Misconceptions around horse supplements identified by researchers: Horsetalk 01/31/18

Press Release: More owners surveyed in an Irish study sought advice from their feed merchant on choosing supplements for their horses than their veterinarian. More than 53% of respondents sought supplement advice from their feed supplier, followed by their veterinarian (46%). This was despite the fact that, in terms of influencing factors when choosing a

Investigation – Stomach tubed?: HarnessLink 01/29/18

Press Release: Harness Racing Victoria Stewards ordered the scratching of the horse Carload from its scheduled engagement in Race 1 at Melton on 27 January 2018. The scratching followed a stable inspection conducted by HRV Stewards where Mr Justice’s conduct on this day was consistent with preparing Carload to be stomach tubed. Australian Harness Racing

Aqueduct Reaccredited by Saftey & Integrity Alliance: The Bloodhorse 01/20/18

By: Bloodhorse Staff he National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 20 that Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Aqueduct, located in the borough of Queens since 1894, is part of the not-for-profit New York Racing Association franchise. Since 2013, NYRA has invested more than $18 million in capital

Pegasus World Cup Security Protocols Released: The Bloodhorse 01/19/18

By: Bloodhorse Staff: he Stronach Group has announced its enhanced security measures and protocols for horses competing in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park. "The Stronach Group is committed to the safety, welfare, and integrity of all our athletes. We believe these security measures and protocols reaffirm our commitment to the

BHA Board confirms review of anti-doping rules: British Horse Racing Authority 1/24/18

Press Release: The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to conduct a full review of the sport’s equine anti-doping rules. The decision was approved by the regulator’s Board on Monday this week after it received a briefing on the impact of recent decisions involving anti-doping cases in racing. The new independent disciplinary panel, introduced in 2017,

USTA makes Regulatory Rulings available for free: USTA 01/26/18

Press Release: Columbus, OH --- The U.S. Trotting Association announced Friday (Jan. 26) that all Fines and Suspensions Ruling Reports, which are searchable, are now available for free in Pathway (https://pathway.ustrotting.com), the online database on the USTA’s website. Previously, only weekly Fines and Suspensions Bulletins in pdf format were available at no charge but were not

Queensland trainers renew push to publish TCO2 levels in horses: Perth Now 1/21/18

By: Nathan Exelby MONDAY’S meeting of the Queensland branch of the Australian Trainers Association will include a discussion about the reintroduction of the publishing of TCO2 levels in horses. TCO2 tests are conducted on horses pre-race and for a period of time under the former Kevin Dixon-led Racing Queensland administration, they were published on the

Reducing Horse Racing Fatalities: Where Do We Go from Here? The Horse 01/19/18

Press Release: The occurrence of fatal injuries to horses in flat racing in North America has decreased by 23% since the inception of standardized injury reporting into the Jockey Club’s Equine Injury Database. The declining trend in fatalities began in 2013, and achieved statistical significance by 2015. This reduction, we believe, can be attributed to