Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

by Press Release | 6 Dec 22 “Don't make the same mistake twice,” ARCI President Ed Martin said in reaction to reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will make an effort to slip changes to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) in to the Defense Appropriations Bill or Omnibus Spending bill. “Such a move would… Continue reading Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

5-yr-old mare collapses, dies at Los Alamitos

She had been raced 27 times Another racehorse has been killed at Los Alamitos Race Course, the track’s 18th horse fatality of the year. Javelina Cantina, a 5-year-old mare with 27 races and one first-place finish in her career, suffered a “sudden death” after finishing fifth in a six-horse field in Saturday’s 10th race, the… Continue reading 5-yr-old mare collapses, dies at Los Alamitos

Churchill Downs herpesvirus outbreak holds at six

Historic twin spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Abbie Myers.

Reported by Horse Racing Nation IT could be said that no news is good news at Churchill Downs, where the equine-herpesvirus appeared to have been contained at six positive cases. “That’s a good thing that there really is nothing new,” said Dr. Will Farmer, the equine medical director for Churchill Downs Inc., in a telephone… Continue reading Churchill Downs herpesvirus outbreak holds at six

Horse racing-U.S. Senator McConnell pushing for legislative fix to safety law

(Reuters via Yahoo!News) Dec, 3, 2022 — U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a legislative fix to a law designed to make horse racing safer after an appeals court last month ruled it unconstitutional, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters. The changes to the law, which would provide… Continue reading Horse racing-U.S. Senator McConnell pushing for legislative fix to safety law

One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

THE RACING POST | ENGLAND | 14 SEPT 22 Fox Norton has a new career – not that you would know it seeing him relax among a herd of horses. In a sea of bays and fly rugs, to the untrained eye the Melling Chase winner is hard to spot. Yet Helen Yeadon has no difficulty… Continue reading One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

Two horse racing participants suspended after investigation into photos of possible electronic ‘jigger’ use

ABC AU NEWS | QUEENSLAND » Queensland racing authorities have suspended the licenses of two thoroughbred horse racing participants. It comes after a photo was widely circulated allegedly depicting a jockey holding an object in his hand that looks similar to a jigger at Birdsville race track on Tuesday. Training has been underway in the… Continue reading Two horse racing participants suspended after investigation into photos of possible electronic ‘jigger’ use

Baffert’s KHRC Appeal Day 5

Zedan and Hall of Fame trainer are final witnesses August 30, 2022 Testimony in Bob Baffert's hearing before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission concluded Tuesday with the examination of the final three witnesses which included Baffert and Medina Spirit owner Amr Zedan. Additionally, Tom Lomangino, who testified on Monday, also returned to the stand. After the examinations,… Continue reading Baffert’s KHRC Appeal Day 5

Baffert hearing update in Medina Spirit doping case

Thoroughbred racehorse cheater and doper, trainer Bob Baffert.

We have been covering the Hearing from the beginning. We are weary of it. But, since we started, we must finish. Horse Racing Nation has the best coverage, and we only quote from the best. They write: Trainer Bob Baffert was expected back on the stand as soon as Monday, the fifth day of his… Continue reading Baffert hearing update in Medina Spirit doping case

Baffert’s KHRC Appeal Day 4

Ointment or Injection? Day 4 of the Hearing took place Thursday, 25th August 2022. Here is a bit about it. The focal point in the fourth day of testimony at Bob Baffert's appeal before before the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission (KHRC) was the debate over whether or not Medina Spirit's 2021 GI Kentucky Derby disqualification… Continue reading Baffert’s KHRC Appeal Day 4

Baffert Ky Derby suspension Hearings on the doping of Medina Spirit

We begin with Day One. Scroll down to the end for links to all Hearing dates. HORSE RACING NATION reports the following, on 22nd August 2002 :— Day One THE Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hearing on trainer Bob Baffert's request to have his 90-day suspension for Medina Spirit's betamethasone overage in the 2021 Kentucky Derby… Continue reading Baffert Ky Derby suspension Hearings on the doping of Medina Spirit