New York Horsemen Elect Rice, Bond As First Female Vice Presidents For NYTHA

The newly elected New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Board of Directors held its initial meeting Dec. 12, and one of its first orders of business was to name trainer/director Linda Rice as First Vice President, and owner/director Tina Marie Bond as Second Vice President. The two represent the first women …

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Report: Lady Eli May Not Be Through Racing Yet

Sol Kumin, part owner of fan favorite turf mare Lady Eli, told The Blood-Horse‘s Alicia Wincze-Hughes Thursday that the 5-year-old may not be through racing yet. Lady Eli has been recovering on the farm after a troubled trip in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf left her with …

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Outrider Recovering From Being Trampled During San Luis Rey Fire

Trainer and outrider Les Baker is recovering from numerous injuries sustained while he tried to save horses at San Luis Rey Downs from last week’s Lilac Fire. According to NBC 7 San Diego, Baker, 66, suffered nine broken ribs and numerous cuts and bruises when a group of frightened, loose …

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Florida Reports Multiple New Strangles Cases; Total Now Up To 40 For 2017

The following alerts were issued from the Equine Disease Communication Center last week:  On Dec. 4, 2017, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed three premises in Manatee County, Fla., were placed under quarantine for clinical signs of Strangles. All four horses began showing clinical signs after a trail …

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Friday’s Rainbow 6 To Include $72,237 Carryover At Gulfstream

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 went unsolved at Gulfstream Park Thursday, producing a $72,237.35 carryover for Friday’s program. The popular multi-race wager has gone unsolved for five consecutive programs since a lucky ticketholder cashed for a $98,309.32 jackpot payoff Dec. 7. Multiple tickets with all six winners Thursday were each worth …

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‘No Desire To Run On Lasix’: British Trainers Rely On Minimalistic Medication Regimens

This is the second in a three-part series examining differences in medication policy and use in Great Britain versus the United States. See Part 1 here. When medication reform is discussed in the United States, horsemen’s advocates often resist tighter restrictions on therapeutic medications, citing the need to treat horses …

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South African Triple Crown Kicks Off This Weekend With G1 Cape Guineas

Kenilworth Racecourse will host the first leg of the South African (SAF) Triple Crown, the G1 Forus Cape Guineas, on Saturday, Dec. 16 in Cape Town, South Africa. The championship will see a strong field of 3-year-olds take the track in what has rightly been billed as horse racing’s ultimate …

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: So Much Done, Still Much To Do

The California horse racing community continues to find its new normal after the devastating wildfire, dubbed the “Lilac Fire,”  that ripped through San Luis Rey Downs on December 7, killing 46 horses and injuring several horsemen.  Those connected to the racing industry, as well as equestrians from across the nation, …

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Ontario Racing, Standardbred Alliance Announce Merger

The Board of Ontario Racing and members of the Standardbred Alliance have voted to merge the two existing organizations. The combined entity will be an independent, not-for-profit industry organization that will represent all Ontario racetracks and horse racing industry associations in the Province with one unified voice. “We’re excited to …

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