Medication

Motion Joins WHOA, Calls For A ‘National Governing Body’

Leading North American trainer H. Graham Motion has joined the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA) as the latest member in a growing list of trainers who support efforts for passage of The Horseracing Integrity Act.  To date, 65 trainers are represented on WHOA’s roster, including Hall of Famers Roger Attfield, Michael Dickinson, Neil Drysdale, and […]

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Horseracing Integrity Act Of 2017 Draws Support Of 100 House Representatives

H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) now has the support of 100 members of the House of Representatives.  In addition to Congressmen Barr and Tonko who co-chair the Congressional Horse Caucus, the bill has been co-sponsored by 98 other members representing both […]

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Stay Cool: Properly Storing Equine Medications

There is a right and a wrong way to store equine medications so that they don’t lose efficacy long before their expiration date. Veterinarians see medications stored in all sorts of ways; including in tack boxes, unheated rooms, climate controlled tack rooms, dressing rooms of horse trailers, and more. But what is the proper way […]

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CHRB Medication Regulation Amendments Receive 45-Day Public Notice Period

The California Horse Racing Board conducted its regular meeting Thursday, October 22, at Santa Anita Park. Chairman Chuck Winner presided. Vice Chairman Richard Rosenberg and Commissioners Madeline Auerbach, Steve Beneto, Jesse Choper, George Krikorian, and Alex Solis also were in attendance. The audio of this entire Board meeting is available on the CHRB Website under […]

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Track Vet Speaks Out Against Medication Overuse

In a story on NBC News, track veterinarian Kate Papp detailed her “agonizing career choice” to treat Thoroughbreds with a variety of medications, including painkillers, to keep horses running. “Every day, I almost quit,” said Papp. “Anything that they can give the horses – whether it be legal, illegal, even non-necessary substances – they will […]

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HBPA: Feds Addressing ‘Problem That Does Not Exist’

Congress held its first hearing Thursday on H.R. 2012, a proposed bill that would impose federal regulations on horse racing medication rules and put an independent agency in charge of drug testing, and while there was a similarity in testimony to past hearings on previous racing legislation, one critical difference was that House members seemed […]

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Jockey Club, TOBA Unveil Revamped Advocacy Website

The Jockey Club and the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) today announced the launch of horseracingreform.org, an advocacy and information website designed to promote improved regulatory standards for horse racing. The site replaces cleanhorseracing.org. “Over the course of the last year we have seen tangible progress in the area of medication reform — as […]

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Penn National Gaming: 2013 Horse Racing Guide Outlines New Protocols, Rules for Racing Conduct

Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PNGI) has published the 2013 edition of the Horse Racing Guide, which covers a wide range of practices and procedures designed to foster integrity and accountability among all participants at PNGI racetracks. First issued in 2011, the latest version of the Horse Racing Guide incorporates a number of updates to the […]

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Jockey Club: Round Table to focus on consultant study

Press Release The results of a major economic study of the Thoroughbred industry commissioned by The Jockey Club, as well as segments devoted to medication, safety and equine injuries, will highlight The Jockey Club’s Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on Sunday, August 14, […]

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Johnston: Concerned about surgery, soundness in American-breds

In an interview with the Daily Racing Form, British trainer Mark Johnston sounds off on medication, American-breds versus European-breds and other issues.  He says there seems to be less interest overseas in buying American horses, and he’s concerned that American-bred horses are less sound than they used to be.  But he’s not “totally convinced that […]

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