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Commentary: Indictments Show Horse Racing’s Existing Regulatory System Is Not Working

It came as no surprise and, in fact, it was expected that in the wake of the recent arrests by the FBI the long line of individuals and organizations entrenched in their defense of the status quo would come forward with the usual litany of nonsensical assertions and rationalizations. I work with several of these […]

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‘Transformational Plan’ For Preakness, Maryland Horse Racing Introduced By Lawmakers

Legislation to rebuild Pimlico and Laurel Park was introduced by Maryland lawmakers on Monday, with Senate President Bill Ferguson telling the Baltimore Sun he is “confident” the measure that would effectively keep the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore will pass this year. According to published reports, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Guy Guzzone, chairman of the […]

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Historic Agreement Reached To Keep Preakness At Pimlico

A multi-party agreement dependent on legislative change has been reached to keep the Preakness, middle jewel of American racing’s Triple Crown, at Pimlico racecourse in Baltimore for at least 30 years. The deal, which relies on an extension of the Racetrack Facilities Renewal Account funded by casino revenue, would lead to a new grandstand at […]

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Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

It began with a media death watch during a cold and wet winter at Santa Anita Park. As the number of racing and training fatalities increased at the Arcadia, Calif., track (it topped out at 30 from Dec. 26 through June 22), local and then national media began to take notice. Santa Anita owner Belinda […]

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Racing’s Red Tape Keeps Equine Therapists From Their Work In New York

In a stall at Todd Pletcher’s Keeneland barn in mid-April, a normally-fractious colt could be found relaxing, one leg cocked, lower lip drooping and eyes half-closed. Veronica Caravella was busy moving a flexible hose deliberately around various muscle groups as she applied pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy to relax tense or tired muscles. Caravella watched […]

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Foreman Relishes Match Series Return, Sees Further Potential In ‘Big-Event’ Focus

After considering 2018 a “trial balloon” from several standpoints, founder Alan Foreman is excited to have the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championship Series return for the second year of its revival, ready to really take flight. The 2019 MATCH Series kicks off Saturday on the Spring Stakes Spectacular program at Laurel Park with a quartet of $100,000 […]

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Report: New York Veterinary Board Limits Use Of Popular Therapy To Veterinarians And Technicians

A recent letter from the New York Board of Veterinary Medicine could cause problems for equine therapists and trainers throughout the state’s racing industry, according to a report from Thoroughbred Daily News. The regulatory board stated in a letter from earlier in April that pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) may only be used by veterinarians […]

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‘We Have Got To Do Better’: Mid-Atlantic Agencies Release Plan To Reduce Fatalities In Horse Racing

Concluding more than a year of regional discussion, study, review and consultation, the entire Mid-Atlantic region’s Thoroughbred racing industry on March 21 voted unanimously to formally adopt and fully implement a long-term and forward-thinking Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. All of the region’s racetrack operators, horsemen’s organizations, breeders’ organizations, racing commissions and regulatory […]

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Stronach Group Reforms: Questions In California And A View From The Mid-Atlantic

As the hours tick down to Thursday’s meeting of the California Horse Racing Board – the first since Santa Anita was forced to cancel racing indefinitely following a rash of fatal breakdowns – everyone is wondering how The Stronach Group will propose to move forward with the reforms announced by Belinda Stronach March 14. A […]

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