without Lasix, the trainer said July 17 he'll likely use it as a precaution.
A rules committee for horse racing's umbrella group of regulators, the Association of Racing Commissioners, failed to advance an industry-supported recommendation on expanded out-of-competition testing at its meeting July 14 in Seattle.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced July 13 grants totaling $535,851 have been awarded to 71 Thoroughbred industry-related non-profits that work to uphold TCA's mission.
The task of identifying horses allegedly abandoned on a Central Kentucky farm continued this week, with The Jockey Club representatives taking DNA samples that have been sent to a laboratory for analysis.
New testing thresholds take effect Sept. 1
Dealing with the Arthritic Horse
Presentations and discussions about the successful Time to Ride campaign and benefits of microchipping highlighted the American Horse Council's annual meeting that wrapped up June 14 with the National Issues Forum.
A case in Central Kentucky that has resulted in 43 charges of second degree animal cruelty against Charles “Chuck” Borell and trainer Maria Borell has brought to the fore the laws in the state governing acts such as abandonment.
The 14-day quarantine of one barn at Ruidoso Downs was lifted July 1.
Horses who test positive for some substances in New Mexico effectively will be suspended for at least 60 days through use of the state’s stewards’ list.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that LNJ Foxwoods has established a fund to benefit the horses abandoned in Mercer County, Kentucky.
A day after 43 charges of second-degree animal cruelty were filed against Charles Borell and his trainer daughter Maria, investigators with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture continued to work on identifying and locating owners of the horses.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Division of Racing Events June 29 lifted the quarantine on Arapahoe Park's stable area, which was in response to a positive test result for Equine Infectious Anemia.
Officials with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture on June 29 charged Charles "Chuck" and Maria Borell with 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals in connection with the abandonment of horses in Central Kentucky.
When state and local officials in Kentucky earlier in the week intervened in a case, in which 43 horses had apparently been abandoned with some in poor health condition, they did not have to look far to find assistance in dealing with the situation.
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