Natalie Voss

Quarter Horse Trainer Bobby Martinez Hit With 34-Year Suspension For Eight Class 1 Violations

Quarter Horse conditioner Bobby R. Martinez, who has trained winners of more than $12.9 million, has been handed a potential 34-year suspension and fines of up to $480,000 after the New Mexico Racing Commission says he had eight positive tests for a Class 1 substance. The rulings, issued March 31, were all for ostarine, which […]

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Before You Click ‘Donate,’ What Do You Know About That Horse Rescue?

In this social media-driven age, it’s easier than ever for ordinary people to lend their voices or their cash to a cause they care about. For many in the equine welfare world, this is good news – it’s now cheaper to get their message out to the public, and faster for their supporters to PayPal […]

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Foal Patrol Providing Quarantine Boredom Buster And Education In One Cute Package

As horse racing fans begin a new week of quarantine, and as the weekend that was meant to open Keeneland has come and gone quietly, many of us are growing more desperate to see live images of Thoroughbreds on our screens. The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has us covered. The Museum’s […]

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Kentucky Racing Dates Committee: Too Early To Project A Timeline For Return Of Racing

As much as Kentucky horsemen would like to see life get back to normal and horses in a post parade, commissioners say it’s too early to project a return to live racing in the state. “We are unable at this time to suggest a timeline for the reopening of live racing,” said Frank Kling, chairman […]

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Truesdail Lab Sees RMTC Accreditation Suspended

Truesdail Laboratories, which tests blood and urine samples from racehorses in multiple jurisdictions, has had its accreditation from the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC) suspended, the organization confirmed last week. According to documentation available on its website, the lab’s accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization recently changed and no longer includes accreditation requirements […]

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‘We’re In Survival Mode’: Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Already Hitting Racing Hard

Although it feels like months or years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, it has been just 18 days since the first racetracks announced they would host racing without spectators and just 16 days since the first racing cancellations. Still, barely two weeks into what experts expect will be a […]

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Kentucky Clinics Temporarily Discontinue Elective Surgeries To Comply With COVID-19 Restrictions

Two major Central Kentucky equine clinics have announced they will temporarily cease elective surgeries to better comply with Gov. Andy Beshear’s orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Rood and Riddle and Park Equine Hospital both published letters to their clients on social media this past weekend, categorizing surgical procedures or medical conditions as “emergent, […]

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Five New Backstretch Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Belmont

Five additional backstretch workers at Belmont Park have tested positive for COVID-19, according to information from the New York Racing Association on March 26. One person had tested positive for the virus on March 19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases at the track to six. Of those six, two are recovering off site […]

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Board: No Lasix For California 2-Year-Olds This Year

At a lengthy teleconference meeting held Thursday, the California Horse Racing Board approved rule language that would prohibit the administration of furosemide in 2-year-olds beginning this year. The move comes as part of a desire outlined by the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition (of which The Stronach Group and Del Mar are members) to phase out the […]

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