Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and The Jockey Club formally announced that they both will provide additional funding to the Ken Maddy Laboratory at the University California-Davis to enhance the California Horse Racing Board's medication testing program.
Churchill Downs announced Sept. 17 that it is working in partnership with other tracks, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and the AAEP to fund studies of the administration of furosemide.
According to the California Horse Racing Board, there were only four Class 1, 2, or 3 medication violations in the state during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the lowest number in at least 40 years.
Ellen Jackson of Victory Rose Thoroughbreds has received a University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine 2013 Distinguished Service Award for her support of numerous equine performance-related research studies.
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UC-Davis will conduct its first clinical trial for the experimental drug called t-TUCB.
All samples collected from horses that ran in the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2-3 have been cleared by the Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis.
The Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis, has received a $3 million pledge from the William and Inez Mabie Family Foundation.
Officials said all blood and urine samples collected from horses that competed in the Nov. 6-7 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park have come back clean.
A post-mortem report presented to the California Horse Racing Board Aug. 27 at Del Mar tends to support trainers who complain that synthetic tracks lead to more hind leg injuries.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium sponsored an equine racing chemist workshop to foster uniformity in drug testing of the androgenic anabolic steroids from April 27-30 at the University of California at Davis.
A long-running controversy over toe grabs before the California Horse Racing Board could turn into a referendum on trainer authority.
Five of the six horses previously identified with equine herpesvirus type 1 at Golden Gate Fields tested negative in samples taken Jan. 5, the director of the large animal clinic at the University of California-Davis reported.
Five more horses from trainer Lloyd Mason's barn at Golden Gate Fields have tested positive for a neurogenic strain of equine herpesvirus after final samples were tested on New Year's Day, although none are showing symptoms of the illness, officials said Jan. 3.
The California Horse Racing Board has filed an accusation against trainer Gregory Vartanian for several rule violations after a horse in his care tested positive for the Class 1 prohibited substance methamphetamine in the post-race urine sample.
The California Horse Racing Board has filed a complaint against trainer Jeff Mullins for multiple rule violations after a horse in his care, Robs Coin, tested positive for mepivacaine in the post-race urine sample.
- By Jack Shinar
Champion sprinter Lost in the Fog has an inoperable tumor in addition to the large one found this week on his spleen and may have no more than two weeks to live, trainer Greg Gilchrist said Aug. 18.
Doctors at the University of California-Davis veterinary school will run extensive tests on Lost in the Fog Friday in order to determine whether they will perform surgery to remove what is believed to be a cancerous mass from his spleen.
Last year's Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Lost in the Fog is being treated for "a slight case" of colic at the University of California-Davis veterinary school, according to his trainer, Greg Gilchrist, who accompanied his stable star to Davis.
- By Jack Shinar
The possibility that trainers may be covertly sneaking horses off backstretches for shock wave therapy has raised the concern of the California Horse Racing Board.
California is bracing for an onslaught of West Nile virus in horses this year. To help California horsemen prepare, the U.C. Davis Center for Equine Health (CEH) coordinated a West Nile seminar on March 9 at Santa Anita.
The California Horse Racing Board begins filming for two videos it hopes will take the mystery out of post-race testing while assuring fans and horsemen of the sport's integrity.
A $1.2-million gift to the Center for Equine Health at the University of California, Davis, will be used to support a basic scientific study of communicable disease.
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