Keyword: Equine Welfare

  • Major Medication Policy Roundtable Planned

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International and the Association of Official Racing Chemists will jointly hold a major racing industry roundtable and conference on equine welfare and medication policy April 21-23.

  • Waterman Named Arizona Racing Adviser

    Dr. Scot Waterman, most recently executive director of the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium, has been hired as the first animal medication and welfare adviser for the Arizona Department of Racing.

  • Racehorse Retraining Facility Planned for PA

    The Pennsylvania Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has plans to open a Thoroughbred retraining facility in conjunction with New Vocations near Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • 'Missing' Horses: Where Lies Responsibility?

    A growing network of horse rescue operations and some anti-slaughter policies at racetracks have taken root, but keeping track of where horses go when they're finished racing is a challenge.

  • Strategic Plan for Horse Safety in Works

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is formulating a "strategic plan" for equine health and safety and will seek support from various industry organizations when the document is released, probably in early fall.

  • R.A.C.E. Fund Receives a Boost

    The R.A.C.E. Fund, a racehorse retirement organization, announced that substantial funding by the Penn National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has largely contributed to the continued success of the program.

  • Alex Waldrop believes the Thoroughbred industry responded appropriately in the wake of the breakdown of Eight Belles.

    Equine Welfare Key No Matter the Outcome

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is prepared for "every potential outcome" on Preakness Stakes (gr. I) day, but no matter the result, developments in the area of equine health and welfare in the coming weeks and months are of the utmost importance, the organization's president and chief executive officer said.