Pimlico Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA 5/15/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Baltimore’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its 12-date spring meet last week and will host the 143rd running of the Preakness, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple

Churchill Downs Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Churchill Downs, home of the world’s most famous horse race, the Kentucky Derby, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  The legendary Louisville, Ky., hosts the 144th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on Saturday. Other highlights of the

Santa Anita Reaccredited by NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance: NTRA

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., near Los Angeles, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Since 1934, Santa Anita has been one of America’s leading racetracks, showcasing Hall of Fame legends like Seabiscuit, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, John Henry, and Zenyatta. In addition to signature fixtures

Kruljac Suspended 15 Days For Elevated Carbon Dioxide Levels: Paulick Report 5/7/18

Press Release: Grade 1-winning trainer Eric Kruljac has been suspended for 15 days, reports drf.com, after one of his trainees was found to have elevated levels of carbon dioxide in its system after a February race at Santa Anita. Kruljac was also fined $3,000, and his original 30-day suspension was cut to 15 days provided he has

The Trouble With Aminorex: Paulick Report 4/17/18

By: Natalie Voss Aminorex has already caused a few headaches for regulators. If a recent Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council (EDRC) meeting is any indication, it's destined to have a few more reaching for the aspirin. Aminorex is a stimulant that was once available in the human market as a weight loss aid. It was

NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine: The Bloodhorse 4/16/18

Press Release: The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Woodbine opened in 1956 bearing a name associated with racing in the area since 1874. The track opens its live Thoroughbred racing season Saturday for a 133-date meet that

New AQHA Policy Concerning Racing Medication Positives: AQHA 4/7/18

Press Release: The AQHA Animal Welfare Commission, a group of 23 industry professionals, met at the 2018 AQHA Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, and approved a policy change concerning awards and publicity of horses and/or trainers with racing medication positives. In doing so, commission members felt it is important for AQHA’s actions through awards and publicity