John Ed Anthony: ‘Show Me How Abundant Use Of Medication Has Improved Racing Or Its Public Image’

John Ed Anthony is no stranger to the Preakness Stakes. His Loblolly Stable had back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Preakness in 1992 and ’93 with Pine Bluff and Prairie Bayou, respectively. Anthony is no stranger to champion racehorses either, having campaigned three Eclipse Award winners in Temperence Hill (1980 champion 3-year-old male), Vanlandingham (1985 […]

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California: Claims Can Be Voided For Horses That Bleed

Beginning on July 1, a claim on a horse in the state of California can be voided if the horse is determined to be bleeding from the nostrils, according to the Daily Racing Form. The determination of bleeding will be made by an official veterinarian. Prior to the new rule, a claim in California could […]

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Jockey Club: EIPH Study Supports Call for Race-Day Medication Ban

Editor’s Note: The Jockey Club believes that horses should compete only when they are free from the influence of medication. The following essay, written by Matt Iuliano, the executive vice president and executive director of The Jockey Club, provides insights into a recent study pertaining to exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) and long-term racing performance. A […]

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Sparkman: Medication summit less than inspiring

John Sparkman, bloodstock editor of Thoroughbred Times, is left “somewhat less than inspired and hopeful” by the reports coming from the recently completed Internation Summit on Race Day Medication at Belmont Park, where the main achievement was an agreement to have another meeting. But hope may lie in the fact that the definition of “bleeding” […]

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