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.
The model rules committee of the Association of Racing Commissioners International will consider an industry recommendation to expand out-of-competition testing when it meets July 14 in Seattle.
The Jockeys' Guild and Kentucky tracks hope to take a big step forward this year in rider concussion protocol.
AAEP Racing Committee presented at the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at Keeneland.
Respected equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said reduced use of a specific corticosteroid has contributed to the reduction in catastrophic breakdowns.
As additional supplies arrived, some of the 43 horses abandoned on a Kentucky farm were relocated to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation facility near Lexington.
Analysis of the Equine Injury Database suggests improvement in some risk factors may have played a role in the decline in the number of catastrophic injuries per 1,000 starts in dirt races from 2014 to 2015.
Six of the 43 horses housed at a farm in Central Kentucky will be moved so they can get more focused care, a Kentucky official said the morning of June 28.
Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.
As authorities worked to see who is responsible for a case of neglected horses in Central Kentucky, individuals within the horse industry are marshaling forces to help ensure the care of the animals and make attempts to have the horses relocated.
Updates on the Equine Injury Database and compounded medications are part of the agenda for the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 at the Keeneland sale pavilion in Lexington.
Arapahoe Park in Colorado said has enacted a quarantine in response to a positive test for equine infectious anemia discovered in a non-racing horse in the track's barn area.
Two of Florida's premier Thoroughbred racing tracks, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park, have each donated $10,000 in support of the Ocala Initiative, a Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation project to advance equine medical research in Florida.
Franklin, Ky. Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd on June 23 granted sanctioned owner-trainer Otabek Umarov a stay in his 10-year suspension until an administrative hearing is conducted or until the court can rule on a temporary injunction motion.
The Humane Society of the United States, a member of a group that supports federal legislation that would grant USADA authority over equine medication policy and drug testing, has formed a horse racing council to promote animal welfare standards.
Officials at Santa Anita Park and Fairplex have stepped up to stable horses evacuated from the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains as fires rage on in the region.
Franklin, Ky., Circuit Court Judge Phillip Shepherd plans to issue a ruling in the next day or two on a request for a stay by suspended owner/trainer Otabek Umarov.
Representatives of the Unwanted Horse Coalition plan to expand the organization's Operation Gelding program, given results of a recent survey.
The West Virginia Racing Commission plans to launch its out-of-competition program in conjunction with the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.
The seventh Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit on June 28 will be streamed live, officials said. The event will be held June 28 at Keeneland in Lexington.
Jay Hickey, who is retiring from his role as president of the American Horse Council, is the 2016 recipient of the organization's prestigious Rolapp Award, which recognizes the late Rich Rolapp, AHC president from 1974-1993.
Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico has quarantined two barns after a horse was euthanized because of complications from equine herpesvirus.
Equimagine full-body equine imaging device allows for open area CT scans of horses.
Though many local veterinarians voiced opposition once again, the California Horse Racing Board approved the third-party administration of race-day Lasix June 16 during a meeting at Santa Anita Park.
The Jockeys' Guild and University of Kentucky will embark on a three-year pilot study, supported by a broad cross-section of Thoroughbred organizations, designed to evolve into the first comprehensive concussion management protocol for jockeys.
Suddenbreakingnews, a Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contender who recently had his sex status changed from gelding to ridgling, might still be considered a gelding had he not contested any of the Triple Crown races.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium added Dr. Carolyn Cooper to its task force charged with reviewing information on glaucine and addressing the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has formed a task force to review information on glaucine and address the issue of recent positives for the substance.
The California Horse Racing Board will again consider adopting a third-party Lasix administration policy at its regular meeting June 16.
White Line Disease
Officials at JACK ThistleDown Racino have quarantined one barn because two horses recently tested positive for strangles.
More than $100,000 was raised for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, which had a major presence May 20-21 on Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) days.
Participants earn credit for the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance Code of Standards.
The New York State Gaming Commission has levied a $2,500 fine and 20-day suspension against veterinarian Carl E. Juul-Nielsen for falsifying veterinarian records for the horse Street Shark, who was scratched from the first race at Aqueduct March 19.
Three cases of EHM were found at the track last month, which just concluded its racing season on May 7.
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel ended May 10 the additional equine herpesvirus-1 biosecurity protocols implemented April 18.
Proper feeding important at stressful time of a young horses' development
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