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Fracture
What We're Learning From Horse Racing Research

posted on  |  20-07-19

Researchers worldwide are examining ways to prevent injuries in racehorses; their findings could help prevent issues in sport horses, as well

When a racehorse suffers a catastrophic injury in a high-profile race, the industry makes headlines … for all the wrong reasons. In recent decades mainstream media has shone...

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Hosing Horse
Long List of Tracks Cancel Weekend Racing Due to Heat

posted on  |  20-07-19

With extreme heat expected across a wide swath of the United States this weekend, a number of tracks have decided to cancel or postpone racing. Belterra Park, Ellis Park, and Woodbine canceled their July 19 cards. The following tracks called off their July 20 race cards: Belterra Park, Delaware Park, Ellis Park, Finger Lakes Gaming...

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Monica Croston
Trainer suspended on cobalt charge

posted on  |  20-07-19

Pakenham trainer Monica Croston was suspended for four months by the Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board on Wednesday. Croston pleaded guilty to one charge of causing the administration of cobalt to galloper Hezza Tidal Wave in June 2016. However, she argued that the illegal levels of cobalt found in the horse's system either...

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Regumate
Regumate, Racing NSW secret weapon

posted on  |  20-07-19

Here’s something you don’t read every day. Massive and extraordinarily successful owner Bob Peters is bringing his two stunning mares to race in Sydney because…..of an anomaly re a certain drug. It’s called Regumate. And it improves most mares on the racetrack who are on it. Regumate is one of a handful of...

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Whip use
Moodley's Double Crop Strike

posted on  |  20-07-19

KZN jockey Serino Moodley is the latest crop offender in terms of the twelve strike rule to receive a new level fine. Moodley signed an admission of guilt for a contravention of Rule 58.10.2, as he used his crop more than 12 times when riding Red Herring in the final race at Greyville on Wednesday. He was fined R2500 – which...

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Dionne Benson
Benson Helps Implement Santa Antia's New Protocols

posted on  |  20-07-19

It takes courage to ride an eventer, accompanying your horse over a cross-country course while tackling a barrage of obstacles. Dr. Dionne Benson does that in her spare time, riding one of several off-the-track Thoroughbreds she has repurposed. Not that Benson has much free time these days. She recently jumped from executive director...

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CCTV Wireless
BHA will consider concerns over CCTV security weaknesses at Kempton Park

posted on  |  20-07-19

The British Horseracing Authority said on Thursday that it will “consider” concerns raised by its independent disciplinary panel after it highlighted the fact that CCTV cameras at Kempton Park, one of Britain’s busiest tracks in terms of runners, do not cover every box in the “secure area” of its...

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Bone Imaging
Bone-related swelling detected in 44 percent of horses in study

posted on  |  20-07-19

Researchers who studied the leg bones of horses found a significant number with abnormal swelling in their bone marrow, with a localised increase in bone density. The next step is to determine whether these changes are associated with bone micro-damage, which several studies have linked to catastrophic breakdowns in racehorses....

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Windsor Racecourse
Crisford employee fined at Windsor after attempting to kick horse in groin area

posted on  |  20-07-19

One of Simon Crisford's members of staff was on Sunday fined £200 by the raceday stewards at Windsor after he was observed attempting to kick the yard's runner Mofaaji in the groin area. The incident happened before the three-year-old colt's debut in the 6f novice stakes, in which he finished third, having been sent...

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Aminocaproic Acid
Rodolphe Brisset Fined, Keeneland Winner Disqualified For Medication Violation

posted on  |  20-07-19

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said a recent positive test in one of his horses for the prohibited adjunct bleeder medication aminocaproic acid was either a barn or veterinary mistake. The positive test and subsequent disqualification of Talk Veuve to Me from an April 11 allowance/optional claiming race victory at Keeneland in Lexington,...

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