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Opinion: What Do Football And Racing Have In Common? Injuries And Attitude

In a recent editorial for the Albany Times-Union, writer Chris Churchill observes that football and horse racing, sports on somewhat opposite trajectories for the past century, are starting to come together — and not in a good way. A spate of equine deaths during the Saratoga meet has sparked discussion and notice from protestors about […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Murray Rojas Trial Casts Dark Shadow Over Racing

Horse racing lost 14 potential fans this past week in Pennsylvania. The 14 men and women are serving on the jury in the federal trial of Murray Rojas, the Penn National-based trainer charged on multiple counts of wire fraud, conspiracy and misbranding of drugs. When this case is over, I’m sure the racetrack is the […]

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New York Approves Third-Party Lasix Administration; Partial Lasix Ban Also Discussed

The New York State Gaming Commission approved a rule requiring that third-party veterinarians administer the legal race-day medication furosemide (Lasix) at its meeting held June 26. The Daily Racing Form reports that the rule will restrict the administration race-day Lasix injections to vets “who are not caring for the horses of a trainer or owner who participates at the […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?

Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it’s time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer incentives or make other tweaks. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Beck: Is AAEP Protecting Horses … Or Its Own Interests?

Various members of the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, the group of industry organizations promoting passage of federal legislation that would bring uniform standards to our sport under the direction of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, have spent a good deal of time with representatives of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) over the […]

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Leading Standardbred Breeders Steve And Cindy Stewart Join WHOA

Steve and Cindy Stewart own and operate Hunterton Farm and Hunterton Sales Agency in Paris, Kentucky. The Stewarts started Hunterton Farm in 1980 on 80 acres of leased land in Lexington, Ky and have since grown to the largest Standardbred farm in Kentucky at over 900 acres in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Hunterton’s goal has always […]

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Here We Go Again: CHRB Approves Third-Party Lasix

California is again on the road to adopting third-party fursoemide administration after a unanimous vote by the state’s horse racing board at a meeting on Thursday. According to a report by The Blood-Horse, there was considerably less debate over the measure, which would bring the state into line with the National Uniform Medication Program, than there has […]

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The Friday Show: New Drug Protocols, Derby Prep Upsetters?

Oaklawn Park is putting in place a slate of upgraded drug testing measures, including one that targets so-called “milkshaking” by trainers. In this week’s Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick give some context to the changes and also talk about recent comments by prominent equine surgeon Dr. Larry Bramlage regarding Lasix and medication oversight. Plus, […]

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‘Beaten Down By The PR Machine’: Bramlage On The Best Prescription For Racing

Dr. Larry Bramlage, renowned orthopedic surgeon specializing in Thoroughbred racehorses, said the time has come for those in the racing business to stop expecting the public to see things the same way horsemen do. Speaking at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital’s annual client education seminar this week, Bramlage was one of a panel of speakers […]

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New York: Proposal Would Require Trainers To Keep Detailed Medication Records, Reports On Bleeding Episodes

During its meeting on Monday, the New York State Gaming Commission approved five proposed regulations ranging from one that would require trainers to maintained detailed medication logs on their horses to filing reports on horses that suffer serious bleeding episodes. The Daily Racing Form reports that the proposed regulations will be posted for a 45-day public comment […]

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