Dr. Larry Bramlage

Bramlage: ‘Nothing Seriously Wrong’ With Maximum Security But A Break Would Be Good

Maximum Security, one of the horses at the center of the recent federal horse doping indictments, was found to have no serious issues after an exam and series of images taken by Dr. Larry Bramlage this week. Owner Gary West sent the horse Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky., after learning the colt […]

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Owner Gary West: Maximum Security To Undergo Thorough Medical Examination, New Round Of Drug Tests

The following statement was provided by Thoroughbred owner and breeder Gary West, who bred and co-owns Maximum Security, Eclipse Award champion 3-year-old male of 2019 whose victory in the world’s richest race, the $20-million Saudi Cup, was followed nine days later by a federal indictment alleging illegal doping by trainer Jason Servis and others. After […]

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Breeders’ Cup Announces New Safety Measures, $4 Million In Purse Increases

The Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors met during a regularly scheduled meeting to discuss future business plans for the Company including next steps in advancing safety measures and purse levels for the two-day World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Board continued its commitment to using the organization’s leadership position within the industry to encourage the adoption […]

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Rood & Riddle Responds: Veterinarians Answer Your Questions At March 4 Event In Lexington

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital will host Rood & Riddle Responds, an educational seminar for people engaged in the equine industry, on March 4, 2020 at Embassy Suites in Lexington. Now in its 35th year, the Rood & Riddle Client Education Seminar will continue with the popular question-and-answer format. Questions submitted by clients and veterinarians […]

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Breeders’ Cup Releases Bramlage Report On Mongolian Groom, Along With Six Areas For Policy Improvement

The extensive pre-race veterinary screening process at the Breeders’ Cup is good, but it can be better. That’s the conclusion from top equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage, who examined the circumstances surrounding the fatal injury of Mongolian Groom in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. In a 25-page report released Wednesday, Bramlage noted […]

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What Did You Read? Top Horse Racing Stories Of 2019

As we prepare to close the book on 2019, it’s time for our traditional look back on the most popular stories of the year by traffic. We’ve done this for four years now (see previous editions of 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). It’s no secret that 2019 was a tough year for horse racing, and […]

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Bramlage Investigation On Mongolian Groom, Breeders’ Cup Safety Protocols Well Underway

An investigation by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s Dr. Larry Bramlage into the circumstances of Breeders’ Cup Classic contender Mongolian Groom’s fatal injury is well underway. The Breeders’ Cup board contracted Bramlage to review not only the pre-race condition and injury of Mongolian Groom, but the organization’s pre-race safety protocols as a whole. A source […]

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Born To Run: Bramlage Defends Industry in Toronto Star’s ‘Big Debate’ On Horse Racing

The Toronto Star, in an ongoing opinion feature it calls “The Big Debate,” focused on equine safety in its most recent installment, asking the question, “Are race horses being put in danger.” Taking the stand that the sport does put horses in danger was Katie Lamb, a horse racing enthusiast and free-lance writer based in […]

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Bisphosphonates: What We Know About Off-Label Use, And What One Drug Company Is Doing About It

A little more than a year ago, top surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage stood up in Rood and Riddle’s annual Client Education Seminar and issued a warning to attendees about a new group of drugs called bisphosphonates. Bramlage worried the drug was being misused, and that misuse was putting racehorses at serious, long-term risk of injury […]

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