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Bob Baffert
Bob Baffert faces more backlash from NYRA, Churchill Downs as road to return gets tougher

posted on  |  14-09-21

Still trying to fend off disqualification from the 2021 Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert was confronted Friday with fresh challenges to his future in racing. In announcements released two hours apart, the New York Racing Association and Churchill Downs both...

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Pre-race parade
RV set to make vax mandatory

posted on  |  14-09-21

Racing in Victoria will become one of the first sports in the world to mandate vaccinations for all of its participants. The new policy will mean that every participant - includes trainers, jockeys, stable staff and race day officials - must have at...

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Istock racing
Eighteen Months in Prison for Former Pharmacist Mangini

posted on  |  14-09-21

A Mangini had been arrested and charged in a superseding indictment along with Craig Robinson for operating the HorsePreRace.com and HorseGold.com outlets that were at the center of federal indictments stemming from an investigation of a widespread...

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Ireland
Ireland readies to undertake first equine census

posted on  |  14-09-21

The first annual census of all equines in Ireland will be undertaken at the end of November, with all those who keep horses, ponies, donkeys, mules or zebras required to comply. It will be undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), led by minister Charlie...

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Louis Romanet
Romanet Retires as IFHA Chairman

posted on  |  14-09-21

The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities announced Sept. 8 that long-standing chairman, Louis Romanet, has decided not to seek a further term and will conclude his tenure in October. Romanet has served the IFHA with distinction since the...

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Melbourne Cup
Cup protocols likely to be tested

posted on  |  14-09-21

New veterinary protocols, introduced to protect the Melbourne Cup, are almost certain to be tested this spring with the Victoria Racing Club expecting up to four internationals to run in Australia's greatest race. The VRC's executive general...

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Whip Spinning
First stage of British horseracing's whip consultation closes

posted on  |  14-09-21

An online questionnaire, which forms the first stage of the open, public consultation around the use of the whip in British horseracing, concluded at midnight last night after running for 10 weeks. Over 2,000 responses have been received from industry...

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Standardbred Canada
Horse Care and Welfare Course Kicks Off Fall Equine Guelph Schedule

posted on  |  14-09-21

Try out an online short course this fall! The first one on offer is “Horse Care and Welfare” – based on Canada’s Equine Code of Practice. A must for all horse owners, trainers and grooms, it runs September 20 –...

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Anhidrosis test
Genetic markers tied to loss of sweating ability in horses identified by researchers

posted on  |  07-09-21

Sweating is a critical tool to keep horses comfortable and healthy, but chronic idiopathic anhidrosis, a dangerous equine condition, can impede their natural cooling mechanism and cause performance and health issues. For the first time, researchers with...

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The Jockey Club Medal
Prestigious award recognises efforts behind racing's integrity act

posted on  |  07-09-21

Two of the driving forces behind the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority in the US have been named as recipients of the prestigious Jockey Club Medal. The Jockey Club Medal recognises exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and...

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The International Group of Specialist Racing Veterinarians (IGSRV) is an association that unites regulatory racing veterinarians worldwide. The group was founded in 1985 and has played a major role in promoting the welfare and integrity of horse racing; advises authorities  worldwide.

The IGSRV  in association with the Association of Official Racing Chemists (AORC) organises a biennial International Conference of Racing Analysts and Veterinarians.

 

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