Equine Health Specialist Will Lead ARCI: TDN 4/9/19

Press Release: Noted equine health researcher and Pennsylvania Racing Commissioner Dr. Corrine Sweeney, DVM, is the new Chair of the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). In addition to serving on the commission since 2008, Dr. Sweeney is Associate Dean at the New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and

Racing group funds University of Florida project to study drug with potential for misuse in racehorses: UF Health 4/8/19

By: Sarah Carey Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will be collaborating with the UF Racing Laboratory to investigate a local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses, thanks to funding from a national racing group. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced funding for two new tactical research projects, including UF’s,

ARCI Considering Banning Entries From Bisphosphonate-Treated Horses: TDN 4/8/19

Press Release: The Association of Racing Commissioner International said in a statement Wednesday that it is considering a policy that would disallow entries from horses below age four who are treated with bisphosphonates. This comes on the heels of America’s three major sales companies announcing a ban on the controversial drugs. “The ARCI is considering and

Racing group funds University of Florida project to study drug with potential for misuse in racehorses: UFHealth 4/8/19

By: Sarah Carey Veterinarians at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine will be collaborating with the UF Racing Laboratory to investigate a local anesthetic with the potential for misuse in racehorses, thanks to funding from a national racing group. The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium announced funding for two new tactical research projects, including UF’s,

Foreman Receives William H. May Award from ARCI: THA 4/6/19

By: Tom LaMarra Alan Foreman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, on April 4 was presented with the William H. May Award, the highest honor given by the Association of Racing Commissioners International. The award, first presented in 1986, recognizes an individual or entity that has had a profound positive effect

AAEP’s Berk Makes Bisphosphonates Statement: TDN 3/29/19

Press Release: Dr. Jeff Berk, President of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, issued the following statement Friday afternoon in response to the announcement earlier this week that the three major U.S. sales companies will offer buyers the choice to test purchases for bisphosphonates and rescind sales for positive tests: “The American Association of Equine Practitioners endorses

Jockeys’ Guild Issues Statement on the Use of Bisphosphonates: TDN 3/28/19

Press Release: Jockeys’ Guild, the organization representing professional jockeys in Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing in the United States, has issued the following statement on the use of bisphosphonates. “The Board of Directors of the Jockeys’ Guild, which is composed of leading Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys, supports the view that until the research being

Advisory Warning – Bisphosphonates: New York Gaming Commission 3/28/19

Press Release: Thoroughbred horse owners, trainers and/or veterinarians who are responsible for causing or failing to guard against an administration of a bisphosphonate to a racehorse less than four years old will be investigated for a violation of 9 NYCRR § 4043.12(c) for which a fine of $25,000 may be imposed and the person’s occupational

Mid-Atlantic Adopts Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities: THA 3/27/19

Press Release: Concluding more than a year of regional discussion, study, review and consultation, the entire Mid-Atlantic region’s Thoroughbred racing industry on March 21 voted unanimously to formally adopt and fully implement a long-term and forward-thinking Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. All of the region’s racetrack operators, horsemen’s organizations, breeders’ organizations, racing commissions

TDN Q&A: Alex Waldrop: TDN 3/26/19

By: Sue Finley TDN Publisher and CEO Sue Morris Finley caught up with National Thoroughbred Racing Association President and CEO Alex Waldrop to get his take on the hot-button issues being discussed by industry participants in the wake of a rash of breakdowns at Santa Anita. SF: Do you feel like we’re at a crucial