horse racing safety

Welfare And Safety Summit Cancelled; Weekly Webinars On Tap Instead

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that the ninth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit, which was scheduled to be held in the Keeneland sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky., on June 23, 2020, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu of an in-person event, Grayson will instead be hosting a series […]

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Bramlage: Racing And Training 2-Year-Olds Reduces Their Risk Of Injury – Here’s Why

Before most horse racing jurisdictions shut down across the country and threw the economic balance of the sport into question, the industry’s biggest problem was its need to reduce racing and training fatalities. Veterinarians and scientists are still learning about the causes of catastrophic injuries and, so far, it seems there may be a number […]

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‘More Boots On The Ground’: NYRA Creates Safety And Integrity Team

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced longtime employees Juan Dominguez and Tim Kelly will serve new roles as NYRA Safety Stewards as part of a four-person Safety and Integrity Team dedicated to enhancing existing safety protocols at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Dominguez and Kelly will complement a unit that […]

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Jockey Club Contributes More Than $750,000 To Racing Surfaces Testing Lab

The Jockey Club today announced the completion of a contribution of more than three-quarters of a million dollars from certain of its commercial businesses to the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory (RSTL) for equipment and other assets to expand services to additional racetracks across North America.  The need to increase and sustain the future of research […]

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A Blood Test To Screen For Impending Injury? New Research Project Shows Promise

For years now, veterinarians and horsemen have dreamed of a day when a simple blood test could give them an early clue about whether a racehorse was about to experience a serious injury, before that horse showed any signs of lameness or abnormal imaging. That day is still a ways off, but early results from […]

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‘More Work To Be Done’: Stronach Group Responds To New Concerns From Calif. Governor

Equine safety in California horse racing remains under the microscope for mainstream media, and is still on the radar of California Gov. Gavin Newsom. A story this week from the New York Times questioned the effectiveness Santa Anita Park’s reforms after three horses suffered fatal injuries in three days — two from racing breakdowns and […]

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British Racing Reports Lowest Average Fatality Rate In At Least Two Decades

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published statistics this week that show horse racing’s fatality rate at its lowest number on record. According to the Racing Post, the 2018 fatality rate was .22 percent, higher than in prior years. However, the five-year rolling average fatality rate, including last year’s numbers, was .19 percent, the lowest figure […]

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The Friday Show Presented By MyRacehorse.com: Three Biggest Horse Racing Issues In 2020?

It’s fair to say the U.S. horse racing industry wouldn’t mind putting 2019 behind it, considering the controversy that plagued the sport throughout the year. And that wish is about to come true, but what will be the top stories of 2020? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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California Racetrack Veterinarian To Colleagues: Don’t Fear Medication Reform

When The Stronach Group announced a slate of reforms aimed at improving equine safety and welfare last spring, there wasn’t much debate that new policies were needed, but not everyone in horse racing agreed with the list of changes. Dr. Ryan Carpenter, longtime Southern California racetrack surgeon, says that he was one of the skeptics.  […]

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