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Welfare-Friendly Whip Use in Standardbred Racing Does not Diminish Performance

posted on  |  18-08-18

Dramatic whip use in Standardbred racing might make for a thrilling finish for some spectators, but it’s probably not going to make the horses trot any faster. Recent study results suggest that modifications in whip rules over the years, aimed toward more ethical use, had no negative effect on racing performance or race times....

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Ellis Park
Ellis Park Accredited by Safety & Integrity Alliance

posted on  |  18-08-18

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Ellis Park has received its initial accreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance, bringing the number of active accreditations to 24 racetracks in the U.S. and Canada, including every Thoroughbred track in Kentucky. "On behalf of the Kentucky...

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Mark Johnson
Mark Johnston rubbishes BHA claim that cobalt is performance-enhancing

posted on  |  18-08-18

Mark Johnston on Wednesday suggested the BHA did not need to focus on cobalt in the wake of Robin Bastiman’s ban for administering the compound. The trainer, who is a qualified vet, also hit out at the “ignorance” of those who use the substance, which he believes has no positive effect on a horse.

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Gluck Equine Health Research
Kentucky Horse Racing Commission funds catastrophic injury study at UK Gluck Center

posted on  |  18-08-18

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission recently voted unanimously to fund a project at the University of Kentucky Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Research Center examining inflammatory and anti-inflammatory markers as early indicators for potential catastrophic (life-ending) injury in racehorses. The occurrence of injuries in horses and...

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Rebecca Bastiman
Rebecca Bastiman fined, father Robin banned

posted on  |  18-08-18

Trainer Rebecca Bastiman escaped with a £5000 fine after a disciplinary hearing found there was no direct evidence that she conspired with her father and assistant Robin, who was banned for three years, to administer an illegal race-day injection containing the prohibited substance cobalt. However, she was told she 'came...

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Simon Bazalgette
Round Table: British Jockey Club Focusing On Fans First, Wagers Next

posted on  |  14-08-18

Simon Bazalgette, group chief executive of The Jockey Club in England, detailed the organization's mission. Founded in 1750, The Jockey Club was once the sport's regulatory agency in Britain, but gave that up in the 1990s with the formation of the British Horseracing Authority. Now, it focuses on maintaining the racing and...

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Stuart S Janney
Jockey Club Outlines Growth Strategies at Round Table

posted on  |  14-08-18

Jockey Club chairman Stuart Janney III showed up at the The Jockey Club's Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing with rolled-up sleeves. While Janney most assuredly looked as sharp as ever in a gray suit, dark blue tie, and lighter blue shirt at the Round Table Aug. 12 at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga...

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Jamie Stier
Racing Victoria wary of altrenogest change

posted on  |  14-08-18

Integrity services manager Jamie Stier has indicated Racing Victoria is searching for alternative solutions to those put up by Racing NSW to deal with the potentially serious issue concerning the use of the progestagen altrenogest. On Monday, Racing NSW enacted a local rule so as to ensure racing mares such as the champion Winx are...

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BHA Office
BHA welcomes parliamentary debate on welfare after petition meets threshold

posted on  |  14-08-18

The BHA has welcomed the possibility of a government discussion surrounding the subject of racehorse welfare after a petition started by Animal Aid reached the necessary 100,000 signature threshold to trigger consideration for parliamentary debate. The petition, which calls for an independent organisation to be established that would...

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Harness Racing Istock
Horse racing deaths revealed

posted on  |  14-08-18

Sixteen horses died on Racing NSW tracks between January 1 and June 30 this year, The New Daily can reveal. Another 13 have been euthanised after being injured in a race. There have also been three cases of sudden death due to cardiovascular failure associated with racing, according to figures obtained by NSW Greens animal welfare...

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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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