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New Jersey Commission Denies Stay Of Monmouth Trainer Aparna Battula’s Suspension

The New Jersey Racing Commission has denied a request for a stay of an immediate suspension issued to trainer Aparna Battula after the discovery of a cache of needles, syringes and vials of injectable substances during a search of her tack room at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. Battula was suspended immediately on Aug. 9, […]

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Stall-Side Kit To Test For Equine Inflammation And Infection Available

Zoetis, the world’s leading animal health company, announced that it will expand its portfolio of products and services for horses with the Stablelab® hand-held, point-of-care diagnostic blood test, which provides veterinarians critical information related to equine inflammation in 10 minutes. The Stablelab hand-held reader detects and quantifies the biomarker Serum Amyloid A (SAA), which is a major, acute phase protein […]

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Gorajec: A Way Forward On Regulators And Possible Conflicts Of Interest

Horse racing consultant Joe Gorajec writes in his InsideRacingRegs blog that he was “bewildered, befuddled, baffled and bemused” over a recent issue in which California Horse Racing Board vice chair Madeline Auerbach sold a share of a horse to an executive of The Stronach Group, which owns two California racetracks that the CHRB regulates. Gorajec, […]

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Secret Circle’s First Winner Comes At Indiana Grand

The first winner sired by two-time Breeders’ Cup winner Secret Circle broke his maiden on Aug. 14 when Woopigsooie won a five-furlong maiden special weight at Indiana Grand by 1 3/4 lengths. Ridden by Marcelino Pedroza, the bay colt stopped the clock in :59.08 seconds over fast turf. He races for owner Woo Pig Stables […]

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Urine A Key Indicator To Equine Health

Whil it may seem awkward to stare at a horse as he urinates, learning what is “normal” for each horse can help equine caretakers spot issues quickly. For most horses, “normal” urine can be: Pale yellow. Horses will access to water at all times will have urine that is paler in color. Cloudy. Horse’s intestines […]

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Avoid Hay Shortage Headaches With Alternative Options

The volatility of the weather in recent years have made hay shortages increasingly common in the United States, much to the frustration of horse and barn owners. With a decrease in supplies, an increase in price and potentially lower-quality hay available, horse owners are seeking alternatives. In a perfect world, horse owners would be able […]

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‘Unethical Practices Being Conducted With Relative Impunity’: Leaked Report Targets Horse Auction Integrity In Great Britain

An investigation report leaked to the Racing Post revealed that a pattern of unscrupulous, potentially criminal, practices are regularly being conducted by a small group of participants in the British horse auction industry, emboldened in a segment of the business lacking serious regulation. The report, commissioned by the British Horseracing Authority, pointed out glaring weaknesses […]

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Ask Your Insurer: When And Why To Change A Horse’s Insured Value

Equine insurance experts answer your questions about insuring Thoroughbreds for the breeding and auction realms. Email us at [email protected] com if you have a question for an insurer. QUESTION: When should I consider increasing or decreasing the insured value of my horse, and how do I do it? BRYCE BURTON: There are various reasons that […]

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Report: Hollendorfer Seeking Relief In Court From Golden Gate Fields Exclusion

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is seeking emergency relief from the Alameda County Superior Court to lift a ban preventing him from stabling or racing at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif., according to a report in the Thoroughbred Daily News. Hollendorfer, along with California Thoroughbred Trainers, filed a complaint asking for a temporary […]

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Zenyatta Confirmed In Foal To Candy Ride

Hall of Fame racemare Zenyatta is expecting once again, according to her website zenyatta.com. The three-time champion is in foal with a daughter sired by Candy Ride, and is enjoying the warm Kentucky Summer at Lane’s End Farm. “Over the years we’ve seen how happy she is with a foal by her side, and we can’t […]

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