Security Protocols Set for Toyota Blue Grass:The Blood-Horse 3/31/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff Keeneland will continue its enhanced security measures for horses participating in the April 9 $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I). The Blue Grass is a spring meet highlight for the Lexington track and a nationally prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Horses competing in

ARCI Adds Three April Town Hall Meetings: The Blood-Horse 3/30/16

By: Blood-Horse Staff The Association of Racing Commissioners International has scheduled three additional town hall meetings in an effort to unify the racing industry, and develop a consensus path to improve the policing of the sport and advance uniform regulatory policies. The next public meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., April 7 atKeeneland. Those

Challenge Hair Testing Requirements: AQHA.Com 3/29/16

By: AQHA The Bank of America Racing Challenge Championships are set to take place at Los Alamitos Race Course in California on October 29. The conditions for the Challenge were issued on October 15, 2015, and included for the first time mandatory hair testing for clenbuterol, beginning with the regional qualifying races and all Championship

MARYLAND EQUINE FATALITY RATE DROPS 37 PERCENT: The Racing Biz 3/29/16

By: Frank Vespe The incidence of equine fatalities in Maryland fell to its lowest rate since 2011 in 2015, according to data from The Jockey Club released last week. The combined fatality rate at Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course dropped to 1.35 deaths per 1,000 starters. That was a 37 percent drop from the

New York Proposal Would Add Oversight of Vets: The Blood-Horse 3/25/16

By: Frank Angst The New York State Gaming Commission has put together a proposed rule it hopes would add scrutiny to the practices of racetrack veterinarians. The proposal would require vets to limit drug administrations to treatment of ailments and preventative medical procedures. The rule was outlined March 24 by NYSGC equine medical director Dr.

Cobalt Threshold Adopted By IFHA:Thoroughbred Daily News 3/25/16

By: TDN The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities has adopted a raceday threshold for cobalt of 0.01 micrograms per litre of urine, which the British Horseracing Authority will put into effect Apr. 2. Cobalt is an essential trace element naturally present in the horse; however, when administered at levels beyond natural parameters, it has the

NYRA Equine Injury Rate Remains Below National Average: Horse Racing Nation 3/24/16

By: Horseracingnation.com/NYRA Communications   For a third consecutive year, the number of catastrophic equine injuries at The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) tracks continued at a rate below the national average, as reported¬†Tuesday¬†by The Jockey Club. The fatality rate at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course in 2015 was 1.1 per 1,000

Waldrop: Industry Can Lead on Needed Changes: The Blood-Horse 3/24/16

By: Frank Angst Using the recent accreditation of Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots by the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance as an example, NTRA president Alex Waldrop said the industry can work with regulators to improve the sport. Speaking during the Thoroughbred racing committee meeting at the Association of Racing Commissioners International conference March