horse racing safety

The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Media Glare, Sophomore Class?

The harsh spotlight of media attention continues to shine on the horse racing industry — and not just in California and at Santa Anita Park. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest developments in Thoroughbred racing. Plus, with the Triple Crown races in the rear view, how […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: Talking Safety And Business

As the third leg of the Triple Crown approaches, the safety of horses and jockeys continues to take center stage, as it should, between stakeholders in the horse racing industry and by others outside the sport. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss some of the conversations taking place […]

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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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NTRA Donates $100,000 For University Of Kentucky Research On Horse Racing Surfaces

A gift of $100,000 announced today by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities will enable the University of Kentucky to further support equine surfaces and safety research under the direction of Mick Peterson, director of UK Ag Equine Programs. Funds will be used to renovate existing space within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment […]

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Ritvo: Rumors That Santa Anita Wants To Shift Dates Are ‘Totally False,’ Racing On For This Week

After California Sen. Dianne Feinstein called for a suspension of horse racing at Santa Anita and the California Horse Racing Board scheduled a meeting to discuss reallocation of Santa Anita dates, management with The Stronach Group say they plan to continue on this weekend as scheduled. Tim Ritvo, Stronach Group chief operating officer, told The […]

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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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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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Britain: High Profile Couple Stops Entering At Cheltenham Over Injury Issues

Two prominent British owners in jump racing have created a stir in the industry by choosing not to enter their horses at Cheltenham, one of the world’s most renowned steeplechase venues. According to the Racing Post, Paul and Clare Rooney wrote to their trainers, telling them not to run at Cheltenham, where six fatalities occurred […]

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Betting, Jockey Safety Major Topics At Paris IFHA Conference

Topics ranging from measures to stimulate turnover to rules harmonisation to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys were highlighted during the 52nd Conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), held today in Paris, France. The first International Conference of Horseracing Authorities was organized and hosted by the Société d’Encouragement in Paris, France, […]

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NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Reaccredits Golden Gate Fields

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Golden Gate Fields has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance.  Located along the bay in Albany, Calif., near Oakland and San Francisco, the track opens its 24-day Summer Meet this Thursday. Both the main track and turf course have undergone renovations and purses have been raised on […]

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