Brian Sanfratello

New Bolton Developing Biological Passports, With Help From Pennsylvania Breeders

It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie: Rows of vials in a laboratory freezer, each containing detailed biological maps of what’s going on inside the bodies of dozens of horses at specific moments in time. The frozen blood samples might one day hold the keys to making racing clean and drug-free, predicting […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders Give $300,000 To Fund Gene Doping Research At UPenn

As part of its ongoing commitment to maintaining integrity in the horse racing industry, the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) has donated $300,000 to Penn Vet New Bolton Center’s Equine Pharmacology Laboratory to fund revolutionary research to detect gene doping in equine athletes. Gene doping involves the transfer or modification of genes or genetically modified […]

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Pennsylvania Breeders ‘Crippled’ By Holdup In Incentive Award Payments

It was all smiles on Feb. 23 when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was surrounded by members of the Thoroughbred industry as he signed HB941 into law, creating a new racing commission and an accompanying funding mechanism. Little did Pennsylvania breeders know that same bill included language changing the qualification language for incentive awards for horses […]

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Sanfratello Named Executive Secretary of PA Horse Breeders Association

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA) announced today that after a comprehensive national search, Brian Sanfratello has been named Executive Secretary of the PHBA effective immediately. Sanfratello, who served as the organization’s board president for the last four years, succeeds John “Jeb” Hannum, who stepped down from his position with the PHBA in September. “I […]

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McDermott leaving Pennsylvania breeders post after 35 years of service

Thirty-five years is a long time to stay with any job, especially in the horse business, and the Paulick Report congratulates Mark McDermott for his dedicated and lengthy service to the Thoroughbred breeding industry in Pennsylvania. McDermott has announced that he will be retiring from his longtime position of executive director of the Pennsylvania Horse […]

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