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Korea Racing Authority Puts Thoroughbred Aftercare In The Spotlight

The International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR) was pleased to be invited by the Korea Racing Authority (KRA) to present a series of seminars to a broad cross section of industry stakeholders this week. Dr. Eliot Forbes, a member of IFAR’s steering group, was hosted by the KRA and led intensive workshops in […]

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Woodbine’s Jim Lawson Pledges Support For LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society

As a long time racehorse owner and CEO of Woodbine Entertainment, Jim Lawson knows how important it is to provide Ontario’s Thoroughbreds with a dignified retirement after their careers at the track are over. Lawson is a proud supporter of LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, a charitable organization that evaluates and cares for retired racehorses and […]

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Outrage Over Equine Abuse In Australia Prompts Call For National Horse Registry

The Australian Veterinary Association is requesting a national horse registry be established by the federal government as rapidly as possible. The group is also asking for better enforcement of animal welfare standards for horses that are sent to slaughterhouses. This outcry for regulation is in response to footage shown by ABC of racehorses being mistreated […]

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Penn Vet Biomarker Research On Shockwave Yielding Results

The Penn Vet Equine Pharmacological Laboratory at the New Bolton Center has completed a multi-year project that developed biomarkers in horses that undergo shockwave therapy. Dr. Mary Robinson provided an update to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission (PHRC); the Penn Vet laboratory  also provides the drug testing for the PHRC and completes research for the […]

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Ongoing Drought Causes Australia To Prep For Another Year Of High Feed Prices

Australian livestock feed producers warn of rising costs for feed production as the drought gripping many parts of the country shows minimal signs of abating. Longtime producer Brett Caddy of Southern Cross Feeds says that the impact of the drought on feed production is “frightening” and it’s the worst he’s ever seen. Though Caddy is […]

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Presque Isle Downs Opportunity to View, Meet And Purchase Racehorses Ready For Second Careers

CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) is excited to announce the fourth annual “End of Meet Showcase” to be held at Presque Isle Downs on October 12, 2019. Sponsored by Presque Isle Racetrack and Casino, the Pennsylvania HBPA and Wales Veterinary Practice, this is an opportunity for off-track-thoroughbred (OTTB) lovers to find their dream horse. Approximately 40 horses will […]

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TRF Fan Favorite Carterista Passes Away At 30

Carterista loved Florida and loved to be first, so it was fitting that he was the first horse to arrive at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Second Chances Farm at the Lowell Correctional Facility near Ocala, FL, when it opened nearly 20 years ago. It was an important role, as this was the first time that […]

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Saving For The Future: Bourbon Lane Creates Retirement Fund For Its Racehorses

Bourbon Lane Stables has been concerned with aftercare since its inception. Mike McMahon, founder and co-owner, announced on August 3 that the entity has created a 501(c)(3) retirement fund to help defray the costs of caring for the partnership’s retired racehorses. Bourbon Lane Stables already follows the horses it has sold or had claimed; this […]

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‘Night And Day Difference’ When Goats Care For Racehorses

When you think of goats, you usually think of them being on a farm and/or being used for their milk. But they’ve also been known to be pets and – at the racetrack – a friend for a horse in need. Horse trainer Dan Hendricks has a goat at his barn named Jack. He is […]

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The Advantage Of Feeding Oats

Horses on the track are fed multiple pounds of feed per day. Oftentimes this feed includes sweet feed and oats. Oats have been fed by horse owners, and specifically racehorse trainers, for years. The starch content in oats is significantly less than other grains like wheat and corn; oat starch is also more digestible, meaning […]

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