horse safety

‘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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Monmouth Park Given Reaccreditation By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Monmouth Park has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. The Oceanport, NJ racetrack opens its 61-day meet on May 4 – Kentucky Derby Day – with the Grade Haskell Invitational on July 20 again headlining a season that will feature 64 stakes worth $7.1 million.  The […]

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Churchill Downs Outlines Future Plans, ‘Commitment To Equine And Jockey Safety’

Churchill Downs Incorporated (“CDI”) (Nasdaq: CHDN) today announced significant initiatives to improve safety protocols and procedures ahead of the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. These initiatives highlight the company’s strong and ongoing commitment to equine and jockey safety. Churchill Downs’ initiatives include:  ·        Investing $8 million to build a state-of-the-art Equine Medical Center, Quarantine Facility and […]

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‘No Breakdowns’: New Rillito Equine Wellness Program Gets Positive Results

One of the first programs of its kind in the country, Rillito Race Track implemented an Equine Wellness Program during the 2019 Winter Meet. The program was a resounding success as there were no horse breakdowns during 96 races at the meet this year. “A couple years ago as Rillito was opening for the season […]

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Spring Safety Tips For Hauling Your Horses

Spring is often the time that horse people start getting their horses off of the farm for both competitions and recreational riding. If you prefer hauling your horse(s) yourself, taking some time to do a spring assessment of your horse trailer before hitting the road can keep both you and your horse safe. Checking tire […]

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Safe Travels: Questions To Ask Your Horse’s Hauler

When you send your horse on a cross-country trip, you trust the shipper will take good care of it and deliver it safely to its destination. But once that horse is out of your sight, things may go horribly wrong if you haven’t taken time to check out the shipper. Horse transport companies range from […]

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Teenager Rides Horse To Safety, Escaping Wildfire

In an effort to escape a growing wildfire, a 16-year-old saddled up her Quarter Horse and rode through bumper-to-bumper traffic in Alberta this week. Jada Polem and her family were forced to evacuate their home near Fort McMurray and were able to secure a trailer for two of the family’s three horses. When it became […]

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FEI Removes UAE Endurance Events From Calendar, Citing Welfare Concerns

The FEI distributed the following press release this week: Following the first meeting of the new FEI Executive Board, chaired by recently elected President Ingmar De Vos, Secretary General Sabrina Zeender has removed the two remaining international Endurance events scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in March 2015 from the FEI […]

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Welfare Summit: Data, Transparency Critical To Improving Safety

The fifth Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit concluded Wednesday afternoon in Lexington, Ky., with an emphasis on the ongoing need to collect data and make it available through transparency initiatives, industry conferences, and continuing education in order to enhance safety. The two-day conference in the Keeneland sales pavilion once again brought together a […]

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