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All American Futurity Winner Tests Positive After QH Trial, Then Runs Second In Derby At Remington Park

Mr Jess Jenkins, winner of the Grade 1 2019 All American Futurity, finished second in the Oklahoma Bred Derby at Remington Park on April 18, and not everyone was happy about it. Following the 3-year-old’s performance in an April 5 trial for the Derby, trainer Marcos Carrizales and co-owners Jose E. Guzman and Rito Sosa […]

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Debate Over Lasix Phaseout In Kentucky Continues In Public Hearing

Kentucky moved closer to a Lasix phaseout Wednesday as the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission held a public hearing on proposed medication rule changes. Horsemen took the opportunity to renew their objections to the rules, which would push back furosemide administration to 24 hours before post time of a race for 2-year-olds of 2020 and stakes […]

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Kentucky Racing Commission: Jamgotchian Gets License Back, Surick Loses His

Controversial owner/breeder Jerry Jamgotchian will once again be licensed in Kentucky after a unanimous vote Tuesday by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Jamgotchian had previously been denied an owner’s license in the state due to a $538,154 judgment against him from affiliates of Coolmore Stud over unpaid fees, which was domesticated in California. (Commissioner Charlie […]

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The ‘New’ Equine Liver Ailment That Isn’t

Beware Dr. Google. That’s the warning from Rood and Riddle internal medicine specialist Dr. Peter Morresey, who said he gets questions about “new” types of liver diseases being detected in horses. “There’s good stuff on the internet and there’s bad, as you’ve heard before, but there’s actually some viruses that have turned up that people […]

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‘A Renewed Faith In Humanity’: Turf Paradise Horsemen Pull Together To Feed Horses

It’s hard to find a bright spot in the COVID-19 crisis, but trainer Cynthia George says the racing community at Turf Paradise has provided it for her. Horsemen at Turf Paradise have been in a state of limbo since the track halted live racing more than a month ago on March 10. As many feared, […]

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‘They Are Not Our Friends’: California Officials Say Animal Rights Extremists Used COVID-19 To Halt Racing

For animal rights extremists who have been lobbying to halt California horse racing for the last several years, the coronavirus pandemic provided an opportunity too good to resist. That’s the theory shared by several in California racing, including Thoroughbred Owners of California president and CEO Greg Avioli. In a call hosted by TOC Friday, Avioli […]

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Attorney Behavior, Sale Of Yearling At Issue In New Hagyard Civil Filings

The saga of Hagyard veterinarians in Fayette County Circuit Court continues with new accusations against attorneys and vets alike. Attorneys in one case are now the subject of a motion for sanctions, while a new civil case highlights a dispute over a six-figure horse at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. After Judge Julie M. Goodman […]

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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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