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Rusty Arnold On Pending Suspension: ‘The System Has Failed Me’

George R. “Rusty” Arnold II is a proud man. A third-generation Kentucky horseman, he’s trained Thoroughbreds for more than 40 years, saddled 16 Grade 1 winners and ranks 38th on the Equibase list of all-time leading trainers by money won, with over $64 million in total earnings. Arnold, 62, is the first to admit he […]

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Race, Sport Horse Practitioner Foster Northrop Joins AAEP Board Of Directors

Foster Northrop, DVM, founding owner of Northrop Equine PLLC, an ambulatory racehorse and sport horse practice based in Louisville, Ky., has joined the board of directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Northrop was installed during the Nov. 20 President’s Luncheon at the AAEP’s 63rd Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas. His three-year term […]

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Derby Security: ‘A Better Public Image for Our Sport’

The Kentucky Derby is the one time of year horse racing basks in the public limelight, good or bad. This year, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and Churchill Downs are taking no chances, stepping up already tight security to ensure the Derby is a fairly-run race. The measures come as a potential legislation could put […]

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Congressional hearing will be missing important viewpoints

Can the federal government make things better when it comes to the regulation of medication policies for horse racing? A better question might be: Can it get any worse? Plenty of people will answer “yes” to that second question, citing any number of U.S. government agencies that are increasingly under attack for being inefficient, bloated […]

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Life At Ten Fun Facts: Day Seven

What are the qualities you need to become a member of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission? Knowledge of racing and all that it entails, from the backstretch to the betting windows? A commitment to integrity? An interest in serving the public? These questions come to mind as we await the results of a KHRC investigation […]

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REVENGE: LAMENESS IN LEFT FRONT ANKLE

By Ray Paulick I Want Revenge, the Kentucky Derby morning line favorite, was scratched because of some lameness detected in his left front ankle that showed up on the morning of the race, trainer Jeff Mullins said during a press conference at 9:15 a.m. Saturday. Mullins said a “touch of heat” was detected in the […]

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NEW KY COMMISSION IN GOOD HANDS

It’s become something of a tradition in Kentucky politics for newly elected governors to dissolve the regulatory body for horse racing and create their own racing board. It’s something Brereton Jones, Ernie Fletcher and now Steve Beshear have done. Governors in most other states are content to merely fill racing commissions with their hand-picked appointees […]

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