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Meadowlands Approved To Host Qualifiers Saturday; Live Racing Resumes June 5

With the coronavirus having cost the Meadowlands 12 weeks of racing – a total of 24 racing days – there is no doubt that this Saturday (May 30) morning’s qualifiers will be received in a big way. They will serve to remind us all that racing is coming back. They will serve as a step […]

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Veterinarians And Farmers May Help Prevent Pandemics

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that the world is not adequately prepared to deal with a global pandemic. Veterinarians, farmers and those involved with zoos and wildlife feel they have much to offer human medicine, as they are acutely aware that people, animals and the environment are all closely linked. COVID-19 is a […]

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Thoroughbred Makeover Still Slated For Fall 2020 In Lexington

With so many equestrian events on hold or cancelled for 2020, hopeful participants are wondering if the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park this fall. Created to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the show ring and for recreational riding, the RRP has experienced […]

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Life After Lockdown: Owners List Their Equine Health Concerns

As lockdowns to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus are still in place in most parts of the world, many horse owners are having limited or no contact with their equines. This brings a plethora of concerns for horse owners, among them the risk of laminitis, weight gain and excitable behavior when the horses […]

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World Equestrian Center In Ohio To Close Between September 2020 And March 2021

Experts predict that a second wave of the coronavirus is likely later this year. Given those predictions and after discussions with our state and local health officials, we have elected to close World Equestrian Center Ohio from September 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021. Due to the facility’s enclosed environment, we believe this is the […]

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EQUUS Foundation Pledges $100,000 In Immediate Support of America’s Horses

With so many of us facing untold hardships–and even with some light appearing at the end of the tunnel–our four-legged equine friends, who are also impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, need our care and protection more than ever. Faced with trying to accommodate the immediate needs of equine charities across the nation, we allocate our […]

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Economic Indicators: Total Wagering Drops In April, But Daily Average Up Over 175 Percent

Equibase, LLC released its monthly report on Economic Indicators in Thoroughbred Racing this Tuesday, May 5. While the year-to-date wagering numbers were not as substantially affected, down just 6.87 percent, the coronavirus pandemic has continued to make its presence felt through the month of April. With just a handful of tracks across the country hosting […]

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California Racing Without Bob Baffert? Trainer Worried Horse Population Won’t Recover

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert may end up leaving his long-time home base of California, he told VSiN on Tuesday. Live racing has been shut down at Santa Anita since March 27 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Baffert has already sent a number of his own horses to one of the only tracks in […]

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French Racing Could Be Ready To Resume By May 11

Horse racing in France has been suspended since March 17 due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, but it could resume from May 11. Racing would be behind closed doors and under strictly supervised sanitary conditions, just as other European countries are also preparing to gradually resume horse racing. Tens of thousands of French households live […]

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