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Brown Labor Investigation One In A Series Of Probes By Department Of Labor

The $1.6 million settlement multiple Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown has been ordered to pay for federal labor law violations and back wages left racing fans and legal experts alike shocked a few weeks ago. New York trainers now say he’s not the only one facing scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor. Fellow conditioners […]

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Equine Atypical Myopathy Caused By Sycamore Maple Seedlings, Researchers Say

The seeds and seedlings from sycamore maples (called simply “sycamores” in Europe) have been determined to be the cause of equine atypical myopathy in horses in Europe, according to a recent study. Also called “sycamore poisoning,” the winged fruits (commonly called “helicopters”) contain hypoglycin A (HGA), which is poisonous to equines. Although the poisonous nature […]

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Maximum Security Breezes At Monmouth, Still Under Consideration For June 16 Pegasus

Maximum Security has now worked twice since crossing the line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, and trainer Jason Servis was pleased with the colt’s exercise despite Monmouth’s clockers not crediting him with an official breeze time. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day was sent out to two-minute lick over a mile then gallop […]

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Potential NJ License Plate Appeals To Equine Enthusiasts

A new license plate representing New Jersey’s state animal, the horse, is in the works if Assemblyman Kevin Rooney has his way. Available for a $50 application fee with a $10 renewal, the funds raised from the plate purchase would support therapeutic riding programs in the Garden State. Therapeutic riding uses horses to assist people […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Demarchelier Stays Undefeated In Pennine Ridge

Peter Brant’s Demarchelier, named for the French fashion photographer, handled a stretch out in distance and a step up in class, overtaking Clint Maroon in deep stretch and fending off Seismic Wave’s challenge before the wire to capture the fifth running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Pennine Ridge for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Belmont Park. […]

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British Horses Still Threatened By Equine Influenza

Outbreaks of equine influenza are still occurring across Britain and horse owners are encouraged to remain cautious and utilize measures to prevent the spread of the disease. The Animal Health Trust saw the second highest number of confirmed cases of equine flu in 2019 during the last week in May. Dr. Richard Newton, the director […]

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Santa Anita Dismisses Racing Director Dan Eidson

According to the Daily Racing Form, racing director Dan Eidson was dismissed from Santa Anita Park this Thursday. A member of the team since December 2017, Eidson did not comment on the dismissal. Racing Secretary Steve Lym, who replaced Rick Hammerle in January this year, said there were no plans in place for Eidson’s replacement. Read […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Weeding Out The Bad Apples?

The national spotlight continues to burn hot on the Thoroughbred racing industry, with California lawmakers weighing in on the sport this week and media outlets giving their take on the future of the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the investigations of equine deaths at […]

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Genetic Differences Determine If Standardbreds Trot Or Pace

Scientists have recently identified genetic variants that are responsible for determining whether a horse trots or paces. An algorithm has been created that is 99.4 percent accurate at determining which way a horse will move. Prior to this discovery, it was known that a “gait-keeper gene” existed; mutations on the DMTR3 gene resulted in a […]

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