Dr. Mary Scollay

RMTC Expected to Set Cobalt Threshold at October Meeting

At a presentation before the Kentucky General Assembly interim joint committee on licensing and occupation, Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials said that a testing threshold for cobalt is on its way. Dr. Mary Scollay, the commission’s equine medical director, reported that thanks to a collaborative effort between officials and scientists in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, California, Canada, and Great […]

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On the Record: Deciphering Pre-Race Vet Treatments

Thanks to the Jockey Club’s recent push to publicize pre-race vet records of top-level runners, a sizable volume of handwritten forms have appeared online, ostensibly providing the transparency many in the industry have pined for. The contents of the records themselves, however, seem to have gone largely unnoticed. Even once the records are available, fans […]

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Voss: Ten Things I Learned From the Welfare and Safety Summit

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation hosted its fifth Welfare and Safety Summit Tuesday and Wednesday, with speakers addressing everything from intra-articular joint therapies to injury statistics for jockeys and exercise riders. Here are a few things I didn’t know before attending the Summit: 1. When searching for the explanation behind the perceived fragility in today’s […]

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Vaccarezza Pulls Little Mike From Turf Classic Over Testing Dispute

Multiple Grade 1 winner Little Mike will not run in Saturday’s G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on the Kentucky Derby undercard at Churchill Downs. Carlo Vaccarezza, who bred  Little Mike and took over his training from Dale Romans after the now 7-year-old gelding ran ninth in Hong Kong in December, is upset with officials from […]

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Scollay: Turfway’s winter meet safety record ‘astounding’

While Aqueduct is facing pressure over 15 horse fatalities recorded at its winter meet, northern Kentucky’s Turfway Park is being praised for its safety record.  At Wednesday’s meeting of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, equine medical director Mary Scollay said only one death has occurred at Turfway since December 1.  That’s from 4,532 starts. Scollay […]

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