Artificial Insemination

Artificial Insemination, Embryo Transfer At Heart Of Jockey Club’s Revocation Of Stud Book Privileges To California Breeder

On Jan. 4, The Jockey Club announced it has permanently revoked all stud book privileges of owner/breeder Nadine Anderson based upon its determination she “knowingly misrepresented and/or aided in the misrepresentation of the eligibility for registration of foals and other information.” The organization also announced two registration certificates were revoked in connection with Anderson’s actions […]

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New Method Found To Keep Equine Sperm Viable Longer

Scientists from the University of Newcastle have developed a new method they feel could be a boon to horse breeding around the world. The vast majority of breeds use artificial insemination to impregnate mares not located near select stallions. Horse sperm has a short lifespan, and to preserve it for more than a few days […]

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Australian Court Ruling Ends Legal Effort to Overturn Ban on AI

An Australian High Court has ended breeder and former bookmaker Bruce McHugh’s four-year effort to overturn rules banning artificial insemination of Thoroughbreds with its denial of his appeal of a previous ruling. McHugh sued in 2011, saying the ban on AI was a restraint of trade. A lower court judge ruled against McHugh in December 2012. […]

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Australia: Federal Court Dismisses Appeal That Would Lift Ban on Artificial Insemination

The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed an appeal brought forward Bruce McHugh that would have lifted the Australian Jockey Club’s ban on artificial insemination. McHugh, the former chairman of the Sydney Turf Club and a Thoroughbred breeder, had filed the original lawsuit against the AJC in 2011, claiming that the ban “violated the country’s […]

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Bloodlines presented by VTA Stallion Season Auction: AI Battle Not Over Yet

Wealthy Australian Bruce McHugh is once again pushing for the legalization of artificial insemination in breeding Thoroughbreds. In 2011, McHugh filed suit against the Australian Jockey Club, Australian Racing Board, and Australian Stud Book on the grounds that the live-cover regulation which prevails round the world with Thoroughbreds was an illegal restraint of trade. Slightly […]

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Australia: Appeal of Artificial Insemination Case Allowed

A court case in Australia regarding the use of artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding, which had been dismissed from Federal Court, has found new life following an appeal of that decision. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Bruce McHugh, a former chairman of the Sydney Turf Club, had filed a lawsuit against […]

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Avoiding artificial insemination’s slippery slope

I’ve heard most of the arguments – pro and con – on the issue of artificial insemination, and as with many contentious matters in our industry there are legitimate cases to be presented on both sides. Having said that, however, at least in my estimation, it is welcome news that Australian Federal Court Justice Alan […]

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Australia: Federal Court dismisses artificial insemination case

A Federal Court in Australia ruled Wednesday that artificial insemination could not be introduced into Thoroughbred breeding programs. Citing “potential international consequences,” Federal Court Justice Alan Robertson dismissed a bid to make Australia the first to allow artificial insemination for Thoroughbreds. The court trial lasted four months, concluding Dec. 19, 2011. Bruce McHugh, the former […]

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Australia: Decision on artificial insemination suit due Wednesday

There appears to be an end in sight for a case that has been working its way through the Australia court system for over three years now, according to a report by Frank Mitchell at Bloodstock in the Bluegrass. In a decision that is expected as early as Dec. 19, the Federal Court in Australia […]

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Australia: AI opponents say breeder could set up rival circuit

Closing arguments in an Australian case challenging the country’s ban on artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding wrapped up Monday with a judge expected to issue a ruling soon. Attorney James Emmett represents Thoroughbred Breeders Australia, which has urged the judge to dismiss the lawsuit filed by breeder Bruce McHugh.  Emmett said instead of destroying the […]

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