equine fatalities

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Weeding Out The Bad Apples?

The national spotlight continues to burn hot on the Thoroughbred racing industry, with California lawmakers weighing in on the sport this week and media outlets giving their take on the future of the horse racing industry. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the investigations of equine deaths at […]

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Washington Post Column: Horse Racing Needs Governing Body, Not Legislation

Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins added her voice Thursday to the national conversation about the future of Thoroughbred racing, given the 26 fatalities at Santa Anita since the end of last year. Jenkins argues that even though groups like The Jockey Club and the Water Hay Oats Alliance support the federal Horseracing Integrity Act, proper […]

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‘Enough Horse Deaths’: LA Times Editorial Board Urges Santa Anita To Call Off Rest Of Meet

In a piece published Wednesday, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times called for Santa Anita Park to cut short the current meet, in light of the 26 equine fatalities that have occurred in the last five months, the last three of which occurred in a span of nine days. The Times gives Santa […]

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‘Need To Determine What We’re Doing Wrong’: Feinstein Renews Call To Suspend Santa Anita Racing

For the second time in as many months, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has requested a moratorium on horse racing at Santa Anita Park. The latest call comes after the 9-year-old gelding, Kochees, was euthanized Sunday, marking the third equine fatality in nine days and the 26th since Christmas. “How many more horses must die before […]

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Layden: Santa Anita Storyline Brings Forth Differences In Public, Insider Perspective Of Racing

As Kentucky Derby week opens and the national media focus turns back to Churchill Downs for another year, Eclipse Award-winning writer Tim Layden says the biggest story for many outlets will continue to be Santa Anita’s spate of equine fatalities. While Layden acknowledges the reforms put forth by Santa Anita and others have been met […]

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Keeneland And Churchill Commit $100K Each To Equine Research Through Grayson

Keeneland and Churchill Downs Incorporated jointly announced today that the two industry icons have each committed $100,000 in contributions to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. This contribution will enable the sponsorship of two Grayson-approved projects. For the initial two years, 2019 and 2020, the funds will sponsor Dr. Sue Stover’s Grayson-funded research project, “Training Programs for Prevention of Fetlock Injury.” […]

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Report: Churchill Downs Has Second-Highest Equine Fatality Rate In The Nation For 2018

Churchill Downs had the second-highest equine fatality rate in the country in 2018, behind only Hawthorne, according to a report published Wednesday by the Louisville Courier-Journal. The home of the Kentucky Derby reports its fatalities to the Equine Injury Database but is not one of the facilities which opts to list its statistics publicly. Churchill […]

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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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Newly-Funded Grayson Research Projects Could Provide Answers To Racing Fatality Puzzle

Renowned equine orthopedic surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage said earlier this month he’s not sure what caused this season’s much-publicized spike in horse racing fatalities at Santa Anita, but he does know one thing that will help: research. Bramlage sits on the board of directors for the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, which funds a wide range […]

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