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‘Anonymous Horses’: Kill Pen Rescues Come With Serious Health Risks

Earlier this month, veterinarians and state officials in three Florida counties (Columbia, Bradford, and Hillsborough) publicly announced they were dealing with a small outbreak of strangles, a contagious bacterial infection of the equine upper respiratory tract characterized by swollen lymph nodes. Strangles is a relatively common communicable disease, but in this case, alerts issued via […]

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‘Domesticated Horse’ Terminology Eradicated, Now Dubbed Livestock; Wild Horse Enthusiasts Concerned

The Senate Conservation Committee recently passed a bill that eliminates the classification of “domesticated horse,” a move that concerns wild horse enthusiasts. Horses are now lumped into the “livestock” category, but there are exemptions for Spanish Colonial horses and for a “wild horse,” which is defined as an “unclaimed horse without obvious brands or other evidence of […]

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El Areeb (Exchange Rate) and jockey Trevor McCarthy win the Withers (Gr III) at Aqueduct
Lynch: El Areeb Doing Well Since Withers Victory, Will Run In Gotham Next

Talented sophomore El Areeb, who ran his winning streak to four straight races when winning the G3 Withers earlier this month, will make his next start in the G3 Gotham Stakes March 4. According to the Daily Racing Form, trainer Cathal Lynch had planned on running his 3-year-old star just one more time, most likely in the G2 […]

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Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes
Unique Bella Strong Favorite in Kentucky Oaks Future Pool

Don Alberto Stable’s Unique Bella, the brightest star thus far in North America’s 2017 crop of 3-year-old fillies, looms as a heavy bettors’ choice to win this year’s renewal of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) when three days of wagering opens Friday in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW). The […]

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Equine Disaster Preparedness Gets Boost From UC Davis

  It can be hard to know what to do with your animals when you’re faced with an emergency evacuation or accident. It’s imperative that first responders, animal owners and veterinarians all be prepared and trained to handle emergency situations. As an example, a state of emergency has been declared in 50 of California’s 58 […]

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KY Derby Future Wager: McCraken, Classic Empire Individual Favorites In Pool 3

The always-popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others,” looms as a solid betting favorite Pool 3 of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the battle for the individual favorite is expected to be tight between reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire (#4, 8-1) and unbeaten rising stars McCraken (#15, 8-1), Mastery (#14, 10-1) […]

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Gorajec: RCI’s New Integrity Compliance Committee ‘Changes Nothing’

Former longtime racing regulator Joe Gorajec, writing in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, mocks the Association of Racing Commissioners International for creating a new committee, the Integrity Compliance Committee, that will “grade” states on how well they are complying with components of the national uniform medication program. Citing readily available information and a color-coded map on the Racing […]

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Britain: BHA Launches New Code Of Conduct To Provide ‘Greater Protection And Transparency’ For Growing Syndicate Market

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has today announced the launch of a Syndicate Code of Conduct to promote transparency and ensure that syndicate members are better protected and informed when entering into syndicate ownership. The Code, which is a response to the continued growth of syndication, does not define the way that syndicates should operate, […]

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Hastings Racecourse Opening Day Pushed Back One Week

Opening day to the start of the 2017 Hastings Racecourse thoroughbred season has been pushed back one week to Sunday, April 23 and General Manager Darren MacDonald sees the adjustment as one of many positive developments on the horizon. “The unpleasant weather we experienced at the start of February resulted in the majority of horses […]

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PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience: Neese Is ‘Ready For Anything’

This is part of a series profiling participants of the PariBet Racetrack Industry Student Experience, a program that allows Race Track Industry Program students the chance to work in paid positions in key roles at Rillito Park. Hillary Neese’s passion for horse racing took a few years to develop, but once it did, she was hooked for […]

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