Headlines for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

  • Give Bute the Boot - By Eric Mitchell

    Few issues in horse racing fire up people's emotions like medication. A couple of years ago the target was anabolic steroids, and the industry reacted quickly.

  • Disney Magic - By Kate Tweedy

    The film is so good that after the initial shock I found myself forgetting this was a movie about my family.

  • Special Report: Unwanted Horses

    In this free special report The Blood-Horse examines racing's attempt to tackle the unwanted horse issue; looks at what happens to racehorses in other countries; and offers some commentaries from industry players.

  • RTCA White Horse Award

    RTCA to Honor Orantes

    Daniel Orantes, a groom at Churchill Downs, is the 2010 recipient of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award.

  • Richard Duchossois

    Thoroughbred Club to Honor Duchossois

    The Thoroughbred Club of America has selected Richard Duchossois as its Honored Guest and will honor him at the organization's annual Testimonial Dinner in Lexington.

  • Free Equine Nutrition Seminar at Michigan State

    Two veterinarians from Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine will present a free seminar on equine nutrition on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will take place in E-100 Veterinary Medical Center on the MSU campus. 

  • Canadian Protests Target Horse Processing

    More than 100 anti-slaughter protestors targeted horse processing plants, restaurants, and specialty butcher shops in 10 Canadian cities yesterday to promote support of C-544, legislation that would amend the Canadian Health of Animals Act to forbid the import and transport of horses for slaughter for human consumption in that country.